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WLWT NBC 5: Protestors Push Boehner on Jobs

CINCINNATI — Hundreds of people gathered to protest outside the West Chester office of House Speaker John Boehner.

A group of unemployed workers and labor leaders gathered at 11 a.m. to call on the congressman to work harder to bring down the unemployment rate, and worry less about Washington politics.

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Cincinnati.com: Protest at John Boehner’s office gets rowdy

WEST CHESTER TWP. – A protest by union groups and others at the West Chester office of Speaker of the House John Boehner grew rowdy enough Tuesday that staff members locked the door.

Boehner was not at the office …

… Rainey Rohrmeier, of Harrison, took time off from her job as a union electrician to join Tuesday’s protest and send Boehner a message.

“It’s the unwillingness to compromise, the lack of support for workers – the people who are down and dirty doing the work,” she said. “All the policies are favoring the rich people and now they call them ‘job creators.’ So where are the jobs?”

SOURCE: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110809/NEWS0108/110809004

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Columbus Dispatch: SB 5 opponents make a statement in a big way

They dubbed it the “million-signature march” and then delivered, literally.

We Are Ohio, the coalition leading the effort to repeal Senate Bill 5, directed a parade of thousands through Downtown yesterday that culminated in the delivery of nearly 1.3 million signatures to the secretary of state to place Ohio’s new collective-bargaining law on the November ballot.

Source: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/06/30/sb-5-opponents-make-a-statement-in-a-big-way.html

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Record Herald: We Are Ohio recognizes volunteers

Of the 1.3 million signatures collected to place referendum to Senate Bill 5 on the November ballot, 2,268 came from Fayette county.

We Are Ohio, a bipartisan coalition organized to repeal SB 5 and restore union rights announced Friday that they received 10 times the number of signatures they needed.

Source: http://www.recordherald.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=140235

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FOX Toledo (AP): SB5 opponents deliver 1.3M repeal signatures

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Thousands of opponents of Ohio’s new collective bargaining law marched through the streets of Columbus on Wednesday to deliver signatures aimed at getting a repeal question on the November ballot, even as Gov. John Kasich continued to defend the law.

Source: http://www.foxtoledo.com/dpp/news/local/SB5-opponents-deliver-1-point-3-million-repeal-signatures

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Columbus Dispatch: Pro-union coalition delivers 1.3 million signatures for SB 5 referendum

The coalition leading the effort to repeal Senate Bill 5 delivered a record of nearly 1.3 million signatures to the secretary of state today to place Ohio’s new collective bargaining law on the November ballot.

A parade of more than 6,000, led by a banner proclaiming the “million signature march,” rumbled through Downtown this morning.

Source: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/06/29/sb-5-referendum-coalition-to-deliver-more-than-a-million-signatures.html

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The Nation: Democracy is Coming to Ohio: 1.3 Million Voters Force Referendum to Restore Labor Rights

Opponents of Ohio Governor John Kasich’s push to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights—as part of a national push by newly elected Republican governors to silence opposition to their cuts in funding for public education and services — needed to collect 231,000 valid signatures to force a referendum that would override anti-labor legislation enacted by Kasich and his allies.

That was a tall order. But the labor and community groups that have come together to defend public employees, teachers, schools and services have exceeded it —by more than one million signatures.

READ MORE: http://www.thenation.com/blog/161746/democracy-coming-ohio-13-million-voters-force-referendum-restore-labor-rights

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Plain Dealer Media: SB5 opponents deliver petition signatures

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WKBN 27: SB5 Opponents Deliver 1.3M Signatures in Columbus

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The Cincinnati Herald: Affordable Care Act Delivers Better Preventive Care to Communities of Color

WASHINGTON, DC—The Service Employees International Union today embraced a new report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) showing that more than 5 million Americans with traditional Medicare took advantage of preventative benefits now available through the Affordable Care Act. The statement below can be attributed to Dr. L. Toni Lewis, Chair, SEIU Healthcare.

“At a time when the unemployment rate for Africans Americans is more than double the national average, many African Americans’ risk falling behind.  Job loss can take a heavy toll on an individual’s wallet or pocketbook, but also on one’s psyche.

“News that more and more Americans are receiving preventative health care thanks to the Affordable Care Act holds special significance, especially for people of color. And, prior to the Affordable Care Act, more than 19 million African Americans were uninsured.

“The CMS announcement that the Affordable Care Act is increasing preventative care is also significant because racial and ethnic minorities are often less likely to receive preventative care than the rest of the population. In fact, African Americans seniors on Medicare are less likely to get vital preventative services, such as cancer screenings.

SOURCE: http://www.thecincinnatiherald.com/news/2011-06-25/News/Affordable_Care_Act_Delivers_Better_Preventive_Car.html

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