2019 Membership Drive

UAPA began in 2004 and continues to help elect progressive candidates to all levels of government.  We do this by organizing educational programs, debate watch parties, our website and newsletter, as well as by notifying volunteers of opportunities to help campaigns, making contributions, and offering yard signs and bumper stickers that enable progressives to “take a stand”.  All of this requires effort and money and the UAPA Executive Committee decided to request annual dues of $25, beginning in May 2016.

Letter to the Editor - Dirty Politics Has No Place in Upper Arlington

During the 2017 City Council election, postcards with gutter level attacks on several candidates were sent to nearly everyone in UA. The funders of the PAC that sent them were unknown until after the election, but the treasurer of record was Angela Lanctot who is currently running for Council. We are publishing the following in the hope that last minute sleazy attacks on candidates will not reappear this year.

Here We Go ... Again!

During the 2016 Presidential Campaign literally hundreds of UA for Hillary and Clinton/Kaine signs were stolen and/or destroyed. UAPA replaced the sign at one home five times.

Does Three Always Equal Three? - Voting Strategically

As you know, there are five candidates running for three positions on the Upper Arlington City Council.

The ballot says to vote for no more than three. However, you are not required to vote for three. In fact, if you feel strongly about one or two of the candidates, it will increase their chances of being elected if you vote only for them. A vote for your third choice, a candidate you may be only lukewarm about, counts just as much as your vote for your first choice.

The same holds true for the UA School Board where four candidates are running for three positions.

Letter to the Editor - Impeachment necessary to stop Trump’s damage

Regarding impeachment, President Andrew Johnson served out Abraham Lincoln’s term and was known to be a racist and involved in some of the worst aspects of Reconstruction attempts. According to “The Impeachers” by Brenda Wineapple, Johnson barely escaped impeachment conviction by narrow voting.

October Book Club - Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back From the Brink

Special treat for the October Book Club. Nita Sweeny will join us to discuss her book, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back From the Brink on Wednesday October 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM at 2000 Malvern Rd.

November(ish) Book Club - People, Power and Profits by Joseph E. Stiglitz

cover of People, Power, Profits by Joseph StiglitzThe November book will be People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent by Joseph E. Stiglitz. Because the last Wednesday in November is the day before Thanksgiving, the meeting has been moved to Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm at 2000 Malvern Rd.

Postcard Party for Voter Re-registration

Hand writing postcardsRemind recently moved Democrats to register to vote at their new address with a friendly postcard. We are meeting at the Lane Road Branch of the UA Public Library (1945 Lane Rd., basement meeting room) on August 29, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

August Book Club - White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Meet August 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm for a discussion of White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. The Praters will host at their home, 2000 Malvern Rd. Beverages will be available. Bring snacks if you wish.

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