ACTION ALERT: Critical Ohio Ballot Initiative

August 2, 2023

On August 8, Ohio goes to the polls to consider Issue 1, which would raise the vote threshold for passing amendments to the state constitution from 50% to 60%. A YES vote on Issue 1 will prevent well-funded groups from outside the state from waging campaigns of disinformation to achieve leftist political goals. The radical left is already gearing up to flood the zone this November to pass an initiative that would invalidate Ohio’s heartbeat law and invalidate laws regarding parental notification and consent. 

The anti-Issue 1 campaign is supported by scores of liberal dark money groups. Last week the anti-Issue 1 campaign filed a report saying it had raised $14.8 million, and $13.5 million came from leftist activist organizations. This included $2.5 million from the Sixteen Thirty Fund, $2 million from the Ohio Education Organization and their national affiliate, $1.85 million from the Tides Foundation, and $1 million from the ACLU. They received $5.9 million from the District of Columbia, $4.3 million from California, $701,000 from Virginia, and $672,000 from New York. 

Ohioans must stand up against the leftist billionaires bankrolling radical changes to Ohio state law and creating a false consensus through manipulation and disinformation. If this amendment is not passed, activist groups will push extreme initiatives advancing abortion, nullifying parental notification and consent, and more. These priorities may fit New York or California, but they have no place in Ohio.

Vote YES on Issue 1.

Early voting has already begun:

  • Registered voters may cast an early in-person ballot at their county board of elections. Early voting locations are open from:
    • August 2-4: 7:30 AM – 7:30 PM
    • August 5: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    • August 6: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • To find your early voting location please click on the link:
  • If you are in line by the time the polls close on that day you will be allowed to vote, so stay in line.

Election Day is Tuesday, August 8: