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*** Stand Up in 2012
*** OEA’s Campaign 2012 Electyronic Newsletter

** U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Secretary of State Husted,
** Ohioans to vote early in-person November 3-5

The United States Supreme Court has decided not to hear any appeal
over early in-person voting in Ohio for the last three days before the
November 6 election. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, who sought to
eliminate the last three days of voting, immediately set a schedule
for in-person voting through a statewide directive:

* Saturday, November 3, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
* Sunday, November 4, 1-5 p.m.
* Monday, November 5, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

** Message on Issue 2 is getting past the malarkey:
** Vote Yes on 2 – When elections are fair, the people win

Politifact Ohio helped sort out fact from fiction recently,
(http://aces.ohea.org/site/R?i=4cHbUT6Unk2Au1GixVH7pA , explaining that Ohio
Secretary of State Jon Husted was nowhere close to the truth when he said members of
the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission could not be removed for bribery.
To learn more and help set the record straight by writing a letter to the
editor, please go to http://aces.ohea.org/site/R?i=0z0ByR_UOvlP0PHF5YfO2Q .


Meaningful reform and competitive elections are possible with a YES
vote on Issue 2. But letting politicians draw their own district lines
is like letting the fox guard the henhouse. Public Policy Polling now
shows Issue 2 Yes voters at 37%, no voters at 44%, with a great
opportunity to persuade the undecided voters. This is major progress
for Voters First redistricting reform advocates and increases the
likelihood of passage for Issue 2.

** Presidential debates in Town Hall format
** reveal who will protect public education

President Barack Obama proved his expertise on foreign policy and the
economy in the second of three presidential debates Tuesday evening,
challenging former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to explain how
his across-the-board tax cuts and higher levels of military spending
could ever balance the budget. The President proved to be a strong
advocate for federal education funding and expanding student loans for
college as strategies to provide more high-paying and rewarding jobs
and careers. One thing both campaigns agree on: Ohio voters will have
a decisive role in determining the winner of this year’s
presidential election.

** Don’t forget next week’s watch parties for the final
** debate between Obama and Romney on Monday, October 22:

* 8-11 p.m., Gresso’s, 961 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43206.
RSVP to mckayb@ohea.org or 614-227-3056.
* 9- 10:30 p.m., NEOEA Office, 5422 East 96th Street, Garfield
Heights, OH 44125, RSVP to 216-518-0200.
* 8- 10:30 p.m., Phil Long’s residence, 617 Devonshire Drive,
Celina, OH 45822. RSVP to jacksons@ohea.org or 937-335-4544.
* 8:15 p.m. Sons of Italy, 3348 Belmont Street, Bellaire, OH
43906. RSVP to hudsonb@ohea.org, 1-800-255-5748.
* 9- 11:00 p.m Geneva State Park Lodge, Geneva-on-the-Lake,
Ohio. RSVP to wolfm@ohea.org, 419-865-1837 or
* 8:00 p.m. Holland Office, 7359 International Dr., Unit D,
Holland, Ohio. RSVP to jonesest@ohea.org, 419-865-1837 or
* 8:30 p.m. Lexington Office, 50 Industrial Dr., Lexington,
Ohio. RSVP to davise@ohea.org, or barnettl@ohea.org,
419-884-3980 or 800-325-6244.
* 8:30 p.m. Tiffin Office, 674 Miami St., Ste. A, Tiffin,
Ohio. RSVP to assenheimer@ohea.org, 419-448-1498 or

** See replay of Sherrod Brown and Josh Mandel
** Squaring off in televised Cleveland debate

You can see a full replay of the debate Monday between U.S. Senator
Sherrod Brown and his rival, State Treasurer Josh Mandel, thanks to
YouTube at

Moderator Karen Kasler is a statehouse reporter with Ohio Public
Radio. The two candidates debated tax policy and the deficit,
assistance for the auto industry, healthcare, foreign trade and the
effect of federal policies on these issues on the middle class.
Watch your local listings for a second debate Thursday night in

** OEA members rally to phone banks
** for Obama, Issue 2 and endorsed candidates

In the final 20 days of OEA Campaign 2012, members have poured on the
energy, working at phone banks at dozens of Ohio locations and making
major contributions to the NEA Education Votes Action Center (NEA

* See the complete list of OEA phone bank opportunities here:
* Learn more about how to phone friends and colleagues via NEA
EVAC here: http://aces.ohea.org/site/R?i=-s2SbzDTBoirzDsFGGdkCA
* Join Educators for Obama and make a true difference in the
Presidential election at http://aces.ohea.org/site/R?i=7-t8JsrLNXfSbCf_uHpdLw .

