April 18th Meeting


Progress Hilliard Pizza Meet and Greet at Iacono's in Hilliard! If you're interested in joining, or just want to hear more about what we're up to, please come, and bring a friend! Progress Hilliard will be purchasing the first round of pizza. Alternative entrees, beverages (alcohol/ non-alcohol) also available for guest purchase. We've reserved the private room. Please RSVP on our Facebook event, or to

Who? You! And bring a friend!

What? Pizza! Need we say more?

Where: Iacono's: 5068 Cemetery Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026

When: Thursday, March 15: 6:30pm

Why: Informal Meet and Greet- come meet people in the Progress Hilliard group, and learn more about what we're doing in Hilliard!

We had a very productive meeting on January 22. We discussed the current Hilliard City Council situation. Since the meeting the new council member has been chosen. The current council members are: Albert Iosue, Kelly McGivern, Tom Baker, Les Carrier, Pete Marsh, Nathan Painter and Andy Teater. We had several guest speakers that evening. They included Mary B. Relotto and Allison Russo, who are running for the Ohio House for District 24 and who will be on the May Democratic primary ballot. Check out their websites for more info: & Also speaking that night was Ben Leland (son of David), who is running to be an ODP Central Committee Member. He wants to be a fresh face for the Democratic party in Hilliard and hopes to strengthen the lives of Ohio workers and to encourage more diversity. We also gave a brief guide to the Ohio Elections/Candidates for November 2018. We will have an update for you at the Feb. 26 meeting and will continue to post updates on facebook and our website. There will be a MEET THE CANDIDATES NIGHT, for candidates for the 15th Congressional District, on March 18 at the Norwich Township Safety Services Building in Hilliard. All candidates, including Steve Stivers, have been invited. This event is sponsored by Indivisible 15, Progress Hilliard, UAPA, NW Blues, etc. There also will be a MEET THE CANDIDATES NIGHT for the Gubernatorial Candidates. We will keep you posted about this event. We ended the meeting with a brainstorming session. We had lots of good suggestions, which will help our group to grow and, hopefully, will help us succeed in getting more progressives elected. Please advise if you have a friend/family member to add to our mailing list and, if possible, bring him/her to our next meeting. This will be an exciting and very busy year!

Fair Districts, Fair Elections initiative to reform gerrymandering in Ohio is seeking volunteers. They have a backlog of office work. The main focus will be scanning lists of signatures. We may also be processing petitions, renumbering the signatures, and/or validating the signatures.

THIS WILL BE A 8 PERSON LIMIT PER VOLUNTEER SESSION. Sign-up sheet will be available at our Monday January 22, 2018 meeting, or you may contact Progress Hilliard directly to sign-up.

CordraySutton Central OH Volunteer Meeting 1-17-18.pdf

Volunteer Opportunity

Other opportunities will be posted as Progress Hilliard is made aware.


March 18, 2018

Candidates for Ohio District 15's congressional seat will talk about their positions on issues important to the district. More details coming soon!

Welcome to 2018! Thank you to all of our followers and hard working Hilliard citizens that make this group a wonderful place. Let's make this a year of change and continued strength and perseverance!


Come out on Thursday, October 26, 2017 to make calls on behalf of some great candidates!

Please bring your cell phone. Call lists will be provided. Meet at 6:30PM. 6251 Tallowtree Drive, Hilliard.



(Sponsored by Progress Hilliard)

Meet the Democratic Party Candidates for Municipal Court Judge:

Judge Andrea Peeples

Judge Cindi Morehart

Jarrod Skinner for Judge

Morgan Masters for Judge

& Municipal Court Clerk:

Lori Tyack, Municipal Court Clerk

This event will be held at the Norwich Township Safety Services Building, 5181 Northwest Parkway, in Hilliard.

Time– 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

We hope you can attend!

--Progress Hilliard


On May 23, 2017, David Leonhardt, N.Y. Times Op-Ed columnist, said “ While the rest of the country has been transfixed by Trumpian chaos, members of the Senate have spent the last two weeks talking about taking health insurance from millions of Americans. There is an alarmingly large chance that they’ll decide to do so…” According to Mr. Leonhardt “a small group of Senate Republicans has shown signs of being persuadable, and only three are likely needed to stop a bill. The group includes Lamar Alexander, Shelly Moore Capito, Bill Cassiday, Susan Collins, Dean Heller, Lisa Murkowski and (Ohio Senator) Rob Portman.”

