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Oppose Proposed Senate Bill


URGENT - Proposed Senate Bill OAMF opposes a proposed Senate Bill which would remove some vaccine exemption rights for ALL Ohio students. On July 6, 2019, the Dayton Daily News reported that “Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, is pushing a bill to only allow Ohio children to skip vaccinations for medical reasons… Lehner and state Sen. Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland, this week asked colleagues to join them in sponsoring a bill to remove all non-medical exemptions from vaccine requirements for children attending public schools or child care facilities.” This is where your help and vigilance is required. If passed, this bill will remove philosophical and religious exemptions exemptions for ALL Ohio students, leaving only medical. In California, legislation that removed philosophical and religious exemptions last year was swiftly followed by the loss of medical exemptions this year, virtually ending exemptions in the prototype state. Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom is disappointed that any of our elected officials would pander to special interest groups in this manner and remove Ohioan’s rights to bodily autonomy and informed consent. The Schools Affected by this Proposed Legislation Presumably ALL Ohio school students would be affected by this proposed bill (specific bill language has not yet been released). Take Action Now CALL, email, Facebook message, or visit if you can, the Senators to express your disapproval of this proposed bill. Contact info below. CALL, email, Facebook message, or visit if you can, your State Senator to express your disapproval of this proposed bill. Find your Senator. DONATE to Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom so we can continue to work against legislation like this. Who to Contact – Bill Sponsors Please contact the two State Senators who are reportedly seeking co-sponsorship of this legislation and politely let them know that you oppose any legislation that may be introduced to remove any vaccine exemption rights for any Ohio student. Here’s their contact info: Senator Peggy Lehner (R) – District 06 – 1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-4538 – Lehner@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/StateSenatorPeggyLehner/ Senator Sandra Williams (D) – District 21 – 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-4857 – Williams@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/SenatorSWilliams/ Who Else to Contact – All Other Ohio Senators Please consider also contacting your State Senator and politely let them know that you oppose any legislation that may be introduced to remove any vaccine exemption rights for any Ohio student. Here’s their contact info: Senator Rob McColley (R) – District 01 – 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-8150 – McColley@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/McColley4Ohio/ Senator Theresa Gavarone (R) – District 02 – 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-8060 – Gavarone@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/theresagavarone/ Senator Tina Maharath (D) – District 03 – 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-8064 – Maharath@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/TinaOHSen3/ Senator Bill Coley (R) – District 04 – 1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-8072 – Coley@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/BillColeyOH/ Senator Steve Huffman (R) – District 05 – 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-6247 – Huffman-S@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/statesenatorstevehuffman/ Senator Steve Wilson (R) – District 07 – 1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-9737 – Wilson@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/SteveWilsonOhio Senator Louis Terhar (R) – District 08 – 1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-8068 – Terhar@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/lyrasforcongress/ Senator Cecil Thomas (D) – District 09 – 1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-5980 – Thomas@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/CecilThomasOH/ Senator Bob Hackett (R) – District 10 – 1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-3780 – Hackett@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/SenHackettOH/ Senator Teresa Fedor (D) – District 11 – 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-5204 – Fedor@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/repteresafedor/ Senator Matt Huffman (R) – District 12 – 1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-7584 – Huffman@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/MattHuffmanOH/ Senator Nathan Manning (R) – District 13 – 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-644-7613 – Manning@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/ManningForOhio/ Senator Joe Uecker (R) – District 14 – 1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-8082 – Uecker@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/SenUecker/ Senator Hearcel Craig (D) – District 15 – 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-5131 – Craig@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/Craig4Ohio/ Senator Stephanie Kunze (R) – District 16 – 1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-5981 – Kunze@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/StephanieKunzeOhio/ Senator Bob Peterson (R) – District 17 – 1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-8156 – Peterson@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/BobPetersonOH/ Senator John Eklund (R) – District 18 – 1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-644-7718 – Eklund@ohiosenate.gov Senator Andrew Brenner (R) – District 19 – 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-8086 – Brenner@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/BrennerForOhio/ Senator Tim Schaffer (R) – District 20 – 1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-8076 – Schaffer@ohiosenate.gov Senator Larry Obhof (R) – District 22 – 1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-7505 – Obhof@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/LarryObhofOH/ Senator Nickie Antonio (D) – District 23 – 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-5123 – Antonio@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/nickiejantonio/ Senator Matt Dolan (R) – District 24 – 1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-8056 – Dolan@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/electmattdolan/ Senator Kenny Yuko (D) – District 25 – 1 Capitol Square, 3rd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-4583 – Yuko@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/SenatorYuko/ Senator David Burke (R) – District 26 – 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-8049 – Burke@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/BurkeforOhio/ Senator Kristina Roegner (R) – District 27 – 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-4823 – Roegner@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/electkristinaroegner/ Senator Vernon Sykes (D) – District 28 – 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-7041 – Sykes@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/SenatorVernonSykes/ Senator Kirk Schuring (R) – District 29 – 1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-0626 – Schuring@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/SchuringForOhio/ Senator Frank Hoagland (R) – District 30 – 1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-6508 – Hoagland@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/HoaglandForOhio/ Senator Jay Hottinger (R) – District 31 – 1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-5838 – Hottinger@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/Senator-Jay-Hottinger-718079294983807/ Senator Sean O’Brien (D) – District 32 – 1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-7182 – Obrien@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/SenatorSeanOBrien/ Senator Michael Rulli (R) – District 33 – 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – 614-466-8285 – Rulli@ohiosenate.gov – https://www.facebook.com/rulliforsenate/




