The Ohio Ballot Board has approved the Reproductive Rights Amendment as a single ballot issue. Read more about the issue here.
This means that signature gathering time starts now. We will need at least 4,022 valid signatures of registered Clermont County voters if we want Clermont to be one of the 44 counties in which a minimum number of signatures is required for the amendment to get on the ballot. That means we really need at least 8,100 signatures to account for possible invalid signatures. To make the November 2023 ballot, petitions with “approximately” 413,000 valid signatures, including signatures in 44 counties equal to 5% of the 2022 vote for Governor in that county, must be submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State by July 5, 2023.
Word from Patty Lawrence on behalf of Democracy In Action, DIA, is they are committed to gathering signatures in Clermont Co. They are working on a multi-faceted collection plan hosting drive thru, canvass, and be at events. For more information contact Patty at email@example.com
We will also need volunteers to open CCDP headquarters in Batavia to collect signatures. If you can volunteer let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 513-732-2378.
Protect Choice Ohio is offering training on collecting signatures via a webinar this Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 7pm. You can sign up for the free webinar at https://protectchoiceohio.com/training Training will last about an hour. RSVP required. For any additional information about the training please contact Destinee at Destinee@ProtectChoiceOhio.com
Please consider volunteering.
Raymond W. Lembke
Executive Committee Chair
Clermont County, Ohio Democratic Party