BIG News!

June 15th, 2017

For months, we’ve shared with you the need and our vision to dramatically expand the work of Citizens for Community Values – including bringing on a full time attorney to lead our public policy efforts at the Statehouse.

With groups like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and others lobbying our lawmakers every day, it is essential that we have a stronger voice in the General Assembly.

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The Rundown: The craziest thing said in DC this year.

June 15th, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: After repeated calls from CCV, earlier this week, the Ohio Senate removed an unconstitutional amendment to the state budget that would have nearly tripled the number of casinos in the state.

THANK YOU to every one who responded to our Action Alert: this is just another example of how together we can have an impact.

Now for this insanity….

Christians Need Not Apply

The noise coming out of Washington D.C. is deafening – so much so that’s it’s easy to miss the truly important incidents.

Like last week, when Senator Bernie Sanders said that a Christian wasn’t fit for a job in the federal government because he believes that faith in Christ is the only path to salvation.

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Ohioans Need to Know: “Does Pro-People Mean Pro-Life?”

June 1st, 2017

Statement from Citizens for Community Values President Aaron Baer

“Whenever I hear a politician speak in vague terms or try to skirt the issues, it raises serious concerns. That’s why Mike Gibbons’ quotes to the Associated Press on the “social issues” are so disconcerting. They leave Ohio families wondering: what does he mean?

It’s crucial that as soon as possible Mike Gibbons clarifies his vague statement. Does “pro-people” mean “pro-unborn people?”

  • Is he serious about saving the nearly 22,000 unborn children who lose their lives in Ohio to abortion every year?
  • Will he fight to ensure taxpayer dollars don’t flow to the abortion providers that are ending the lives of unborn people?
  • Will he support legislation to prohibit gruesome late term abortions at 20 weeks?

These issues are too important to leave unanswered: lives are on the line.”

For questions or further comments, email

Citizens for Community Values works to create an Ohio where God’s blessings of life, family, and religious freedom are treasured, respected, and protected.

The Rundown: The religious freedom issue that persists… even under Trump

May 11th, 2017

Some stories seem too crazy to be true.

Like many federal agencies, the Unites States Department of Agriculture (USDA) serves an important purpose. Unfortunately, too often today politically-motivated federal agents can abuse the power these offices have been given by the people.(We all remember the when the IRS targeted conservative groups under the Obama administration.)

I’m sad to say, that even though we’re under a new administration, we’re seeing a similar issue at the USDA.

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1851 Center: Gambling Expansion in Proposed Budget is “Inconsistent” with the Constitution

May 1st, 2017

Constitutional Law Center sheds light on issues with proposed budget

COLUMBUS – An Ohio Constitutional Law Center that generally supports the legalization of gambling released a letter today explaining how the proposed gambling expansion in the budget bill before the State House likely violates the Ohio constitution.

The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law’s Executive Director Maurice Thompson’s letter provides a legal analysis of how the budget proposal expands gambling beyond what the voters approved in 2009. Ohio voters consented to 4 casinos in Ohio, yet the proposed budget nearly triples this number by allowing the 7 racinos in the state to have video poker.

“The 1851 Center letter shows that you don’t need to oppose the expansion of gambling to think this is a bad move by the State House; all you need is a healthy respect for the rule of law,” said Aaron Baer, President of Citizens for Community Values (CCV).

CCV believes the provision is unconstitutional, and generally opposes the expansion of gambling in Ohio.

Thompson makes clear they may not agree with CCV’s position on the expansion of gambling, but they share CCV’s concerns about the constitutionality of the budget provision.

“Were we to adopt a position, we would likely favor the legalization of all gambling by Ohio adults, whether through financial investment, insurance procurement, or casino gaming,” Thompson wrote. “Nevertheless, our conclusion is that that Ohio Constitution currently prohibits casino gaming beyond the four casinos it designates in Section 6, Article XV.”

You can read the full letter online here.

For questions or further comments, contact CCV,

Citizens for Community Values works to create an Ohio where God’s blessings of life, family, and religious freedom are treasured, respected, and protected.