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Columbus voters rally to abolish City Council appointment process


COLUMBUS, OH – On Monday, Jan. 8 at 4:30 p.m., Yes We Can Columbus will host a rally outside City Hall to demand City Council abolish the undemocratic appointment process used to fill open Council seats.


Voters from across Columbus will gather to collectively protest the appointment process and to demand Yes We Can candidate Jasmine Ayres, who was the 4th highest vote-getter in the Nov. 7 election, fill the open seat.


Speakers will begin at 4:40. After the rally, attendees will join the remainder of the Council meeting.



Rhiannon Childs, executive director of the Ohio Women’s March

Kiara Richardson, former secretary of the Central Ohio Young Black Democrats

Puja Data, organizer with the Working Families Party

Kenny Myers, organizer with Yes We Can Columbus

Jasmine Ayres, candidate for Columbus City Council



Monday, Jan. 8 at 4:30 p.m.



Columbus City Hall, 90 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215 (outside)


“Columbus's appointment process is undemocratic by definition – a small, powerful few decide who represents the majority,” Yes We Can said in a statement. “The only democratic solution is to fill the open seat with the next-highest vote getter from the most recent municipal election: City Council candidate Jasmine Ayres.”


More information on the rally can be found on the event page. Please contact for further details.