Support House Bill 132


OAMF supports HB132, providing parents exemption information. Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom, other organizations, and many informed parents have spent endless hours trying to educate concerned parents who come to us regarding their exemption rights. For years, Ohio parents have been confused about Ohio exemption law due to incorrect, inaccurate, or deliberately misleading letters and forms that schools send home annually, or sometimes multiples times per school year, notifying parents that unimmunized children will be withheld from school if they do not receive their vaccinations by a specific date; often times the date the school provides isn’t even congruent with state law. In the state of Ohio (ORC Ann. § 3313.671 Proof of required immunizations – exceptions): Various vaccinations are required at various grade levels in order for a child to participate in school. Students who don’t present written evidence of these vaccinations by the fourteenth day of school are to be excluded from school. HOWEVER, parents are permitted to opt-out of ANY or ALL of these vaccinations by simply providing their child’s school “written statement” declining “to have the pupil immunized for reasons of conscience, including religious convictions”, OR a statement from a physician which certifies “that such immunization against any disease is medically contraindicated”. Ohio House Bill 132 does not change current vaccine mandates in Ohio. It would, however, require that schools mention vaccine exemption law at the same time and in the same manner as they mention state vaccine mandates. The legislation will ensure that parents are adequately informed of their options when presented information from schools regarding vaccine requirements. Specifically: “When a school, board of education, or governing authority of a school notifies a pupil or the pupil’s parent or guardian of the immunization requirements described in section 3313.671 of the Revised Code, the school, board, or governing authority also shall notify the pupil, parent, or guardian of the exemptions from immunization described in that section. The school, board, or governing authority shall provide notice of the exemptions in the same manner as it provides notice of the requirements.” Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom will be very clear on this issue: We believe that all Ohioans deserve to receive the fundamental right to both informed consent and bodily autonomy. Take Action Now! Start preparing your testimony!!! The proponent hearing could happen any week now, so we need to be prepared to show in numbers. Even if you cannot attend in person, you’ll be able to submit your testimony via email to be entered into the record and for the Representative’s review. So please write yours asap. Write the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee and let them know you want them to support HB132. Write your legislator and let them know you want them to support HB132. Find you legislator now. Sign the online letter of support on this page. Consider making a donation to OAMF so we can continue to do what we do. Donate now. Continue to check back here and on our social media for further updates! House Primary and Secondary Education Committee Representative Louis W. Blessing III, District 29 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-9091 – rep29@ohiohouse.gov Representative Don Jones, District 95 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-8728 – rep95@ohiohouse.gov Representative Phillip M. Robinson, Jr., District 6 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6041 – rep06@ohiohouse.gov Representative Sara P. Carruthers, District 51 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6721 – rep51@ohiohouse.gov Representative Erica C. Crawley, District 26 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-8010 – rep26@ohiohouse.gov Representative Robert R. Cupp, District 4 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-9624- rep04@ohiohouse.gov Representative Catherine D. Ingram, District 32 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1645 – rep32@ohiohouse.gov Representative J. Kyle Koehler, District 79 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-2038 – rep79@ohiohouse.gov Representative Susan Manchester, District 84 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-6344 – rep84@ohiohouse.gov Representative Gayle Manning, District 55 – 77 S. High St, 12th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-5076 – rep55@ohiohouse.gov Representative Joseph A. Miller III, District 56 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-5141 – rep56@ohiohouse.gov Representative John Patterson, District 99 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1405 – rep99@ohiohouse.gov Representative Ryan Smith, District 93 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1366 – rep93@ohiohouse.gov Representative J. Todd Smith, District 43 – 77 S. High St, 12th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-2960 – rep43@ohiohouse.gov Representative Lisa A. Sobecki, District 45 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6017 – rep45@ohiohouse.gov Representative Fred Strahorn, District 39 – 77 S. High St, 14th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1607 – rep39@ohiohouse.gov




