Happening on the Hill this month
Here’s what Indivisible is saying about potential activities on Capitol Hill this month:
The Congressional calendar for March is packed, so we wanted to give you a rundown of some of the key issues on Capitol Hill this month. Below is an overview of the issues that could potentially come up, why they matter, and how they might play out.
- Gun Violence Prevention
- Wall Street Deregulation
- A Vote to Stop Trump’s Devastating War in Yemen
Visit this page on the Indivisible site to learn more about each issue.
2017 Lorain county rising Year in Review
Here’s what Lorain County Rising accomplished in 2017:
- Went from 5 to over 600 members
- Collected more than 1,200 signatures for the Fair Districts campaign
- Hosted 4 Democratic gubernatorial candidates
- Helped to raise nearly $6,000 for OH-7 congressional candidate KenHarbaugh in collaboration with several other Resistance groups
- Raised nearly $3,000 at our Shindig for Sherrod
- Held the first Die-In in Ohio in protest of the unsuccessful attacks on theACA
- Gathered in solidarity with those in Charlottesville at a candlelight vigil
- Were 400-strong at a rally in solidarity with DREAMers and DACArecipients
- Mailed 1000s of postcards to our members of Congress
- Made 1000s of phone calls to our members of Congress
- Participated in protests in Norwalk, Cleveland, Columbus, D.C., and beyond
- Collaborated with other Resistance groups across the state
- Forged invaluable friendships and allegiances
LCR in the news
In September, Lorain County Rising held a vigil in Tappan Square, Oberlin, in support of DACA. Representatives of Lorain Ohio Immigrant Rights Association (LOIRA), the Oberlin College Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), Obies for Undocumented Inclusion, the Oberlin College Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Indivisible Oberlin College participated in the event.
The vigil is included in the “Around Tappan Square” feature in the Summer 2017 issue of the Oberlin Alumni Magazine.
- Marcelo Vinces, director of the Oberlin College Center for Learning, Education and Research in the Sciences
- Jose Mendiola, president of the Lorain Immigrants Rights Association
- Oberlin resident Janet Garrett, who is running as a Democrat for the 4th Congressional District held by U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana
- Libni Lopez, Oberlin College program coordinator of the Multicultural Resource Center
- Zury Gutierrez, founder of Obies for Undocumented Inclusion
- Lili Sandler, who heads the progressive organization Lorain County Rising
Read the news coverage:
- Protest on Tappan Square Targets DACA Decision (The Chronicle)
- Oberlin Holds Vigil in Support of DACA (The Morning Journal News)
Every week, we post the Ohio Week in Review, an image that conveys the past week’s most important news related to Lorain County Rising and our state.
Lorain County Rising held a candlelight vigil in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville and the victims of the domestic terrorism that occurred there on August 12, 2017. More than 150 people walked through Oberlin’s Tappan Square holding candles and then listened to speeches from City Manager Rob Hillard, Oberlin College interim president Clayton Koppes, Oberlin College professor A.G. Miller, and Peace Community Church pastor Mary Hammond.