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Stop SB5!

Petition drive needs you!

The effort to end SB5 -- the GOP attack on teachers, firefighters, police officers, nurses and other public employees -- will soon be under way.

Petition wording has been approved and is on the way from the printer. By mid-week, supporters of Ohio's middle class could start collecting signatures to put a repeal referendum on the statewide ballot.

We are organizing volunteers in U.A., and we need you. Don't like door-to-door canvassing? There will be many other ways for you to help -- for example, staffing tables at public sites or making sure completed petitions get handed in.

Please click "Stop SB5" above to register so you can receive up-to-date information on volunteering!


SB5 referendum planning, signing today!

Strategy against SB5, higher education changes
Sunday, April 3
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
IBEW Local 683 23: West 2nd Ave, Columbus Ohio

Come together to discuss how to best coordinate a statewide strategy to oppose Senate Bill 5, tuition increases and budget cuts, and the privatization of some of Ohio's public universities.
Contact: Will Klatt

Intitial petition signing for repeal of SB5
Sunday, April 3
2-6 p.m.
SEIU District 1199 Offices, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH|
All registered voters wishing to participate in the campaign to repeal SB5

Help us end farm animal abuse

The cruelty is shocking. Unspeakable. So brutal that it has sparked outrage, anger, and action worldwide.

Last week Mercy For Animals released heartbreaking footage of malicious and sadistic abuse to cows and calves at a Central Ohio dairy farm. Workers were captured on film violently stabbing cows with pitchforks, mercilessly beating them in the face with crowbars, and punching, kicking, and body-slamming baby calves.


The agriculture industry wants you to believe this is an isolated incident. But it's not.

On factory farms, animals regularly live out their short lives in confinement so extreme that they can't stand up, turn around, stretch their limbs, or lie down comfortably. It's an industry where abuse has become normal.

And Ohio is among the worst. Only four states in this country have weaker animal protection laws than Ohio.

You don't have to be an animal advocate, much less a vegetarian, to want to reform the way we raise our farm animals in Ohio. All it takes is a modicum of compassion and the acknowledgment that animals should not endure unnecessary trauma or abuse while in our care.

Take action now

Here's what you can do:

  1. Sign the petition and join the more than 30,000 members who have already taken action to demand that those involved in the Conklin Dairy abuse case are brought to justice.
  2. Volunteer to gather signatures by attending a ballot signature gathering event. Deadline is June 30, 2010 to get 600,000 petition signatures to the Secretary of State.
  3. Donate to Ohioans for Humane Farms: your donation will help get the signatures needed for the ballot initiative

Petition: Guns and alcohol don't mix

Imagine loaded guns in family restaurants and in crowded bars. Imagine loaded guns at a sold-out Ohio State football game or Cincinnati Reds baseball game.

Last week a bill allowing permit holders to carry concealed guns into bars, restaurants and sporting events that serve alcohol passed the Ohio Senate.


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