Equality Cincinnati PAC Endorses Cincinnati City Council Candidate Mike Moroski

The Equality Cincinnati Political Action Committee has announced their endorsement of Cincinnati City Council candidate Mike Moroski. Equality Cincinnati PAC is an independent local organization dedicated to the mission of working toward full equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Greater Cincinnati and to prevent discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

“Equality Cincinnati PAC is pleased to announce that we will be extending our endorsement to the campaign of Mike Moroski for Cincinnati City Council”, the PAC said in a statement. “We would like to congratulate and thank him for his commitment to LGBT equality.”

“I am honored to receive this endorsement. Working tirelessly for equality and civil rights has been my life’s work, and to receive the endorsement of Equality Cincinnati PAC is nothing short of humbling,” Moroski said in response to the endorsement.

“I look forward to working with the principal parties who make up Equality Cincinnati, and all related organizations, to promote and defend legislation that provides full equality for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender peoples in Cincinnati, in addition to preventing discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”

City Council Candidate Grateful for Support of Cincinnati’s Citizens and Leaders, Plans Press Conference to Re-file Petitions

CINCINNATI, Ohio (August 19, 2013) – When Hamilton County Board of Elections officials announced last Tuesday there were technical problems with petitions submitted by first-time candidate Mike Moroski, he was unfazed and immediately sprang into action. In impressive fashion, Moroski and his team came together to collect over 1,000 signatures in five days.

In addition to his team, Moroski also credits the strong sense of community in Cincinnati for the accomplishment, “I have never seen a team mobilize as quickly or efficiently over any cause in my entire life. In only five short days, Team Moroski has gathered over 1,000 signatures on our petitions for the Board of Elections,” he said, “Grassroots Democracy is alive and well in the Ohio River Valley, and I very much look forward to continuing this momentum for the next four years as an elected member of Cincinnati City Council.”

Moroski plans to turn in the petitions Wednesday, August 21, while also holding a press conference to mark the occasion. Instead of a challenge, Moroski sees the experience as an opportunity.

“When we received the news last Tuesday that we were 46 signatures short, Team Moroski immediately mobilized and turned this situation into yet another opportunity to make new friends. We have been all over this great city this past week, and the outpouring of support from voters has proved, yet again, that we will be victorious in November,” Moroski said.

He also took time to express his gratitude, “Thank you to all who have helped gather signatures – particularly the campaigns of Roxanne Qualls, Laure Quinlivan, Wendell Young and Greg Landsman – and community leaders such as Derek Bauman, John Eby, Pete Witte, Leslie Rich, Nikki Mayhew, Evan Hennessy, Noel Prows, Craig and Tabitha Hochscheid, Ryan Messer and Jimmy Musuraca, Trinette Zawadzski and Paige Malott.”

Moroski’s press conference will be held at the Hamilton County Board of Elections, 824 Broadway Street, Cincinnati, Ohio on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 10:00am.

For further information on Mike Moroski please visit http://www.mikemoroski.com

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Local Filmmaker Partners with Montgomery Inn to Benefit Moroski for City Council

CINCINNATI, Ohio (August 13, 2013) – Cincinnati’s Abandoned Subway, the hour-long PBS documentary on America’s largest unfinished subway system, is holding a special showing at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. The movie was produced by Paige E. Malott of Aubergine Imagery and will benefit the campaign of Mike Moroski for Cincinnati City Council.

The documentary takes viewers through the adventurous creation of the six-mile subway system, its controversial failure, and how the lack of rapid transit impacts present-day Cincinnati. Highlights of the program include commentary from local historians and city engineers, vivid footage of the tunnels, as well as a collection of original construction photographs from the 1920s. With capital investment and transportation being relevant and topical issues in Cincinnati politics, Malott hopes the film will both serve as a history lesson and provide guests an opportunity to learn where Moroski stands on these issues.

“Mike’s approach to being fiscally solvent and economically moral is the kind of leadership that was necessary at the time of the Cincinnati subway and is needed in Cincinnati City Council today,” Malott says, “Funding well-vetted projects is possible while both balancing the city’s budget and maintaining social services.”

Cincinnati’s Abandoned Subway will be shown at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse, which will be providing traditional BBQ and vegetarian options, as well as a cash bar. The occasion is themed as a “summertime picnic” and will take place on the outdoor veranda overlooking the Ohio River. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket.

Admission for the event is $10, cash, check or credit card. Doors open at 6:00pm with the movie beginning at 7:00pm.

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See the event page for more information!

Moroski for Cincinnati City Council Partners with Local Businesses for School Supply Drive

The campaign of Mike Moroski for Cincinnati City Council is pleased to announce that it will be holding a School Supply Drive during the month of August.

A kickoff event will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at both Japp’s and Neon’s Unplugged, located in Over-the-Rhine. During this time, Team Moroski will collect school supplies to benefit less fortunate students for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year.

This effort speaks to both Moroski’s professional and personal histories.  “I am a teacher in all that I do. I always have been, and always will be.  I have seen first-hand how our low-income brothers and sisters suffer from the opportunity gap in our schools, oftentimes not being able to afford pencils and notebooks,” Moroski said.  “I am excited to be involved with our school supply drive at Japp’s and Neon’s. This is not a fundraiser. This is about coming together and helping those in Cincinnati who will one day be our leaders.”

Supplies will be collected at each of the Team Moroski events during the entire month of August, with the last day to donate being Labor Day weekend.  Supplies will benefit the students at Lower Price Hill Community School, located on St. Michael Street in Lower Price Hill.

 Click here for further information on this event.