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Ohio SB5 opponents deliver repeal signatures

Published: Wed, June 29, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Thousands of opponents of Ohio's new collective-bargaining law have paraded through the streets of Columbus to deliver nearly 1.3 million signatures aimed at getting a repeal question on November's ballot.

The We Are Ohio campaign delivered the petitions to the secretary of state today. They say they have more than twice the number of signatures required to be validated in each of Ohio's 88 counties.

Gov. John Kasich signed the law in March. It bans public employees from striking and restricts collective-bargaining rights for more than 350,000 teachers, police officers, state employees and other public workers.

Kasich continued to stand up for the law at an education-related news conference that took place shortly after the parade.


1Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 5 years ago

Good first step

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2samIam(242 comments)posted 5 years ago

Repeal is dead on arrival. It it written and so shall be.

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3piak(508 comments)posted 5 years ago

Gov. John Kasich signed the law in March. It bans public employees from striking and restricts collective-bargaining rights for more than 350,000 teachers, police officers, state employees and other public workers.

This is the first step in returning fiscal sanity to Ohio. More needs to be done!

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4samIam(242 comments)posted 5 years ago

piak Good Post!
It is much more difficult getting people to the voting booth than chasing them down the streets to sign a petition. The repeal effort will fail by 3 to 1. Bet your overtaxed home on it!!!

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5Attis(1134 comments)posted 5 years ago

1,298,301 signatures to be exact, that's a million more than required for ballot access, and the most amount of signatures on any petition drive in Ohio history. Not only will this mark the end of that draconian SB5, but also the end of the political career of all who voted for it. The second American revolution has just begun, and not a minute too soon.

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6VindyPost(436 comments)posted 5 years ago

****** WOW...We Are OHIO ******

Raise Your Glass!

Applauding With A Standing Ovation!

Hooray! Hooray!

Hurrah! Hurrah!

Cheers To ALL!

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7commyliberal(94 comments)posted 5 years ago


NO one was chasing down voters to get signatures, rather people stepped up willingly to get this stupid law overturned.

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8AnotherAverageCitizen(1194 comments)posted 5 years ago

ONE MILLION OVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Most sb5 signings were road side. Ohioans had to stop somewhere to sign. Not just be chased down. In fact signees did the chasing down where to sign. Voters know when and where to vote.

Great Job to all sb5 VOLUNTEERS. A lot of work and time was put into getting ALL the signatures.

"BYE BYE sb5"

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9mauricelogic(2 comments)posted 5 years ago

This is great news! We (YOhioHub.com) held a SB5 rally at The Lemon Grove with Jacob Harver- he's doing some great things there. If you're interested in the resurgence of Youngstown stop by YOhioHub.com and check it out!

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10UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 5 years ago

The message is clear - support SB5! End the cadillac healthcare and golden pension plans for the greedy selfish public union employees that we in the private sector do not have. We real taxpayers can not afford to continue this madness.

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11Veleuk(18 comments)posted 5 years ago

No one actually read the Ohio budget that is about to pass, did they? Seniority is now meaningless for school districts and merit based pay will be required for any school receiving money from the Race to the Top grant. That language is much more strict than what is in SB5 and budgets are not subject to referendum.

Second, Kasich has already stated that he will use executive order to enforce collective bargaining reform in Ohio. Does that sound bad? JFK did the same thing to grant collective bargaining to federal employees in executive order 10988.

Keep marching, you just went over the cliff.

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12mwhite(3 comments)posted 5 years ago

Posted this on the other article too....I signed the petition so that I could vote YES on it in November.

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13DwightK(1537 comments)posted 5 years ago

SB5 goin' down, goin' down hard

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14Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years ago

The concept of much higher taxation is alive and well in Ohio .

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