Strickland Plans to Early Vote Tomorrow in Columbus
COLUMBUS, OH -- Today, Ted Strickland and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) encouraged students at The Ohio State University to early vote. The rally was hosted by the OSU College Democrats. Strickland will early vote in Columbus tomorrow.
At the OSU Student Union today, Ted Strickland outlined the stakes in this election and how he’ll fight for students and working families in the U.S. Senate -- in contrast to Senator Portman who has been propped up by millions of dollars in campaign spending from his rich and powerful friends in exchange for pushing their agenda at the expense of Ohioans who actually work for a living.
“Ohioans are already casting their ballots and I’m encouraging all Ohioans to vote early anytime leading up to the election,” said Ted Strickland. “The stakes in this election are too high and we know that when Democrats get to the polls ahead of election day, we tend to win. It’s time to make your voices heard and tell Rob Portman that Ohio is not for sale. Portman has been propped up by millions of dollars from powerful special interests and that’s who he’ll answer to in the Senate -- not Ohio students and working families.”
Previously, the Strickland campaign released a digital advertisement -- “Students” -- featuring Ohio students speaking about the contrast between Ted and Senator Portman on the issue of college affordability. The campaign also launched a “Students for Ted” coalition featuring over 250 students and student leaders who are working to mobilize voters and share Strickland’s message, and unveiled a digital hub for college voters featuring messages from Ohio student leaders sharing their support for Ted’s campaign.
Strickland’s Ohio Families First Plan to make higher education more affordable for working families includes debt free college for students, allowing students to refinance their loans, and expanding programs like Pell Grants and the Perkins Loan Program. As Governor, Strickland worked to make college more affordable, freezing tuition for two years and making college free for veterans.