Support the Roll-Out of the ACA (aka 'Obamacare')

ProgressOhio is promoting some activities to support the 'Obamacare' roll-out that begins on October 1, 2013, the first day that individuals can sign up and enroll for health insurance through the health care exchanges.

UAPA September Newsletter

This month's newsletter features:

This Wednesday's (September 25) meeting with administrators from UA Schools. Find out more about the status and prospects of the schools, including the replacement levy, Issue 52.

Our members, Carolyn Casper and Carol Mohr who are running for UA City Council and the UA School Board.

Book Club selections for September, Reducing Gun Violence in America and October, Citizenville.

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Carolyn Casper for Upper Arlington City Council

Carolyn Casper photoMeet Carolyn Casper, who is running for UA City Council. Carolyn is passionate about Upper Arlington and is very familiar with Council and how it works. She is an interested UA citizen who regularly attends Council meetings to keep informed about its operation and effectiveness. 

Carolyn is a UA native with strong ties to the community. She raised three daughters in Arlington as a single parent. UA has been home to her family for 60 years, and the Casper family has a long history of service to this community. 

Carolyn is a former state examiner with the Ohio Auditor's Office and was a Social Program Administrator with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. She is an ardent advocate for our schools, having served on many committees over the years, introducing the Child Assault Program to the UA schools and serving on PTO boards at all levels.

Along with three other women, Carolyn raised private funds for the beautification of the front of the High School. She also served on the committee that raised money to build the new football stadium. She has worked on every school levy campaign for the last 30 years. Carolyn is a graduate of Leadership UA and currently serves on the board as well as serving on the board of the UA Alumni Association.

JobsOhio scandal update

Did you know that the media coverage of the JobsOhio scandal had reached this level?
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Letter to the Editor - Reducing income tax favors wealthy

Published in the Columbus Dispatch on July 7, 2013

Organizing for Action Climate Change Action Meeting July 13, 2013

Ready to get started on climate change action? This Saturday, July 13, from 10:30A.M.  -11:30A.M.

ProgressOhio Needs Our Help!

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UAPA wants to see ProgressOhio continue to provide activist tools, information and strategies to move Ohio forward, but in an off year there is less funding for this essential progressive infrastructure. UAPA has made a $1,000 donation and some of our members have added another $200. Will you match us? Make a one-time or recurring donation online or send checks to 172 E. State St., 6th Floor Columbus, OH 43215.

Letter to the Editor - Money and Politics

Columbus Dispatch
June 19, 2013

Defending his vote against universal background checks for gun purchases, Senator Rob Portman is quoted in today’s Dispatch, (6/19, page A15), saying “We want to do things that are actually going to help.”

The obvious question is: “Help who?”

According to the organization ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ Senator Portman received $1,314,279 in campaign donations from the gun manufacturers.  Certainly his vote helped them.

Call for Health Care Stories

The Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") is still being rolled out. As more people gain access to health insurance and health care improves, UAPA would like to gather stories about how you or your family have benefited.

Have you been able to get insurance when you previously were unable because of a preexisting condition? Were you able to keep your 23- or 24-year-old son or daughter on your policy?

‘Mercy Killers’: Living Without Health Insurance

Mercy Killers logoOur American system of health care is put under a dramatic spotlight in a new play having a three-week run in Columbus.

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