June 18, 2023

Ohio Newsletter June 2023



As we wrote in our previous May Newsletter, Ohio Republicans created an August special election to vote on a new amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would make it much more difficult for Ohio citizens to propose ballot measures, collect enough valid signatures, and get the proposal onto a ballot, where Ohioans citizens vote to decide if it should become a law.

While they may claim it’s to keep “special interests” from controlling Ohio we all know that’s not it. Corrupt politicians are working to defeat the Reproductive Rights amendment that could be on the November ballot in Ohio (we will know for sure by August). Republicans will do anything to strip this right, including spending $20+Million on an election.

This is not an off-year in Ohio

Request your ballot now at https://www.votefromabroad.org/ to make sure Republicans are not able to manipulate the future of Ohio by taking the vote away from its people.

Important dates to know for the August 8th Election!

July 10th - Voter Registration Deadline

July 11th - Early Voting Begins

August 8th - Election Day

When you are done registering and requesting your ballot, join us at two upcoming events to find out more about what organizations like the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, and individuals like David Pepper are doing to protect Ohioans’ Democracy.

People-Powered Ohio with Molly Shack - Tuesday, June 20th at 1 PM EDT/ 7 PM CEST

Please join the Ohio State Team and our speaker Molly Shack, co-executive director of OOC, for a discussion of our common goals and interests: priorities at the state and local level in Ohio; engaging and motivating voters; and especially, getting a strong turnout for a NO vote in the August special election.

The Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) [link: https://www.ohorganizing.org] is a grassroots organization that unites community organizing groups, student associations and faith organizations with labor unions and policy institutes throughout Ohio. At the state and local levels, OOC's priorities are centered around economic justice, criminal justice reform, and structural democracy reform -- expanding voting rights. Two of OOC's mottos are "Democracy is a 365-day endeavor" and "Building a multiracial, people-powered Ohio".

Saving Democracy with David Pepper - Tuesday, June 27th at 1 PM EDT/ 7 PM CEST

If you read Laboratories of Autocracy and hoped for suggestions at the end, THIS one has the suggestions. That is, it’s the inspiration you’ve been hoping for.


Register and Request your 2023 ballot! https://www.votefromabroad.org/

We need callers! We are going to do everything in our power to reach the thousands of Ohioans living abroad and remind them this is not an off year and they need to register and request their ballot asap. Our voices will make the difference in this election and we need your help to do that!

Call hub Trainings: 2 Ohio phone bank trainings are scheduled for June 22 at 5pm California time (2pm ET) and on Saturday June 24 at 5pm CEST (11am ET). http://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking_training

Call Campaign: Will start on June 24th and continue through July 9th (the day before the voter registration deadline in Ohio).

Check out and Share our Ohio State Team webpage: https://www.democratsabroad.org/oh-usa

This page is full of great information such as our upcoming events, the Ohio voter guide, contact details for your legislators, how to follow important bills, and more!

You can always contact us at [email protected].

Join our Facebook Group for Ohioans Abroad! It’s a great way to keep up with the latest Ohio news, and our events and interact with Ohioans Abroad.

Democratically yours,

The DA Ohio Team