February 8, 2019

Local Resolution Against State Critical Infrastructure Bill

The Athens, Ohio City Council passed a resolution against a Critical Infrastructure bill (SB250) being considered by the state legislature in 2018.  Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWaHRKNm1JTjd4ZkxvTkhkTktxVjFoTEJrT1BV Original document name: Athens Ohio Resolution Against SB 250.pdf , ,
November 1, 2018

Crystal Jones is our November Patriot. Cleveland’s first female heavy equipment operator demanded free speech (and got it).

Ms. Jones recently settled a lawsuit that she filed in 2017 against the City of Cleveland forcing the City’s Administration to cease the suppression of her and her co-workers first amendment rights to free speech relative to working conditions on the job, misogyny, and disparate treatment.
October 2, 2018

Defending Rights & Dissent Staff to Speak at Eugene Debs Centennial

One hundred years ago, a watershed moment for free speech in our country occured. The popular socialist and frequent candidate for office Eugene Debs was put on trial in Cleveland, Ohio. His crime? While he was convicted under the Espionage Act, Debs’ crime was antiwar remarks made in Canton, Ohio.
May 24, 2016

Letter of Opposition to HB 476

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