Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Passage of GOP Legislation to Effectively End Citizen-Led Ballot Initiatives
May 10, 2023
Columbus, OH – Today, Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters released the following statement after Republicans in the legislature passed a bill – bankrolled by an out-of-state, out-of-touch billionaire – to effectively end citizen-led ballot initiatives in Ohio.
“Today, Ohio Republicans sold out our Constitution to corrupt politicians and out-of-state billionaires. Despite opposition to this bill from Ohioans across the political spectrum, Republicans chose to pass it anyway, giving the middle finger to voters across our state. But make no mistake: the fight isn’t over. We’re ready to mobilize voters across the state to fight this Republican power grab and protect Ohioans’ fundamental rights at the ballot box.”