Support House Bill 268


OAMF supports HB268, providing employees exemption rights. Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom supports Ohio house Bill 268, introduced on May 28, 2019 by Representative Ron Hood and Representative Bernadine Kennedy Kent. House Bill 268 would make it illegal for Ohio employers to take “an adverse employment action against a person who has not been or will not be vaccinated.” Read the bill as introduced. This bill is not a solution looking for a problem. In recent years, some Ohio workers have been reassigned jobs, lost merit pay and promotions, and some have been fired for declining employer mandated vaccinations. Some have left careers they loved, some have gotten sick or experienced short and long term injuries, and at least one died because of this overreaching corporate policy. Mandatory vaccination as a condition of employment violates the principles of informed consent, personal liberty, and religious freedom defined in the Geneva Conventions, the Ohio and United States Constitutions, the Civil Rights Act, the American Medical Association’s Code of Medical Ethics, the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, and Ohio Revised Code 2317.54. Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom will be very clear on this issue: We believe that all Ohioans deserve to receive the fundamental right to both informed consent and bodily autonomy. Take Action Now! Write the House Commerce and Labor Committee and let them know you want them to support HB268. Contact below. Write your legislator and let them know you want them to support HB268. Find your legislator now. Consider making a donation to OAMF so we can continue to do what we do. Donate now. Start preparing your testimony!!! The proponent hearing could happen any week now, so we need to be prepared to show in numbers. Even if you cannot attend in person, you’ll be able to submit your testimony via email to be entered into the record and for the Representative’s review. So please write yours asap. Continue to check back here and on our social media for further updates! House Commerce and Labor Committee Committee Chair, Representative Gayle Manning, District 55 – 77 S. High St, 12th Floor,Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-5076 – rep55@ohiohouse.gov Committee Vice-Chair, Representative Bill Dean, District 74- 77 S. High St, 12th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1470 – rep74@ohiohouse.gov Committee Ranking Member, Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan, District 58 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-9435 – rep58@ohiohouse.gov Representative Juanita O. Brent, District 12 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1408 – rep12@ohiohouse.gov Representative Anthony DeVitis, District 36 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1790 – rep36@ohiohouse.gov Representative Jay Edwards, District 94 – 77 S. High St, 14th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-2158 – rep94@ohiohouse.gov Representative Ron Hood, District 78 – 77 S. High St, 12th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1464 – rep78@ohiohouse.gov Representative Don Jones, District 95 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-8728 – rep95@ohiohouse.gov Representative Mary Lightbody, District 19 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-4847 – rep19@ohiohouse.gov Representative Thomas F. Patton, District 7 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-4895 – rep07@ohiohouse.gov Representative Craig S. Riedel, District 82 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-5091 – rep82@ohiohouse.gov Representative Michael Sheehy, District 46 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1418 – rep46@ohiohouse.gov Representative Kent Smith, District 8 – 77 S. High St, 14th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-5441 – rep08@ohiohouse.gov Representative Dick Stein, District 57 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-9628 – rep57@ohiohouse.gov Representative Bride Rose Sweeney, District 14 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-3350 – rep14@ohiohouse.gov




