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Fortify Geauga Newsletter

May 16, 2024

Hello, Friends,

Welcome to a brand new week.  This is the Fortify Geauga Newsletter for May 16, 2024.

There are two very important issues that require a groundswell of citizen action this week: zoning rights and medical freedom.

Zoning rights:  This is possibly the most important issue we’ve brought to your attention.  While the issue of zoning might fly under your radar, it has a dramatic impact on the quality of life in our county.  Right now, the Ohio Senate is poised to alter or eliminate township zoning rights, resulting in drastic changes to the character and development of our county. There was an important and lively meeting of the Geauga County Planning Commission on Tuesday, May 14th.  Senator Sandra O’Brien was in attendance and fielded several questions from the Planning Commission and the audience on the Ohio Senate’s plans to usurp township zoning authority.  Her message was straightforward:  NOW is the time for residents to let the Ohio Senate know where we stand on this issue.  Please read Local Senator: Act NOW to Preserve Township Zoning Rights for details on her comments and exactly who should be contacted.  Your voice is needed!  If you are not already familiar with this issue, please take a few minutes to learn about this alarming possibility and what you can do to stop it:  WATCH: Will the Ohio Senate Move to Usurp Township Zoning Authority?  (Interview with Zoning Inspector Chris Alusheff)  And please SHARE it with ALL OHIO residents who live in townships.  Don’t forget to register for our Patriot Potluck on Monday, May 20th.  We’ll have updates from Mr. Alusheff on this crucial issue.

Medical Freedom:  Our frequent readers will already be familiar with House Bill 73, the Dave and Angie Patient and Provider Protection Act.  This bill has had a long and difficult journey through the Ohio Legislature and now the sponsors are asking for citizens to submit testimony on behalf of the bill.  See details here.

In case you missed it last week:  Do you ever get the feeling our “red” county is not really very red?  Does it make sense to you that the majority of Geauga county voters chose to enshrine unrestricted abortion in our constitution last year, or to approve recreational marijuana?  Have you noticed the antagonism expressed by our “Republican” elected officials toward conservatives in our community?  If we really are in the majority, why doesn’t it seem like it?  We need to bring grassroots conservative values back to OUR Republican party.  It starts with transforming our Geauga County GOP Central Committee into a vibrant, effective body that truly represents us. Take a look at this week’s post, Republicans in Geauga County Need Real Representation to understand how weakness in our county GOP is holding us back and what you can do to help.

As always, thank you for spending a few moments with us.  Have a wonderful week.

Weekly Spotlight:  Last chance to register for our May 20th Patriot Potluck!

We’ll provide pizza, drinks, updates from Chris Alusheff on anticipated Senate legislation to curtail township zoning rights and information from the Ohio Election Integrity Network about the newly-introduced Ohio Votes Count Act.  The event is free but registration is required.  Hope to see you there! 

Recent Posts

There was an important and lively meeting of the Geauga County Planning Commission on Tuesday, May 14th.  The main topic of the meeting, which drew an audience of a few dozen residents, was to discuss recent threats to township zoning authority coming from the Ohio Senate.  Senator Sandra O’Brien (R-32) was in attendance…

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What Will HB 73 Do For You? • Protect your access to life saving drugs prescribed by your doctor both from outpatient pharmacies and when you are in the hospital.• Prohibit licensing boards from taking action against the your health provider if they speak out about drug or vaccine risks or suggest alternative treatment options…

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Did you know there is an elected representative in our County GOP who is supposed to be representing you in the Republican party? There are 78 voting precincts in our county and every one of them has a GOP Central Committee representative who is elected by the people…

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Fortify Geauga President Tiffanie Broadbent interviewed local Zoning Inspector Chris Alusheff about recent developments in the Ohio Senate that may lead to the state usurping local zoning authority. What is behind this move, how will this affect Geauga County, and what can citizens…

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The Geauga County Board of Commissioners are currently accepting applications for the Geauga County Public Library Board of Trustees to fill a position with a term ending June 30, 2031. Anyone interested in serving can…

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Fortify Geauga President Tiffanie Broadbent interviewed Charles & Susan Johnston of Ashtabula county. Charles is a disabled veteran who ran for State Central Committee in District 32. Mr. and Mrs. Johnston have been working hard to bring attention to…

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On April 22nd, Stephanie Stock, President of Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom, and Dr. Richard Bartlett, joined Bob Frantz’s “Always Right Radio” to express their extreme frustration with stall tactics being employed to keep House Bill 73 from advancing in the Senate…

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Local residents are circulating a petition to add a referendum to the ballot in the next general election (November 2024). It would read “Shall the county budget commission consist of two additional members to be elected from the county?” This petition does not name who …

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The hard-working folks at Grassroots Freedom Initiative reached out to their subscribers with an update on election integrity legislation in Ohio. House Bill 472, the Ohio Votes Count Act, was recently introduced in the Ohio House …

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Ohio Representative Jennifer Gross sat down with us for an interview about closing Ohio’s primaries. Representative Gross clarified the parameters of her legislation (House Bill 210) and addressed the overlap between HB210 and a newer bill, House Bill 437. While the bills are …

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Liberty Camp USA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

You are cordially invited to Liberty Camp USA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. Come enjoy a dinner and reception in support of Liberty Camp’s mission: “Liberty Camp USA is dedicated to creating America’s next generation of great patriots to honor God, stand strong to protect America’s freedom and dedicate themselves to be Virtuous Citizens.” …

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