Do you know how your state legislators voted?
Over the last two years, the Ohio Legislature passed many bills that AAUW of Ohio views as setting back public education, women’s reproductive freedom, and civil and voting rights. Do you know how your legislator voted on these bills?
AAUW of Ohio has developed its first-ever AAUW of Ohio Voting Record to shed light on how our legislators voted on these bills. The Voting Record explains AAUW of Ohio’s public policy priorities; outlines the bills we scored and why we included information about the legislator’s relationship to the American Legislative Exchange Commission; and offers detailed charts sub-divided by district that show how Ohio legislators voted on the bills.
Please help inform other women by:
- Sharing the voting records with your branch members via email and social media and distributing printed copies at branch events.
- Printing and distributing our Voting Record Bookmark. It is listed under “Publicizing the AAUW of Ohio Voting Record Project” on the main Voting Record webpage. You can use the back of the bookmark to share other important information, such as branch programs.
- Engaging in “get out the vote” (GOTV) efforts to encourage women to vote in the 2012 elections. Contact AAUW’s main office at email@example.com for materials and suggestions!
Ohio is only one of many states whose legislators have passed similar, and sometimes even more egregious, legislation that turns back the clock on support for issues women believe are important and issues that make it possible for them to control and enhance their lives. Only by becoming informed about how their legislators voted can women influence their future. Please play a role in making this happen by sharing the AAUW of Ohio Voting Record today.