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August 30, 2014, Vol. II, Issue 35 Edition  - – -> here

Workplace Freedom Signatures Continue to be Collected in Central Ohio

Ohioans_for_Workplace_FreedomThis past weekend three volunteers from Central Ohio added 98 signatures to those obtained previously for the Workplace Freedom initiative. Sue Ellen King, Meta Hahn and Tom Castor, all Westerville TEA Party members, worked at two different venues and on two different days to get an impressive number of signatures. The group’s first venue was Fourth Friday, a Westerville staple throughout the summer. The Westerville TEA Party has a booth in front of the Buckeye […]

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Student Anonymity Can’t Be Guaranteed in Data Release

thIn light of the court ordered data release of Ohio public school student’s private educational information, it is important for parents to understand that leaving off student name, address, and social security number from a datafile does not mean that your child’s identity will remain anonymous. Joy Pullman of the Heartland Institute discusses this issue with Richard Innis, educational analyst with the Bluegrass Institute, as they explore data privacy concerns with the extensive student data-tracking […]

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Court Orders Data Release of Ohio Public School Students’ Educational Information

gavOhio parents are receiving a notice from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and their local school districts indicating that student privacy rights are being waived as part of a court ordered data release connected to an ongoing lawsuit brought by Disability Rights Ohio (DRO). The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has ordered the Ohio Department of Education to release the educational information of ALL Ohio public school students registered for […]

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Public Polling and Statehouse Activity All Point To Rough Waters Ahead for Common Core

images-14The 46th annual PDK International/Gallup Poll on the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was released last week, and for Common Core opponents, there’s good news – your message is resonating.  Here are some key findings from the poll: In 2013, the PDK/Galllup poll found that 62% of Americans had never heard of Common Core.  But in 2014, 81% of Americans had heard about Common Core, with 47% indicating they know “a great deal or […]

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Documents of Freedom: New Online Civics Course

Unknown-5A column by Eugene Volokh in the Washington Post announces that the Bill of Rights Institute has developed a free on-line civics course titled Documents of Freedom.  The course covers history, government, and economics. Volokh writes, “The course builds on excerpts from over 100 primary sources, including the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers, presidential speeches, Supreme Court cases, and the Founding documents; and it offers an extensive set of original essays, focusing on principles such as […]

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U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan to Speak at We the People Convention

Unknown-7We the People Convention has announced that Congressman Jim Jordan will speak at this year’s event.  Jordan hails from Champaign County and proudly serves the 4th District in north west and north central Ohio. Representative Jordan is considered one of the more conservative members of Congress standing as a strong advocate of the taxpayer through his opposition to tax increases and by rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse.  Jordan serves on the House Oversight and […]

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The Cronies and Corporatists to Testify this Week

HB597 Hearings – Round 2 Tuesday, August 26th – 9:00 to 11:00 am with afternoon session if needed – Statehouse, Room 313 Wednesday, August 27th – 9:00 to 11:00 am – Statehouse, Room 313  Updates available here This week’s hearings will include Proponent, Opponent and Interested Party testimony. Every parent and taxpayer should be aware […]

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Let Leadership Institute Help You Make an Impact in Ohio

Unknown-5We the People Convention is shaping up to be a valuable opportunity to those interested in making a difference in the election process.  We the People is teaming up with the Leadership Institute to offer training for the various campaign roles necessary to support a successful candidacy. Leadership Institute has been training conservative leaders since 1979 in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications.  The Institute has trained more than 155,000 citizens and is […]

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Please consider a donation to the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy

The Buckeye Institute has been mightily blessed. logo

 As some of you know, two generous donors recently gave us not just one, but TWO separate matching grants. The only caveat is that  we raise an equivalent amount from the rest of our friends and supporters combined….

 Like you, they wanted to ensure that Buckeye was restored to its full capacity as quickly as possible after the invasive and politically-motivated IRS audit from which we just emerged victorious.  

 It is a happy day indeed when you are vindicated.

 After all of the nonsense through which the federal government put us, politely (well, okay, maybe not so politely) waving good-bye to the IRS agents for the last time was an especially good feeling. They had no right to be here in our offices in the first place, but it was gratifying and fitting that they had to back down and give up in defeat after months of sifting through our records and files and publications and brochures.  They eventually had to admit they could find absolutely nothing wrong! I imagine it killed them to concede as much.
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PRO GUN? PRO SECOND AMENDMENT?

PLEASE JOIN MCFAN (MEDINA COUNTY FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS) FOR AN INFORMATIVE AND EXCITING PRESENTATION BY LINDA WALKER, ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S LEADING GUN-RIGHTS ADVOCATES.

WHEN:       SATURDAY, AUGUST 23,  8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
WHERE:     THE COPPERTOP RESTAURANT BALLROOM, CHEROKEE HILLS GOLF COURSE, 5740 CENTER RD., VALLEY CITY
COST:           FREE FOR FIRST-TIME GUESTS ($5.00 per person for subsequent meetings to cover the cost of room rental and coffee.)

About our featured speaker: Linda Walker is an NRA Board of Directors member and the Vice President of the Buckeye Firearms Association. A tireless supporter of and advocate for Second Amendment rights, Ms. Walker has spent much of her time in the State House working on concealed carry reform, Castle Doctrine, preemption, and other Second Amendment issues. In 2009, Walker received the NRA’s “Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award” in recognition of her outstanding contributions in protecting Second Amendment rights through legislation, advocacy, and education. Visit us at www.mcfan.org or check us out on Facebook. For more information, please contact Lisa Woods at (330) 241-5226 or at lisawoods@mcfan.org.   HOPE TO SEE YOU ON AUGUST 23—BRING YOUR FRIENDS!