FCYDems Early Vote Day 

March 12th, 2016

1700 Morse Rd. Columbus, OH 43229

FCYD will be coordinating shifts for the entire day at the Early Vote Center.  Shifts will consist of passing out the Unity Ticket Sample Ballot. 

Shifts times include: 




Volunteer March 15th Primary


Unity Ticket Weekly Phone Bank

There are also phone banks Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 5pm-8pm at Andy Ginther Campaign HQ-1108 City Park Ave, Columbus, OH 43206 if anyone would like to help out for a few hours. We can always use more volunteers. 

Phone banking will continue through the primary election support unity ticket candidates and our endorsed candidates for central committee.

Policy Matters Panel: Why we need more Democrats like you

Monday, July 27th, 2015
Ohio Democratic Party
340 E. Fulton Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Join the FCYDems in out next forum featuring panelists Zac Kramer and Carrie Arblaster from the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus, and Aaron Fisher from the Ohio House Democratic Caucus as they discuss the importance of bench building and looking at 2016. This will be a great opportunity for those who are interested in working on a campaign or running for office in 2016 and beyond. Panelists will stress why we need to field candidates for each race every cycle and what the Democrats are currently doing to make progress at the statehouse.

Member Spotlight: Jaiza Page

Jaiza Page was working to improve Columbus long before she joined Columbus City Council last year. Growing up, Jaiza and her brother were heavily involved in community service, volunteering and helping out friends and neighbors. She didn’t come from a well to do family, but her mother always taught her ways to give back.

She attended Georgetown University for her undergraduate degree, and worked on Capitol Hill and at the National Guard while in DC. But it wasn’t long before she came back to Columbus. “I really love Columbus. As I’ve grown older, I’ve seen the economic growth of our city… I wanted to come home and be a part of the change,” she said. Jaiza applied only to Moritz College of Law at OSU where she received her law degree.

Working as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Columbus, Jaiza primarily worked on a zone initiative addressing public nuisance cases and vacant housing. One of her proudest accomplishments was shutting down and demolishing Motel One, which was a major prostitution and drug activity hub. She also focused on Myrtle Avenue, which had nearly twenty-four houses on the street with only six being occupied. Of those six homes, only one or two were owner occupied. Her work filing injunctive actions on these cases and many others has helped to increase the health, safety and welfare of our neighborhoods.

On Council, Jaiza chairs the Education Committee, along with Recreation and Parks. She said “Education is at the root of it all. We must find creative and innovative ways to provide quality education to our kids… We are partnering with our school board to find solutions – the City is right there with them.” That includes everything from improving the nutrition of school lunches to increasing the income and wealth within the I-270 belt. Education will be a major cornerstone of Jaiza’s work on Council.

Councilmember Jaiza Page is on the ballot this fall and is an endorsed candidate of the Franklin County Young Democrats.

Written by Brooke Wojdynski


7350196For our next edition of The Membership Spotlight, Franklin County Young Democrats is proud to present long time member and local attorney Mallory Murphy. Mallory exemplifies not only the progressive values that exist within our membership but also the strong personal drive to improve the lives of our neighbors and communities here in central Ohio.

A native of Painesville (outside Cleveland), Mallory first got her taste for politics through her mother. As a young girl she was exposed to many of the intricate workings of local elections due to her mother’s work with the Board of Elections. These experiences in her early years sparked a passion and drive which eventually led her to pursue a degree of Political Science at The Ohio State University and a law degree from Capital University.

Since moving to central Ohio, Mallory has been greatly involved in local politics and elections. She first got her start in 2006 as a campaign intern for John Patrick Carney. Since then, she has served in various other campaigns as well as spending time working for the Ohio Secretary of State.

For the past 3 years, Mallory has been dedicated to building her own law firm, which has a strong focus in election law as well as personal injury. She said at first it was a scary move, but going out on her own has helped to fulfill the independence and freedom she was searching for as well as has providing a great deal of personal fulfillment.

You can learn more about Mallory and her practice at mallorymurphylaw.com. We are proud to have Mallory and many others like her as active members in our organization.

Written by Mike Liggett, edited by Brooke Wojdynski

3rd Annual Young Democrats vs. Young Republicans Volleyball Tournament



 Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 10.20.07 AMSunday, June 14, 2015
Registration at 10AMWoodland’s Backyard
668 Grandview Avenue,
Columbus OH 43215
FCYDems v. Cap City Republicans 3rd Annual Volleyball TournamentJoin the Franklin County Young Democrats and Cap City Young Republicans in our 3rd Annual Sand Volleyball Tournament benefiting Operation Buckeye.

Candidates and elected officials are encouraged to sponsor teams! If you are interested in sponsoring a team or a court, contact Jen House at president@fcydems.com.

Registration/Warm Up @ 10:00 AM
Captains Meeting @ 10:30 AM
Tournament Start @ 11:00 AM

Charity: Operation Buckeye
Cost per team: $80 (cash or check)
Must be paid in full by Captains Meeting to participate

16 team limit; top 16 registrations guaranteed play
Each team must have 3 women playing at all times
Includes at least 2 games and beer

Captains should register now to secure your space.