For Immediate Release: November 3rd, 2021
Dayton, OH: Today, Ohio Working Families Party (OHWFP) congratulates WFP-member Shenise Turner-Sloss who won her race for Dayton City Commission. Other victories include Deborah Gray (Cleveland City Council, Ward 4), Tristan Rader (Lakewood City Council), Kahlil Seren (Cleveland Heights Mayor), Nick Komives (Toledo City Council), Tiffany Preston-Whitman (Toledo City Council), Michele Grim (Toledo City Council), and Reggie Harris (Cincinnati City Council).
“The success of candidates endorsed by the Ohio Working Families Party exemplifies the power and growth of the burgeoning progressive movement in the state.” said Stephen Brown, Political Organizer with Ohio Working Families Party. “There is a clear desire for transformational policies at all levels of government that benefit the many and not just the wealthy and well-connected. The Ohio Working Families Party is excited to continue to grow, organize, and recruit progressive candidates across the state.”
Ohio Working Families Party is a progressive grassroots political party building a multiracial, multigenerational, and feminist movement of and for working people. For the first time, this year the OHWFP set up local endorsement committees consisting of WFP members, activists, supporters, and voters who live in a district to screen candidates and make recommendations, building strong relationships with a new generation of progressive champions.
This slate of candidates was majority-POC, majority-women, and young, with most of the candidates are under the age of 40. Collectively, WFP made over 60,000 voter contact attempts via text and phone banking.