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HB-294 OHIO ANTI-VOTER BILL

HB-294 OHIO ANTI-VOTER BILL

DO NOT PASS HB-294-AN ANTI-VOTER BILL THAT IS RESTRICTIVE TO VOTER ACCESS TO FREELY CAST THEIR VOTES.

Why is this important?

HB-294 is a regressive bill looking for a problem. Nothing within this proposed measure would do anything to prevent voter fraud but they will absolutely inconvenience Ohio voters and create confusion, create longer lines to vote, reduce voter participation and further increase voter apathy.

HB-294 will do the following (summarized):

• Limits duration of drop box availability
• Cuts the number of early voting days
• Cuts off vote-by-mail ballot requests a week earlier,
• Creates a new three-tier ID rule

(HB-294 -VOTER SUPPRESSION BILL IN DETAIL)
1. Limits counties to one ballot drop box location the last 10 days before an election—regardless of how large or populated a county is. Voters in Ohio’s highest population counties sat in traffic jams at drop boxes last year but counties will be prohibited from making drop boxes more accessible.

2. Eliminates one of the busiest final three days of early voting - Monday. In 2020, some 31,413 Ohio voters voted the day before Election Day.

3. Cuts off mail ballot requests at 10 days before the election, which would make Ohio more restrictive than 40+ other states. In 2020, some 451,863 Ohio voters requested a ballot the final week. In that time, 413,093 voters requested and returned their ballots.

4. Voters would be subject to a new three-tier ID rule with photo ID as the preference. 58.6% of voters, more than 3.5 million, voted by mail in 2020.

5. If a vote-by-mail ballot is not sealed in the voter ID envelope -- but inside the return envelope —it will be thrown out.

6. Makes ban on public offices paying return postage even stricter than current law. Paying voters’ return postage would remove a barrier to voting by mail.

🚨 🚨 ACTION STEPS 🚨 🚨

Call your legislator and the sponsors / co-sponsors of HB294

Email your legislator and the sponsors of HB 294

Write a letter to the editor

Sign and Share our online petition

AMPLIFY THE MESSAGE BY SHARING THESE HASH TAGS ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

#OhioAntiVoterBill #OurRightToVote #FreedomToVote

Sample script:

Hi! My name is _____________ I’m calling to voice my opposition to HB 294.
House Bill 294 is a divisive and dangerous anti-voter bill that contains many of the same attacks on our fundamental freedom to vote that we have seen passed in Georgia and other states. We all want safe and accessible elections, but Ohio Legislators are pushing new anti-voter legislation that will take us in the wrong direction. Any bill that rolls back our access to the ballot box or our right to vote is unacceptable. Ohio already has enough anti-voter laws. We don’t need any more.

Elections in Ohio are Safe and Fair. In an article written Jan. 23rd, 2021 by Emily Morgan of The Daily Record, The current Secretary of State, Frank LaRose, stated "for election fraud to occur on a wide a scale, dozens of Republicans and dozens of Democrats who all work for the elections board would have to collaborate on committing a felony and keep it completely quiet.” He also went on to say that "I think we ran the most successful election we’ve ever had.”

Any bill that rolls back our right to vote is a non-starter. Period. Please sign this petition and share with other Ohioans to let them know that conservative legislator our enforcing big government to attack their fundamental freedom to vote.

Below are the emails and phone numbers of Ohio House Legislators:

Sponsors of HB 294
Rep. Bill Seitz (R) email: Rep30@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-8258

Rep. Sharon Ray (R) email: Rep69@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-8140

Co-Sponsors:
Rep. Cindy Abrams (R) email: Rep29@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-9091

Rep. Brian Baldridge (R) email: Rep90@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-2124

Rep. Adam C. Bird (R) email: Rep66@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-644-6034

Rep. Rick Carfagna (R) email: Rep68@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-1431

Rep. Sara P. Carruthers (R) Rep51@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-644-6721

Rep. Gary Click (R) email: Rep88@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-1374

Rep. Jon Cross (R) email: Rep83@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-3819

Rep. Al Cutrona (R) email: Rep59@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-6107

Rep. Mark Fraizer (R) email: Rep71@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-1482

Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R) email: Rep3@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-8104

Rep. Timothy E. Ginter (R) email: Rep5@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-8022

Rep. Thomas Hall (R) email: Rep53@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-644-5094

Rep. Brett Hudson Hillyer (R) email: Rep98@ohiohouse.gov Ph#614-466-8035

Rep. Adam Holmes (R) email: Rep97@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-644-6014

Rep. Don Jones (R) email: Rep95@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-644-8728

Rep. Darrell Kick (R) email: Rep70@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-2994

Rep. Jeff LaRe (R) email: Rep77@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-8100

Rep. Brian E. Lampton (R) email: Rep73@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-644-6020

Rep. P. Scott Lipps (R) email: Rep62@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-644-6023

Rep. Mike Loychik (R) email: Rep63@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-3488

Rep. Riordan T. McClain (R) email: Rep87@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-644-6265

Rep. Phil Plummer (R) email: Rep40@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-644-8051

Rep. Tracy M. Richardson (R) email: Rep86@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-8147

Rep. Craig S. Riedel (R) Rep82@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-644-5091

Rep. Bill Roemer (R) Rep38@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-644-5085

Rep. Jean Schmidt (R) Rep65@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-8134

Rep. Shane Wilkin (R) email: Rep91@ohiohouse.gov Ph# 614-466-3506

How it will be delivered

Deliver in person and Press Conference


Reasons for signing

  • It is our duty as US citizens to protect by all means the integrity, fairness & security of the voting rights of Ohioans. The Right to Vote is the heart of our Democracy. HB 294 is an affront to our principles of Democracy & patriotism. Wars have been fought & lives have been lost to defend, secure & empower our rights as citizens to fully participate in our political process. For Ohio Republicans to openly attack what our nation has so valiantly defended is reprehensible & un-American.
  • To keep it real up in this house!
  • A person shouldn't have to jump through hoops in order to vote.

Updates

2021-06-16 19:51:00 -0400

500 signatures reached

2021-06-08 15:44:05 -0400

CALL 2 ACTION TO STOP HB-294. PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
https://youtu.be/G58utcTVtFI

2021-05-23 10:12:42 -0400

100 signatures reached

2021-05-21 17:09:43 -0400

50 signatures reached

2021-05-20 13:21:31 -0400

25 signatures reached

2021-05-20 10:59:26 -0400

10 signatures reached

2021-05-20 01:38:38 -0400

The Republican Secretary of State, Frank LaRose says: "Ohio ran the most successful race we've ever had" https://www.cantonrep.com/story/news/2021/01/23/ohio-secretary-state-frank-larose-2020-election-fraud-poll-workers/4228453001/