Statement by Citizens for Community Values President Aaron Baer

COLUMBUS — Less than nine hours before the application window opens for families to apply for the EdChoice Program for the 2020-2021 school year, the Ohio General Assembly has passed legislation with the intent of blocking families promised a voucher in November from accessing the program.

The following statement is from CCV President Aaron Baer:

“Families across Ohio were counting on the General Assembly to show courage, but instead, they have created chaos and confusion. Our position has remained constant: whatever the General Assembly does to the ‘Failing Schools List,’ they must protect families who were promised a voucher in November. The legislation passed has made those least able to pay the price suffer the greatest consequences. These families’ lives will be turned upside down by this legislation.”

“We urge Governor DeWine to veto this legislation, protect our families and communities, and give the General Assembly a second chance to get this right.”

For more information, contact Citizens for Community Values at [email protected], or 513.733.5775.

 As Ohio’s Family Policy Council, Citizens for Community Values seeks the good of our neighbors throughout Ohio by advocating for public policy that reflects the truth of the Gospel. We endeavor to create an Ohio where God’s blessings of life, family, and religious freedom are treasured, respected, and protected.

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