Ohio Republican State Central Committee

Common Core must go – Primary votes needed on State Central Committee

Ohio Republican State Central CommitteeCommon Core is a problem that has plagued Ohio’s education system since 2010. Parents and teachers all over the Buckeye State have been fighting to remove the Common Core State Standards from our children’s schools. The Republicans in the Ohio House and Senate and Governor Kasich have refused to address Common Core. In the case of Governor Kasich, he has defended it.

This is a frustrating issue that must be addressed. Republicans are supposed to be for a Constitutional government with the control of education in the hands of local school districts, not supporting a top-down education model.

The Ohio Republican Party has not addressed Common Core – they could address it, but they have refused. The Republican National Committee addressed Common Core in a well-written resolution in 2013. See the text below.

It’s time for the Ohio Republican Party to stand on Principle. We need to replace the current members of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee with people that will stand up against Common Core – people that will pass the RNC resolution and expect politicians to act to remove Common Core.

To achieve this goal, we need a change at the ballot box. We need new members of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee. Everyone in Ohio has the chance to vote on their State Central Committee man and woman during the March 15 primary.

It will take some research – these are the challengers. You are starting to get mail from the incumbents. They have the money to do a lot of mailings, but this will only work if you don’t do your research.

Common Core is too big of an issue to stand for the status quo. Find the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee members for your district on the map below. It’s time to find the leadership needed to stand against Common Core. Find your candidates now.

Click here to go to the candidate map http://ohrepscc.com/scc_map/


Republican National Committee Resolution on Common Core Spring 2013

“Resolved, the Republican National Committee, as stated in the 2012 Republican Party Platform, “does not believe in a one size fits all approach to education and supports providing broad education choices to parents and children at the State and local level,” (Renewing American Values to Build Healthy Families, Great Schools and Safe Neighborhoods, p.35), which is best based on a free market approach to education for students to achieve individual excellence; and be it further

Resolved, the Republican National Committee recognizes the CCSS for what it is– an inappropriate overreach to standardize and control the education of our children so they will conform to a preconceived “normal;” and be it further

Resolved, that the Republican National Committee rejects the collection of personal student data for any non-educational purpose without the prior written consent of an adult student or a child student’s parent, and that it rejects the sharing of such personal data, without the prior written consent of an adult student or a child student’s parent, with any person or entity other than schools or education agencies within the state; and be it finally

Resolved, that the 2012 Republican Party Platform specifically states the need to repeal the numerous federal regulations which interfere with State and local control of public schools, (Renewing American Values to Build Healthy Families, Great Schools and Safe Neighborhoods, p. 36); and therefore, the Republican National Committee rejects this CCSS plan which creates and fits the country with a nationwide straitjacket on academic freedom and achievement.”

State Central Committee

State Central Committee – Most important vote in the primary

State Central Committee

Click on the map to find the State Central Committee candidates in your district

The most important vote you will make in the primary is not for President, it is for State Central Committee. State Central Committee is the Governing body of the political parties.  If you are a Republican, this group of people are the standard-bearers of Republican principles – or lack of principles.  In recent years, Republicans in Ohio have stood for Common Core, Obamacare Medicaid Expansion, tax increases and increased spending.

The State Central Committee, instead of censuring these Republicans for not standing for Republican principles, they endorsed them. This group of people also endorsed Governor Kasich for President of the United States.

This March you have the opportunity to replace the members of the State Central Committee with conservatives that will stand for the principles of the Constitution. Candidates all over the state have stepped forward and put their name on the ballot – the rest is up to you, you need to vote.

Click on the map below to find your candidates.  You get to vote for a man and a woman in your district. Make sure you know your candidates and please share this map with everyone you know.

This election will not just determine the next Presidential candidate, it will also determine Ohio’s future.

Ohio GOP State Central Committee

Out of Touch State Central Committee wants you to support John Kasich for President

Ohio GOP State Central Committee

Ohio GOP State Central Central Committee Meeting.

The Ohio Republican Party wants you to support John Kasich as President of the United States. Friday, the Ohio Republican Party’s leadership, the State Central Committee endorsed John Kasich for President of the United States. If you are Republican, the State Central Committee who represents you as your connection to the state party – said that you support Kasich.

