Tag Archives: Ohio

Ohio Citizens PAC Endorsements

Ohio Citizens PAC gave its endorsement to candidates for the November election. Cincinnati Tea Party fully supports the efforts of Tom Z and the Ohio Citizens PAC.  The endorsements are posted on their website at http://ohiocitizenspac.forohio.com/.   The site has a PDF printable version.



“We Now Have A Smart Exit Strategy from Common Core”

From our friends at Ohioans Against Common Core

Pioneer Institute, an independent think tank from Boston, has lead the charge on research related to Common Core and its progeny. Their research is impeccable, resulting in numerous articles and white papers that serve as highly respected reference sources for state level repeal efforts and legislation.

This past week, Pioneer’s Executive Director, Jim Stergios, released an article “We Now Have a Smart Exit Strategy from Common Core“. The smart exit strategy? Ohio’s HB597. To receive such an endorsement from an organization of this caliber should energize every Ohioan in this fight. We have the plan, now let’s get all boots on the ground and see it through.





Common Core Hearings Monday

Make plans to join us in Columbus!!!!

HB 237 – the original bill to repeal Common Core – has been inexplicably stalled in the Education Committee for months on end, therefore, Rep. Andy Thompson will be giving his sponsor testimony regarding HB 597 – the new bill to repeal Common Core – this Monday, the 18th.

This is what we’ve been waiting for, and now we need your help.

Join us in Columbus MONDAY, AUGUST 18TH – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm* – Ohio Statehouse, Rm 313

Hearing will begin with Rep. Thompson’s Sponsor Testimony which will be followed by supporting testimony of Ohio parents, teachers and local school board members. *Hearing will extend if necessary to accommodate work schedules of those who want to offer oral testimony. I will be testifying on Monday afternoon, and would greatly appreciate your support.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19TH – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm* – Ohio Statehouse, Rm 313 This hearing is reserved for our out of town guests’ supporting testimony – Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Jane Robbins, Joy Pullmann, Dr. James Milgram, Emmett McGroarty, Ze’ev Wurman, Bill Evers and Jim Stergios are confirmed. *Hearing will be extended if needed.

If you have not had the opportunity to hear these individuals speak, I would strongly urge you to make the trip back to Columbus on Tuesday. Click Here for Hearing Updates at Ohioans Against Common Core Click Here to Order T-Shirts, Wrist Bands and Bumper Stickers Let’s Paint the Statehouse Red!

Ohioans Against Common Core has to pay the travel to have experts come and testify for the hearings. If you would like to support Heidi, please buy one of the Ohioans Against Common Core shirts. The money will support the transportation of the experts for the hearings. Click here to buy. Please wear your shirt in Columbus on Monday, August 18th.

Union Terminal and Music Hall Sales Tax Increase Public Hearning

Union Terminal SupportersWednesday, July 23rd beginning at 6:30pm

Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246

At a public hearing on Wednesday you will have a chance to give your two cents on the proposed Hamilton County sales tax increase. Citizens will be allowed two minutes to speak on the issue. It will be packed so come early.

As you may have heard, Hamilton County Commissioners are going to vote on whether to raise sales taxes to support a repair and renovation of Union Terminal and Music Hall.

This sales tax increase is a concern on many levels.  Firstly, the proposal overwhelmingly counts on a sales tax increase.  There is a small contribution from the City of Cincinnati and donors, but most of the money comes from the tax increase.

The second problem, these buildings are owned by the City of Cincinnati. They are only pitching in 10 million of the proposed 380 million dollar project.  The owners of the building need to step up and take care of the property they own.

A great interview with Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann addresses this issue.

Action:  If you can’t make the hearing, please contact the Hamilton County Commissioners to tell them your opinion about this sales tax increase.  The pro side of this issue has sent more than 2,000 emails in support of this tax increase.  We need to make sure our opinions are part of the conversation. greg.hartmann@hamilton-co.org;chris.monzel@hamilton-co.orgtodd.portune@hamilton-co.org

Opinion:  To help us do our job of providing you information, can you take this super quick survey to help give us information about how you feel about this tax: Take our quick survey about Music Hall-Union Terminal Tax Here

For more information on this issue, including the history of renovation costs for Union Terminal and Music Hall please visit http://www.empoweruohio.org/factsheet.pdf.

Help us Stop Common Core

Last week Ohioans Against Common Core hosted an amazing event supporting HB237, a bill that will repeal Common Core in Ohio.  See the pictures of the event here.

We need your help to get this bill a vote on the floor of the Ohio House.  The bill is currently stuck in the Education Committee.  One of the State Reps. John Adams, pulled what is called a Discharge Petition.  If this petition gets 50 signatures from the other State Reps, it will get a vote on the floor of the House.

We need your help to call your State Rep.  Here is a link to the Ohio House of Representative Member Directory.  Ask them to sign the Discharge Petition for HB237, Repeal Common Core.  The following is an interview I did with State Rep Adams about this issue, to give you more information.

Please let us know if your State Rep has signed the petition and we will keep a count until we get 50 signatures statewide.  This is very doable.  We can get a vote to Repeal Common Core a vote in the fall.   We need your help in talking to your State Rep to make it happen.

Ask your State Rep to sign the Discharge Petition for House Bill 237 to Repeal Common Core!