We are the ONLY candidates for Ohio Governor and Lieutenant Governor to stand with the #VoteForOurLives movement and say: It is TIME to #BanAssaultWeapons in Ohio and across the United States. Five states have made it work, and Ohio can be a leader in becoming the sixth. Dennis is the ONLY candidate in this race in either party with an F rating from the NRA, and he wears a button with a large F because he is proud of that. Other Democratic candidates are rated A or B+! Dennis is proud to be a Moms Demand “Gun Sense Candidate” for Ohio and will work to earn that continued distinction throughout his term as Governor.
When elected, we will work with the legislature – and with you – to ensure that this critical safety issue is addressed. We’ve already been working with citizen lobbyists, holding training webinars and providing materials to assist them in going to their local city council and asking them to introduce and pass our Model Resolution.
In fact, Tara L. Samples introduced our Model Resolution in Akron and they became the first city in Ohio to pass this resolution. It calls on the Ohio General Assembly to enact a ban on the sale of assault-style weapons, ammunition magazines in excess of ten rounds, and modifications that simulate automated fire such as bump stocks and trigger cranks. Since then versions of the resolution have been introduced and passed in cities and towns across the state such as Cincinnati, South Euclid, and more. You can view the model resolution for city council here, and for school board here.
Won’t you join us in this important work?
Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich and Akron Councilwoman Tara L. Samples are organizing Ohio in a movement to #BanAssaultWeapons. We’re empowering cities across the state to demand the Statehouse protect our children by taking immediate action to #BanAssaultWeapons in Ohio.
The Why: In 1991, Cleveland enacted an Assault Weapons Ban. 19 years later, it was overturned. Why? Because the newly-elected Democratic Ohio Attorney General and NRA-champion Richard Cordray led the charge to defend the NRA-controlled state legislature’s effort to strike down the assault weapons ban. He then went on to crush EVERY city in America’s ability to write ANY laws protecting children from assault weapons. See him bragging about it at a gun rally on Statehouse grounds here.
The How: It’s up to us to take action against Cordray’s shameful legacy. We’re organizing a mass introduction of city resolutions calling for the Ohio Statehouse to enact an immediate ban on assault weapons. We’ll be supporting current efforts of City Council’s already working on resolutions, and empowering those that have yet to take action.
The Who: You, your community and us. When you pledge to help Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich and Akron Councilwoman Tara L. Samples #BanAssaultWeapons, we pledge to give you what you need. We’ll provide tips on effective lobbying, help creating events and building turnout, and connecting with people in your area. We will provide a model city resolution to introduce, pass, and send to your state capitol. Once you are ready to move forward, you’ll be able to:
– Organize your neighborhood
– Connect with your council representatives
– Take concrete action instead of just offering thoughts and prayers in the wake of yet another tragedy
Sign up, speak out and take action. Sign the pledge, and join us in the work to #BanAssaultWeapons.