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Story Archive - 2011

2011 events and elections, including the petition drives against SB 5 (worker's rights), HB 194 (voter suppression laws) and issues surrounding redistricting (HB 319).

2011 Events Archive

Covers events such as the SB 5 repeal (union-busting), petition drives to repeal HB 194 (voter suppresssion) and HB 319 (redistricting), local elections, and other 2011 political events.

Van Jones coming to Columbus for 'Rock the Repeal'

Rock the Repeal

November 3, 2011, 6 pm - 8 pm

Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall, 1250 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

The American Dream Movement is flexing its muscle in Ohio, and Van Jones is coming to Columbus to be a part of it. This Thursday, November 3, we're gonna Rock the Repeal of Senate Bill 5 and restore the voice of hard-working, middle-class Ohioans in their workplaces by voting "No" on Issue 2.

Last petition training session!

Sign up to fight SB5!

Last training session on how to collect signatures to get repeal on the November ballot.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

7-8:45 p.m.

Theater, Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 (Map)

Can't canvass? We still have lots of jobs for you to do. Contact

Daily SB5 Rallies

SB5 Rallies
Daily, March 29-31, 2011
9 a.m.-2 and 4-6 p.m.
Ohio Statehouse, Downtown Columbus, Ohio


The most direct attack on Ohio’s middle class in a generation, SB5, is scheduled to go up for a vote this Tuesday. Progress Ohio is calling for Families and workers from across Ohio will be out in force at the Statehouse West Lawn on Tuesday-Thursday, March 29-31, each day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.

They will show our lawmakers Ohioans will not be silenced and will not have rights taken away.

Remember, these are outside events so please dress accordingly. Consider bringing your own food and water or be prepared to buy them from local businesses.

Celeste Town Hall on SB5

Thursday, March 31
6-7 p.m.
IBEW Local 683, 23 W. 2nd Ave, Columbus, OH
Representatives Michael Stinziano (D-25), Ted Celeste (D-24), Nancy Garland (D-20) and Tacy Maxwell Heard (D-26) for a Town Hall focused on SB5. This Town Hall will focus on the new changes in SB 5 that were included by the House and the timeline moving forward.

Hand in SB5 petitions

Help hand in SB5 petitions June 29

Turn over 700,000 signatures to the Secretary of State

Wednesday, June 29

10 a.m. Gather at COSI, 333 West Broad St., Columbus

11 a.m. Parade to Secretary of State office begins

12 p.m. Press conference
A barbecue at Columbus Commons will follow the press conference.


Sponsor: We Are Ohio

Rally against SB 5

Protest against Senate Bill 5

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

1 p.m.

Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capital Square, Columbus 43215

If ever there was a time to show up, stand up and let our voices be heard, it is now, when the fate of Ohio’s middle class is on the line. SB5 proposes to end collective bargaining for Ohio's public employees (teachers, fire fighters, police, and other civic workers)
Wear your work uniform if applicable (fire fighter uniform, scrubs, etc) OR wear red.

SB5 petition drive training April 26!

Come and get 'em! Petitions to get SB5 repealed!

Tuesday, April 26

7 p.m.

Upper Arlington Public Library, Main Library, Meeting Room B (downstairs)

2800 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 (Map)

Collect signatures to put the repeal of SB5 on the November ballot!

There are many jobs -- door-to-door canvassing, staffing tables at public sites, inviting neighbors to drop by and sign, you name it. Or you might help recruit petition carriers, organize volunteers, double-check petitions as they are handed in, or fill other needs.

We have petitions and answers to your questions!

RSVP by clicking on the headline above so you'll get the latest information.


Rally to Repeal SB5 a Success

More than 100 rally to repeal SB5

There were dozens of Democrats and other folks interested in ending John Kasich's threat to the middle class at the Rally for Repeal May 15 at Upper Arlington High School.

There was brisk business at the table where petitions were available for voters to sign. And all three Columbus television stations interviewed Gov. Strickland, who defended teachers, firefighters, police officers, nurses and other public employees against the attack of extremists.


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