FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ohio Liberty Council Contact
U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner Signs Ohio Health Care Freedom Amendment Petition
West Chester, Ohio, September 19, 2010 – Congressman John Boehner, who represents Ohio’s 8th District, has joined thousands of other Ohio voters in signing a petition to allow Ohioans to vote on the proposed Ohio Health Care Freedom Amendment. Boehner, the Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, signed the petition while in his home district.
The Ohio Health Care Freedom Amendment would free Ohioans from the individual mandates of Federal health care legislation. The amendment would preserve the right of Ohioans to choose their own health care and health care insurance coverage, and make their own medical decisions. As a Constitutional Amendment, it would specifically protect health care choice as a right of all Ohioans.
Twenty states have filed suit against the federal government to restore the rights set to be stripped from their citizens by provisions of the federal legislation, and several states have taken other measures to protect the rights of their citizens. Since the governor and legislature of the State of Ohio refused to act to protect their constituents, the Ohio Liberty Council, a volunteer group of conservative citizens, proposed the Ohio Health Care Freedom Amendment and has led the effort to place it on the ballot for a vote by all Ohio citizens. Not only did Ohio fail to act, but the citizens’ group was forced to obtain a ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court to stop Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner and the Ohio Ballot Board from blocking the petition effort by what many Ohioans consider an abuse of their powers.
“It’s a sad day when citizens must override their elected officials to protect their rights. Neither our statehouse nor Attorney General would answer this federal challenge to personal liberty. It now falls on the shoulders of concerned citizens to do the heavy lifting,” said Chris Littleton of the Ohio Liberty Council. The State of Ohio requires 402,275 valid signatures of Ohio voters to force the issue onto the ballot, and collection of signatures is now well underway–all obtained by citizen volunteers.
Information about the Ohio Health Care Freedom Amendment is available at www.theohioproject.com
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
· Affect 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.
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