On the premise that an informed electorate is essential to enacting policies that support a fertile manufacturing environment in Ohio, the OMA maintains the website: www.OhioPoweredByManufacturing.com. Content is non-partisan and non-political; the goal of the web site is to inform and educate.
There is fresh content on the site about the three statewide issues on the November ballot. Issue 1 proposes to raise the mandatory retirement age for state and local judicial candidates from 70 to 75, Issue 2 gives voters the opportunity to ratify or reject changes to government union contracts enacted in Senate Bill 5 earlier this year, and Issue 3 would prohibit mandatory participation in any health care system, such as the new requirements under federal law.
In addition to factual information about the three statewide ballot issues, the website also contains valuable information about how to register to vote, get absentee ballots and contact elected officials.
OMA created a template employee communication that members can use to encourage employees to know and vote the issues.