Equality Ohio & FCYD Young Professional Event

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Friendraiser & Fundraiser

November 10th, 2015
5:30PM – 7:30PM

Rambling House Soda Pop
310 E Hudson St
Columbus, OH 43202

Suggested donation: $10
Join Equality Ohio and Franklin County Young Democrats for a young professional friendraiser! Learn about each organization and kick back, network and have a good time with a house-made soda or craft beer from Rambling House.

$10 donation is suggested and we will be collecting food items for Kaleidoscope Youth Center, a youth drop-in center for LGBTQ youth in Columbus.

[Suggested food items: ramen, Easy Mac, pasta & sauce, applesauce, fruit cups, boxed cereal, fruit snacks, canned pasta (Spaghetti-O’s, ravioli, etc.), salad toppings & dressings, hot beverage mugs, Tupperware, soup bowls.]

HOST COMMITTEE: Matt Hennessey, Tommy Green, Erin Ryan, Joe Rettof, Libby Matthews

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Message from our President

FCYDems members,

Thank you for all of the support you have given to Andy Ginther, our endorsed Team for Columbus City Council – Zach Klein, Liz Brown, Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano and Shannon Hardin and all of the other FCYDems endorsed candidates.  From canvasses to phone banks to fundraisers and social media support our members have been doing a great job spreading the word about the candidates we need here in Franklin County! I’m writing you today because it’s time to Get Out the Vote and we need your help.   Here are three ways to get involved as we round the final stretch!

1. Phone bank with us on Wednesday.  FCYDems is hosting a phone bank for the endorsed candidates in Columbus.  We’ll be phone banking from Ginther headquarters (1108 City Park Ave (second floor)) from 5-8pm. Stop by – even if it’s just for 15 minutes and make some calls to likely voters.  RSVP to me at president@fcydems.com.

2. Talk to voters at the early vote center on Saturday! FCYDems has volunteered to distribute Democratic Party sample ballots at Franklin County Board of Elections – Early Vote Center (1700 Morse Road) during early voting on Saturday 10/31.  We still need people help during all shifts: 1700 Morse Rd 8AM-11AM, 11AM-1PM and 1PM-4PM.  Can you make it?  Please RSVP and let me know (president@fcydems.com).

3. Help on Election Day!  Poll standing on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, will be one of the most important programmatic pieces of the entire 2015 Democratic Coordinated Campaign. We need to recruit volunteers to stand at polling locations and hand out Democratic Party sample ballots. Due to the specific nature of these races, this is a powerful vote-winning activity. Each shift begins with reporting to the Ginther HQ at 1108 City Park Ave, 2nd floor, to pick up materials and receive training, then head to the assigned polling location. Here are the shifts.

  • Shift 1 – 5:45 am to 10 am (arrive at polling location by 6:30 am)
  • Shift 2 – 9:30 am to 2 pm (arrive at polling location by 10:15 am)
  • Shift 3 – 1:30 pm to 6 pm (arrive at polling location by 2:15 pm)
  • Shift 4 – 3:45 pm to 7:30 pm (arrive at polling location by 4:30 pm) 

Our priorities are shifts 1, 2, and 4, since those cover the peak times of before work, the lunch hour, and after work. If someone commits to working all day, we will arrange breaks for them at non-peak times. Please contact me or Brendan Kelley at Brendan.L.Kelley@gmail.com to sign up.


Finally – GO VOTE! Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. Make sure you have set aside time to go vote (we all know how busy young people can be).  If you would rather vote early – there’s still time.  The Franklin County Early Vote Center is open all week. On through Friday the center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  On Saturday, it is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (You can vote before or after your volunteer shift!).   The center is also open on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m and Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thank you for everything that you have done in support of the democrats on the ballot.  Our efforts and support have not gone unnoticed.  With just one week to go, let’s bring it home for the team!

Democratically Yours,

Jen House

FCYDems President

Franklin County Young Democrats Fundraiser for Endorsed Columbus City Council Team

September 29th, 2015

5:30PM – 7:30PM

Dempsey’s Food & Spirits 

346 S High St,

Columbus, OH  43215

Suggested contribution: $25

With the election less than two months away FCYD will be hosting a fundraiser for our endorsed Columbus City Council Team on September 29th starting at 5:30PM at Dempsey’s. Attending are FCYD members, Councilman Shannon Hardin, Councilwoman Jaiza Page, Candidate for Council Liz Brown. 


Franklin County Young Democrats September General Meeting

September 23, 2015
5:45 PM – 6:30PM

Ohio Democratic Party
340 E. Fulton St.
Columbus, OH 43215
*Vote Likely*

Join us for our September 2015 FCYDems meeting at 5:45pm on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the Ohio Democratic Party (340 E. Fulton St.). At the meeting FCYDems members will hear a report from the FCYDems Screening Committee and will make recommendations for FCYDems recommended candidates. We’ll also talk about our fall field/GOTV plan and our upcoming fundraiser for the FCYDems running for Columbus City Council.

New and Potential Members Event


Monday, August 24th, 2015
6PM – 8PM
Dempsey’s 346 S High St,
Columbus, OH 43215

*Light food will be provided*
Please come hear about the valuable work Franklin County Young Democrats are doing!
Want to serve on a FCYD Committee? More than one? Speak to Committee Chairs on the 24th

FCYD Committees:

Screening Committee
Membership Committee
Finance Committee
Communications Committee

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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.