Other documents that frame the issues with the proposed Ordinance 271-17 being considered by Toledo City Council: ACLU of Ohio letter to Columbus Attorney on similar ordinance proposed in Columbus in 2016 Columbus Right to Life letter to Toledo City Council on proposed ordinance explaining their position regarding a similar Columbus ordinance and the legal issues with Capital Care Network Citizens for Community Values letter to Toledo City Council on proposed ordinance limiting Ohioans Constitutional Rights Sample Letter for you to use to share your opinion with Toledo City Council
PETITION:Toledo City Council Say Yes to Free Speech Vote NO on Ordinance That Limits Speech Petition published by Greater Toledo Right to Life on July 25, 2017
Petition Background (Preamble): Toledo City Council proposed Ordinance 271-17 TMC Sec 521.12 titled “Impeding Access to Health Care” puts the interests of two businesses above the constitutional right of individuals to free speech. Regardless of personal beliefs, this is an issue of free speech. Sharing one’s views in the public domain without physically threatening or harming anyone is a constitutional right. Everyone is allowed to assemble peaceably and express their personal views.
Since there are current laws safeguarding a women’s access to abortion (existing statute section 351.01(24) and 509.03 of the Toledo Municipal Code) and there is no history or documented evidence of any individual having their access blocked, obstructed or prevented from entering the abortion facility on West Sylvania Avenue or the Planned Parenthood on Jefferson Avenue, this proposed ordinance is unwarranted and erodes personal freedoms.
Please sign this petition to ask Toledo City Council to vote NO to proposed Ordinance 271-17 TMC Sec. 521.12 proposed and help maintain your right to Free Speech, Free Expression and Freedom of Assembly.
Petition: We, the undersigned, are asking Toledo City Council to vote NO on the proposed Ordinance 271-17 TMC Sec. 521.12 and to safeguard our civil rights of Free Speech, Free Expression and Freedom of Assembly.
If you wish to circulate this petition for signature, please print copies for your use and return signed documents to the email@example.com or mail to 5726 Southwyck Blvd Suite 120 Toledo, OH 43614. Documents needed by Monday, August 28.
Greater Toledo Right to Life 5726 Southwyck Blvd., Ste. 120 Toledo, Ohio 43614 phone: (419)535-5800