We Are Ohio formed in 2011 and led the effort to veto Senate Bill 5 by a 62-38% margin later that year. We Are Ohio is a citizen-driven, community-based, bipartisan coalition that includes public and private sector workers and employees, autoworkers, police officers, firefighters, teachers, nurses, pastors, small business owners, Republicans, Democrats and Independents, local elected officials and business leaders, students, Moms, Dads, family members and your neighbors.
In 2011, Ohioans in 88 counties came together to sign and circulate petitions to place Senate Bill 5 before voters. On June 29, we turned in the largest number of signatures in Ohio history – 1.3 million. But we weren’t finished. In the ensuing months, more than 17,000 volunteers made phone calls, went door-to-door in a massive grass roots campaign to let Ohioans know that Senate Bill 5 was unfair, unsafe and hurt us all.
On Nov. 8, 2.1 million voters agreed and vetoed Senate Bill 5.
We Are Ohio is continuing to fight for working families and the middle class.
We Are Ohio is fighting to stop efforts to destroy jobs, harm communities and strip workers of their rights with the deceptive Right to Work is wrong initiative brought to you by the same opponents who wanted Senate Bill 5.
Right to Work is wrong will hurt every worker in Ohio and destroy our communities.
In addition, We Are Ohio is working to educate, inform and engage our supporters on other important issues that affect all working families, like minimizing anti-worker provisions in the state budget, preserving prevailing wage and stopping efforts to unfairly balance Ohio’s unemployment compensation program on the backs of unemployed workers.
We Are Ohio stands committed to fighting for workers’ rights. Join our movement and stand up for working families, the middle class and your community!