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“Tonight Is A Win For Democracy:” Mayor Ginther Applauds Defeat of State Issue 1

Tuesday, August 8, 2023 CONTACT: Cameron Keir | [email protected] | 614-359-5346

Columbus, OH — Tonight, Ohio voters were heard loud and clear, as a resounding number of our neighbors stopped extremist lawmakers from changing Ohio’s Constitution. Ohioans showed these lawmakers who they actually represent and (soundly) defeated the measure. Mayor Andrew J. Ginther has been vehemently opposed to the effort that would have made it harder for voters to amend the Constitution. Just moments ago, Mayor Ginther issued the following statement on tonight’s results: 

“Tonight is a win for Democracy, a win for Ohioans and is most certainly about showing extremist lawmakers with radical ideas that wrong is wrong. Issue 1 was wrong for Ohio, and I applaud my Columbus neighbors for standing up for their voice and their vote, saying decisions should be made by all who show up. Make no mistake, tonight is also about reproductive rights. Now more than ever, I urge all Columbus voters to find five friends and make sure all have a plan to vote like their life depends on it to protect choice this fall,” said Mayor Ginther.  

Mayor Ginther firmly believes every Ohioan should have access to the full range of reproductive health care options under Ohio law, including abortion. Along with community partners, the Mayor will lead efforts urging Columbus to vote for choice on November 7th. 


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