PROTECT WOMEN OHIO LAUNCHES MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR AD BUY IN SUPPORT OF ISSUE 1
“Right now, Ohio’s constitution has a giant ‘FOR
SALE’ sign on it … By voting ‘yes’ in August,
Ohioans will put much-needed, common-sense
protections in place.”
-Molly Smith, Protect Women Ohio board member
COLUMBUS, OH — Protect Women Ohio (PWO), a pro-woman, pro-parent, pro-life coalition, is launching a multi-million-dollar ad buy this weekend in support of Issue 1. PWO is investing $2 million in a new 30-second television ad, entitled “Your Promise” which will run statewide on broadcast, cable and satellite. The buy comes on top of PWO’s $1 million investment in radio and digital ads earlier this week, bringing PWO’s initial ad spend to $3 million.
“Right now, Ohio’s constitution has a giant ‘FOR SALE’ sign on it,” said Molly Smith, PWO board member. “Out-of-state special interest groups, like the ACLU, think they can drop into Ohio with their fat pockets and buy their way into our founding document – it’s outrageous, and it must be stopped. By voting ‘yes’ on Issue 1 in August, Ohioans will put much-needed, common-sense protections in place.”
By increasing the threshold for passing constitutional amendments from a 50% simple majority to 60%, Issue 1 will protect Ohio’s constitution from out-of-state special interest groups that too often circumvent the legislature and buy their way into the constitution – like the ACLU is doing with its dangerous anti-parent amendment. Such a change will put Ohio in line with most states. Currently, Ohio is one of only 18 states that allows constitutional amendments to be proposed by outside groups. Of those 18 states, half – including red and blue states – have some form of enhanced requirement for amendments to be adopted.
Watch “Your Promise” HERE.