We the People Convention 2014

We the People Convention LogoThe We the People Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and is open to ALL citizens. Besides providing nationally recognized speakers talking about the important issues of the day, this year’s Convention is providing training for potential candidates and citizens who wish to be trained for various campaign staff positions through a partnership with the Leadership Institute in preparation for the 2015 and 2016 elections. Tickets for both the Convention and the Leadership Institute training can be purchased at www.WethePeopleConvention.org.

To order tickets, visit http://www.wethepeopleconvention.org/tickets/ .

The one day convention, sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, will be host to several speakers including:

  • Congressman Jim Jordan
  • Buckeye Institute’s Greg Lawson
  • Frederick Douglass Foundation Founder Dr. Tim Johnson
  • Tea Party Patriots’ Bill Norton
  • Turning Point Founder Charlie Kirk
  • Rob Ponder from WHBC
  • State Representative John Adams

In addition to the speakers at We the People, there is an opportunity to be trained by the Leadership Institute.  Two of the biggest problems we have are not enough people to run for elected office and not enough volunteers.  The Leadership Institute will be at the convention giving classes on the skills to get attendees ready to run for office and support those running.  You will learn skills like fundraising, building coalitions, managing volunteers and working with the media.

Join us Saturday, September 20th.

A Tale of Two Kasichs

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Farmers, Ranchers, Lawmakers Concerned Over EPA’s Latest Attempt to Define “Waters of the United States”

thBack in June, The Hill reported on a proposed EPA rule which lawmakers on both sides of the aisle worry could mean an expansive power grab for the feds and the loss of personal property rights for farmers, ranchers, and other property owners. The proposed rule known as Waters of the United States (WOTUS) seeks to establish which bodies of water are subject to regulation under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  The definition of WOTUS […]

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Workplace Freedom Update for Week of 9/7

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Federal Judge Sides with Free Speech to Strike Down Ohio Law Banning False Campaign Statements

thU.S. District Judge TImothy S. Black stuck down a 19-year-old Ohio law that prohibits false statements in political campaigns.  In his opinion, Judge Black made clear that the government should not be in the business of deciding truth in political speech – that should be left up to voters. The Huffington Post quotes from Black’s opinion, “Lies have no place in the political arena and serve no purpose other than to undermine the integrity of the […]

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Ohio Teachers Win Class Settlement Against OEA and Regional Affiliates

thScore a win for the little guy.  The Sidney Daily News reports that 14 Ohio public school teachers won a federal class action settlement against the OEA and 11 of its regional affiliates for overcharging non-full-members and illegally directing the funds to political activities.  As per U.S. Supreme Court precedent, unions cannot force non-members to contribute to a union’s political advocacy or other non-bargaining activities. In addition, the OEA’s regional affiliates were collecting compulsory fees […]

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