Progressive Democrat for 6th Congressional District of Ohio

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Your Candidate

Lange, the father of five adult children and Opa of six grandchildren, has been actively involved in progressive politics and social movements his entire adult life, mostly in Ohio. He brings a wealth of practical experience and a passionate dedication to democracy to this campaign in the terribly gerrymandered sixth congressional district, the boundaries of which are as absurd as the politics of its current GOP incumbent, a puppet of the super-rich 1% and part of the tyrannical Trump regime. Werner speaks truth to power fearlessly, and is ready, willing and able to take on Johnson and his million dollar campaign war-chest with a wealth of progressive ideas; passion for justice; and deep faith in the power of the people to defeat corrupt people in power.

In the News

Lange Campaign in Action

My campaign committee (sister Doris; brother Gunther; brother-in-law Brian) on election day recruiting votes in Canfield where I got between 31-52% of the votes, my best showing in this red district. Thank you! The struggle continues...

Canfield, May 8 (V-E Day)

joined other Kucinich supporters, like this young progressive from Mahoning County, to campaign for the only Ohio gubernatorial candidate who also supports my call for a ban on fracking and ban on sale of assault weapons.

Board of Elections, Akron, May 6.

joined the anti-Trump protest in Cleveland which was continually disrupted by a violent Trump zealot dressed in a Crusader outfit and another with a very large bullhorn spewing out hate. This is common practice at Trump rallies and reminiscent of what Hitler youth used to do. There better be a Bernie Blue Wave this year or there'll be hell to pay.

Cleveland, Public Auditorium, May 5.

The only memorial identifying by name the four students killed by government forces during a 1970 anti-war protest, sits on an active KSU parking lot. Segal's donated sculpture of Abraham about to slaughter his son sits on the Princeton University campus to this day....

 Kent State University, May 4th

Nexus Pipeline under construction cutting through the heart of Ohio and residential areas; the sign is on the property of a family now gravely worried about their future. No Fracking. No Pipeline. No Disaster

Colombiana County, May 3.

joined community protest against five new injection wells being constructed by the fracking industry next to a trailer park; not the for sale sign on the house across from the injection well entrance.

Brookfield, Ohio; May 2

attended and participated in SPAN's (Single-Payer Action Network) annual conference in Ohio; Kucinich gave the keynote address.

Columbus, April 28.

at the monthly meeting of the Scioto County Democratic Party; my presentation was very well received by the progressives in attendance.

New Boston, April 26

making a presentation at the Jackson Senior Citizens Center and reminded attendees (nearly all who receive Social Security) that Johnson recently voted to steal nearly $2trillion from SS, which would have effectively killed it.

Jackson, April 26

had a great in-depth discussion with Jackson High School seniors (Devon; Virginia and Marshall) at the County Courthouse about issues that concern them, like free tuition at public colleges.

Jackson, April 26

Earth Day 2018 at the Northstar fracking waste disposal site in N. Lima, Mahoning County, 6th CD. This site alone takes in some 30 million gallons of fracked waste per year, most of it from out of state. An environmental disaster in progress...

took a break from campaigning today to celebrate a baby shower for my sister's first grandchild, Marvin. 

Erie (PA), April 21.

National School Walkout Day to protest gun violence was supposed to have participation from Dover High School (Tuscarawas County) but administrators cancelled classes that day to stop it. Held a Meet the Candidate event on the Canfield Green (Mah. Cty). April 20.

The claim by Salem to be the site of the First Women's Convention is honorable in spirit but not exactly factual. It was in Seneca Falls, NY, in 1848 and the struggle continues 170 years later...

Salem, April 20

my front yard, April 19, the 30th day of "spring" 2018. Climate change anyone? Or would you rather have clean water/air; the good earth; and a harmonious cycle of nature, including spring, for a change? Time for a real change, a big Bernie Blue Wave...

participated in the Fair Housing forum at the JFK housing complex and heard that it is perfectly legal to discriminate against returning citizens in housing opportunities. That's got to change too. Steubenville, April 16.

At the monument and plaque honoring steelworkers of the Upper Ohio Valley, among the salt of the earth in Appalachian Ohio; Steubenville, April 16.

Tax March protest on Monday, April 16, outside the main post office in East Liverpool demanding more butter, less guns and the repeal of the GOP tax scam.

with the airhead Trump Chicken on Tax Day, to protest the GOP tax scam and demand fair taxes for the benefit of working families instead greedy corporations; April 15, Mahoning Valley

with Peter Norris of ProgressMV at March for Science and Tax March event at Wick Park, Mahoning County, 4/14/18.

at the April meeting of Indivisible Minerva in Carroll County; Paula and the other members let me talk about my campaign for about an hour! 4/14/18.

with Zack Space, the next Auditor of Ohio, at Tuscawaras County Democratic Party gathering generating a stronger Blue Wave in 2018, April 9.

