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Issue 2 proponents speak out on Town Hall Ohio

Published Oct. 30, 2009 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Governor Ted Strickland joins hunger advocates, business leaders, humane groups and elected leaders to express their views on State Issue 2 during this week’s broadcast of Town Hall Ohio.

Passing Issue 2 is “the right thing to do,” according to Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks. She makes the case that Issue 2 will preserve jobs in Ohio which, helps mitigate growing hunger challenges.

Issue 2 will preserve self governance by Ohioans, according to Tim Amlaw of the American Humane Association and Andy Doehrel, President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Amlaw believes, “Every state has the right to determine their humane issues.” Doehrel adds, “We believe Ohioans know what’s best for Ohio, and the special interest groups out of Washington certainly shouldn’t be setting the stage for how we do business in the state of Ohio.”

Other voices appearing on Town Hall Ohio include Gov. Strickland, U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, Ohio House Speaker Armond Budish, Senate Majority Leader Keith Faber, Akron Beacon Journal editorial page editor Michael Douglas, Lisa Schaaf of the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association and Mark Glasper of the Ohio Restaurant Association. Ohio Farm Bureau President Brent Porteus, Immediate Past President Bob Peterson and Executive Vice President Jack Fisher also share their views on why Issue 2 will assure the well being of Ohioans and the farm animals that provide for us. Fisher is also treasurer for Ohioans for Livestock Care, the political action committee seeking passage of Issue 2.

Proponents of Issue 2 are encouraging voters to pass the measure on November 3. The measure will create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to prescribe standards for animal care and well being that endeavor to maintain food safety, encourage locally grown and raised food and protect Ohio’s farms and families.

Town Hall Ohio is an award winning weekly public affairs and current events discussion program and is produced by the Ohio Farm Bureau with the financial support of Nationwide Insurance. It can heard at the list of radio stations or downloaded on demand at townhallohio.org.

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