The Rundown: Shut it down

July 20th, 2017

The abortion industry wants to shut down all discussion

Sorry the Rundown is a day late – I spent the day in Toledo yesterday meeting with CCV friends and hearing more about all the good the Body of Christ is doing up there. Protestants and Catholics doing great work for the community, like at the Toledo Diocese and Cherry Street Ministries.

I also caught up with friends at the Toledo Pregnancy Center. Toledo has made great pro-life progress lately (And can’t talk about the pro-life progress without also mentioning Ed Sitter at Toledo Right to Life.)

Toledo now has one abortion clinic, and it is surrounded by pro-life advocates working to show women that abortion isn’t their only option.

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CCV to Toledo City Council: Don’t Stifle Free Speech

July 11th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 11, 2017

CCV to Toledo City Council: Don’t Stifle Free Speech
CCV sends letter to Toledo City Council urging them to protect free speech and avoid costly legal challenges

TOLEDO – As the Toledo City Council considers enacting an unconstitutional restriction on free speech, an Ohio advocacy organization is urging them to step back from the legal ledge.

Citizens for Community Values sent a letter to the Council today informing them that the proposed “buffer zone” ordinance around Toledo’s abortion clinic is a direct violation of the U.S. and Ohio Constitutions.

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Growing the Christian Voice at the Statehouse: CCV Hires Director of Public Policy, Opens Downtown Columbus Office

July 10th, 2017

Josh Brown joins the Citizens for Community Values Team to lead efforts at the Statehouse

COLUMBUS – One of Ohio’s leading voices for faith, family, and freedom is ramping up its work at the Ohio Statehouse by growing it legislative team and opening a downtown Columbus office.

Josh Brown has joined the Citizens for Community Values team to lead the organization’s legislative efforts. As the new Legal Counsel and Director of Public Policy for Citizens for Community Values, Josh will focus on working with lawmakers to protect life, build up families, promote parental rights and school choice, and protect religious freedom.  

“Josh brings a wealth of experience to the CCV team, along with a deep passion for our mission,” said Aaron Baer, President of Citizens for Community Values. “With strong leadership throughout Ohio, we have an amazing opportunity in front of us to advance the pro-life, pro-religious freedom cause in our state – and Josh will be key to leading these efforts with the General Assembly.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to put my experience and credentials to work for a cause I deeply believe in and work with people that I truly respect,” Brown said. “In this role, I will work tirelessly with the General Assembly and communities around the state to foster principled public policy.”

Before joining CCV, Josh was an advocate for the Ohio Municipal League. He has also worked in the U.S. Senate, dozens of political campaigns, the Ohio General Assembly, and is an experienced attorney. Josh received his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from The Ohio State University. He is also a combat veteran who served in the U.S. Army.

Along with growing the team, Citizens for Community Values has also opened a downtown Columbus office.

“Opening a downtown Columbus office is central to our growth plans for CCV. Not only does it allow us to work more closely with our elected officials, but it also allows us to reach all corners of the state more efficiently, especially come election season,” said Aaron Baer.

For questions or further comments, contact CCV, info@ccv.org or 513.733.5775.

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

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The Rundown: This is what happens

July 6th, 2017

When the government controls the health care system, this is inevitable.

This picture is hard for me to look at. I’ve got a one-year-old girl – and I cannot imagine what I would do if she had a life threatening illness, and the government told me I couldn’t do everything possible to save her.

If you haven’t seen this story, the picture above is of Charlie Gard. Charlie and his parents live in the UK, and he has a form of mitochondrial disease, a genetic condition that causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage.

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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.

Throughout Ohio, friends of CCV have stepped up with financial support to help make this dream of growing our team a reality.

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