Issues

Special Election - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Special Election - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

 



Special Election:  Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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Governor Kasich's Budget - How it affects YOU

Governor Kasich's Budget - How it affects YOU

 

 Governor Kasich's Budget 2015-2016

Stay informed on how the State Budget will affect

  • Education
  • Health Care and Medicaid
  • Local Counties
  • Roads and Infrastructure
  • Ohio Tax Code

Visit here for more information.

Ohio Senate Democrats - 131st General Assembly

Ohio Senate Democrats - 131st General Assembly

 

 


Ohio Senate Democrats set their legislative priorities.

For more information, click on the Ohio Senate Seal to the left,
or visit here.

Ohio House Democrats - 131st General Assembly

Ohio House Democrats - 131st General Assembly

 



Ohio House Democrats set their legislative priorities.

For more information, click on the Ohio House of Representatives Seal
or visit here.

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus

 
The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus was founded in 1967
by African-American state legislators under the leadership of 
State Representative C.J. McLin of Dayton, Ohio.  

For more information, visit here.

Ohio Legislature: Elections and Voting Reforms

Ohio Legislature:  Elections and Voting Reforms

 

Stay informed on these issues:

Online Voter Registration
Ohio's Secretary of State tries to tie voter fraud to immigration
Redistricting Reform


For more information, visit here.

Ohio Legislature: Health Care for Women and Families

Ohio Legislature:  Health Care for Women and Families



Many issues regarding women's, men's and families health care choices
being debated by Ohio Legislators. 
Be Informed and Stayed Informed! 

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Ohio Legislature: Workers' and Unions' Issues

Ohio Legislature:  Workers' and Unions' Issues

 

Stay informed on what Workers' and Unions' issues are being debated in Columbus!

 

Issue 2/SB5 - Public Unions Rights:  Repealed!  We will remember EVERY November!


For more information and links to articles, please visit here.

Constitutional Modernization Commission

Constitutional Modernization Commission

 


 The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission (OCMC) is charged under
O.R.C. 103.61 with studying the Constitution of Ohio and other duties. 

Who are the OCMC Members?
How is the Ohio Constitution amended?


Stay informed on news, materials and updates on the OCMC.
For more information, visit here.

What state issues may be on 2015 November General Election Ballot?

What state issues may be on 2015 November General Election Ballot?


As the Republican-controlled Ohio House and Senate continue to pass and/or debate legislation that are harmful to Ohioans, various coalitions of every day Ohioans are taking to circulating petitions to give all Ohioans the opportunity to vote on new legislation that is being proposed by the Ohio Republican-controlled legislatures and
signed into law by Republican Governor John Kasich.

Do you know how the petition process works?
Do you know how many different types of issues campaigns can be initiated in Ohio?


Below are initiative petitions of interest:

  • Ohio Voters Bill of Rights amendment - language approved by AG; supporters may begin collecting signatures on petitions to place issue on November 2015 ballot
  • Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment; pending
  • Ohio Alternative Medical Treatment Proposed Constitutional Amendment; pending
  • Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment; pending
  • Personhood Proposed Constitutional Amendment; pending
  • Right to Work for less - GOP has legislation ready to go in 2014; pending


For more information on the above potential state issues, click here.

President Obama faces many challenges

President Obama faces many challenges

 

Stay up to date on those issues facing President Obama as he begins his second term:

  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - majority of Americans ready to accept, tell Congress to move on 
  • Presidential Commission on Election Administration - COMING TO OHIO - 9.19.13 and 9.20.13
  • Syrian Conflict
  • FINALLY - Richard Cordray reappointed as director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Birth Control under the Affordable Care Act
  • New measures to control gun violence
  • Immigration reform
  • Raising the debt limit
  • Sequester
  • Social Security and the budget
  • And other important issues

For more information, visit please here.

Supreme Court Of The United States

Supreme Court Of The United States

SCOTUS encouraged to be more
transparent, open, adopt stronger ethical code

 

Issue(s) of interest the High Court will review during 2013-2014 Session:

Individual Campaign Donation Limits - McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (12-536)
Oral Arguments scheduled - 10.08.13

If a state may amend its constitution to prohibit race and sex-based discrimination or 
preferential treatment in public-university admissions decisions - 
Bill Schuette, Attorney General of Michigan v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (12-682)
Oral Arguments scheduled - 10.15.13

Limits on prayers at legislative meetings - Town of Greece v. Galloway (12-696)
Oral Arguments scheduled - 11.06.13

On whether the Fair Housing Act, a law that prohibits race discrimination in the sale or rental of housing, 
allows for claims based on seemingly neutral practices that have a discriminatory effect  -
Mount Holly v. Mount Holly Gardens Citizens in Action (11-1507)
Dismissed - 11.26.13

Presidential appointments made during Senate recess - NLRB v. Noel Canning (12-1281)
Oral Arguments scheduled - 1.13.14

On whether a Massachusetts law that ensures access for patients at clinics that offer abortions
violates the free speech rights of protesters -
McCullen v. Coakley (12-1168)
Oral Arguments scheduled - 1.15.14

Raised various objections to the ACA including key provision
of requiring individuals to obtain insurance -
Liberty University v. Lew (13-306)
Petition Denied - 12.02.13

Can businesses use religious objections to deny birth control for employees -
Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores (13-354)
Oral Arguments scheduled - TBA



Issue(s) the Supreme Court reviewed during 2011-2012 Session
and still being debated on the national level:

Citizens United

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

 

For more information on the above issues, please visit here.

U.S. Congress

U.S. Congress

 

 

Stay up to date on issues being debated and voted on
in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.

For additonal information, visit here.