Dear Ohio BJ’ers
If you’re not on the ODP list:
There will be a major mobilization this coming Tuesday at 1pm at the Ohio statehouse. This is when the next hearing and possible committee vote will take place on SB 5, the GOP bill to repeal collective bargaining. We’d like all of you to join and send as many activists, friends and family, to join the public employees for what will be the biggest show of force yet. I’d ask you to also consider organizing and coordinating buses or vans from your county to bring people en masse to the capital. Folks should wear the uniform they wear at work if applicable (ie scrubs) or wear red. It is crucial that we turn out even larger numbers this Tuesday than we did this past week to build momentum and ensure our voice is heard.
Please come to the Ohio Statehouse (1 Capitol Square, Columbus Ohio 43215) this coming Tuesday, February 22 at 1:00 p.m. Your presence will send a strong message and help our efforts to defeat Senate Bill 5 and the rest of our opponents’ anti-middle class agenda.
Please come. If you can’t make it, can you make calls and organize one group of four or five to commit to go on Tuesday, today? I can’t go so that’s what I’m doing. Those of you who have done this before know the drill: fewer cars, more people, so at least 4 per vehicle.
I won’t be able to respond to individual questions in the comments or emails today, but thanks in advance.