Remember, both phone bank programs offer incentives and rewards for
activism, and OEA offers weekly drawings for great prizes. For the
week of October 8-14, the winners of $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards

* Barbara Niederkorn – Willoughby Eastlake Classified
* Rebecca Sovchik – Cloverleaf Education Association

For a run-down of prizes and drawings please go to
http://aces.ohea.org/site/R?i=fBdioHeksz_UcDcVeVmu6Q .

** Spotlight on Ohio’s Congressional Candidates
** And the OEA Recommendations

Ohio loses two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives next year,
but the Congressional elections are crucial for public education. Here
are OEA’s recommendations:

CD 1 Jeff Sinnard (D)
CD 2 No Position
CD 3 Joyce Beatty (D)
CD 4 Jim Slone (D)
CD 5 Angela Zimmann (D)
CD 6 Charlie Wilson (D)
CD 7 Joyce Healy Abrams (D)
CD 8 No Position
CD 9 Marcy Kaptur (D)
CD 10 Sharen Swartz Neuhardt (D)
CD 11 Marcia Fudge (D)
CD 12 No Position
CD 13 Tim Ryan (D)
CD 14 No Position
CD 15 Pat Lang (D)
CD 16 Betty Sutton (D)

For more information, please visit
the OEA Campaign 2012 website at
http://aces.ohea.org/site/R?i=FbynyW1AestNAJ3QgBsaFA .

For a complete list of OEA-recommended candidates, please log into
the OEA website as a member and then go to

** Stand Up in 2012

Stand Up in 2012 is an electronic newsletter dedicated to members of
the Ohio Education Association, 225 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
www.ohea.org See the OEA Campaign 2012 Website at

Political Action Update.

Political Action Update.

Campaign Update #8/10

Dear Local Association Leaders and fellow members,

This email is being sent to local association leaders and central committee

Please share this information with members of your local by posting to your
local association website, discussing it in your local association meetings, or
by forwarding it to members’ personal email accounts.

You can link to, or view a web version of this email at this link:


Ohio high school teacher Kelli Green, an early voter, is determined to get her
peers to the polls. “Educators can’t afford not to vote. For us in Ohio, it’s
pretty obvious from the last gubernatorial election that we need all our
teachers voting.”

Kelli like many of us volunteered to defeat SB 5 last year and is ready to
switch from constantly playing defense to making the ultimate offensive play –
Getting the right people into office. Vote early by mail or in person, then

Two Visions – One Choice

[1]Watch the latest video from NEA


OEA Recommended Candidates and Voter Guide

Central’s Election Special Communiqué, which contains an Association Voter’s
Guide, can be found online for viewing and download
at [3]http://issuu.com/centraloeanea/docs/2012electionspecial

A complete list of statewide OEA Recommended Candidates is available online in
the members’ section of OEA’s website and in the September issue of Ohio

Volunteer Opportunities – Updated Weekly

The following Association phone banks have been scheduled.

Area 1: Contact Russell Hughlock, [4]russell@jointhefuture.org

Phone Bank: Monday, October 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

LEA and LSSA Office. 1381 Sheridan Drive, Lancaster, OH

Phone Bank: Tuesday, October 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

LEA and LSSA Office. 1381 Sheridan Drive, Lancaster, OH

Area 2: Contact Dominic Marsano, [5]dominic.marsano@centraloeanea.org

Phone Bank: Wednesday, October 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. to
8:15 p.m. Ohio Labors Local 574 Union Hall 1585 Harding Hwy. East, Rt. 309
Marion, Oh 43302

Area 3: Contact Jim Templeton, [6]jim.templeton@centraloeanea.org

Phone Bank: Monday, October 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Farmers Daughter Restaurant.
904 Miami Street, Urbana, OH 43078

Phone Bank: Tuesday, October 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Courtyard Marriot Springfield-Downtown. 100 South Fountain Avenue

Springfield, OH 45502

Area 4: Contact Ty Tatman, [7]ty.tatman@centraloeanea.org

Phone Bank: Thursday, October 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

17 E. The Restaurant. 17 East Main Street Chillicothe, OH 45601

Area 5: Contact Joy Bock, [8]joy.bock@centraloeanea.org

Phone Bank: Tuesday, October 23 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Westerville Office 5026 Pine Creek Drive Westerville, OH 43081

Phone Bank: Wednesday, October 24 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Emerging Leaders – All Central members are welcome to attend.

