Local bar hosts voter registration effort


Bloomberg campaign had a presence at the event

By Sam Shriver - sshriver@limanews.com



Jamesha Williamson, left, watches Sharetta Smith as she makes her move on a giant checker board.

Jamesha Williamson, left, watches Sharetta Smith as she makes her move on a giant checker board.


The Mike Bloomberg campaign made their presence felt at a voter registration effort in Lima, Saturday night.

The Mike Bloomberg campaign made their presence felt at a voter registration effort in Lima, Saturday night.


LIMA —With the presidential primary coming up in March, the push is on now to get people registered to vote.

Callahan’s Bar on Spring Street in Lima hosted a voter registration night Saturday and gave voters a chance to find out more about candidates.

“I support this. I support anything that involves voter registration,” said Tim Callahan, owner of the bar. “Me personally, I would love to see more people get registered, more people participate in the voting process. That’s what I’m here for.”

Saturday night Callahan worked with members of Mike Bloomberg’s campaign to pass out information, but Callahan hasn’t decided on who he’s voting for president just yet.

“If there’s another candidate that would like to have a voter registration event here, my door is more than open for that,” said Callahan.

Bloomberg’s campaign put out a statement on the effort to kick off his campaign Saturday.

“‘Day One’ marks the official kick-off for Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign, and we’re proud to already have staff on the ground in every corner of the state. Our team is going to work every day to ensure Ohio voters know that Mike is the candidate that can and will beat President Trump in November.”

Callahan’s provided food for the gathering and various games to play.

Jamie Dixon, 5th Ward Lima councilman, saw this as an opportunity to meet with his constituents.

“I want to meet the voters in every aspect where they can be met at,” said Dixon. “It’s just not about getting out in the neighborhoods, but it’s also meeting them where they’re more comfortable so that you actually get to meet the genuine them, knowing the concerns, their issues, their problems, but also to hear other things that they’ve seen in other cities, things they would like to see come into our own.”

Jamesha Williamson, left, watches Sharetta Smith as she makes her move on a giant checker board.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/01/web1_BlackVoting-1.jpgJamesha Williamson, left, watches Sharetta Smith as she makes her move on a giant checker board.
The Mike Bloomberg campaign made their presence felt at a voter registration effort in Lima, Saturday night.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/01/web1_BlackVoting-2.jpgThe Mike Bloomberg campaign made their presence felt at a voter registration effort in Lima, Saturday night.
Bloomberg campaign had a presence at the event

By Sam Shriver

sshriver@limanews.com

Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.

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