At our May 22 Progress Hilliard meeting we put together a letter which describes our concerns about the American Health Care Act and asks officials to ensure that our fellow citizens do not lose access to affordable health care. Please email/fax or mail this letter, with your signature, to the senators listed above. We also recommend that you send this letter to the Governor of Ohio, Ohio State Reps, Ohio State Senators, Representative Steve Stivers, Representative Pat Tiberi, Hilliard Mayor Don Schonhardt, Hilliard City Council members, and President Trump.

Link to a copy of the letter to print or email:

Addresses for representatives are posted in the Meeting Materials link.


If you have time, please take a moment to complete this Action Alert from Progress Hilliard and our friends at Indivisible.

Did you know if the government requests public comment on proposed rulemaking (or unmaking) they have to consider the comments before they can change the rule.

So we are asking the group to take a minute to go the EPA website and provide public comment to proposed rulemaking in order to defend the EPA and environmental protections.

Deadline: May 15, 2017.

The Trump administration has to answer your questions before it can touch current environmental protections pertaining to the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act which protect our water and air. If you comment at during the comment period for a proposed rule-change, law requires federal agencies such as the EPA to read and take into account your comment before they can change their rules.

The docket that is currently accepting public comment concerns the (unreadable/nonsensical) Executive Order 13777, in which the Administration vaguely directs all agencies to examine the “burden” of their regulations; please look at the general guidelines for commenting and then go to and add your comments at this link on at , click on the Comment Now! button and then drop in your text as shown below.

This executive order is so vague that probably any comment applies. Perhaps you could point out that the direction to identify regulations that “create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies” is just a string of words put together to sound like policy. Or that there is no evidence that protecting the environment inhibits job creation. We have a number of researched talking points that you can remix for your own comments.

But if you want to do more, sign up as a researcher to augment our current team or just get additional information about comment strategies, pleasesign up here and a volunteer coordinator will reach out to you.

Let’s get as many people involved as possible! Everyone has to breathe air and drink water, right?

Currently, there are only about 6600 comments on this docket. We can do much better! The power of 3.7 million citizens’ comments was able to overwhelm intense paid lobbying during the net neutrality fight. Something as concrete as the air we breathe, the water we drink and bathe in, the health of our children, deserves as much if not more attention.

Thank you for your continued support.


If you have time, please take a moment to complete this Action Alert from Progress Hilliard.

Our representatives are still talking about undoing the ACA behind closed doors. Let’s make sure we keep the pressure up. We stopped them once before. Let’s keep stopping them. Please call Steve Stivers and let him know we will not be quiet.

District 15 Member of Congress (MOC)

Steve Stivers

DC Office - Phone: (202) 225-2015

Hilliard Office - Phone: (614) 771-4968


If you have time, please take a moment to complete this Action Alert from the Progress Hilliard Revive Progressive Policies Committee:

The US Senate has begun hearings for Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court.

Please call Senator Rob Portman at his DC Office 202-224-3353 or Columbus office 614-469-6774 with the following script or feel free to incorporate your own message.

“Hi my name is ______. My address is _____. I’m very concerned that Neil Gorsuch has already exhibited a very predictable, politically conservative voting pattern. He believes corporations should receive favorable treatment over ordinary Americans. The Constitution was written for the individual. Mr Gorsuch has shown a lack of respect for working women. The protection of our (God given) earth appears to be very low on his judicial list. And he shows little support for IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). Constitutional rights are not up for political gamesmanship. Can you tell me where the Senator stands on this? As his constituent, I urge him to vote no on the confirmation of Mr. Gorsuch. He does not embrace Ohio Values.”


If you have time, please take a moment to complete this Action Alert from the Progress Hilliard Revive Progressive Policies Committee:

The US House will be taking a vote on Thursday for passage of the Trumpcare Bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Please call Congressman Steve Stivers at his DC Office 202-225-2015 or Hilliard office 614-771-4968 or your Member of Congress with the following script or feel free to incorporate your own message..

“Hi my name is ______. My address is _____. Hilliard, as well as all of Ohio, has a serious opioid abuse problem. I’m very concerned that the new Trumpcare Bill will eliminate funding from badly needed treatment services. Older Americans will be seeing huge increases in their insurance premiums. People who get medical care through Medicaid are in danger of losing their healthcare. Mental health care will be reduced and the working poor will pay more. I foresee EVERYONE paying far more for less health care if this bill passes. Can you tell me where the congressman stands on this? As his constituent, I urge him to vote no on this bill.”