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Miami Valley Citizens Informed (MVCI) Meeting Next Monday, May 3, 2021



MONDAY, May 3, 2021
7:00 to 8:30 PM
Washington Heights Baptist Church
5650 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45429







MVCI is excited to be part of a statewide outreach featuring former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel.  

We welcome Mr. Mandel to share with us his vision and qualifications as he begins his campaign for the Senate seat that will become open next year upon the retirement of Republican Senator Rob Portman.

In addition, we will hear from Candice Keller, former Executive Director for the Community Pregnancy Center of Middletown, Ohio and also recent Ohio State House Representative – District 52.  

Another great speaker and patriot, Jim Lewis, founder of Building Blocks for Liberty will share with us about the 10th Amendment – a very important aspect of our U.S. Constitution, not well understood today, but critical in protecting our liberties from an overreaching federal government. 

This meeting is not only about hearing great speakers, it is about giving you, the citizen, the information, the understanding and the tools to make a difference in Ohio.  

NOTE;  Two parking areas and entrances will be available.  Front parking uses Door #2.  Back parking enter Door #4 (Community Life Center) go down the hallway to the main auditorium.  Balcony seats will also be accessible for this event.  Masks are optional.



GOOD NEWS:  Friend and frequent speaker at our MVCI meetings, Mr. Tom Zawistowski (We The People Convention), had successful aortic heart valve replacement surgery on April 13.  He thanks everyone for their prayers and we do ask that you continue to pray for his complete recovery and returned strength.  Tom is a dynamo and has had a great deal of influence in the state of Ohio for the cause of liberty.


U.S. Senate:  

Keep the pressure on Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va)  and Kristen Sinema (Ariz.) and tell them to vote to keep the filibuster. 

Why is the filibuster important?

With just 50 senators, including two independents who caucus with them, Democrats will not be able to overcome filibusters on their bills unless at least 10 Republicans vote with them.  Without the filibuster even a 50/50 vote would be a loss for the Republicans because the rule allows the Vice President (Kamela Harris) to cast the deciding vote.  If this happens, nothing will stop the leftist forces in Congress…. even their desire to put additional Justices on the Supreme Court.

Ask Joe Manchin and Kristen Sinema if they want to go down in history as the politician whose vote destroyed our Constitutional balance of power form of government. 


Senator Joe Manchin – Dem. West Virginia

Washington DC – (202) 224-3954

Charleston W.Va. – (304) 342-5855

Fairmont W.Va. – (304) 368-0567

Eastern Panhandle – (304) 264-4626

Senator Kyrsten Sinema – Dem. Arizona

Washington DC – (202) 224-4521

Phoenix, Ariz. – (602) 598-7327

Tucson, Ariz. – (520)-639-7080

H.B. 248 – Vaccine Choice & Anti-Discrimination Act

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) today introduced the Vaccine Choice & Anti-Discrimination Act, legislation that protects individuals who choose not to be vaccinated from discrimination due to vaccine status.  As a nurse practitioner, Gross noted she is pro-vaccine and values the progress that the medical field has made in enhancing the health and well-being of humanity. 

According to the Ohio Department of Health, over three million people have received the COVID-19 vaccine thus far.  “There are eleven and a half million people in Ohio,” said Gross. “Many people across the state may be likely to decline vaccines like the COVID-19 vaccine for conscientious, religious, or medical reasons. Without the exemption provisions this bill provides, the notion of a vaccine passport could easily lead to a class system in Ohio where segregation and discrimination will proliferate.”

Under House Bill 248, individuals who decline any vaccine will still be able to function and operate in the state just as those who have been given a vaccine and the bill would prevent all entities in the state of Ohio from discriminatory treatment of citizens based on their vaccination status.

“This is a matter of freedom,” added Gross. “The purpose of this legislation is to allow people to choose to do what they feel is best for their own body and protect individuals from any consequences or hardships for choosing one way or the other.”  Gross also noted that the constitution grants U.S. citizens the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Therefore, the life of an individual should be in the hands of the individual.  “As legislators, we have a responsibility to protect our citizens from government overreach and prohibit practices in the private sector that subject Ohioans to discrimination when going about their daily lives,” concluded Gross. 

H.B. 248 now awaits referral to a House committee.  

Call your Ohio State Representative and tell him/her to support H.B. 248 and thank your Representative if he/she has already signed up to support this bill. (See list of supporters in article below):

HB 248 sponsor Representative Jennifer Gross answers questions about the “The Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act” 

Representative Gross has introduced HB248, a bill to protect vaccine exemption rights for ALL Ohioans in both the public and private sectors. Check out her Q&As for more information about the bill!

Also, please consider showing your support by thanking all of the Representatives who have already expressed their support of this bill:

Below is a “bulk paragraph” of all the above listed Representatives and by doing a  “copy” and ”paste” of the list below you can address all 16 Representatives in one email message.  Paste the copied address paragraph below into the Blind Carbon Copy “send to” line.

In your email you do not need to put the individual names just say: “Dear Representative”


Local Representatives in the Miami Valley area that are NOT on the list of supporters are:

(R) Andrea White – representative41@ohiohouse.gov  –  614-644-8051

 (R) Phil Plummer – representative40@ohiohouse.gov –  614-644-6008 

(R) Scott Lipps – representative62@ohiohouse.gov  –  614-644-6023


Please write a separate email to them and ask if there is a reason they are not supporting medical choice and protection for their constituents.  Tell them to join in supporting H.B. 248·





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