These are strange and difficult times. We are not winning every battle–but we are winning some! Now is the time to keep pressing forward, demanding that our elected officials listen to us and respond to our concerns.

Current events are concerning and it’s tempting to tune out.  As Leah McElrath said “If you are feeling despair, you are not alone. But the reality is that resistance is more important than ever. . . .  So go ahead cry and feel the despair and fear. Know that experiencing such emotions just means you have a good grasp on reality. But never forget that you are part of something much larger than yourself. . . . You are part of the resistance. And we need you.”

Luckily, the month of April is FULL of opportunities to protest and push back against the Trump agenda. And because there is a congressional recess this month, there will be opportunities to “bird-dog” Tiberi–show up wherever he is, ask him why he won’t hold a town hall, and let him know we are disappointed in his actions. If he won’t come to us to answer questions, we will bring the questions to him!
Put these dates in your calendar:

Wednesday, April 12, Recess Action: Protest Pat Tiberi at Dublin Worthington Rotary!   (FB Event link)
Thursday, April 13, Sidewalk Action and Postcard Delivery  (FB Event Link)
Saturday, April 15, TAX DAY RALLY/MARCH, 1-3pm. (FB Event Link)
Friday, April 21, ResisDance: An Indivisible Event, 7-1030pm (FB Event Link)  (Fundraiser and Dance at the Whetstone Park of Roses Shelter House)
Saturday, April 22, MARCH FOR SCIENCE, 10am-2pm. (FB Event Link)
Sunday, April 23, TOWN HALL on the State of American Democracy, 5-7pm.  (FB Event Link)

Don’t Forget These Important WEEKLY Events:
Tuesdays at Portman’s: Noon Protest outside Portman’s Columbus office,
37 W. Broad Street
Thursdays at Tiberi’s: Noon Sidewalk Protest and Postcard Delivery,
250 E Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington.
The 4/23 OH12 Town Hall is a BIG DEAL and
we are hoping to have a BIG CROWD.
We will need a lot of volunteers: Please reply to this email if you can help out!
Here is what we have planned so far:
Activist Fair in the Fellowship Hall: Booths with representatives from important local progressive organizations where you will be able to learn/learn about skills such as writing a letter to the editor, using social media, and bird-dogging.
Town Hall with a panel of experts on topics of national importance who will answer the questions you would have asked Tiberi if he cared enough about his constituents to meet with them.
Food Drive for the Our Lady of Guadalupe food bank.  Particular needs are dried black and pinto beans, oatmeal, cereal, sugar, canned tuna (in water) and salt.
Let us know if you or your organization would like to be a part of the Activist Fair and have a table or booth. Send us a short description of your group and what training or information you will be offering so we can see how it fits in with other groups. (Send an email to
Please “LIKE” our page! Did you know that OH12 has a FB page as well as a group? It’s important for us that you like and/or follow the page so that we can let you know about important upcoming events. We only use the page to post announcements, so it won’t overwhelm your newsfeed.  Thank you!
Member Survey: We are very eager to learn more about you so we know how to ask you to get involved. Please fill out our new and improved OH12 MEMBER SURVEYFeel free to fill it out even if you filled out our previous survey. 
“Office Hours” will be Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 for the next few weeks. Drop in to chat with us or ask questions about OH12.  We’ll be at the TableTop Cafe, 4316 N High St, Columbus. No appointment necessary!
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