The Move to Amend Ohio Network and Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) have joined the growing number of organizations which oppose State Issue 2.
Issue 2 will take power away from citizens to amend the state constitution by making it harder for citizens to pass many types, if not virtually all types, of citizen initiatives. This will likely make it even easier for corporations to control our government.
Toledo City Council failed to Act upon our proposed Move to Amend Democracy Day ordinance by August 24 and, by City Charter rules, our ballot issue was submitted back to the Board of Elections. It’s now confirmed that we will be on the March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary Election ballot.
We are genuinely thrilled to have UAW Region 2B’s endorsement of our ballot initiative. This support is now an important linchpin in our efforts to bring other endorsements as we build momentum toward the March 15, 2016 election.
On Monday morning, July 13th a group of Toledo volunteers turned in nearly twice the needed petition signatures to the Toledo Clerk of Council and Lucas County Board of Elections for a city ordinance to establish a Democracy Day and pressure elected officials to amend the U.S. constitution to end corporate personhood.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is not a victory for individual freedom (“Fix religious freedom law,” guest editorial, July 15).
The ruling places the religious preferences of the few — business owners — above the freedom of the many — employees — over access to contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
The hypocrisy of Hobby Lobby’s claims is stunning when you consider that its owners’ religious convictions do not prevent them from importing products from Chinese factories with a reputation for labor rights violations and rock-bottom wages.