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Obama Reelection a Victory for Public Education and Students

Campaign 2012 Election Results

At 11:12 p.m, Ohio was called for President Obama. Shortly thereafter, NBC News declared Barack Obama as the projected winner of the Presidency of United States. Sherrod Brown was called the winner of the Senate race earlier. The Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate. In the Ohio Senate, Republicans will hold a majority. One OEA member, John Patterson, won election to the Ohio House, and OEA members ran highly competitive races, even in districts designed by their opponents to favor the GOP candidate.

Voting information

Early voting times and Election Day schedule

November 6 is Election Day

Polls open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Early in-person voting continues:

  • Weekdays until Nov. 1, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 4, 1-5 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 5, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Stand Up in 2012

For our students, our schools and the future of public education!

In 2011, educators across Ohio came together — joining firefighters, nurses, police officers and ultimately friends and neighbors of every political stripe — to defeat SB 5. While the 2011 victory was historic, it's important to realize the national battle against public education rages on and this year we need to advocate for fair and adequate education funding and reforms centered around students, not test scores. In 2012, we must ask ourselves: Who stood with us in 2011 and who opposed us?

What’s at stake this November:

  • OEA’s fight to save public education

  • Issue 2, the Voters First Amendment for redistricting reform

  • Barack Obama versus Mitt Romney

  • Sherrod Brown versus Josh Mandel

  • The Ohio Legislature

Member Stories: Why I Volunteer

I Can't Watch from the Sidelines

Reflecting on the last fifteen years, I know there is nothing more rewarding than teaching. The lessons I have taught and the connections I have created have made me excited to get up and go to school each morning. This past year, however, I realized that there are constant threats to the career I love and the public education system that I believe in. SB5 showed me that there are people in power who don’t respect the work that my colleagues and I do every day to benefit Ohio’s children.

Member Candidates

OEA Member Candidates Prepare for 2012 election

Recent elections have made clear the need for greater educator involvement in the political process. Personal involvement in the fight against Senate Bill 5 (SB 5), has encouraged OEA members to enter the political arena as candidates dedicated to strengthening communities, the economy, public education and opportunities for successful futures for Ohio children. Most of the member-candidates are campaigning against those who voted for SB 5/Issue 2.

Statewide Issues

Vote YES on Issue 2!

For too long politicians have had the power to gerrymander Ohio’s legislative maps, to the point where our elected officials are not accountable to us, the Ohio voters. The Voters First Amendment will create an Independent Citizens Commission that will include equal numbers of Republicans, Democrats and Independents, so no party can unfairly dominate state politics or rig the system to their own advantage. A YES on Issue 2 will finally let voters choose their politicians.

"Right to Work" is Wrong

They gave it a great name — "right to work" — but the fact is is that it's WRONG! It is an unsafe and unfair attack on workers' rights, good jobs, families and the middle class. We need good paying jobs for working and middle class Ohioans. Communities thrive and grow when Ohioans have good paying jobs. Let's stand up together, stick together, for a decent standard of living and defeat any effort to import the so-call tricky titled "right to work" because it is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!



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