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Democracy Prevails as Ohioans Defeat Issue 1

August 9, 2023
C. Allison Russo News

COLUMBUS – Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Columbus) yesterday praised the citizens of Ohio for their overwhelming support in defeating Issue 1 during the August 8th Special Election.

“The voters made it clear that the power of the people will always rise above deceitful, out-of-touch politicians,” said Leader Russo. “Ohio’s constitution and the people’s fundamental freedom to determine our own future has been preserved, but the fight is not over. Together, we will continue to put people first and hold extremist politicians accountable when they fail to represent our interests. Citizen-led ballot initiatives give voice to the power of the people, and it will never be silenced.”

The defeat of Issue 1 is a significant victory for safeguarding Ohio’s democratic process while respecting the diverse opinions of its citizens. It ensures that future constitutional changes will reflect the majority’s will and uphold the principle of “one person, one vote.”

House Democrats will continue to put people first and uphold the democratic values that make Ohio a beacon of freedom, dignity, and opportunity.