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Tell the Ohio state school board to fire Richard Ross

We Need Leaders

Please tell the state school board to fire Ross and bring in the type of education leader Ohio deserves.

For too long, state school superintendent Richard Ross has hurt our kids and wasted our money by covering up for failing charter schools. It’s time for the Ohio State Board of Education to fire Richard Ross as Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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Stop the Threat to Women’s Health

wontgoThere are certain choices that should be made between a woman and her doctor. Unfortunately, Ohio politicians are taking away health care options for women. That’s why ProgressOhio is teaming up with a doctor to send a message to our politicians to trust women. We need you to get involved

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“NAFTA on Steroids”

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement — a trade deal being negotiated between the US and dozens of other countries — is the fossil fuel industry’s latest tool to shut down climate action, and today begins a huge fight to stop it.

The TPP would give foreign fossil fuel corporations the right to sue city, state and national governments if climate action hurts their profits. It’s an enormous corporate power grab, at the expense of our democracy and our climate.

Legislation that would allow the TPP to pass, called Fast Track, faces a close vote in Congress — if enough Members of Congress come out against this plan in the next few weeks, it stops it in its tracks.

Help Stop TPP! 

ProgressOhio shared LGBT Movement's photo.

"If the Bible got the easiest moral question that humanity has ever faced wrong, what are the odds that the Bible got something as complicated as human sexuality wrong?"

Point well taken.
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Kathy Fleischmann StemmerInteresting thought

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Austin Allen Gainesor homosexuality is the symptom of an infection.

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Mansuur AbdulazizLook gay is wrong dont send me this shit.

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Jim GoodluckPardon me? Paul wrote that the man was to be treated "no longer as a slave but ... as a beloved brother".

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People with guns, who shouldn't have guns, are often the people who kill people.

How can something that's so easy to understand NOT already be the reason behind the enactment of better, safer state and federal gun purchase laws? Ideas, anyone?
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Bradley Seastrand JrNope. Adding restrictions only limits those who could use the protection of guns and/or has not abused the priveledge. Those who should not have them will still be able to get them regardless of regulations. So restrictions only strengthen the wrong side.

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Bill AndSharon BachtelNot only do you need laws, but you have to enforce them.

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Jane MyersBradley trotted out the same old, same old NRA argument. In case he hasn't noticed, it is not the career criminal element that is doing the mass killings in schools, theaters, malls, churches. It is the "good guys" who have anger issues, it is the spouse abusers who rant, threaten to kill and finally do. Child killings happen because stupid irresponsible people have bought guns, never had training in safe handling and storage, and leave loaded guns lying around where kids can get them. Yep, restrictions on who can own guns and required training for all gun owners would go a long way toward reducing gun violence.

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Bill McMahanI've never heard of a four year old finding a steak knife and ramming it into their little sister.

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Austin Allen GainesShall not be infringed.

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Steve StantThen hide the steak knives to..come on get real

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