Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Second Ward
Ross Street Park & 50A Ross St.
Delaware, OH 43015​
12th Annual Community Unity Day. Join the League in a registration event at the Community Unity Day in Delaware sponsored by the Second Ward Community Initiative. This annual event was originally scheduled for September 8th but was rescheduled due to the rain for October 6.

The theme of this years event is: Be the light, wisdom, and hope. The mission is to unite all members of the Delaware Community by striving to network and foster relationships with positive resources available to our community.

It sounds like a perfect fit for the League. We will have a table and tent set up to help register and verify registrations for members of the Second Ward community.

Please let us know if you would like to take a shift. Email the League at:

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
DACC North
1610 State Rte 521
Delaware, OH 43015
Candidate Forum. Meet the Local Democratic, Republican, and Green Candidates in a Round Table Forum. Candidates for the 12th District US Congress, Ohio Senate 19th District, Ohio House 67th and 68th Districts, Delaware County Commissioner and Delaware County Auditor have all been invited to participate in this meet the candidate forum to be moderated by Brandon Feller, President of the United Way of Delaware County. At this event, you will choose a table, take a seat and the candidates will move from table to table at a set time interval. You will have the opportunity to speak to the candidates about your concerns. Come on out and join the League for this important event.
Monday, October 15, 2018
The Old Bag of Nails
66 N Sandusky St
Delaware, OH 43015
The Matriots are Coming to Delaware. The Matriots is a PAC that supports women candidates of both parties. They are coming to Delaware with candidates they are supporting in the races relevant to out community. They'd love you to get a chance to meet them. For more information use the link below or go to their website and look for events.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
11:45am - 1:30pm
800 Cheshire Road
Delaware, OH 43015
A Candidate Forum. This event is co-sponsored with the Delaware Chamber of Commerce and Columbus State Community College.

Invited to participate are candidates from the following races: State Senate District 19: (D) Louise Valentine* and (R) Andrew Brenner; State House District 67: (D) Cory Hoffman* and (R) Kris Jordan; State House District 68: (D) Kathleen Tate* and (R) Rick Carfagna*; and US House: (D) Danny O'Connor* and (R) Troy Balderson (*accepted invitation to participate)

Moderated by Journalist Jo Ingles

This event requires an RSVP and costs $20 for Chamber Members (League Members are included) and $25 for nonmembers.

Please see the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar for more information.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Delaware County Commissioner's Building
101 N Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015
Hot Topics: Issue 1 Discussion with Judge Marianne Hemmeter. Judge Hemmeter will help us understand the very complex State Issue 1, The Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment, and Rehabilitation Amendment. If you're struggling to understand this issue, and why various people support or oppose the amendment to the Ohio Constitution, Judge Hemmeter's insight will be useful before you vote. There will be time for questions and answers.

Judge Marianne Hemmeter was appointed to the Delaware Municipal Court in February 2015 by Governor John Kasich. Before her appointment to the bench, she served as a special prosecutor and the Deputy Director of the Economic Crime Unit for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. While at the Ohio Attorney General's Office she prosecuted criminal cases in twenty-three different counties throughout Ohio, including the much-covered Steubenville rape trial. Judge Hemmeter also served on the Ohio Attorney General's Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team and was recognized as a Domestic Violence Subject Matter Expert for the Ohio Peace Officer's Training Commission. From 1999 through 2011, Judge Hemmeter served as an assistant prosecutor for the Delaware County Prosecutor's Office. At that office, Judge Hemmeter handled every kind of felony case, including the county's only death penalty case. She prosecuted over sixty criminal trials with a ninety-percent conviction rate. Before that she was a prosecutor for the Delaware City Prosecutor's Office. Judge Hemmeter has trained law enforcement officers and judges nationwide in the areas of domestic violence, strangulation, and sexual assault cases. She has received awards for her work, including a Special Achievement Award in 2013 from the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Assault. Judge Hemmeter served on the Ohio Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Domestic Violence from 2008 through 2011. She has appeared on 20/20, American Justice, and E! Investigates.

Judge Hemmeter holds a bachelor's degree from Trinity College and a law degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She is married to Joe Schmansky and has two children.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Delaware County Commissioner's Building
101 N Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015
Hot Topics Brown Bag Lunch. TBD