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Accession Number 2012.001
Catalog Number 2012.001.004
Object Name Button, Political
Title We are Ohio Repeal SB 5
Description Round button with a light-blue background. In dark-blue letters are the words "We Are" adjacent to a red image of the State of Ohio. Below that is the word "OHIO" in large white letters. Below that is "REPEAL SB 5" with the number "5" encircled by the international red circle and line indicating "no." The next line reads: "TEXT OH TO 225568" Last line: "UNION--USW--LABEL"
Date 2011
Dimensions Dia-3 inches
Notes This button was put out by unions and their allies after Republican legislators in the Ohio General Assembly passed a law limiting the negotiating power of public employee unions. They collected petition signatures to put the law up for a referendum vote. The unions successfully garnered support and voters voted to repeal the new law (Senate bill [SB] 5) in 2011.
Material Metal
Inscription Text Tigereye Design
Provenance Bill Cohen, a long-time Ohio Statehouse News Bureau reporter, donated a collection of political memorabilia and ephemera to the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board in 2012.

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board took over the care of the Statehouse and its collections in 1988.
Search Terms Ohio
Subjects Ohio General Assembly
Unions, Labor
Workers' rights
Collection Bill Cohen Collection