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Ohio Move to Amend is a state network of advocates and affiliates working together to build the movement across the Buckeye State's 88 counties. 

For more information on how to get involved, contact: 
Mary Sue Gmeiner, 937-813-8436, [email protected] 

Amendment Working Groups

Democracy Over Corporations

Athens
John Howell

Email Us
614-843-6170
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Oxford Citizens for Peace & Justice

Oxford
Janis Dutton
Email Us
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We the People Miami County

Troy
Deborah Hogshead
Email Us 
937-620-7660
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Local Affiliates

Greater Cincinnati Move to Amend

Cincinnati
Caren Galloway

[email protected]
916-508-9660
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Cleveland Move to Amend

Cleveland
Lois Romanoff & Steve Norris
[email protected] 
Follow us on Twitter @MoveToAmendCLE
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Central Ohio Move to Amend

Columbus
Sandy Bolzenius
[email protected]
614-843-6170
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Greater Dayton Move to Amend

Dayton
Mary Sue Gmeiner
[email protected] 
937-813-8436
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Mentor Move to Amend

Mentor
Dave Lima
[email protected] 
440 255-4516
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Toledo Move to Amend

Toledo
Tony Szilagye
[email protected] 
419-376-3660
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Cleveland East Move to Amend

[email protected]

Cleveland Heights
Carla Rautenberg 
216.932.5618
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Shaker Heights
Kathy Hazelton
216.224.4945
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South Euclid
Madelon Watts

216.291.4450
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Communities in Support

Alongside hundreds of thousands of individuals have signed our Motion to Amend petition, there have been over 700 communities and states that have passed public resolutions, ordinances, and ballot initiatives supporting the We the People Amendment. Below is a list of resolutions that were passed by elected political bodies (i.e. state legislatures, or county/city/town/village councils), residents who voted at Town Hall meetings, or by voters following organized campaigns by Move to Amend supporters in Ohio.

Passing local resolutions in support of amending the constitution is a great way to educate the public and to send a strong signal to legislators that people care about these issues. Click here for information on how to organize a resolution campaign in your community!

Resolution Language

Call on Congress to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution declaring that:

√ Only human beings, not corporations, are legal persons with Constitutional rights, and

√ Money is not equivalent to speech, and therefore regulating political contributions and spending does not equate to limiting political speech.

Additional provision inbBallot Initiatives

√ Annual or biennial city-sponsored public hearing on the impact of corporate personhood and money as speech on the community and its citizens.

To inquire about launching a city council resolution of ballot initiative campaign in your community, contact us at [email protected]!

Resolutions Passed

Athens

Oberlin

Cleveland*

Barberton

Fremont

Lakewood

South Euclid

Dayton

Canton

Oxford

Lorain

Bedford Heights

Oakwood Village

Tallmadge

University Heights

Toledo

 

Ballot Initiatives Passed

Brecksville (52%)

Chagrin Falls (66%)

Cleveland Heights (77%)

Defiance (67%)

Kent (64%)

Mentor (70%)

Newburgh Heights (73%)

Shaker Heights (82%)

South Eucllid (77%)

Toledo (64%)

 


Endorsing Organizations

More than 600 local, state, and national organizations have come forward to support the passage of the We the People Amendment (in Congress as House Joint Resolution 48). Below are the Ohio-based organizations that formally call on our federal representatives to pass the We the People Amendment, and our local and state representatives to enact resolutions and legislation to advance this effort. 

If your organization, business, union, faith community, or local governmental organization would like to sign on as a supporter of this effort, click here to add your endorsement!

Mahoning County Green Party

Organize! Ohio (Community Organizing Center - Columbus)

Oxford Citizens for Peace and Justice

Mobilize Ohio Movement

Jefferson-Jackson Democratic Club

Women Speak Out for Peace & Justice

Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus

Green Party of Ohio

The Ohio Farmers Union

Greater Northwest Ohio AFL-CIO

North Shore Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition

Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans

Ohio Conference on Fair Trade

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

Cleveland Peace Action

Progressive Democrats of America - Ohio Chapter

Single Payer Action Network Ohio

The 99% of Newark and East Central Ohio

Dayton Miami Valley AFL-CIO

Racial Justice NOW!

 


Ohio’s Congressional Delegation:

U.S. SENATE

Senator:
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Sherrod Brown


Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
503 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2315
Fax: (202) 228-6321
Contact

Senator:

Rob Portman


Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3353
Contact

 

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1st District:
Steve Chabot

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
322 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3076
Contact

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2nd District:
Brad Wenstrup

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
1527 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5161
Fax: (202) 225-5163
Contact

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3rd District:

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: YES


DC Office:
2368 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1880
Fax: (202) 225-5914
Contact

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4th District:

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
2312 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-2511
Fax: 202-225-5444
Contact

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5th District:

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
406 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3311
Fax: (202) 225-4335
Contact

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6th District:

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
2311 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7163
Fax: (202) 225-0566
Contact

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7th District:

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
2446 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6265
Fax: (202) 225-3394
Contact

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8th District:

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
1107 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6205
Contact

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9th District:

Cosponsor: YES
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
2186 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4146
Fax: (202) 225-7711
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10th District:

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
2082 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6465
Fax: (202) 225-6754
Contact

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11th District:

Cosponsor: YES
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
2344 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7032
Fax: (202) 225-1339
Contact

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12th District:

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
1221 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5355
Contact

13th District:

Cosponsor: YES
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
1126 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5261
Fax: (202) 225-3719
Contact

14th District:

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
1124 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5731
Fax: (202) 225-3307
Contact

15th District:

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2015
Fax: (202) 225-3529
Contact

16th District:

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
1023 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3876
Fax: (202) 225-3059
Contact