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Extremist Politicians Seek to Silence the Voice of the People with Passage of Undemocratic SJR 2

May 11, 2023
Jessica E. Miranda News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) denounces the passage of SJR 2 by the Ohio House of Representatives. House Democrats stood with the people and unanimously voted against the undemocratic, unfair, and unpopular resolution that will shred Ohio’s Constitution. 

“Yesterday’s vote was undemocratic and disappointing. However, it is not time to give up. I will be voting on August 8th. I will be voting as a citizen of Ohio. I will be voting against SJR2. One person must equal one vote. Thank you to all who called, emailed, and came to the Statehouse to share your opposition. I heard you and still do. I hope to see you all at the ballot box in August, where we will tell extremist politicians that our Constitution is NOT for sale.” said Rep. Miranda.

The constitutional restriction would destroy more than 111 years of direct democracy that Ohioans have used to achieve their goals when unresponsive politicians would not listen. If passed, Ohioans would lose their freedom to determine the future of the state as 40% of voters could block initiatives the majority of Ohioans want. The resolution’s supermajority vote requirement for future constitutional amendments would tilt the scales of democracy away from voters and toward well-funded, out-of-state, dark-monied special interests.