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Ohio politicians want to change the definition of “voter majority.”


It’s like one team changing the rules in the middle of a game because they’re losing.


It’s an insult to everyone who votes in Ohio—Democrats, Republicans and Independents.


If passed, Issue 1 would make it harder for Ohio voters to change old laws and make new ones by redefining a majority of voters as greater than 60% rather than greater than 50%.

Power to the People

Ohio politicians want to change the definition of “voter majority.”

Issue 1 hurts everyone in Ohio – except politicians.

How it works

Right now, Ohio voters have the power to change old laws and create new ones by voting with a simple majority: at least one vote greater than 50%. It’s called “majority rule,” and it’s been working fine for Ohio — and America — for centuries.

It’s helped Ohioans change old laws like

  • Getting rid of the law barring women and people of color from serving in the Ohio National Guard

  • Ending the practice of party-line, straight-ticket voting, where voters make one selection on the ballot in order to vote for every candidate of that party for each partisan office on the ballot

  • In 1923, a voter referendum passed removing the phrase "white male" from the description of a voter in the Ohio Constitution

It’s helped create new laws like

  • A 2006 amendment raising the state minimum wage to $6.85 an hour - today that equates to $10.10 taking inflation into account

  • The Clean Ohio Fund, which cleaned up nearly 400 polluted sites, preserved more than 26,000 acres of natural areas and protected nearly 38,000 acres of family farms

  • A 2005 vote that created the Third Frontier economic development program focused on modernizing Ohio’s economy

If they succeed on August 8th and pass Issue 1, Ohio voters must vote in a super majority—60%—to change or create new laws. Basically, politicians will have all the power because it will be much harder for the people to control them with simple majority votes.

Vote NO.

Make it count.

Here's how.

GCC and your neighborhood captain recommends Vote-by-Mail for August 8th Election!

Request a vote-by-mail ballot TODAY by calling (216) 443-8683 or online

Note: you may use the last 4 digits of your Social Security number as a valid ID for the Vote-by-Mail application.

For more information about GCC or to have a conversation about our position on Issue 1, contactKhalilah Worley Billy | | (773) 269-1736