Is it any wonder why people are so angry? The State Central Committee is made up of 66 people, one man and one woman from each State Senate District. The purpose of the State Central Committee is to run the day to day affairs of the political party, elect the Chairman, fundraising and endorse candidates to support with money and coordination. They are up for reelection every two years. This March 15th is when they are next up for election.

In addition to the nuts and bolts of politics, a political party is supposed to be the standard bearer of principles the party represents.

Four years ago there was a big inter-party fight within the State Central Committee. In 2012, the Chairman at the time – Kevin DeWine – was forced out as Chairman by a group of people that were elected to the State Central Committee on Governor Kasich’s encouragement. Governor Kasich actively recruited people for State Central Committee that would support him and his political position in every way – and he achieved that goal. In 2012, enough of the State Central Committeemen that Governor Kasich supported won that they took over the party to elect our current Chairman Matt Borges.

Every office in Ohio is held by a Republican – they have super majorities in the Senate, a large majority in the House, all executive branch offices and a majority on the Supreme Court. Ohio should be in Republican nirvana, but it’s not.
Chairman Borges and the Republicans on the State Central Committee had stood by when Governor Kasich and the General Assembly supported Common Core, implemented and funded Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion, failed to defund Planned Parenthood, have not voted on making Ohio a Right to Work state, have not simplified the tax code, have raised taxes and have increased the spending in Ohio by 30% since Governor Strickland left office.

At the State Central Committee meeting Friday, 41 of the over 50 members in attendance voted to endorse Kasich – 80% of those on State Central Committee support Governor Kasich. In the last poll done in Ohio by Quinnipiac, only 13% of Ohioans supported Governor Kasich for President.

The State Central Committee want you to support John Kasich, and they are going to spend Republican Party money, that could go to other in-state candidates, to support John Kasich.

Principles are what make a party, not a person. It is understandable to have loyalty to Governor Kasich; he got many of the members of the State Central Committee elected – but is he the best representative of Republican values, should he be the Republican nominee for President of the United States? Some may think so, but it should be left to the voters.

The ‘I got you elected, you get me elected’ nonsense has to stop. We must have a State Central Committee that votes to support candidates that are the best representatives of Republican principles – the days of crony politics needs to come to an end.
At the end of the meeting, just to put a final stamp of approval on the endorsement, the State Central Committee voted to show the vote as unanimous.

Most disagree with you Ohio Republican State Central Committee – it is not unanimous to the rest of Ohio. Let the best Republican candidate win.

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Tell us about good candidates in your area

Now that the filing deadline has passed for March 15, 2016, primary, we need to organize our collective efforts to help the candidates who share our values to win their primary races. To help the candidates YOU support, we need to know who they are and what offices they are trying to win. Even if they don’t have a primary, we still need to know who they are so that we can help prepare them for the general or what to do once they are on the county central committee.

Therefore, we NEED YOU to go to this link TODAY:


Tell us about EVERY Candidate you think deserves our support in March and the General. We particularly need to know about county races where we have good chances to win, but often we do not know who to support. Once we have a handle on how many and which candidates are out there, we will organize regional and state meetings to train and organize their campaign staffs and help them win their race.

ALL Candidates and Campaign Volunteers need to go to this link IMMEDIATELY to get vital information that will help them win: Training Videos for Candidates and Campaign Staff

I cannot tell you how important it is that each of you who receive this email in Ohio tells us the names of the candidates you think we should support . Then go to the Training videos and watch the ones that interest you so that you can decide how you can help those candidates locally. Please do it Today and get all your friends and family who believe as we do, to do the same!

We all know that 2016 is going to be just brutal. I am not wishing anyone a Happy New Year this year, because I see little chance that 2016 will be happy for working Americans and lovers of Liberty. Our Liberty will be attacked more this year than at any time in our lives and in the six year history of our movement. We MUST prepare to fight back by defeating them everywhere we can in 2016 – be they Democrats or Establishment Republicans. That is what this email is about. The time to prepare is BEFORE the battle begins, not after the battle begins. Enjoy the holidays, but take this two weeks to educate yourself, do your research, develop a personal strategy, decide where you can make the most impact, and to build your physical and emotional strength. For I assure you that, come January, our nation is going to need all you’ve got to give in order to save it.


Ohio filing deadline is December 16th

OPP_LogoCentral Committee is the way we can change politics. The filing deadline to run is December 16th. Is your seat open?

