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*2021 Event Calendar = EVENT INFORMATION HUB
*Liberty Action Network:  Moving Forward!
*Patriot America Event Saturday, June 12
*Escaping North Korea – Jordan Peterson interview of Yeonmi Park 
*Donate to Free Ohio Now to keep FIGHTING THE NEW NORMAL

2021 EVENT CALENDAR lists events sponsored by Ohio liberty groupsEvery day it seems as if there is another liberty group which has been banned from social media or has had it’s reach diminished by the social media censors.  In Ohio, it has happened to Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom  (OAMF), very likely to Patriots America, and to countless individuals like you and me.  While the FON website cannot replace social media, we can lessen the impact of the censoring by serving as an EVENT INFORMATION HUB for liberty groups throughout Ohio, just as we did during the 2020 election.  As a case in point, Patriot America has an event this Saturday morning, June 12, from 10 to 12 in Preble County with Massey Campos.  You can find all the event details here.  

Get events ADDED to the Free Ohio Now 2021 Event Calendar
You can submit them self-serve on the website form here.  Also, please forward this message to event leaders in your county.Step 1 – Visit the Free Ohio Now 2021 Event Calendar webpage:  https://freeohionow.com/events/Step 2 – Scroll to bottom of page.  Together, we can make difference!  

LIBERTY ACTION NETWORK:  MOVING FORWARD!
In earlier communications, we have talked about the Liberty Action Network (LAN).  It is a project Kirsten and I have been working on along with Liberty Mel and Coach Dave.  In a nutshell, the concept of the LAN is to bring leaders from various liberty groups across Ohio together to share ideas and to unite by supporting each other’s Calls to Action.  To make the network more effective, we created five regions:  Northeast, Northwest, Central, Southwest and Southeast, and each region will be led two (2) regional captains.  The captains will lead regular meetings for  leaders in their respective regions to exchange ideas.  The captains will comprise the LAN Council which will get support from the LAN Admin team (Kirsten, Liberty Mel, Coach Dave and me(Tom)).  The aim is to put more steel on the same targets.  Heaven knows there are plenty of targets which need all of our attention including your attention.

To get the LAN up and running, the LAN Admin team has held several regional organizational meetings to explain the concepts behind the LAN, including recruiting volunteers to serve as interim regional captains through December 31, 2021.  As this is being written, we have had regional meetings for the Southeast, Northwest, Northeast and Southwest regions, with a meeting for the central region planned for next week!  We are very excited about this and believe this is building the vehicle in which we can invest our time, effort and money to earn our freedom back!  More to come!

TAKE time to WATCH this.  This is where the U.S.A. headed if we don’t get our crap together.

Jordan Peterson interviewed Yeonmi Park, defector from North Korea.  Click to hear this young woman’s incredible story.  It is “an unforgettable, horrifying and prescient conversation about human cruelty, fortitude, real tyranny, personal responsibility, ignorance, and the likely consequences of our profound lack of appreciation for Liberty”.  Quick Notes click here.
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Let’s STOP H.B. 73 in Ohio

Let’s STOP H.B. 73 in Ohio.  It reduces learning about American Government and American History.  Ohio students need MORE civic learning, not less.  

In Ohio, the liberal teachers’ union is pushing to do away with requirements in American Government and American History.  H.B. 73, the reduce end-of-course assessments bill, that is currently in the Primary and Secondary Education Committee in the Ohio House, is scheduled for opponent hearing on Tuesday, May 18th at 3:00 p.m. in room 313. If you can’t come in person, you can submit written testimony or you can send a brief email to each member of the committee, telling them to oppose H.B. 73.  Here is a sample message– feel free to use it!

Easy-to-call list is shown below or CLICK HERE TO MESSAGE THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS!

H.B.73 threatens to kill the requirement of Constitutional studies in the Ohio classroom from grades 8-12. Ohio Currently requires the teaching of the Founding Documents of our Republic in all 611 school districts, with an end-of-course exam requirement that assures the subject matter will be taught!

After a 12-year effort, our friends at the Ohio Christian Alliance, along with interested parties in Ohio, urged the 129th General Assembly in 2012 to pass what became known as the Founding of America Documents Curriculum which requires the study of the original texts of The Declaration of Independence, The Northwest Ordinance, The U.S. Constitution with emphasis on The Bill of Rights, The Ohio Constitution, and the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers.

If H.B. 73 were to pass it would eliminate the end-of-course exam requirement for American Government and American History. Teachers and school districts would no longer be required to teach the subjects. That is why we are urging you to make calls TODAY [to leave voicemail messages] and write emails to STOP H.B. 73!

Please understand – They were already successful in eliminating American History and Government from the high school graduation test two years ago.  Four years ago, they eliminated American History requirement from the 4th-6th grades. This battle to keep the Founding of American Documents Curriculum in the high school is our last stand. That’s why we need you to CALL today!

We are not alone in our concern. Here is an article titled “America shouldn’t sacrifice its U.S. history and government exams on the anti-testing alter.

We need you to make your voice heard to save Constitutional studies.

 
Please Pick up the phone and CALL the Education Committee Members TODAY.   Committee Chairman
Gayle Manning
(614) 644-5076
rep55@ohiohouse.gov Vice Chairman
Adam Bird
(614) 644-6034
rep66@ohiohouse.gov Gary Click
(614) 644-1374
rep88@ohiohouse.gov Sarah Fowler Arthur
(614) 466-1405
rep99@ohiohouse.gov Don Jones
(614) 644-8728
rep95@ohiohouse.gov Call and leave voicemails TODAY.
Email messages TODAY.
J. Kyle Koehler
(614) 466-2038
rep79@ohiohouse.govSusan Manchester
(614) 466-6344
rep84@ohiohouse.govGail Pavliga
(614) 466-2004
rep75@ohiohouse.govTracy Richardson
(614) 466-8147
rep86@ohiohouse.gov   D.J. Swearingen
(614) 644-6011
rep89@ohiohouse.gov Speaker of the House
Robert Cupp
(614) 466-9624
rep04@ohiohouse.gov
Thanks to the success of the Founding of America Documents Curriculum, Ohio’s current American Government and American History standards, our Ohio students have been scoring better each year in their proficiency in American Government and American History, far better than their counterparts in other states.  It begs the question – Why does the liberal teachers union want to kill this curriculum?

Chart of Ohio Students’ proficiency in U.S. Government and U.S. History.

Step 1 – Pick up the phone and CALL each of the representatives and politely ask them to STOP HB 73.
Step 2 – Forward the link to this page to your family, friends and neighbors.
Step 3 – Email the representatives by clicking on the addresses above.

Thank you for your effort in working to save our constitutional republic one call at a time!