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Faithful America Fights Ohio’s Immoral Budget

March 16, 2011, 4:36 pm | Posted by Nick Sementelli

Faithful America Ohio Square.jpgWhile Wisconsin governor Scott Walker made headlines nationwide this month by denying teachers and nurses the right to negotiate for fair benefits and working conditions, other political opportunists in state capitols across the country were busy launching similar attacks on workers’ rights. In Ohio, the Republican-led state senate passed a proposal to strip public employees such as police officers, firefighters and teachers of their collective bargaining rights.

On top of that, Gov. John Kasich released his budget proposal yesterday, announcing billions of dollars of cuts in critical education and health care programs while selling off state infrastructure to special interests.

In response, Faithful America is mobilizing its members in Ohio to speak out on this budget’s moral deficit and demand that Governor Kasich re-examine his economic priorities.

Sign the petition here.

Gov. Kasich,

As people of faith and Ohioans, we feel compelled to speak out about your recent budget proposal and the impact it will have on our state.

A budget that makes drastic cuts to Ohio families, schools and health programs right when people are struggling the most might help the bookkeepers’ bottom line, but it opens a massive moral deficit we just can’t afford.

We urge you to rethink your budget proposal and work with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to find a, fairer solution for all Ohio’s citizens.

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