Another big week for Indivisible OH12! 1,000+ showed up for our ACA Town Hall last Wednesday, and it was a rip-roaring success. #FlatPat stood in for Tiberi as our actual congressman chose to spend the evening at a fundraiser out of district instead of meeting with his constituents. Too bad our Representative thinks town halls can’t be constructive. Too bad he dismisses us as “protestors” instead of concerned citizens. Too bad he still isn’t listening. I guess we have to turn up the volume!
To get a flavor of the event watch this short video by Christina Paulucci; to hear from all the speakers, watch this one by Brant Jones. Thank you both! We also had some news coverage, including a report on Channel 10.
You can catch these videos and quite a few others on our new YouTube channel. Please subscribe! You can also check our the video from the day after the town hall when we delivered almost 1,000 postcards to Tiberi’s office with questions and comments about the ACA.
Thank you to each and every one of the MANY people involved in pulling together and pulling off the town hall event! Working together we can accomplish so much.
The work continues: We need to continue to contact Tiberi and Portman every day. We can’t let up the pressure! We post a daily Call to Action on our Facebook page. You can also use apps such as Daily Action and 5 Calls to make sure you are contacting your MoCs daily. And, to make it even easier, we’ve also listed a week’s worth of actions at the end of this email.
Here are some important ways to get involved and get active: 
Click on the links to sign up or for more info.

Sign up to drop in to Tiberi’s office any day this week.

Sign up to drop in to Portman’s office any day this week.


Noon rally at Senator Portman’s office, 37 W Broad Street. The focus this week is on the Trump-Russia connection. Let’s make sure that OH12 members are there to represent!

– Westerville Progressive Alliance postcard writing party, 7-8:30pm, Java Central Coffee House, 20 S State St, Westerville

Postcard and “Bring Your Own Baby to the Bar” Party at Studio 35 planned for 6-9pm, 3055 Indianola Ave, Columbus.

– “Open Doors, Open Hearts” CRIS Fundraiser, 5:30-8pm, The Kitchen
231 E Livingston Ave, Columbus.

Lunchtime protest at Tiberi’s office, 250 E Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington.

– Women Have Options Bowlathon Kickoff, 4-7pm, Pins Mechanical Co., 141 N. 4th St., Columbus.

Organizing for Upper Arlington: What’s Next? 7-8:30pm, Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Rd, Upper Arlington

With One Voice event, 3-3:15pm, wherever you are!
Memorial for the Rob Portman Town Hall that Never Was, 7-8:30pm, FUU Church, 93 Weisheimer. Wear black!
Have you joined an OH12 Subgroup?
We have about 35 subgroups in District 12. Many of the actions and meetings taking place this week will be in our groups.
Find a group: search by zip code at
Start a group: register at
If you have already started a group, fill out this FORM.
Stay in touch! Let us know what you’ve been up to. Share your successes and questions. Post your events on our FB page and at Indivisible.

Meet a Subgroup! Featured Group of the Week.
Indivisible OH-12 East is dedicated to the resistance of the trump regime and anticipates collaborating with others for the furtherance of progressive social and environmental issues. They will have their first organizational  meeting at 7:00 p.m. this Tuesday, February 28 at the United Church of Granville (115 W. Broadway in Granville). The contact for this group is Richard Crawford and you can find their Facebook page by searching: Indivisible: OH-12East.


Stay in Touch

– Join our Facebook page at Indivisible: Ohio District 12

– Follow us on Twitter: @OhioDistrict12
If you’re tweeting, join our Twitter Army: follow @greengene77 and send her a quick direct message to let her know you need to be added to the list. Also, watch Facebook each day for a tweet of the day we’d like members to retweet.

Hashtags to use to get attention:  #indivisibleOH12 #wherestiberi #standindivisible

Links & Resources 

– Send our SURVEY to friends who might want to get involved or who are on the FB page but not getting our emails. You can also add your friends in the district to the FB page.

– Check out our Resources folder to see if there are documents that might be helpful to you. You can also find these and additional resources at our “Files” tab on the Facebook page.

Tip of the week: If you have a postcard writing party, don’t put the postcards in the mail. Deliver them by hand. Take, share, and tweet photos and videos of the delivery! That will double your impact. Donate the money you save to Planned Parenthood, CRIS, or another worthy organization.


Daily Calls to Action

Tiberi’s Phone Numbers: DC 202-225-5355; Worthington 614-523-2555 or 855-728-6412.

Portman’s Phone Numbers: Columbus : 614-469-6774; Main Switchboard 202-224-3121; Cincinnati 513-684-3265; DC 202-224-3353; Cleveland 216-522-7095; Toledo 419-259-3895

Tuesday morning call to Tiberi: A vote on Trump’s corruption. On Tuesday morning, the House Judiciary Committee will vote on a resolution requiring Attorney General Jeff Sessions to release documents related to corruption by Trump or his cronies, including ties to foreign governments. This is not a partisan issue; it’s about the integrity of the Oval Office and of our democracy. Yet, only 67 MoCs have co-sponsoredCall your MoC and ask them to co-sponsor H.Res. 111—see this script.

Wednesday call to Portman:  Opposing Trump’s cabinet nominations. Trump’s still is trying to nominate members of his Cabinet (and you helped slow down that process!). This week, check out our scripts for these two nominees—they’re as disastrous as ever:
 (1) Oppose Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is unfit to head the Department of Energy—not only due to his opposition to the Department’s very existence, but also because of his lack of knowledge of its work and responsibilities.
(2) Oppose Seema Verma for Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Administrator. This is the kind of appointment that doesn’t make news, but has a huge potential impact on Americans’ lives. Verma is not only unfit for the job, but her extreme positions would result in higher insurance costs for women and an erosion of Medicaid benefits.
Thursday call to TiberiKeep up the pressure on the ACA, mention Kasich’s views, tell a personal story.
Friday call to Portman:  Investigate Michael Flynn’s communications with Russia. Michael Flynn’s resignation as National Security Advisor doesn’t make this any less essential. Ask your MoCs to fully investigate how deep the Russian influence on Trump administration officials goes.

Thank you!

Mia and Sara and the District 12 Team