It was a bit of political theater with an unexpected twist and a huge dose of public policy for wonks – an example of local politics and the effectiveness of grassroots in action. Chris Littleton was guest speaker at a meeting in Rep. Peter Beck’s district to present “A Case against KasichCare”, a plan to block Governor Kasich’s proposal to voluntarily advance Obamacare in Ohio.
Stacks of precinct walk lists, maps, KasichCare flyers, sign-up sheets, phone lists, scripts, and postcards were prepared and organized – ready to paper Beck’s district. Continue reading
A huge turnout of eighty or so gathered at the 21st Century Theater in Oakley Square for a Medicaid Expansion Mobilization meeting – in State Representative Peter Stautberg’s own backyard.
Concerned citizens and opponents of Medicaid expansion from Stautberg’s district and surrounding counties came to learn strategies to defeat Republican Governor John Kasich’s budget plan in the state legislature and urge a “no” vote from Rep. Stautberg. Continue reading
Some Republican representatives on the House Finance Committee have gone squishy or may be confused, maintaining Kasich’s proposal for voluntary Medicaid expansion in Ohio, aka KasichCare, is a complex issue requiring further study. Continue reading