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Press Release

    FreedomWorks, Tea Party Leaders Get Out the “YES” Vote for Issues 2 and 3

    WASHINGTON, DC- FreedomWorks, Ohio Tea Party groups and limited-government activists are doubling down on their aggressive grassroots campaign to educate Ohio taxpayers on the importance of voting “YES” for Issues 2 and 3 on November 8th.

    “We have been on-the-ground working closely with tireless Ohio volunteer leaders in the past couple months and our objective remains the same,” commented Brendan Steinhauser, Director of Federal and State Campaigns for FreedomWorks. “We want to unite and mobilize a strong grassroots constituency that will preserve Governor Kasich’s bold SB5 reforms and protect Ohioans from the Obamacare individual mandate.”

    Voting YES on Issue 2 would protect Governor Kasich’s SB5 reform bill passed last spring, which brought Ohio much-needed pension reform for public sector unions, merit pay for teachers, and expanded school choice. Issue 2 would also prevent future tax hikes, save jobs by cutting costs for local governments, and reduce spending to balance the state budget.

    Voting YES on Issue 3 would advance the Health Care Freedom Amendment, protecting Ohio from the Obamacare individual mandate and preventing the state Medicaid budget from a $1 billion increase.

    “Senate Bill 5 was the first critical step towards future job growth,” commented Matt Kibbe, President of FreedomWorks.  “Ohio has shed 600,000 private sector jobs in the last ten years. It is impossible to grow the economy when the public sector is constantly outweighing the private sector. Voting YES on Issues 2 and 3 will protect Governor Kasich’s pro-growth reforms and ensure that private sector businesses in Ohio can have the employee health care benefits their hard-working employees deserve.”

    FreedomWorks produced over 18,000 yard signs and 120,000 door hangers for local activists to distribute across the state of Ohio, with nine distribution centers across the state. Activists can also download and print door hangers online. The newly launched web campaign, www.YesForJobs.com, allows Ohio voters to download and submit an absentee ballot to make their voices heard while saving a trip to the polls.