PCTEA PAC CALLS FOR NO VOTES ON ISSUE 1 AND ISSUE 2
Kent, Ohio - The Portage County TEA Party PAC today announced that it’s 2,200 members are endorsing a NO vote on both Issue 1 and Issue 2 on November 6, 2012. In making the announcement, Executive Director Tom Zawistowski said “We have looked at both Issues carefully and we do not believe that either state issue deserves to be passed. Issue 1 is asking citizens to vote to hold a Constitutional Convention through which the Ohio Constitution could be changed based upon suggestions from delegates which would then be voted upon in a future election. We have not held an Ohio Constitutional Convention since 1912 and we do not think one should be held now. The Ohio Constitution is sound and can be amended by the people on an issue by issue basis, like we did last year with the Ohio Health Care Amendment. Issue 1 would be an unnecessary waste of time and money and voters should vote NO.”
Zawistowski, then said “Issue 2, is a tougher issue. Though we agree that the current form of re-districting in Ohio is a partisan mess, the fact that Ohio and national Unions are spending up to $8 million to pass Issue 2, causes us to think that we would be trading one partisan system for another. We do not like the method for choosing the members of the committee who would be in charge of redistricting and we do not like the fact that they would not be accountable to voters. A similar bill to this was passed by the unions in California. The last thing we want is for Ohio to become in any way like California. We ask all citizens to vote NO on Issue 2.”
Voters can find the recommendations for all federal, state, and local races and issues on the organizations website at www.PortageCountyTEAParty.com. They will also find videos of many candidates as well as candidate surveys on the website. Those who do not have internet but would like to find out who the organization endorses can call the office at 330-474-3878.
The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement. The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful. Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meeting in their area so that they can participate in their self governance. The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.
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