Commentary

  • 11.06.19

    House Bill 263 – Proponent Testimony

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    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ proponent testimony on House Bill 263. This was delivered to the House Commerce & Labor Committee on November 6, 2019. To Chairwoman Manning, Vice Chair Dean, Ranking Member LePore­ Hagan, and members of the House Commerce & Labor Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present proponent testimonymore »

  • 11.01.19

    Everything You Need To Know About the Ohio Supreme Court’s Criminal Rule 46. FAQ!

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      Why is Criminal Rule 46 important? Criminal Rule 46 is the Rule of Practice and Procedure that provides all state courts with instructions regarding bail-setting procedures. This Rule therefore has the opportunity to implement bail reform across the state of Ohio. It could also choose to allow current practices to continue. Currently in Ohio,more »

  • 10.30.19

    How Halloween Inspired My Activism

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    For most people Halloween conjures up images of ghosts, monsters, and too much candy. For me, I’m taken back to a time I was growing my activist wings – even though I didn’t know it at the time. When I was nine, I petitioned my own city council. I could lie and say in themore »

  • 10.29.19

    When It Comes to Voter Turnout, Ohio Youth Lags Behind

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    In 2008, President Barack Obama targeted Ohio youth when it came to gaining votes for the Democratic primary as he ran against Hillary Clinton. This, as it is obvious nearly a decade later, worked in his favor as he went on to serve for two terms as President. What many may not know is thatmore »

  • 10.23.19

    Substitute Senate Bill 18 – Proponent Testimony

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    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ proponent testimony on Sub. Senate Bill 18. This was delivered to the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 23, 2019. To Chairman Eklund, Vice Chair Manning, Ranking Member Thomas, and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present proponent testimony on Substitute Senate Billmore »

  • 10.22.19

    Senate Bill 155 – Opponent Testimony

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    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ proponent testimony on Senate Bill 155. This was delivered to the Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee on October 22, 2019. To Chairman Burke, Vice Chair Huffman, Ranking Member Antonio, and members of the Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee, thank you for this opportunity tomore »

  • 10.15.19

    Senate Bill 40 – Interested Party Testimony

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    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ proponent testimony on Senate Bill 40. This was delivered to the Senate Education Committee on October 15, 2019. To Chairwoman Lehner, Ranking Member Fedor, and members of the Senate Education Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present interested party testimony on Senate Bill 40. Inquiries from committeemore »

  • 10.10.19

    Senate Bill 55 – Opponent Testimony

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    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ proponent testimony on Senate Bill 55. This was delivered to the House Criminal Justice Committee on October 10, 2019. To Chairman Lang, Vice Chair Plummer, Ranking Member Leland, and members of the House Criminal Justice Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present opponent testimony on Senate Billmore »

  • 10.07.19

    On October 8 the Supreme Court Will Decide on Protections for LGBTQ Employees

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    On October 8th, the Supreme Court of the United States will decide if Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will protect the rights of LGBTQ individuals against workplace discrimination. Title VII prevents discrimination in the workplace based on race, color, religion, national origin, and sex; however, the current question is whether thismore »

  • 09.25.19

    Incredible Quotes From Books You Might Not Have Known Were Banned

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    As we stated in our blog Banned Books Week… More Relevant than Ever? , we here at the ACLU love Banned Books Week—and rightfully so! As you may already know, the ACLU firmly stands against censorship of all types, and that most certainly includes the banning of books. However, we not only defend banned books,more »