Issue 2 Needs You
November 1, 2011
It’s not too late to make a difference. Get-out-the-vote efforts will continue through this weekend. If you’re in Ohio, you can find a volunteer center near you—including address, contact information, and hours—on this map.
I know, I know—you’re busy. So am I. So is everyone. I’m doing this in addition to my full-time job, church, campus-ministry volunteering, and everything else.
Issue 2 is an important structural reform. Without it, public-sector unions will continue to drive the growth of government and higher taxes in Ohio for the foreseeable future. (This should go without saying, but I have nothing personal against the public-sector-union employees; public-sector unions represent a structural problem, however good the intentions of the individual employees.)
If Issue 2 passes, you’ll be able to say you were part of history—as far as I know, other than Wisconsin right before us, no state, having once let public-sector unions in the door, has ever been able to go back.
If Issue 2 fails, at least you’ll know that you did what you could; you won’t have to wonder whether things might have been different if you and others like you had volunteered.
John Derbyshire said curbing public-sector unions was “necessary (or at least a really, really good idea) but utterly impossible”. Was he right? It’s up to us to decide.