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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 03:17 PM
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Group gathers 714,000 names to repeal Ohio union law
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Source: Akron Beacon Journal

COLUMBUS: Opponents of Ohio's new collective bargaining law say they have collected hundreds of thousands more signatures than needed so voters can weigh in on repealing the measure this fall.

We Are Ohio said Friday it has collected more than 714,000 signatures, which still must be checked by the state's election chief to ensure enough are legitimate.

The group is making a final petition push in the coming weeks. It needs more than 231,000 valid signatures by June 30 to get the issue on the November ballot.

The signatures have to be from at least 44 of the 88 counties.

The law signed by Gov. John Kasich in late March bans public employee strikes and restricts collective bargaining rights for more than 350,000 teachers, police officers, state employees and others.

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They obtained three times the number of signatures required to defeat the Republicans' bill: SB5!
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  -Group gathers 714,000 names to repeal Ohio union law Kolesar  Jun-17-11 03:17 PM   #0 
  - AWESOME!  UrbScotty   Jun-17-11 03:23 PM   #1 
  - Second that motion..nt  Stuart G   Jun-17-11 05:33 PM   #5 
  - If I was the Mayor of a City affected by this law  oldbanjo   Jun-17-11 07:27 PM   #15 
  - bravo  roguevalley   Jun-17-11 03:35 PM   #2 
  - Ohio, the heart of it all...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-17-11 04:18 PM   #3 
  - Now the motto is.....  femrap   Jun-17-11 10:16 PM   #21 
  - so the GOOD side got the sigs? let's hope they stop the madness  StarsInHerHair   Jun-17-11 05:20 PM   #4 
  - Maybe public Employees in Ohio will re-evaluate their love affair with Republicans.  lib2DaBone   Jun-17-11 05:44 PM   #6 
  - We can only hope  du_grad   Jun-18-11 11:58 AM   #42 
  - Signed this a couple of weeks ago at the Saturday Farmer's Market  BinkieGirl   Jun-17-11 06:10 PM   #7 
  - and 1 was mine !! :)  Guilded Lilly   Jun-17-11 06:11 PM   #8 
  - Yesssssss!  Sportsguy   Jun-17-11 06:28 PM   #9 
  - K&R!  Omaha Steve   Jun-17-11 06:29 PM   #10 
  - Excellent!  plumbob   Jun-17-11 06:35 PM   #11 
  - When the people are not represented, they have to take action  liberal N proud   Jun-17-11 06:39 PM   #12 
  - WI OH twins..  PatrynXX   Jun-17-11 07:11 PM   #13 
  - THIS is very good news!  Poll_Blind   Jun-17-11 07:19 PM   #14 
  - now that's democracy!  florida08   Jun-17-11 08:37 PM   #16 
  - K&R  avebury   Jun-17-11 09:00 PM   #17 
  - please remember this is Ohio  Botany   Jun-17-11 09:09 PM   #18 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-17-11 10:21 PM   #22 
  - i hope you are right  Botany   Jun-17-11 10:26 PM   #23 
     - He really said that about Jesus  femrap   Jun-17-11 10:49 PM   #24 
     - Brunner did some very good things but the republicans ..  Botany   Jun-18-11 08:11 AM   #35 
        - We will have a  femrap   Jun-18-11 10:14 AM   #36 
           - no need for moles "they" are upfront about what ....  Botany   Jun-18-11 11:50 AM   #41 
     - Yes, we will have to engineer  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 06:02 AM   #32 
     - PLUS ONE...............nt  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 06:06 AM   #33 
  - I will be there! nt  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 05:59 AM   #30 
  - I am so glad for my friends and family in Ohio! K&R  CaliforniaPeggy   Jun-17-11 09:54 PM   #19 
  - NICE........  Presidentcokedupfratboy   Jun-17-11 10:05 PM   #20 
  - I am so heartened beyond words  Populist_Prole   Jun-17-11 11:37 PM   #25 
  - No SB5!! WTG Ohio!  Sunnyshine   Jun-18-11 12:20 AM   #26 
  - This how you get things done!  Lugnut   Jun-18-11 12:27 AM   #27 
  - Sadly, it took something like this to hopefully teach other states..  Corruption Winz   Jun-18-11 04:47 AM   #28 
  - In the meantime, Kasich is taking steps  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 05:57 AM   #29 
  - And Obama  boomerbust   Jun-18-11 06:00 AM   #31 
  - And your point is... ? n/t  stevenleser   Jun-18-11 11:45 AM   #39 
  - K&R!  JTFrog   Jun-18-11 07:23 AM   #34 
  - who is  donquijoterocket   Jun-18-11 11:05 AM   #37 
  - Direct democracy...sounds costly.  Thaddeus Kosciuszko   Jun-18-11 11:13 AM   #38 
  - ^^^^^^^^^^  blm   Jun-18-11 11:49 AM   #40 
  - Have been collecting petition signatures here in the shop.  Doremus   Jun-18-11 12:26 PM   #43 

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