Reform Ohio Now

From www.reformohionow.org:

Who is RON?

Reform Ohio Now is comprised of a broad group of and individuals committed to improving Ohio’s electoral process. Click here for a list of the organizations that make up our coalition. Individual endorsers include:

  • Dr. Herb Asher – Professor Emeritus of Political Science at The Ohio State University
  • Andy Douglas – former Republican State Supreme Court Justice
  • Dennis Eckart- Former CEO of Greater Cleveland Growth Association

What is Reform Ohio Now’s purpose?

Reform Ohio Now’s purpose is to improve accountability and reform Ohio’s electoral system through a series of constitutional amendments:

  1. The creation of an independent Commission to approve state and federal legislative districts
  2. The reform of Ohio campaign finance laws to lessen the role of large campaign contributions and provide fuller disclosure about the source of contributions
  3. The creation of a bi-partisan State Board of Elections to oversee the conduct and administration of elections.
  4. Allowing voters to cast ballots by mail or in person at an appropriate county board of elections up to 35 days before an election without stating a reason for voting early.

Organizational Endorsements

Please refer back to this page periodically as this list will be updated often.

* American Friends Service Committee (Issue 3) * Americans for Democratic Action – Cleveland Chapter * Appalachian Peace and Justice Network * Asbestos Workers local #84 * Belmont-Monroe Counties Central Labor Council * Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 16 (Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula Counties) * Buckeye Forest Council * Carpenters Local 639 * Cedar Fairmount Moms Group * Cincinnati City Council * Cincinnati State College Democrats * Citizens’ Alliance for Secure Elections * Citizens for a Progressive Ohio * Citizens Forum of the Miami Valley * Cleveland City Council * Coalition for Equity and Adequacy in School * The Coalition of Democratic and Progressive Organizations – Central Ohio * Common Cause * Common Sense Roundtable * Dayton Springfield Sydney Miami Valley AFL-CIO * Democracy for America – Central Ohio * Democracy for Ohio * Democratic Women’s Society of Preble County * Democrats for a Stronger America (Montgomery County) * Fairmount Presbyterian Church, Outreach Mission Council * Findlay Democracy for America * Fostoria Democratic Club * Geauga County Democratic Party * Good Works (Athens, OH) * Hamilton County Democratic Forum * IBEW Local 246 (Steubenville) * IBEW Local 673 (Lake County) * Inter Ministerial Alliance (Dayton) * Laborers Local 894 * Lake Democracy for America * Lakewood Democratic Club * League of Women Voters (Issues 2, 4) * League of Young Voters * Licking County Pro-Active Citizens (LICOPAC) * Ironworkers Local 17 * Master’s Commission New Covenant Church * Midtown South for Progress * Montgomery County Democratic party * NAACP – Dayton * Ohio AFL-CIO * Ohio Citizen Action * Ohio Civil Service Employees Association * Ohio Council of Churches * Ohio Education Association * Ohio Environmental Council * Ohio Fair Schools * Ohio Federation of Teachers * Ohio League of Conservation Voters Education Fund * Ohio Public Interest Research Group * Ohio Taxpayers Association (2, 4, 5) * Ohioans for Democratic Values * Organize Ohio * Oxford Citizens for Peace and Justice * Painters Local 841 * Patriots for Change (Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties) * Pickaway County Democrats- Citizens in Action * Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Ohio * Portage County Democratic Coalition * Progressive Democrats of America * Progressive Democrats of Butler County * Progressive Democrats of Cincinnati * Rocky River Democratic Club * Sierra Club of Ohio * Stonewall Democrats – Cleveland * Summit County Progressive Democrats * Teamsters Local 348 * TheRestofUs.org * Tri-County Building and Construction Trades Council * Upper Ohio Valley Building and Construction Trades * Wake Up Ohio * Warren County Democratic Party * Wayne County Network for Progressive Democracy