As you may or may not know, the 99% of Newark and East Central Ohio (99% of NECO) is making a second attempt to get our initiative on the ballot for November of 2016. Last time we missed it by 110 signatures. We needed 1303, and we had 1193 and turned in around 1800. If we had a few more volunteers collecting signatures we would have made it!
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MOVE TO AMEND OHIO NETWORK 4TH ANNUAL GATHERING
Saturday, April 2 / 9:00 am (8:30 registration) to 4:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Road, Columbus
Call for Candidates for Move to Amend Ohio Coordinating Committee Elections
Jan. 21 marks the sad sixth anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, when the Court's majority pronounced "independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption ... and ... will not cause the electorate to lose faith in our democracy."
One of the many candidates and issues that will be on Toledo’s ballot March 15 will be whether Toledo voters believe corporations have the same rights as individuals.
The Toledo chapter of the national group Move to Amend successfully circulated petitions to get a question on the March 15 ballot seeking passage of an ordinance making Toledo officially in favor of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It states that corporations aren’t people and can’t be protected from campaign-finance restrictions.
Voters Tuesday ushered in the era of "Democracy Day" in Kent.
Issue 43, a proposed charter amendment, was approved by a vote of 2,807 to 1,570, according to complete but unofficial returns from the Portage County Board of Elections.