Video – We Are Ohio Releases New “No on Issue 2″ Ad
On November 8, citizens of Ohio will head to the polls with an opportunity to overturn a law passed this year that would undermine workers’ rights and workplace safety across the state. Earlier this year, the Ohio Legislature passed and Governor John Kasich signed the controversial Senate Bill 5 (SB5), which would silence the voices of teachers, education support professionals, nurses, firefighters, police officers and other public employees in the workplace.
We Are Ohio, a broad coalition of organizations and individuals opposed to SB5 — including the Ohio Education Association – collected more than 1.2 million signatures to force a referendum on SB5. Now, the citizens of Ohio will decide if it becomes law. We Are Ohio has been spearheading efforts to inform Ohioans about the effects that SB5 — known as Issue 2 on the November ballot — will have on the critical work public employees perform every day.
We Are Ohio has released a new ad asking citizens to reject SB5 and vote “no” on Issue 2. The ad focuses on how the law would impact nurses and the care they provide to patients.
Nurse Shawna Turner: When a patient comes through the door, it’s my job to give them the attention they need so that they can heal. But these days, my job is more difficult because of increased patient loads and not enough nurses. But Senate Bill 5 makes it harder for nurses to give our patients the quality care they need. Senate Bill 5 makes it illegal for nurses to negotiate for safe staffing levels. We can stop Senate Bill 5 by voting no on Issue 2. Please vote no on Issue 2.
For more information and to learn how you can get involved in the No on Issue 2 campaign, visit We Are Ohio.
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