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SB5 Soundly Defeated in Ohio November 9, 2011

Posted by Jason W Ellis in Rights.
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I am glad that 61% of voters in Ohio rejected Governor John Kasick’s law against public workers engaging in collective bargaining. Government should be about discourse and compromise. SB5, on the other hand, was a bit of Republican thuggery against the public workers that are essential to making this or any state function. The voters of Ohio demonstrated at the polls that they would not stand for this. Instead, they supported public workers’ rights to collectively bargain, and I believe, they supported the reopening of respectful dialog and compromise in politics.

Read more about the results here.

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1. Kathe Davis - November 9, 2011

Couldn’t agree more, Jason. But I think it’s important to note that in Ohio, as in Wisconsin (and many other states), the issue was not just the issues, but the METHOD. There has been a systematic attempt (funded by the Koch brothers and their ilk) to undermine the very mechanisms of democracy. That is because they are a MINORITY and know it.
Newt’s joke about finding out who among your friends oppose your view and the keeping them from voting — ha ha ha — gives away the show.


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