Initiatives

Repeal of Westerville’s School Levy Increase: Schools repeatedly place tax increases on the ballot, then claim that the voters have spoken when the increase finally passes in a special election after having failed multiple times. The 1851 Center seeks to stop this behavior and limit school levies to general elections.

Ohio’s Health Care Freedom Amendment: Passed with 66% of the vote in November, 2011. The amendment added a 21st Section to Ohio’s Bill of Rights “to preserve the freedom of Ohioans to choose their health care and health care coverage.”

Elimination of the Ohio Estate Tax: The legislature has passed a state budget that includes the repeal of Ohio’s Estate Tax. The 1851 Center drafted and represented the initiative, while Citizens United to End Ohio’s Estate Tax led the grassroots effort.