Northeast Ohioians for Budget Legislation Equality
What are your priorities for the budget?
Cuts to needed programs and services
Closing Tax Loopholes that hurt Ohio
Program: K-12 Education Cut:
Over $3 Billion
A loss of stimulus funds, cutting of state aid and ending tangible personal property tax replacement. CMSD will layoff over 800 staff and shut down 7 more schools if proposed cuts PASS.
Tangible personal property used primarily in manufacturing tangible personal property
Any equipment bought by a company for the purpose of making a product to sell does not pay sales tax on it.
Close Ohio's unequitable
We are joining Northeast Ohioians
Legislation Equality and ASKING
WHY NOT ???
CLOSE THESE LOOPHOLES THAT ARE
HURTING OHIOIANS !!!
Call your elected officials and tell them to close these loopholes that hurt Ohio.
We Are the Uninsured
Call to Action
Despite other assumptions, 4 out of 5 Americans without health insurance are employed or belong to a family that at least one adult is working. Locally, the uninsured of Cleveland need resources to empower themselves by explaining their predicament in their own words. If the needs of those without health coverage are discussed at all, they are brought to light by professionals in organizations that work for the uninsured. The true voice of the uninsured is missing. Legislators and those with health coverage are less able to prioritize the need for access to quality, affordable health coverage when they cannot put a face to those who struggle to maintain their health without coverage. A growing population of uninsured people can impose destabilizing financial strains on community health providers that serve all community members and on the public and private sources that finance local health care.
The lack of health coverage affects more than the ability to pay doctor bills. It affects the decisions of wether or not to even see a doctor because paying for a visit, tests, prescriptions will get in the way of being able to pay for necessities such as rent, groceries, and child care. It affect the ability to obtain preventive care and stop or slow the development of an illness. Trying to survive without health coverage takes an emotional toll.
When meeting with your elected leader:
1. KISS: Keep it Short and Simple
2. Have your facts straight.
3. Be on time, polite, and patient.
4. If you go as a group, introduce your group members and note what connection each person may have to the legislator's district.
5. Make the issue personal.
6. Be a resource.
7. Before you leave, say "Thank You" again.
8. Make a note about what happened in your meeting and bring your report back to your organization.
9. Continue your relationship with your legislator.
10. Provide opportunities for positive publicity.
*source: Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook, MN Council of Nonprofits
Program: Department of Mental Health Cut:
$122 Million for 2012-2013
Mental Health already received a cut of 35% in the current budget. Demand for services have increased
significantly over the last several years, in part because of the economy.
Exclusion of the first $1 Million of taxable gross receipts.
The first $1 Million of each taxpayer's annual taxable gross receipts are not subject to the commercial activity tax rate. Instead, each taxpayer pays $150 dollars on its first million in annual taxable gross receipts.
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