Oppose House Bill 165


OAMF opposes HB165, changing health education in K-12. Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom opposes Ohio House Bill 165, a bill introduced by Sponsors Representative Beth Liston of House District 21 and Representative Tavia Galonski of House District 35, to “enact new section 3301.0718 and to repeal section 3301.0718 of the Revised Code regarding the adoption of health education standards.” The State Board of Education wants the power to revise the health curriculum and teach and implement individual responsibility for health decisions beginning as early as pre-school. HB165 would groom minors to choose medical interventions taught at school, encouraging them to act independently while granting access and providing incentive to use state promoted “products and services.” Currently the standards and curriculum, or revisions have to be approved by both houses of the General Assembly through a concurrent resolution. HB165 would remove that impediment to state control. HB165 would also repeal a provision that requires a public hearing on the curriculum standards prior to voting on the concurrent resolution. Read more about the curriculum that proponents would like implemented. OAMF supports a holistic health curriculum that includes non-allopathic content – herbal, homeopathic, naturopathic, and chiropractic medicine, as well as wellness, mindfulness, mental-health awareness, and avoiding environmental toxins. These are subjects that are already widely omitted from the current curriculum. If passed, this bill would ensure that the only content Ohio children will receive in school is the allopathic and pharmaceutical healthcare-based information in which healthcare lobbyists aim to indoctrinate our children. Please let legislators know that you opposed HB165. Take Action Now! Write and/or call the Bill Sponsors, Co-Sponsors, and the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee below and let them know you want them to oppose HB165. Write and/or call your legislator and let them know you want them to oppose HB165. Find you legislator now. There will be an opponent hearing on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. We encourage people to attend hearings whenever possible to both be a visible presence in opposition of bills, but also witness and learn more about the legislative process. Even if you do not want to speak, or cannot attend, please consider submitting written testimony to Committee Chair, Representative Blessing at rep29@ohiohouse.gov. If you’re available and would like to attend the hearing, it will be held in Room 121 at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 5:00pm. Consider making a donation to OAMF so we can continue to do what we do. Donate now. Bill Sponsors and Co-Sponsors These Representatives are advocating for this bill. Bill Sponsor, Representative Beth Liston, District 21 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6030 – rep21@ohiohouse.gov Bill Sponsor, Representative Tavia Galonski, District 35 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6037 – rep35@ohiohouse.gov Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Kristin Boggs, District 18 – 77 S. High St, 14th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1896 – rep18@ohiohouse.gov Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Randi Clites, District 75 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-2004 – rep75@ohiohouse.gov Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Jeffrey A. Crossman, District 15 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-3485 – rep15@ohiohouse.gov Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Catherine D. Ingram, District 32 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1645 – rep32@ohiohouse.gov Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan, District 58 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-9435 – rep58@ohiohouse.gov Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Mary Lightbody, District 19 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-4847 – rep19@ohiohouse.gov Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Adam C. Miller, District 17 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6005 – rep17@ohiohouse.gov Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Michael J. O’Brien, District 64 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-5358 – rep64@ohiohouse.gov Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative C. Allison Russo, District 24 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-8012 – rep24@ohiohouse.gov Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Kent Smith, District 8 – 77 S. High St, 14th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-5441 – rep08@ohiohouse.gov Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Bride Rose Sweeney, District 14 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-3350 – rep14@ohiohouse.gov Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Terrence Upchurch, District 10 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-7954 – rep10@ohiohouse.gov Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Casey Weinstein, District 37 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1177 – rep37@ohiohouse.gov House Primary and Secondary Education Committee These Representatives may or may not support this bill, however, they will be the ones who will determine if the bill progresses out of committee. Committee Chair Representative Louis W. Blessing III, District 29 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-9091 – rep29@ohiohouse.gov Committee Vice-Chair Representative Don Jones, District 95 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-8728 – rep95@ohiohouse.gov Committee Ranking Member Representative Phillip M. Robinson, Jr., District 6 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6041 – rep06@ohiohouse.gov Representative Sara P. Carruthers, District 51 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6721 – rep51@ohiohouse.gov Representative Erica C. Crawley, District 26 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-8010 – rep26@ohiohouse.gov Representative Robert R. Cupp, District 4 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-9624- rep04@ohiohouse.gov Representative Catherine D. Ingram, District 32 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1645 – rep32@ohiohouse.gov Representative J. Kyle Koehler, District 79 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-2038 – rep79@ohiohouse.gov Representative Susan Manchester, District 84 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-6344 – rep84@ohiohouse.gov Representative Gayle Manning, District 55 – 77 S. High St, 12th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-5076 – rep55@ohiohouse.gov Representative Joseph A. Miller III, District 56 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-5141 – rep56@ohiohouse.gov Representative John Patterson, District 99 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1405 – rep99@ohiohouse.gov Representative Ryan Smith, District 93 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1366 – rep93@ohiohouse.gov Representative J. Todd Smith, District 43 – 77 S. High St, 12th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-2960 – rep43@ohiohouse.gov Representative Lisa A. Sobecki, District 45 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6017 – rep45@ohiohouse.gov Representative Fred Strahorn, District 39 – 77 S. High St, 14th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1607 – rep39@ohiohouse.gov




