FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ohio Liberty Council Contact
Chris Littleton 937-499-3594
Ohio Candidate for Governor John Kasich Signs Petition to Protect Ohio Citizens From Federal Health Care Legislation
Columbus, OH, November 1, 2010. Ohio Gubernatorial candidate John Kasich yesterday signed the initiative petition for Ohio’s Health Care Freedom Amendment, sponsored by the Ohio Liberty Council.
This proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution would protect Ohio citizens from mandates of the recent federal health care control legislation, and is the single strongest statement against the bill in the United States. Initiated by Ohio citizens, the proposed amendment has gathered over 250,000 signatures, having already exceeded the state-required number of participating counties.
Kasich said, “Today I signed the Ohio Project’s initiative petition to amend Ohio’s Constitution and preserve Ohioans’ freedom to make their own decisions about health care.
I believe Ohioans deserve the best health care possible, but Obamacare doesn’t do it. Reform is needed, but it should lower costs, not raise them, and it should keep bureaucrats out of the private relationship between doctors and patients and end the frivolous lawsuits that drive up costs.
Ohioans deserve a solution to health care that doesn’t bring more big government, but which preserves their freedom to make their own decisions about their health care. I look forward to working with you to bring about that change.”
The Ohio Liberty Council would like to thank John Kasich and Congressman John Boehner for signing this amendment and making a very clear statement that state sovereignty is alive and well and Ohioans will not tolerate the unconstitutional mandates of the health care bill.
About the Ohio Liberty Council
The Ohio Liberty Council is a nonpartisan coalition of like-minded grassroots organizations throughout Ohio. The council strives to achieve these strategic objectives:
· Foster accountability of elected officials and government
· Grow awareness of the movement
· Promote state sovereignty
· Educate citizens
· Effect elections
The council began in June 2009 as a way to connect liberty-minded Ohioans. The group communicates on issues, but more importantly, seeks to create concerted action among the groups. By working together, the council intends to achieve real results to protect and promote liberty in Ohio. The most important issue facing Ohio is state sovereignty, which is the main focus of the group.
Additional Background on Health Care Freedom Amendment
The amendment would protect Ohioans from the financial burdens and individual mandates contained in the new federal health care measure passed by Congress.
After amendment language was challenged and a ruling to block it was issued, the Ohio Supreme Court unanimously ruled against Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, approving the constitutional amendment language. The signature gathering process is underway. More than 402,000 valid signatures are needed to qualify for the ballot in 2011.
For more information about the Health Care Freedom Amendment, please visit: http://www.theohioproject.com/