OEA HQ 225 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43216

Phone Bank: Thursday, October 25 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Westerville Office 5026 Pine Creek Drive Westerville, OH 43081

Phone Bank: Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm

Voter’s First OEA HQ 225 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43216

Phone Bank: Saturday, October 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Westerville Office 5026 Pine Creek Drive Westerville, OH 43081

Phone Bank: Saturday, November 3 from 10:00 a.m. to noon

Westerville Office 5026 Pine Creek Drive Westerville, OH 43081

Central Retired: Contact Tom Beck, [9]tom.beck@centraloeanea.org

You can register on Central’s website, under [10]2012-13 CENTRAL POLITICAL

Campaign 2012 Phone Bank Rewards

OEA members who participate in a Campaign 2012 phone bank will be entered into a
weekly drawing to win prizes.

The grand prize is a 16 GB iPad and second prize is a $250 Apple Store gift

For every 90 minutes of phone banking participants will receive also $20 gas

For more information contact your OEA Labor Relations Consultant, your local OEA
field office, or your Central PAC.

OEA Debate Party in Columbus Oct. 22

All central Ohio OEA members are invited to attend an OEA-exclusive Presidential
Debate Watch Party at Gresso’s, 961 S. High St. Columbus, OH 43206, on Monday,
October 22, from 8-11 p.m. Go to the OEA Facebook Events page
at [11]http://www.facebook.com/OhioEducationAssociation/events to find out more,
RSVP and view other events. Gresso’s was voted the No. 1 Patio and Neighborhood
bar in Columbus this year. OEA will post more Debate Party events in other parts
of Ohio on the Facebook page soon at


not Politicians!

For more information go to Voters First Ohio at [13]http://votersfirstohio.com/

Yard Signs! A limited number of YES on 2

yard signs are available through your local LRC.

Central OEA/NEA Area Political Action Coordinators

Area 1 – Fairfield & Licking Counties

Patricia Kuhn-Morgan


614 / 920-3514

Area 2 – Delaware, Marion, & Union Counties

Dominic Marsano


419 / 543-5683

Area 3 – Clark, Logan & Champaign Counties

Jim Templeton


614 / 332-3734

Area 4 – Fayette, Highland, Madison, Pickaway, Ross Counties

Ty Tatman



Area 5 – Franklin County excluding Columbus plus SCOPE

Joy Bock


614 / 571-5120

Central Retired Members

Tom Beck


614 /406-7034

Thanks for all your support.

Tom Beck and the Central OEA/NEA PAC

Vote Yes on ISSUE 2 to put Voters First

Central OEA/NEA

947 Goodale Blvd

Columbus, OH 43212


Anyone need a free lawyer consultation?

Hello OEA Member Leaders:

Another benefit of membership with the OEA…..
Three firms have been added to the Attorney Referral Program, and attached is a
revised listing as of 10/1/12.
The new attached listing will also be posted on the Members Only section of the

The three added are as follows:

Franklin Co.

Barr, Jones & Associates – Columbus, OH
Law Office of Christopher Alley – Reynoldsburg, OH

Medina Co.

Law Office of Gregory E. Hoover, LLC – Medina, OH

Attorney Referral Program 2012-13

During any membership year (from September 1 to August 31), eligible members,
spouses, and dependent children are entitled to two, free 30-minute consultation
sessions with any of the Association-approved attorneys under the Attorney Referral
Program. During the two free sessions, you may discuss any legal matter except
income tax preparation. The free consultation allows you to discuss your problems
with an attorney to determine whether you need additional legal services. The
attorney is not expected to draft or review documents during a consultation. If you
ask the attorney to provide additional services, you will be billed at a discounted
Program rate.

In addition to free consultations, members may have specific legal work performed in
five “core” areas at a 30-percent reduction of participating attorneys’ normal fees.
The five core areas include real estate, wills and estates, domestic relations,
consumer protection and traffic violations. A few legal services, such as help with
business dealings, bankruptcy or tax matters, do not qualify for the discounted
rate. The discounted rate also does not apply to the defense of criminal
violations, other than the traffic violations covered by the Program.

For your convenience, participating attorneys are located throughout the state;
however, you are not limited to those closest to you.

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Dolores Tufaro
UniServ Labor Relations Consultant/OEA/NEA
OEA Annex
225 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43216
P. O. Box 2136
Heart of Ohio Council
(Office) 866.427.0046 or 614.227.0046
(Fax) 614.227.0191

All Officers Training

Hello OEA member leaders:

Per your request, I have marked my calendar to provide further AR training. Please
rsvp to me and Nina @ iranina@ohea.org
if and which day you plan to attend.

