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:

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 H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.

Urgent Action

Stop Voting Suppression in Ohio!

Tell LaRose he must allow for additional drop boxes and allow for innovative ballot collection ahead of Ohio’s May 2021 election. Every voter in Ohio deserves to cast their ballot safely. Add your name NOW.

 

TELL YOUR SENATORS THE FILIBUSTER MUST END!

Urge your Senators to ensure the filibuster does not stand in the way of passing urgent legislation that strengthens our democracy. We urgently need our government to pass legislation that rises to meet the challenges of this moment.

 

Success Stories

(Common Cause Ohio) Voting Rights Groups Call On LaRose And Legislature To Protect Ohio Voters In Wake of COVID-19

A coalition of over 65 Ohio voting rights and advocacy groups sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose, legislative leaders, and all members of the Ohio General Assembly urging them to take immediate action to resolve numerous problems with our elections in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, including expanding early in-person voting and vote by mail, enacting emergency

Ohio Voters Win in Court: Congressional Map Struck Down

In 2019, a federal district court struck down Ohio’s congressional map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The case was brought by the ACLU of Ohio, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, and the A. Phillip Randolph Institute.