First TV Ad For Issue 2 Unveiled

Activists with "We Are Ohio" spent the spring and summer working to put Issue 2 on the ballot.(Photo: ProgressOhio (Flickr))
Activists with "We Are Ohio" spent the spring and summer working to put Issue 2 on the ballot.(Photo: ProgressOhio (Flickr))

Firefighters are featured in the first TV spot in the campaign to overturn the state law limiting the bargaining powers of public employee unions.

“We Are Ohio” released the ad Friday in news conferences held in seven cities. It features images of firefighters racing to a burning house and Ohio firefighter Joe Stern telling viewers “Issue 2 makes it illegal for us to negotiate for enough firefighters to do the job.”

The campaign is seeking a no vote on Issue 2, a referendum on the collective bargaining changes signed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich in April. “We Are Ohio” spokeswoman Melissa Fazekas says the group plans to spend “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to put the ad on the air.

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