Who we are
OPA Mission Statement
The mission of the Ohio Progressive Alliance is to connect rural and urban non-partisan progressive grassroots movements across Ohio. We strive to build strong voting blocs by focusing on our values and the common issues everyday Ohioans face. We will identify, encourage and assist progressive candidates to run for office from precinct chairs on up to the local, state and federal levels. Our goal is to mobilize an 88 county strategy that will lead progressives to win and bring about the change we hope to see in Ohio.
Meet the OPA
Mathias Detamore - Mathias is an activist and organizer in Dayton, Ohio working on recruiting and electing progressives to state and local level office. He got his start in political organizing as a Bernie Sanders delegate in the 2016 Democratic Primary. Since then, he has held field organizing positions with NextGen Climate and MoveOn. He is also one of the founding members and president of the Miami Valley Progressive Caucus, a group dedicated to building a stronger progressive movement by empowering everyday citizens to become community leaders through training, support and mobilization.