Friday, June 17, 2011

Holy Crap! OH collects 714K anti-SB5 signatures

This is just amazing. We Are Ohio just announced they (we) collected at least 714,000 signatures, way more than the 231,000 they need to put repeal of the heinous SB 5 bill on the  November ballot.

Hats off to the Ohio Teamsters, who worked their butts off getting a ton of signatures.

The Associated Press reports,
Opponents of Ohio's new collective bargaining law say they have collected hundreds of thousands more signatures than needed in their effort to let voters decide whether to repeal the measure this fall...
The law signed by Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) in late March bans public employee strikes and restricts collective bargaining rights for more than 350,000 teachers, police officers, state employees and others.
Here's We Are Ohio on the big milestone:
This surpasses the We Are Ohio goal of collecting 450,000 to 500,000 total signatures and represents more than three times the total amount of valid signatures needed to place the repeal of SB 5 on the November ballot.

“We are absolutely blown away at the overwhelming support shown by the more than 10,000 volunteers who have been working extremely hard to collect signatures thus far,” said Melissa Fazekas, spokeswoman for We Are Ohio.
“Even with this incredible number, we know some Ohioans would still like to add their name to the list. We encourage them to visit one of our many signing events this weekend and for any petition circulators to return their books as soon as possible.
We're looking forward to the big event on June 29 in Columbus!