Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Today, Ohio voters have a chance to turn back one of the most reactionary pieces of legislation passed by a Rethuglican state legislature and Governor. A "no" vote on Issue 2 on the ballot in Ohio today would repeal State Bill 5 which strips public employees of their collective bargaining rights, much as was done in Wisconsin. Backing the Rethugs are corporate interests -- prominently the Koch heads -- that want to chip away at unions in the public and private sectors, and who have pumped millions into dishonest ads.
Polls indicate that the public opposes the Rethug attempt in Ohio by almost a 2 to 1 margin, but turnout today is key and fortunately the weather across much of Ohio is good. We'll tune back in once the polls have closed in Ohio this evening.