Press Releases

Thousands Will Return to Ohio’s Workforce with Issue 1

October 9, 2018

COLUMBUS – A Yes vote on Issue 1 will return thousands of Ohioans to the workforce according to a report released today by the independent think tank Policy Matters Ohio. The study notes that one in four jobs in Ohio are unavailable to felons upon release from prison after serving their sentence. “These roadblocks range…

Yes on Issue 1 Ad Features Father Who Lost Son to Overdose

October 5, 2018

Rick Hughes Says His Son Garrett Needed Treatment Not PunishmentCOLUMBUS – The Yes on Issue 1 campaign began airing its second television ad today featuring Rick Hughes, a father from New Franklin, who lost his son Garrett to an opioid overdose. In the ad, Rick states he support a Yes vote on Issue 1 because…

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Endorses a Yes Vote on Issue 1

October 4, 2018

To Stop Mass Incarceration, Rebuild Communities, Deliver More TreatmentCOLUMBUS – The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus endorsed a Yes vote on Issue 1 today to put an end to the mass incarceration of people suffering from addiction, an issue that disproportionally affects people of color. “When we look at the history of incarceration, specifically people of…

Franklin County Judge Chris Brown Supports Yes on Issue 1 Vote

October 3, 2018

Status Quo Not Working While Overdose Death Rates RiseCOLUMBUS – Franklin County Judge Chris Brown took to social media to support a Yes Vote on Issue 1 today. “I feel compelled to speak out in order to dispel some of the myths, distortions, and flat-out lies espoused by opponents of Issue 1,” said Franklin County…

Yes on Issue 1 Releases First TV Ad

October 2, 2018

Drug Treatment Provider Says Prison Savings Means More TreatmentCOLUMBUS – The Yes on Issue 1 campaign went up on the air statewide today with a major television ad buy featuring drug treatment provider Ed Sweeney talking about the need to reduce the number of people struggling with addiction in our prisons and invest those savings…

United Church of Christ Endorses Yes for Issue 1

October 1, 2018

Yes Means Safer Communities, More TreatmentCOLUMBUS – The United Church of Christ endorsed a Yes vote on Issue 1 today to make our communities safer and to provide more treatment opportunities for people suffering from addiction. “The long held belief that mass incarceration of non-violent offenders is a pathway to rehabilitation is a costly delusion…

Yes on Issue 1 Endorsed by Organizing For Action (OFA)

September 29, 2018

Calls Safer Communities, More Treatment One of Nation’s Most Important InitiativesCOLUMBUS – Organizing For Action (OFA) endorsed a YES Vote on Issue 1, sending out a mass email announcing their support for the effort to build safer communities and provide more treatment for people suffering from addiction in Ohio. “Issue 1 will reduce the number…

John Legend Lends Voice to Yes on Issue 1 Campaign

September 27, 2018

SEIU 1199 Launches Radio Ad Campaign Featuring LegendCOLUMBUS – Springfield native and Grammy award winning artist, John Legend, is featured in a SEIU 1199 six-figure radio ad campaign in support of the Yes on Issue 1 vote that began running statewide today. To listen to the John Legend ad, click here. “As an ER nurse,…

FYI: DeWine Misleads Voters on Issue 1

September 26, 2018

Yes on Issue 1 Campaign Releases Digital Ad

September 25, 2018

COLUMBUS – The Yes on Issue 1 campaign released a digital ad today featuring former narcotics officer and current State Sen. Cecil Thomas, D-Cincinnati, who talks about his first-hand experience dealing with people suffering from addiction and the need for more treatment in our communities. “We are using a combination of earned and paid media…