Here are the only candidates in their respective races who oppose toxic pollution through fracking and deep injection well poisoning. Together at protest rally in Brookfield, April 8.

at anti-fracking protest in northern Appalachian Ohio with gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich and local residents. Brookfield (Trumbull County), on a very cold afternoon for April 8. Climate change anyone? How about political change!

at Minority Health Month 5K Walk/Run: Stop the Violence. Start the Healing.  Great cause/people/line dancing in the street of downtown Steubenville, 4/7/18.

pinching hitting for me is another white-bearded but well-dressed man - my sister's husband, 'Bruder' Brian, Carroll County Dem. Dinner, Malvern, OH on 4/5/18.

at the JFK-FDR Dinner of the Guernsey County Democratic Party held in the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 495 Union Hall, Cambridge, Ohio, on 4/5/18. The union has 779 members in 14 counties in Ohio.

at the Act2EndRacism rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on the 50th anniversary of the murder of Rev. Martin Luther King; powerful speeches with prophetic messages to finally overcome "America's original sin".

This plaque is dedicated to the spirit of the French revolutionary Lafayette which is the Spirit of '76 and the Spirit of Our Revolution in 2018. Gallipolis, 4/2/18.

on the campaign trail in Gallipolis to meet sisters and brothers at the Gallia County Democratic Party meeting, 4/2/18.

on the campaign trail just on the edge of the 6th CD, Zoar was founded by progressive Christians on biblical social principles about 200 years ago. March 29, the 39th day of my Hunger for Justice Lenten fast. Happy Easter 2018!

joined striking workers in New Philadelphia in solidarity with their demand for economic justice; the key issue is the greedy company's refusal to provide affordable health care. One more reason we need single-payer universal health care now. March 26.

on the campaign trail, Washington County, Marietta, March 24

on the campaign trail, Graysville, Monroe County, March 24.

protest of continued leasing of hundreds of acres in the Wayne National Forest at the fifth online auction to oil/gas corporations for fracking; Marietta March 22

part of the historic March for Our Lives movement; co-facilitated by Lange; participants from area schools and towns; at Steubenville High School, March 24

at start of the St. Patrick's Day Campbell-Dickinson Fun Run in Toronto; proceeds benefit a local cancer center TEAR fund and the Toronto Coalition for Revitalization

at the 1st Westminster Church in downtown Steubenville for the monthly food distribution and free lunch for local cancer patients undergoing treatment; a packed house. March 17.

Protesting at the unmarked entrance of the NorthStar injection well, which has polluted mother earth in the 6th District with over 56 million gallons of out-of-state fracking waste in the past two years alone.

North Lima, March 9.

Joined the moving commemoration of the massacre of 96 pacifist Christian Native Americans in Gnadenhutten ("Sanctuaries of Grace") on March 8, 1782, and gave a protest statement about this American tragedy. Gnadenhutten, March 8.

At the Working People's Day of Action rally and protest. Columbus, Feb. 24.

"Unrig the System" at the Working People's Day of Action rally and protest. Columbus, Feb. 24.

At the Working People's Day of Action rally and protest. Columbus, Feb. 24.

Two Progressive Candidates (both teachers!) at Working People's Day of Action, Feb. 24, at the Ohio State Capitol: Me and Rob Jarvis (D-15thCD).

Serving eviction notice: you're out in January 2019

Cambridge, Feb. 28.

Protesting on day 15 of Lenten fast.

Cambridge, Feb. 28.

Thumbs up for Ohio son and Muskingham grad John Glenn

Cambridge, Feb. 28.

On the banks of the overflowing Ohio River in the once thriving pottery capital. East Liverpool, Feb. 25.

With Jenny Boyle of River Valley Voices in Action and Ohio Organizing Coll., Walnut Lanes Bowling for Ballot. East Liverpool, Feb. 25.

Hunger for Justice protest at Mahoning County Court #3 on the 10th day of the Lenten Protest Fast.

Sebring, Feb. 23.

Presidents Day 2018: Down with Trump and this Trumper!

Salem, Feb. 19.

This vintage diner closed by the Health Department is symbolic of unhealthy economic/political/social conditions in Appalachian Ohio.

Lisbon, Feb. 19.