On Monday, the Ohio Liberty Council (which includes YAL at Ohio State and YAL at the University at Cincinnati) initiated the process for a healthcare nullification ballot initiative in Ohio.
Over 5000 signatures were collected in less than 36 hours over the weekend and were submitted to the Attorney General. If the AG approves the initiative, 400,000 signatures will need to be gathered to get the issue on the ballot.
Full wording of the amendment can be found HERE.
A press conference was held before the petitions were dropped off and the press was out in force:
Associated Press: Ohio tea party groups aim to block health bill
Columbus Business First: Conservative group mounts health-care challenge
Columbus Dispatch: Groups seek state amendment to block health-care requirement
Cincinnati.com: Ohioans may vote on health care reform
WBNS 10TV, Columbus: Constitutional Amendment Blocking Health Care Changes Proposed
WSYX 6, Columbus: Ohio Tea Party Takes Health Care Challenge to Consitution
Fox 19, Cincinnati: Ohio groups want voters to tackle healthcare reform
The Daily Record, Wayne and Holmes County: Tea party plans reform challenge