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Ohio’s Prescription Drug Issue: What You Need to Know

Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue Ohio’s Prescription Drug Issue: What You Need to Know

In November, Ohio voters will go to the polls to vote on Issue 2. Issue 2 is a deceptive and vaguely-worded ballot issue that would impose unworkable contracting requirements for state prescription drug purchases based on prices paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s important to understand how Issue 2 would affect medical […]

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The Gubernatorial Lineup: 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats Join the Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Gubernatorial Lineup: 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats Join the Race

The race for Ohio governor is on, and each party has four candidates to choose from for election in 2018. For convenience, CU has listed each candidate, along with their work experience, key policies, and personal input. Democrats Connie Pillich, Montgomery, 56 Served as an Ohio House representative from 2009 to 2014, representing the 28th […]

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No Action on 20 Week Abortion Ban from Ohio Pro-Choice Groups

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega No Action on 20 Week Abortion Ban from Ohio Pro-Choice Groups

The anti-choice movement in Ohio got a win on Tuesday, when the ban on abortions after 20 weeks officially went into effect. Its only exception is if the mother’s life is at risk, but it doesn’t bend in cases of rape or incest. Gov. John Kasich signed it into law in December. Other than a […]

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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor Take First Step in Entering Race for Governor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor Take First Step in Entering Race for Governor

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor completed the first official step in running for Ohio governor in 2018, formally filing the Mary Taylor for Governor committee and designating Rick Fedorovich as her treasurer. While a real campaign announcement and kick-off are expected later this year, this action allows Taylor to start campaigning and fundraising now. “First, […]

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Grassroots: SURJ Columbus Uses “People Power” to Work Against Racial Injustice

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: SURJ Columbus Uses “People Power” to Work Against Racial Injustice

Getting involved in the fight for racial justice can be intimidating for the average white progressive. Where do you fit? How do you let your voice be heard without drowning out the black and brown voices of the movement? How do you contribute without coming off as a “white savior?” Showing Up for Racial Justice […]

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Double Comfort First Sanctuary Restaurant in Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Double Comfort First Sanctuary Restaurant in Ohio

While everyone is arguing about the legality and ethics of Sanctuary Cities, local social enterprise Double Comfort has wasted no time bringing the concept of Sanctuary Restaurants to Ohio. A step up from its sister term, a Sanctuary Restaurant is a business providing a safe and welcoming environment to refugees and immigrants, “but it also […]

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Protesters Rally at Statehouse, Electors Cast Votes for Trump

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Protesters Rally at Statehouse, Electors Cast Votes for Trump

In a failed final attempt to keep President-elect Donald Trump from becoming President Donald Trump, Columbus residents gathered Monday at the statehouse to protest. It was part of a nationwide day of action led by the December 19 Coalition and other progressive groups. Carlos Buford, from Democracy Spring, said that although all of Ohio’s 18 […]

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