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ACTIONS & UPDATES
 
Week of October 25, 2021

The Week Ahead...


GET OUT THE VOTE!

Ohio 2021 General Election
Tuesday, November 2, 2021



Ohio is one week out from the 2021 General Election!
You have seven days to thoughtfully research your candidates and submit your ballot for school board members, city council officials, and seats on the court. Head to VOTE411.org to learn about the issues and read candidate responses.

Be sure to join us tomorrow evening for a virtual round table, hosted with the League of Women Voters, addressing hotly contested school board issues.

Four Northeast Ohio school board members will discuss the impact that issues centering COVID-19 protocol, curriculum development, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging initiatives are having on school board races, meetings, and student learning.


NEO School Board Races:
The Priorities, Issues, and Controversy
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7pm
REGISTER


And as always, continue encouraging your family, friends, community, and colleagues to research their candidates and vote.


EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

 


Turning to the State Board of Education (SBOE) and Ohio Statehouse, we are asking Ohioans to SPEAK OUT against the recent repeal of the Board Resolution to Condemn Racism and Advance Equity. Write to the SBOE, present public comment, and submit letters to the editors. Details below.

As anticipated, there is no scheduled activity around HB 322 and HB 327 this week. Please continue to ready your testimony for the next round of hearings.

 


 • 2021 General Election •

Tuesday, November 2, 2021


PROTECT

HONESTY IN EDUCATION


 

What's on the ballot in 2021?

School Board Races
City Council Seats
Judges & Clerks



Who are the candidates?

Do they support Honesty in Education?
Do they practice Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging?
Are they qualified to lead?
Do they have relevant experience?



BE AN INFORMED VOTER...

Visit VOTE411.org to Research Candidates
Attend/Watch Candidate Forums & Debates
Attend School Board and City Council Meetings

ASK QUESTIONS!
 

  3 Easy Ways to Vote in Ohio  


Early In-Person Voting
Today thru Nov. 1 (dates & times vary)
Find your Early Vote Center HERE



Absentee Ballot Voting
Today thru Nov. 1 
Request your Absentee Ballot HERE by Oct. 30
Mail or Drop-Off Your Ballot:
Postmark Ballot by Nov. 1

Drop Off Ballot by Nov. 2


Election Day Voting 
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021
Polls Open 6:30am-7:30pm
Find your Polling Location HERE
Required Voting ID HERE



More Election Information
 

UPDATES
 



STATEHOUSE  

NO SCHEDULED ACTIVITY FOR HB 322 & 327   The House State and Local Government (SLG) Committee will not hear testimony on HB 322 or HB 327 this week. We will notify you when hearings resume.

DID YOU SUBMIT TESTIMONY?   We encourage those who submitted testimony opposing HB 322 & 327 to convert those statements into a Letter to the Editor and submit to your local newspaper. 
Tips for Submitting Letters to the Editor HERE

DO YOU WANT TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY?   If you were not able to submit testimony opposing HB 322 & 327, you still have time. Prepare your testimony now so it is ready to submit when the next hearing is announced. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HEARING IS ANNOUNCEDTestimony template HERE


Learn more about HB 322 & 327 HERE 
Learn Why Honesty in Education Matters HERE

 



STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION 

NEXT SBOE MEETING: The SBOE is scheduled to meet again on November 15 -16. The agenda and meeting documents can be found HERE. The public is strongly encouraged to attend and/watch all SBOE meetings.
 

SPEAK OUT ABOUT RESOLUTION: Those disappointed or outraged about the recent repeal of the Board Resolution to Condemn Racism and Advance Equity are asked to submit and/or present public comment to the SBOE about their decision. Take a second step and submit a letter to the editor or op-ed. We must not be silent or idle about these blatant attacks against the condemnation of racism and the advancement of equity for Ohio's Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color. 

Take strength and courage from:
  • SBOE member Michelle Newman's Op-Ed HERE
  • Joint Statement by 4 SBOE members HERE
Learn more about the Resolution HERE
Tips for SBOE public comment and Letters to the Editor HERE

 


LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS 

JOIN US: Register now for tomorrow night's virtual forum -- NEO School Board Races: The Priorities, Issues, and Controversy. 

Join a round table discussion with Northeast school board members addressing health mandates, transparent curriculum development, opposition to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives, and personal safety. Opening speakers include Lisa Vahey, Co-Founder of Honesty For Ohio Education, and Rick Lewis, CEO of the Ohio School Board Association.

NEO School Board Races: The Priorities, Issues, and Controversy
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7pm
Hosted by the League of Women Voters in partnership with HFOE and the Ohio School Board Association
REGISTER

And, be sure to register now for November's Lunch and Learn featuring Facing History and Ourselves. Learn why infusing honest and accurate history into curriculum maximizes student engagement and academic achievement.

HFOE First Friday Lunch and Learn
Friday, Nov. 5, Noon
Featuring Facing History and Ourselves
REGISTER

VOTE IN YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD RACE!

✔️ Research your candidates on VOTE411.org 
✔️ Attend or watch candidate forums
✔️ Attend school board meetings
✔️ ASK QUESTIONS
✔️ Print a Sample Ballot
✔️ GO VOTE!

Head to VOTE411.org for candidate info and sample ballots


UPCOMING EVENTS...

Wednesday, October 27, 7pm
NEO School Board Races: The Priorities, Issues, and Controversy

HOSTED BY: REAL TALK | LWV and Honesty For Ohio Education
REGISTER

Friday, November 5, Noon
Lunch and Learn - Building capacity to know better and do better for Ohio!
HOSTED BY: Honesty For Ohio Education
Featuring: Facing History & Ourselves
REGISTER

Thursday, November 18, 3pm
What's Behind the CRT Controversy

HOSTED BY: Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, OSU
REGISTER
 
MORE Upcoming & Previous Events

IN THE NEWS...

 

Oct 26, Threats Against Worthington School Board Over Critical Race Theory Part Of Campaign Against Democracy, Columbus Dispatch


Oct 25, See List Of School Board Candidates For Or Against Critical Race Theory, Comprehensive Sex Education, Covid-19 Precautions In Cuyahoga, cleveland.com County
 

Oct 24, What's Motivating Someone To Run For School Board? Beware Of One-Issue Candidates, Akron Beacon Journal

Oct 23, Critical Race Theory Won’t Be Taught in Carbon County, Rawlins Times

Oct 20, Mask Mandates And Critical Race Theory At Play In Neo School Board Races, ideastream

Oct 20, School Board Elections Will Be An Early Test Of What Issues Motivate Voters, NPR

Oct 20, Oklahoma's Anti-Critical Race Theory Law Violates Free Speech Rights, ACLU suit says, NBC News

Oct 19, Is Banning Critical Race Theory In Schools Unconstitutional? Lawsuit In Oklahoma Seeks To Prove It, USA Today

Oct 19, Census Prompts Push for More Indigenous School Lessons, Pew Charitable Trusts

Oct 18, Five Health Sciences Colleges At Ohio State Honored For Diversity Efforts, Wexnermedical.osu.eud

 

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NEW HFOE PARTNERS

HFOE proudly welcomes three incredible partners into the statewide coalition to protect Honesty and DEIB in education.

Learn more about our partners on the HFOE About page HERE


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The HFOE website is a centralized resource for Ohioans to learn about the three threats facing Honesty in Education, ways to take action, and share information. There is also a comprehensive RESOURCE page with helpful links, toolkits, and news updates.

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