Pro-Life Ohio Urges a "No" Vote on Special Interest Redistricting Effort
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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(COLUMBUS) - Today, the Ohio Right to Life Board of Trustees announced its unanimous vote in opposition to State Issue 2, the proposed constitutional amendment to alter how Ohioans elect their officeholders, also know as the "Redistricting Amendment".
"Ohio Right to Life strongly opposes Issue 2 and urges every pro-life Ohioan to vote 'no' on this attempt by special interest groups to take away our right to vote," said Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis. "If pro-life Ohio does not defeat Issue 2, we will forever lose the ability to pass strong pro-life laws in our state. Simply put, a 'no' vote protects your right to vote."
As written, State Issue 2 would amend the Ohio Constitution and forever take away the power from the hands of Ohio voters and instead create an unelected and unaccountable commission whose sole purpose would be to redraw the legislative and congressional districts throughout Ohio. This would, in effect, greatly reduce the number of pro-life officeholders representing Ohio at both the state and federal level.
Groups opposing ballot Issue 2 span across the state in a truly bipartisan effort. Editorials and columns opposing the redistricting issue were printed recently in two of the state's largest newspapers, The Columbus Dispatch and The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Ohio Right to Life's Mike Gonidakis debated the negative consequences of Issue 2 recently with Sunny 95's Clark Donley. Click HERE to listen to the audio recording of this debate.