Vote No in August
Defeat The General Assembly’s amendment to end Majority Rule and empower special interests
Ohio lawmakers set an August election for a vote on a proposal to amend the Ohio constitution to require a 60% vote for passage of amendments instead of the simple majority we have had for more than 100 years. We urge voters to oppose the amendment, which destroys the principle of “one person one vote” and empowers special interests over people.
We are urging you to vote NO in August because...
It ends Majority Rule as we know it:
This amendment shreds our Constitution, ending majority rule in Ohio and taking away our right to decide what happens here. It undermines the sacred principle of “one person, one vote.” It gives a small number of voters, 41 percent, the power to block initiatives that the majority wants.
To protect our freedom:
We all want the freedom to make decisions that affect our lives. Ballot initiatives let us exercise that freedom. But some politicians don’t like the decisions we’ve made so they want to rewrite the rules, so they can get what they want instead of what the people want.
It's a special election for special interests:
This constitutional amendment is a political ploy put on the ballot by extreme special interests and politicians to permanently change Ohio’s constitution, ending majority rule and the principle of “one person one vote.” It’s a special election for special interests. They’re rushing it through in August – when they know fewer people vote – to trick voters into giving up their rights. The cost? $20 million dollars of your taxpayer money.
Ohio has held August elections, almost always at the local level, mostly to decide tax issues. They have notoriously low voter turnout. That’s why Republican state lawmakers decided to eliminate them last December. But they brought them back to for the 60% issue to try to spoil the abortion measure.
Our campaign is one of the largest grassroots, citizen-driven, non-partisan coalitions ever formed in Ohio – and we’re just getting started.
Stand up against this effort to undermine our democracy and erode our rights
July 10th - Voter Registration Deadline - Ohioans can register in-person at their local county board of elections, online at the Ohio Secretary of State’s website or in some instances, their local board of elections website.
July 11th - Early Voting Begins
August 8th - Election Day