Lobbyists for Citizens is an apolitical, grassroots citizens’ group with a primary mission to ensure that all Lake County, Ohio officials are honest and transparent in the execution of their duties; that all political sub-divisions are good stewards of the taxpayers’ money, and that they are accountable to Lake County citizens.
On the local level, we are extremely concerned that our ever-increasing real estate taxes will start to price many of our seniors, and others living on fixed incomes out of their homes that they have worked all their lives to achieve. Our seniors deserve our respect, are entitled to live in a safe community, and must have the security to know that they will not be forced out of their homes because they cannot pay their real estate taxes. We believe that they should be a “protected class”, and we will fight for their rights!
On the national level, we firmly believe that the United States is a constitutional Republic, a nation of laws, and a sovereign nation. The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution is sacrosanct in preserving the individual rights and liberties of the U.S. citizens. The freedom of religion, speech, press, to peaceably assemble, and the right to petition our government for any redress of grievances are paramount for a free society.
We believe in the principles of the assumption of innocence until proven guilty, property rights, and the right to the protection of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all human beings.
Any public official that acts counter to these basic principles by wielding the power of their office to the detriment of the citizens, either by their words or actions, will be exposed to the general public with documentation of their words or actions.
We will not endorse or support any candidate, but will deal with any Federal, State or local issues that impact our country, the State of Ohio, or the Lake County citizens.
To ensure that we remain totally neutral in our reporting, and remain in compliance with the State of Ohio Legislative Inspector General’s lobbying regulations, we will not accept any donations from any group or individuals.
We will follow the Biblical principles of being kind, tolerant and patient with other human beings, but we will NEVER BE SILENT!