Why You Should Vote No on Issue 1
The Ohio Democratic Party has claimed opposition to Issue 1, stating: "State Issue 1 extends the age limit for judges from 70 to 75 years of age. This extension would increase the length of service for individuals already entrenched on the bench. Moreover, State Issue 1 is likely to perpetuate a 6-to-1 Republican imbalance on the Ohio Supreme Court and similar imbalances on lower courts. A “No” vote on Issue 1 will promote a fairer judicial system." Learn more at Ballotpedia.
Why You Should Vote Vote No on Issue 2
For those who may need a quick refresher, we went from “Repeal Senate Bill 5” to “Vote No On Issue 2” when 1.3 million Ohioans signed petitions to repeal Senate Bill 5. Senate Bill 5 was the name of the legislation passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich that stripped collective bargaining rights from Ohio public sector workers.
Ohio allows state laws to be put on the ballot for repeal if enough signatures are obtained via the petition process. And Ohioans left no doubt as to their desire to repeal the anti-labor law. Ohio's public employees have already sacrificed -- saving Ohio taxpayers more than $250 million through pay freezes and unpaid furlough days, and an additional $100 million in increased health care contributions from employee. It's not Ohio values to let firefighters, police, teachers and nurses lose their rights and see wages and benefits gutted, while insiders, politicans and people at the top sacrifice nothing.
Need more info? View this You Tube video of former Ohio State Senator Gene Branstool, as he gives us the history of collective bargaining in Ohio. He's the original sponsor of the state's current collective bargaining law. Also check out We Are Ohio's Facebook page.
Why You Should Vote No on Issue 3
State Issue 3 is an attempt by some to take away the ability of Ohio to implement health care reforms. Opposing this measure will continue to allow Ohioans to have greater access to health care, maintain certain preventive care options like cancer screenings and it will preserve Ohioans’ freedom to choose their doctors. Voting "NO" will continue to make health care more affordable and it will ensure opportunities for the 1.4 million Ohioans who have been shut out of the insurance market because of pre-existing conditions and high insurance costs. Learn more about Issue 3 at Innovation Ohio.
You can find additional information on all the state issues at the Ohio Secretary of State website.