Know what State Issue 1 is about BEFORE voting! Links available for the full text and summary of the proposed constitutional amendment along with arguments for and against. The ACLU of Ohio Fact Sheet is also posted. Know before you go to vote! STATEWIDE BALLOT ISSUES FOR THE NOVEMBER 2018 GENERAL ELECTION Issue 1: […]Continue reading
The ACLU of Ohio, Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute, League of Women Voters Ohio along with sixteen Ohio voters – one in each of the congressional districts – filed an amended complaint in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati to strike down Ohio’s current congressional map to ensure more balanced districts are established in time for 2020 elections. In addition, new plaintiffs were added to the lawsuit, including the Northeast Ohio Young Black Democrats, the Ohio State University College Democrats, and the Hamilton County Young Democrats.
Every day Ohioans are becoming more actively involved in taking new laws passed by the Republican-controlled Ohio House and Senate to the people for our voice and vote at the ballot, as we saw with the SB5/Issue 2 Referendum that was resoundingly defeated by the people of Ohio in November 2010! Know the petition process BEFORE you sign a petition!
In large part due to significant public pushback, the Ohio House failed to override Governor Kasich’s veto of their Medicaid Expansion freeze. This is great news for Ohio, as estimates had the freeze causing 500,000 Ohioans to lose coverage. However, this issue is not settled, as Speaker Rosenberger has stated that the chamber may revisit overriding the veto in the future.
Gov. John Kasich signed the next state budget into law late Friday night but not before vetoing a proposed freeze on Medicaid expansion enrollment.