Support House Bill 102


OAMF supports HB102, expand access to chiropractic care. Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom supports Ohio house Bill 102, introduced on May 28, 2019 by Representative Scott Lipps. House Bill 102 would expand chiropractic services as a covered benefit for Medicaid recipients. Read the bill as introduced. “The bill requires the Medicaid program to cover chiropractic services if the services are provided by a chiropractor licensed under Ohio law and the chiropractor is acting within the scope of practice established by Ohio chiropractic law. Under the bill, the Medicaid program is required to cover at least 20 service visits to a chiropractor per benefit year. It must cover services provided by a chiropractor for each condition or event for which a Medicaid recipient is seeking the services. The bill permits a chiropractor to provide these services in any location, including a hospital or nursing facility.” (LSC Bill Analysis) Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom believes that all Ohioans should have equal access to necessary medical treatment. Take Action Now! Write the House Health Committee and let them know you want them to support HB102. Contact information below. Write your legislator and let them know you want them to support HB102. Find your legislator now. Consider making a donation to OAMF so we can continue to do what we do. Donate now. House Commerce and Labor Committee Committee Chair, Representative Derek Merrin, District 47 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215- Phone (614) 466-1731 – rep@ohiohouse.gov Committee Vice-Chair, Representative Don Manning, District 59 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215- Phone (614) 466-6107 – rep@ohiohouse.gov Committee Ranking Member, Representative Janine R. Boyd, District 9 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-5079 – rep09@ohiohouse.gov Representative Niraj J. Antani, District 42 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-6504 – rep42@ohiohouse.gov Representative Jim Butler, District 41 – 77 S. High St, 14th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6008 – rep41@ohiohouse.gov Representative Sara P. Carruthers, District 51 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215- Phone (614) 644-6721 – rep51@ohiohouse.gov Representative Randi Clites, District 75 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-2004 – rep75@ohiohouse.gov Representative Timothy E. Ginter, District 5 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-8022 – rep05@ohiohouse.gov Representative Diane V. Grendell, District 76 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-5088 – rep76@ohiohouse.gov Representative Candice Keller, District 53 – 77 S. High St, 12th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-5094 – rep53@ohiohouse.gov Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan, District 58 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-9435 – rep58@ohiohouse.gov Representative P. Scott Lipps, District 62 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6023 – rep62@ohiohouse.gov Representative Beth Liston, District 21 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6030 – rep21@ohiohouse.gov Representative Phil Plummer, District 40 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-8051 – rep40@ohiohouse.gov Representative Mark J. Romanchuk, District 2 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-5802 – rep02@ohiohouse.gov Representative C. Allison Russo, District 24 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-8012 – rep24@ohiohouse.gov Representative Terrence Upchurch, District 10 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-7954 – rep10@ohiohouse.gov Representative Thomas West, District 49 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-8030 – rep49@ohiohouse.gov




Oppose Senate Bill 121


Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom, other organizations, and many informed parents oppose the proposed legislative changes that would come with the passage of Ohio Senate Bill 121. Current Ohio law prohibits the State Board of Education from adopting or revising any standards or curriculum in the area of health unless the standards, curriculum, or revisions are approved by both houses of the General Assembly through a concurrent resolution, except for venereal diseases. Currently, Ohio parents have an opportunity to hear and respond to proposed changes through the normal legislative hearing process in front of the House and Senate education committees. According to an Ohio Legislative Service Commission analysis, if passed, Ohio SB121 would repeal this legislation and require the Ohio Department of Education to adopt health standards based on the existing CDC Healthy Schools National Health Education Standards and implement these standards by July 1st, 2020. Who do you want directing your child’s health education (GMOs, food nutrition, alcohol and drug abuse, relationships, wellness, vaccine issues, abortion, and so on), a bureaucrat in Washington DC, influenced by special interest groups, or your local community? Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom encourages parents to oppose this bill and to take action! Take Action Now!

  • Write the Senate Education Committee and and the Senate President to politely, but firmly let them know you want them to oppose SB121.
  • Write your District Senator and let them know you want them to oppose SB121. Find your Senator now.
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