Ohio Fair Share
Our top priority
Put America Back to Work
America has work to do: We need new schools, more teachers and better roads, bridges and transit systems. At the same time, millions of people who are ready, willing and able to get these jobs done are still unemployed.
It’s time to put America back to work. We can rehire teachers and firefighters who were laid off in the recession. We can put people to work building and rebuilding schools and fixing our roads and bridges. And we can pay for it by cutting $200 billion in wasteful subsidies and tax loopholes for the biggest corporations.
Ohio Fair Share
At the same time that the Buckeyes have been a force in college football, Ohio has been a leader in the country's economy and politics. The state is an agricultural and manufacturing powerhouse, with seven of the 100 largest metropolitan areas and the eighth-largest economy in the U.S. The state has the skilled workforce, factories, and fertile land to drive our country’s economic recovery.
Unfortunately, so many Ohioans are struggling to make a living. Local unemployoment is at 9.1%, and 11.1% of Ohio families are below the poverty line. Ohio's future depends upon smart investments that put folks back to work immediately while building a fair and sustainable economy and making the state stronger over the long haul.
That’s why Ohio Fair Share works to provide every Ohioan with a fair shot at a good job, a secure future and a strong voice in our democracy by standing up to the right wing politicians and Wall Street interests who block progress at every turn.
ABOUT OHIO FAIR SHARE
Standing up for working families & middle class values
• Ohio Fair Share works to provide every Ohioan with a fair shot at a good job, a secure future and a strong voice in democracy by standing up to the radical conservatives and Wall Street interests who block progress at every turn.
• Through door-to-door canvassing and grassroots lobbying, we press local and national government to do its job and defend working families against the privileged and powerful.
• And, we help elect leaders who will work for a fair economy and work to defeat politicians like Sarah Palin and Mitch McConnell who place extreme ideology and corporate profits ahead of ordinary citizens.
Grassroots action that gets results
• Ohio Fair Share is part of the Fair Share Alliance. Together, we talked face-to-face with hundreds of thousands of voters in Ohio and other critical battleground states to help elect President Obama in 2008 and prevent a wholesale Wall Street takeover of Congress in 2010.
• We followed up these efforts by reaching out in neighborhoods and activating our network of supporters to help pass measures that have saved millions of jobs and protected consumers by cracking down on health insurance companies and reining in the Wall Street mega-banks.
OUR LEAD CAMPAIGNS
Get Big Money Out of Politics
Our democracy should give each of us a voice — and government should look out for us, not just for the privileged and powerful. But it doesn’t work that way. Instead, unlimited campaign spending from corporations and the richest Americans rig the system against the average voter.
Things are getting worse because the Supreme Court has decided that corporations are people, and that they and the wealthy can spend as much as they want on elections. Now big corporations and wealthy interests are flooding the airwaves, spending millions of dollars to elect candidates who will look out for their interests, not ours. They can spend unlimited amounts of money, without even disclosing who they are.
That’s just wrong. Corporations are not people, and the richest players shouldn’t get to buy our democracy.
Sign our petition to support a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics.
Middle class tax cuts first
In a victory for our Middle Class Tax Cuts First campaign, Senate leaders and the White House came together on Jan. 1 to work out a compromise deal to extend critical tax cuts for American’s income up to $450,000 for a household, preventing a major tax hike on America’s middle class. The compromise bill passed both the Senate and the House, and was signed by President Obama. The Middle Class Tax Cuts First campaign brought together Coloradan small businesses and community organizations to call for extending middle class tax cuts.
We are grateful that President Obama, Vice President Biden and leaders in the Senate came together to craft a bipartisan bill that will extend tax cuts for the middle class. Families and small businesses can breathe easier this new year, knowing that their taxes will not go up drastically in 2013.