October 22nd
Bag of Nails in Delaware
5:15 to 6:45

October 18th
Ralphie’s Sports Eatery @ 1833 Marion Mount Gilead Road, Marion, OH 43302

Have a great week,
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Dolores Tufaro
UniServ Labor Relations Consultant/OEA/NEA
OEA Annex
225 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43216
P. O. Box 2136
Heart of Ohio Council
(Office) 866.427.0046 or 614.227.0046
(Fax) 614.227.0191

Issue 2 information


October 11, 2012
PolitiFact Rates Husted’s Claims About Issue 2 “False”
COLUMBUS – The nonpartisan fact-checking organization PolitiFact said
that Secretary of State Jon Husted’s claims about Voters First were false.

“Our opposition has repeatedly been caught lying and distorting the truth in this
campaign,” said Sandy Theis, spokeswoman for Voters First. “The Ohio Supreme Court,
the Ohio Elections Commission, and now for a second time, PolitiFact has said that
our opposition is purposely misleading voters. That’s shameful.”

“These politicians and their special interest friends are lying because they’re
scared. They will do and say anything to protect their stranglehold on power,” Theis
said. “A yes vote on Issue 2 puts citizens in charge of fair elections. When you
have fair elections, the citizens win.”

During the debate over Issue 2 ballot language, Secretary Husted said, “Apparently,
you could accept a bribe from somebody to get the map that you want, and you
couldn’t be removed from this commission.” Mr. Husted and other opponents of Issue 2
have repeated this lie, and similar lies throughout the campaign. Today, PolitiFact
said that’s False.

Previous Lies from the opponents of Issue 2

* PolitiFact previously rated a claim from an Ohio Republican Party mailer
False. (click
* The Ohio Supreme Court found the ballot language crafted by Secretary of State
Jon Husted and the Ohio Ballot Board to contain material omissions and factual
inaccuracies. (click
* The Ohio Elections Commission found Probable Cause that an Ohio Republican
Party mailer was purposely misleading. (click

For More Information, Contact:

Sandy Theis



Friend of education packet

TO: NEA Board of Directors
State Affiliate Presidents

FROM: Dennis Van Roekel, President

DATE: October 15, 2012

RE: 2013 Friend of Education Award — Nomination Period Announcement

Nominations for the 2013 recipient of NEA’s Friend of Education Award are now being
solicited. This prestigious award is intended for an individual, organization or
group whose leadership, acts, or support has significantly contributed to the
advancement of public education, education employees and/or students on a national
level. Since its establishment in 1972, the Friend of Education Award has attained
the status of NEA’s highest tribute.

The list of prior recipients of the award is attached. Recipients include U.S.
Presidents, a Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, a Justice of the U.S.
Supreme Court, U.S. Senators and Representatives, Governors, educators, civil rights
activists, authors, journalists, an athlete, and a First Lady. Nominations
reflecting these levels of achievement, and worthy of NEA’s recognition, are now
encouraged for the 2013 Friend of Education Award.

Nominations should include a statement about the nominee’s contribution to public
education on a national level and should be accompanied by additional supporting
materials (i.e. publications, videos, links to web-resources, etc.), to assist the
selection committee. Each nomination must be signed and submitted with proof of the
nominator’s NEA membership (such as an address label from an Association
publication). A nominee, if eligible must hold NEA Active membership. Submissions
will not be returned. Please do not send personal or valuable items.

The deadline for NEA’s receipt of nominations is April 1, 2013. Your submission of
a nomination for NEA’s highest honor is requested. The award will be presented at
the 2013 NEA Representative Assembly in Atlanta, GA.

Cc: State Affiliate Executive Directors
Official Observers
UniServ Managers
Jim Testerman
Christopher Thomas

Help out on 10/27

Hello All

Election Day 2012 is less than a month away. Be advised that all members are invited
as well friends and family to join a fun filled two hours of phone banking.

We are all busy but if you have not yet participated in any events that support
Education candidates or issues, here is another opportunity to make a difference and
help candidates that believe in public education. For your convenience, two dates
are scheduled. Please make time and come to one event…

Saturday, October 27th 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
the OEA Westerville office at 5026 Pine Creek Drive, Westerville, Ohio 43081.
rsvp to:
linderm@ohea.org, tufarod@ohea.org
and iranina@ohea.org, and

For Wednesday, October 24th 5:30-6:45 and 6:45-8:15 Come for one or both shifts.
The Ohio Laborers Local 574 Union 1585 Harding Hwy East, Route 309, Marion, OH 43302
rsvp to:
tufarod@ohea.org and iranina@ohea.org

Best Regards,
Dolores Tufaro
OEA Labor Relations Consultant/OEA/NEA