We Are Taking Action
Groundwork Ohio is partnering with the Ohio Children's Hospital Association to initiate a public awareness campaign—Vote for Ohio Kids—to ensure that many different and diverse business, education and healthcare voices are encouraging Ohio’s next governor to prioritize kids. Today’s children are Ohio’s future workforce – and our next governor must ensure our youngest learners have proven high-quality early childhood experiences and access to the highest quality healthcare that leads to physical, developmental and mental wellness. Our next governor must follow the evidence and invest where it matters the most for our kids, taxpayers, and Ohio’s future
Anyone who wants to be our next Governor must listen to Ohioans and make early childhood education and access to quality healthcare a priority. A full 82% of all Ohio voters express strong support for state funding for quality early education programs for kids. Majorities in all parties support these programs – 68% of Republicans, 84% of Independents and 95% of Democrats -- making this a unique bipartisan issue.
An overwhelming majority of Americans not only support funding access to health care for kids, but also believe kids should be prioritized over other issues. Here in Ohio, children’s health insurance coverage has reached historic levels – 96%. Nationally, nearly 9 in 10 voters support funding for kids’ health care – 97% of Democrats, 83% of Independents, and 81% of Republican voters.
That’s why we are working to ensure that candidates for governor, regardless of political party, publicly commit to supporting this powerful agenda that puts our kids front and center.