West Side Progressives Gather

“Being a Westsider and a progressive is not an oxymoron. We are thousands.”

That’s the motto of an event being held Saturday by Nicholas Hollan, a Democrat running for Cincinnati City Council. Hollan is organizing the “Potluck for Progressives” picnic, which will be held from 4-7 p.m. at Rapid Run Park's shelter house.—-

Hollan, who is seeking his first council term, is a Westwood resident who works for the American Red Cross. The event is co-hosted by City Councilman Greg Harris, a Price Hill resident. Harris is seeking his first full-term on the group, after being appointed earlier this year to replace John Cranley.

The picnic is free and hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided; attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

The event’s purpose is to help like-minded voters to network, and provide an opportunity for residents to meet Hollan and Harris and ask them questions.

Others expected to attend include Congressman Steve Driehaus (D-Price Hill), State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Price Hill), Mayor Mark Mallory (D-West End), and Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune (D-Green Township), along with Vice Mayor David Crowley and Councilmembers Laketa Cole, Roxanne Qualls and Cecil Thomas.

The park is located at 4500 Rapid Run Pike.

People who may attend are asked to RSVP to [email protected] or call 513-515-8464.

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