Commentary

  • 12.03.20

    It’s International Volunteer Day, & We Love Our Volunteers!

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      Saturday, December 5th, 2020 marks International Volunteer Day (IVD). IVD is an international observance that was mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985 and is typically a day designated to promote volunteerism, encourage governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local,more »

  • 12.02.20

    Senate Bill 27 – Opponent Testimony

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    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ opponent testimony on Senate Bill 27. This was delivered to the House Civil Justice Committee on December 3, 2020. To Chairman Hambley, Vice Chair Patton, Ranking Member Brown, and members of the House Civil Justice Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present opponent testimony on Senate Billmore »

  • 12.02.20

    House Bill 277 – Proponent Testimony

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    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ proponent testimony on House Bill 227. This was delivered to the Senate Local Government, Public Safety & Veterans Affairs Committee on December 1, 2020. To Chairman Manning, Vice Chair Brenner, Ranking Member Maharath, and members of the Senate Local Government, Public Safety & Veterans Affairs Committee, thank youmore »

  • 11.30.20

    Protecting The Rights Of People With HIV/AIDS: How the ACLU of Ohio Set a Precedent in 1994

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      When Fred L. Charon and his partner, Bruce Howe, turned off the Ohio Turnpike in desperation in April 1992, they could not have anticipated they would trigger a precedent-setting case for the rights of people with AIDS. Aided by the ACLU, their case became the first in which people with AIDS (PWAs) won protectionmore »

  • 11.19.20

    Sub. House Bill 369 – Proponent Testimony

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    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ proponent testimony on Sub. House Bill 369. This was delivered to the House Civil Justice Committee on November 19, 2020. To Chairman Hambley, Vice Chair Patton, Ranking Member Brown, and members of the House Civil Justice Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present proponent testimony on Substitutemore »

  • 11.19.20

    Ohio’s Election wasn’t a Disaster, But More Needs to be Done

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      Last week, Secretary of State Frank LaRose penned an op-ed in the Cincinnati Enquirer titled Ohio is a model for how to run elections. The piece gives high praise to Ohio for how smoothly our election went, citing how fast we released our results on election night, the state’s impressive poll worker recruitment, andmore »

  • 11.10.20

    Sub. Senate Bill 3 – Proponent Testimony

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    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ proponent testimony on Sub. Senate Bill 3. This was delivered to the House Criminal Justice Committee on November 10, 2020. To Chairman Lang, Vice Chair Plummer, Ranking Member Leland, and members of the House Criminal Justice Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present proponent testimony on Substitutemore »

  • 11.02.20

    In a democracy, we count every vote. This year, the process could take longer

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    This originaly appeared on Cleveland.com on Nov. 1, 2020.   CLEVELAND — This is the first election in our lifetimes to occur during a global pandemic, and one in which an unprecedented number of voters will cast their ballots by mail. While we’re accustomed to watching the results roll in live on election night, thismore »

  • 10.20.20

    Here’s How To Find Your Polling Location To Vote In-Person on Election Day

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        If there is anything 2020 has shown us, it’s that things can become extremely unpredictable – and very quickly. If you’re planning on voting on Election Day, you might be particularly wary of this unpredictability, especially since we saw primary polling places change rapidly with just days left to vote, and then in-personmore »

  • 10.12.20

    FAQ: Role of Justices on The Supreme Court of Ohio

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    FAQ about the Role of Justices on The Supreme Court of Ohio. more »