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Last year partisan politicians waged a full frontal assault on voting rights.
This year its a sneak attack.
An amendment has been added to the massive state budget bill (HB 59) designed to make it more difficult for students to vote in their college communities.
The amendment would require public colleges and universities to charge the in-state tuition rate (as opposed to the higher out of state tuition rate) to any student issued proof of residency for voting purposes.
Supporters claim the amendment is aimed at lowering tuition. In reality, the provision is intended to suppress the vote. By stripping away hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from schools that provide proof of residency to out-of-state students, schools will have little choice but to stop providing this documentation. The result? Students will have a harder time voting – even though they have every legal right to vote in their college communities.
This is no accident, its a political tactic. This amendment has passed the Ohio House and is now in the Senate.
Take a moment to stand up for student voters by asking the Chairman of the Ohio Senate Finance Committee to remove this amendment from HB 59. Weve already prepared the language to get you started!
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The Constitution prohibits courts from jailing those who cant afford to pay their fines. So does Ohio law.
Our courts are doing it anyway.
You can help us stop them. Its fast and easy!
On April 4, 2013, the ACLU of Ohio released The Outskirts of Hope, a report chronicling the illegal debtors’ prison activity across the state of Ohio.
We have sent letters to seven Ohio courts profiled in the report, telling them to end their illegal debtors’ prison practices. We have also sent a letter to the Ohio Supreme Court, asking them to enforce the law with statewide guidelines to stop this terrible practice in Ohio.
Now its your turn! Take a minute to urge the Ohio Supreme Court to end debtors’ prison practices in our state. Weve already prepared the language to get you started!