THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Ohio
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU of Ohio
- All Voting is Local – Ohio
- Common Cause Ohio
- Fair Districts Ohio
- League of Women Voters of Ohio
- NAACP Ohio
- Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates
- Ohio Organizing Collaborative
- Ohio Public Interest Research Group
- Ohio Voter Rights Coalition
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN OHIO
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR OHIO
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN OHIO
An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN OHIO
A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN OHIO
Twenty-six states, including Ohio & DC, allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached. LEARN MORE!
Ohio DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about the Freedom to Vote Act.
HB 294 is Trojan Horse for Voters
The legislature is setting up a trap for Ohio! Even though HB 294 includes some common-sense updates, the bill restricts our freedom to vote by limiting dropboxes, cutting the time to request absentee ballots by a full week, and imposing confusing ID rules that create unnecessary red tape for election officials and long lines for voters. Add your name NOW to hold leaders accountable!
VOLUNTEER TO PROTECT THE VOTE!
Join Common Cause’s Election Protection program makes sure eligible voters know how to cast their ballots and ensure they are counted. Sign up to help voters — by monitoring polling places, contacting voters, watchdogging social media for disinformation, and more!
Ohio Supreme Court rejects GOP-drawn congressional map
Ohio’s Republican-drawn congressional map was rejected by the state’s high court, giving hope to Democrats who had argued it unfairly delivered several potentially competitive seats in this year’s critical midterm elections to Republicans. In the 4-3 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court returned the map to the Ohio General Assembly and the Ohio Redistricting Committee, granting them 60 days to draw up new maps.