  • Are you tired of politicians telling you one thing when running for office and then doing the opposite once elected?
  • Are you frustrated with begging politicians to do the right thing and getting no results?
  • Are you unhappy with seeing the same establishment candidates on the ballot every election?

There is a solution…

By taking back local political parties, regular citizens can have a more powerful say in the political process, help restore the integrity of the parties, and put more liberty-minded candidates on future ballots.

The key is learning more about something called party central committee. Central committee members are the real party establishment. These individuals elect the party leadership, approve the party bylaws, and vote to select and endorse the party’s candidates.

Now is the time to get involved!

Join others all over Ohio already making a major difference in this area. Central committee positions are elected in the primary. For counties with central committee elections in 2016, the filing deadline to run is December 16th. After December, depending on where you live, the next opportunity to get involved won’t come again for another two to four years.

Three steps to making a difference,

  1. Learn more about central committee at this link; how it works, how much time it takes to serve, its immense power to decide who gets elected, and how to become a member.
  2. Call your local Board of Elections today (directory) and ask when the next central committee elections occur in your county and how to put your name on the ballot.
  3. Click here to connect with others running for central committee in your area.

Please learn more and do your part! 

By taking back local parties, and putting more liberty-minded candidates on the ballot, ‘We the People’ truly can restore America.


Right to Work in Ohio – Action Needed Now

Cincinnati legislator Tom Brinkman introduced House Bill 377, Right to Work for the private sector in Ohio.  Right to Work gives workers the right to choose if they want to be a member of a union.  Everyone should be able to choose the groups they associate with, it shouldn’t be mandatory to join a group to have a job.  Workers should have a choice.  House Bill 377 gives Ohio workers that choice.  Support the Bill today.  Call your State Rep and tell them you support Right to Work in Ohio.

Right to Work has been a hot-button issue in Ohio since Senate Bill 5 in 2011.  While SB5 didn’t have anything to do with giving workers the right to choose if they were a member of a union, many people thought that was a step in that direction.  SB5 attempted to limit a union’s ability to collectively bargain for health care and pensions.   SB5 also attempted to eliminate ‘fair share’.

From Jason Hart: In Ohio and other states without right-to-work laws, workers can be forced to pay fair share fees to a labor  union and may dispute the “chargeable” portion of the mandatory fees by submitting a written complaint.

“We often find that, whether deliberately or unintentionally, union officials tend to cut corners a lot when it comes to deciding how much to charge nonmembers,” Semmens said.

“It’s an argument, we think, for Right to Work, because Right to Work makes it very simple. You have a right-to-work law, the choice is: pay the full amount if you want, pay nothing if you don’t want to support the union. You don’t have to go through the often complicated and cumbersome process of Hudson notice, ability to object, and all that sort of thing.”

In the past three years, three Midwestern states, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana have given their workers the choice of whether or not they want to be a member of a union. West Virginia and Kentucky are currently considering Right to Work legislation.  With the election of Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Right to Work seems to be likely.  Learn more about the race between West Virginia and Kentucky to become the next Right to Work state in a report from Jason Hart.  Twenty-five of our fifty states are Right to Work.  It is a race to see which state will become twenty-sixth.

With House Bill 377,  Ohio is in the race. The bill gives workers the choice to be a member of a union if they choose to become a member.  No fees can be taken from a worker who is not a member. This bill only affects private sector unions.

From House Bill 377 – “(B) The policy of this state is that the negotiation of terms and conditions of private sector employment should result from voluntary agreement between an employer and the employer’s employees. Therefore, each employee must be fully free to associate, organize, and designate a representative, as the employee chooses, for the negotiation of the terms and conditions of employment in the private sector and must be free from coercion, interference, or restraint by the employee’s employer or an agent of the employee’s employer in designating a representative, self-organizing, or other concerted activity for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection. (C) The policy of this state is that each employee must be fully free to decide whether to associate, organize, designate a representative, or join or assist an employee organization.”

If Right to Work is an issue that you think needs to be advanced in Ohio, a call to your State Rep is in order.  The Reps need to hear from you to tell them that you support House Bill 377, Right to Work. A bill that gets five or six calls is a big deal to them.  You may think someone else is calling, you don’t have time to call, but your voice needs to be heard.

Find your State Rep and give them a call today.  Click http://openstates.org/oh/  to search for your State Rep. If you want to email them the House email addresses are repXX@ohiohouse.gov.  The XX being the number of your district; 01, 10, 20, 30, etc.