Because early voting is underway, I am going to depart from the “Thank Yous” I am sharing to publish important information on Issues 1 and 2. I hope you cast your vote against both of these dangerous measures. Please use your influence to encourage others to vote against these measures, also. Here is some material issued today by the Center for Christian Virtue:
As an Ohio voter, you have the incredible opportunity to show up at your local Board of Elections and cast your ballot in person, without waiting for the lines on Election Day. Have you made it out to vote yet?
This week, early voting will be held:
Monday, October 23 – Friday, October 27
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Important Election Dates
- Tuesday, October 31: Deadline to request an absentee ballot is 8:30 pm.
- Sunday, November 5: Last day for early in-person voting.
- Monday, November 6: Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date, and received by your county Board of Elections by November 13.
- Tuesday, November 7, Election Day: Polls are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm for in-person voting while absentee ballots may be personally delivered to your county Board of Elections by 7:30 pm.
What is Issue 1?
With Issue 1, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are pushing for Ohio to have one of the most extreme abortion laws in the country. Because of the intentionally broad and deceptively vague language used, the measure goes much farther than it appears.
If passed, Issue 1 would lock an amendment into Ohio’s Constitution that:
- Legalizes abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, including painful late-term abortions up to birth.
- Allows an abortion clinic to perform an abortion on a minor girl without her parents’ knowledge or consent.
- Opens the door for women to be coerced into unwanted abortions.
- Makes the abortionist the judge, jury, and executioner of an unborn child.
What is Issue 2?
Issue 2 would legalize and commercialize recreational marijuana in Ohio. On the surface, this citizen-initiated proposal might seem reasonable. Yet, at a time when an addiction crisis is plaguing so many of our communities and families, we don’t need more drugs in Ohio.
There is a clear connection between legalized pot and the worsening opioid crisis. Ohio’s own Cleveland Clinic acknowledges that marijuana is addictive and poses a litany of health risks.
Marijuana is more potent than it ever has been before. Calls to poison control centers about children inadvertently ingesting dangerous levels of THC have increased nationwide, especially in states where marijuana is legal.
The marijuana industry is the only industry that stands to profit from the pain and addiction that commercializing marijuana would unleash in our state.