Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Excuse Me?

Ohio Republicans continue to make incredibly disturbing laws aimed at controlling women's health care. None of this legislation is based on scientific medical research, but on the extreme right wing ideology of the Ohio GOP's moronic beliefs.


As has been much discussed, the Ohio House held a hearing last week on HB 351, which does two main things:
  • bans insurance coverage for hormonal birth control
  • forces women to bear the cost of life-saving abortion care...

...Gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, sepsis, cancer? Sorry, your insurance won’t cover that, nor will any indigent care funds. Hope you have a few thousand dollars available!...

If you need to be on birth control pills because of break through bleeding, irregular periods, or to control hormonal levels in your body, the Republicans want to end insurance coverage for those cases.

Here are the names of the Ohio House members that you need to call to register your complaint about this horrendous legislation:

Sponsor:  John Becker  Twitter: @BeckerGOP
Representative John Becker
District 65
77 S. High St
12th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-8134
Fax      (614) 719-3966
Email Representative Becker

John Hood
Representative Ron Hood
District 78
77 S. High St
12th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1464
Fax      (614) 719-3961
Email Representative Hood

John Adams
Representative John Adams
District 85
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1507
Fax      (614) 719-3978
Email Representative Adams 
Ron Young  Twitter: @RepRonYoung
Representative Ron Young
District 61
77 S. High St
11th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 644-6074
Fax      (614) 719-3963
Email Representative Young 
Jim Buchy    Twitter: @JimBuchy
Representative Jim Buchy
District 84
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-6344
Fax      (614) 719-3977
Email Representative Buchy

Monday, June 02, 2014

Your Money

You might find this interesting..... 

Anchor Hocking, which recently closed one of the plants in Ohio, was the recipient of development money from Gov. Kasich's JobsOhio. Anchor Hocking received $3,000,000, according to a database posted at the Toledo Blade.

* Why did Gov. John Kasich stop the renewable energy directives in Ohio? Was Kasich's relationship with the Koch Brothers a major influence? Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor, Ed Fitzgerald suggests it played a part in Kasich's decision.


Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald thinks the infamous Koch brothers are making a mess in his state.

The Ohio Legislature and Gov. John Kasich drew national headlines last week when they moved to halt their state's renewable energy mandates — the first such renewable energy roll-back nationally, according to the New York Times. Now, FitzGerald, Kasich's Democratic opponent, is coming out swinging.....

"Look, he's not going to say why he's for it," said FitzGerald, arguing the two-year freeze was on the path to becoming a permanent blow against wind and solar energy in his state. "Why do I think he's for it? It doesn't make any sense ... unless you factor in money."

Is Kasich's blow to renewable energy a step to impress the Kochs??? It certainly does not win him the support of those of us in Ohio that support renewable energy, clean air, and clean water.