Red State: Ohio
Focus: Voting rights
John Kasich has been on a steamroll lately. When I chose NEOCH, the bullshit “heartbeat bill” and its bait-and-switch partner, the 20-week abortion ban, had yet to fall on my radar. And this week Kasich went ahead and blocked the city of Cleveland from having its own $15 minimum wage. No, instead, in late-November, I was alerted to voting rights being stripped in Ohio, another preview of what’s to come. The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless saw this coming and fought far before the election. They still need to fight, all while providing basic services to Ohio’s homeless population as the harsh Midwestern winter continues.