FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 21, 2014
Ohio Citizens PAC asks Ohio House Members
to Respond to CCV Concerns about Leadership
Akron, OH – The Ohio Citizens PAC is asking Ohio House Members to respond to their constituents about the “Deep” concerns that Citizens for Community Values (CCV) Action, Cleveland Right to Life, Lake County Right to Life and others around the state have expressed about the proposed leadership team in the Ohio House if Cliff Rosenberg is elected in the vote on January 6th. In a press release issued this week, CCV Action’s Charles Tassell said “Citizens for Community Values Action is deeply concerned about the potential leadership choices for the Ohio State House. Our research into the voting record of some of the Representatives proposed for the leadership team, rightfully raises questions about their qualifications for leadership roles.”
His release goes on to detail questionable acts by both Barbara Sears (R-47) and Dorothy Pelanda (R-86) and issued a call to action by citizens by saying “We encourage all Ohio Citizens concerned with values to speak with their representative-elect and discuss voting on House-leadership based on their votes, positions, and values. In addition, we encourage Representatives to vote their conscience, and their campaign promises.”
Tom Zawistowski, President of the Ohio Citizens PAC, supported Tassell’s remarks by saying “Clearly something is wrong with the “secret ballot” straw poll that was conducted in November, when so many Republican House Members profess to hold values and position that are the opposite of those held by Cliff Rosenberg’s proposed leadership team. How can they vote in January to elect leaders who are against the very policy positions and values they just ran on and were elected on in November?”
Zawistowski continued by saying “Even more concerning is the hesitation of the majority of Republican House members to fill out the Leadership Vote Survey indicating who they voted for in the “secret ballot” straw poll and why. Not one survey has come back with a representative saying they voted for Cliff Rosenberg, yet Mr. Rosenberg is said to have won the straw poll. If a representative voted for Rosenberg why would they be ashamed to tell the voters in their district? Perhaps because the leadership team that Rosenberg has proposed does not support the values that the voters in their district elected them to support, as CCV Action has pointed out?”
Zawistowski concluded by adding “This press release, and a copy of the Leadership Vote Survey, is being sent to all the Ohio House Members. We strongly suggest that they fill out the survey and return it to the Ohio Citizens PAC so we can make it publicly available to all of the voters in their District. Not to do so, just makes their vote in January look like it has been coerced by the Governor and the lobbiest in Columbus and would be an admission that they in fact will not be providing the voters in their District with the representation the are entitled to under the Ohio Constitution. We ask all voters who see their House Representative during the holiday season, to defend their rights by asking them if they have filled out the OCP Leadership Vote survey and who they intend to vote for as House Speaker in January.”
All returned survey’s can be viewed on the www.OhioCitizensPAC.org website where voters can also get a copy of the survey to give to their Ohio House members to fill out and return to them. The Ohio Citizens PAC is a conservative Ohio State PAC that supports fiscally responsible, Constitutionally conservative candidates.
December 17th 2014
Cleveland Right to Life
Cleveland Right to Life and our members joins with Citizens for Community Values in expressing our concern regarding the following information. Please Contact CCV Action’s Charles Tassell for information and comments.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 16, 2014
Contact: Charles Tassell
PROPOSED STATE HOUSE LEADERSHIP RAISES DEEP CONCERNSOVER VALUES
Citizens for Community Values Action is deeply concerned about the potential leadership choices for the Ohio State House. Our research into the voting record of some of the Representatives proposed for the leadership team, rightfully raises questions about their qualifications for leadership roles. Their voting records should also cause concerns for many elected House members who ran as conservatives in the November election, particularly if they ran as social-conservatives.
We, and our members, would certainly expect Representatives to vote for a leadership team that represents their values as well as the values of their district, particularly those who were endorsed by Citizens for Community Values Action PAC.
Barbara Sears (R 47):
Supporting abortion language in Medicaid expansion,
Opposed to Common Core Reform,
Co-sponsoring Needle Exchange language,
Opposed Pro-life legislation.
Dorothy Pelanda (R-86):
Support of Sexual Orientation Rights, HB 163
Sponsored Sexual orientation language for HB 624
Supporting abortion language in Medicaid expansion,
Opposed gateway sex-ed,
No pro-life endorsement.
“We encourage all Ohio Citizens concerned with values to speak with their representative-elect and discuss voting on House-leadership based on their votes, positions, and values. In addition, we encourage Representatives to vote their conscience, and their campaign promises.” stated Charles Tassell, Vice President of Citizens for Community Values Action.
CCV Action, the non-profit and tax-exempt legislative action arm of Citizens for Community Values was founded in 2004 to promote the common good and general welfare, primarily by means of education and direct and grassroots lobbying in support of laws and protect the sanctity of human life, marriage and the family, and which are consistent with principles of good government.
CCV Action is a 501(c)(4), non-profit education and lobbying organization based in Cincinnati, OH and is dedicated to preserving and advancing the interests of family, faith, and freedom in the political arena.
CCV Action seeks to fortify the traditional foundations of civil society through efforts to educate, inform and influence elected officials in support of the country’s historic ideals of equality under the law, and the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness on which the nation was founded.