Election Day is upon us and I urge you to vote on November 8th or early vote and to vote NO on Issue 2. If you would like to vote early you may do so this week at your local Board of Elections: We Are Ohio – Action.
Issue 2 is the referendum on Senate Bill 5 passed by the Ohio General Assembly. The referendum resulted from a huge grass roots effort to have the Bill passed on by the voters of Ohio before becoming law. On its face, Senate Bill 5 drastically reduced the rights of public employees including firefighters, police and teachers to bargain about the terms and conditions of their employment. Even the right to bargain over non-economic issues such as classroom size for teachers and protection equipment for firefighters was gutted by the bill.
It is critical that we vote on Election Day. While the most recent polling shows we are gaining momentum ( 25-point lead for Issue 2 opponents is huge, but off-year referendums can be unpredictable, says elections expert | cleveland.com) the key will be turnout. Every vote will be important!
Let’s send a clear message to the legislature and the governor. Please join me in supporting working class families and the middle class in Ohio and vote No on Issue Two.