Reform Ohio Now

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h3. 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

h3. 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:

# The creation of an independent Commission to approve state and federal legislative districts
# The reform of Ohio campaign finance laws to lessen the role of large campaign contributions and provide fuller disclosure about the source of contributions
# The creation of a bi-partisan State Board of Elections to oversee the conduct and administration of elections.
# 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.

h3. 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
* 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