Endorsements

Ohioans want to close the loopholes and bring common sense background checks for gun safety to Ohio.

90% of Ohioans support background checks including 87% of Ohio gun owners.

Below you’ll find organizations and individuals that have reviewed our petition and endorsed our campaign. As we continue our movement to make Ohio safer for our children and grandchildren, we encourage more Ohioans to sign on and endorse our campaign. It’s a small action that will show Ohio legislators and the gun lobby that our movement is supported by both organizations and everyday Ohioans. Click the button below to endorse today!

Organizations

The American Association of University Professors
Cleveland City Council
Doctors For America
Doctors Organized for Healthcare Solutions
God Before Guns
Gun Violence Survivor Network
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Moms Demand Action
National Council of Jewish Women – Cleveland
National Council of Jewish Women – Columbus
Ohio Academy of Pediatrics
Ohio Coalition against Gun Violence
Ohio Council of Churches
Ohio Domestic Violence Network
Ohio Green Party
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
Ohio NOW
Ohio Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Rockdale Temple Cincinnati
Students Demand Action
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio

Elected Leaders

Nickie J. Antonio, State Senator
Richard Bains, Pepper Pike Mayor
Joyce Beatty, US Congresswoman, District 3
David J. Berger, Lima Mayor
Annette Blackwell, Maple Hts. Mayor
Kristen Boggs, State Representative
Janine Boyd, State Representative
Dan Brady, Cuyahoga County Council President
Juanita Brent, State Representative
Elizabeth Brown, Columbus City Council
Tito Brown, Youngstown Mayor
Shontel M. Brown, Cuyahoga County Council
Michaela Burriss, Upper Arlington City Council
Pam Conine, Yellow Springs Mayor
Kevin Conwell, Cleveland City Council Member Ward 9
Yvonne Conwell, Cuyahoga County Council Member
Hearcel Craig, State Senator
John Cranley, Cincinnati Mayor
Kathleen Clyde, Portage County Commissioner
Denise Driehaus, President, Hamilton County Commissioners
Trevor Elkins, Newburgh Hts. Mayor
Darryl Fairchild, City of Dayton Commissioner
Teresa Fedor, State Senator
William Franklin, Mayor of Warren
Tavia Galonski, State Representative
Meghan George, Lakewood Mayor
Andew Ginther, Columbus Mayor
Blaine Griffin, Cleveland City Council Member
Anthony Hairston, Cleveland City Council Member Ward 10
Paula Hicks-Hudson, State Representative
Kirsten Holzheimer-Gail, Euclid Mayor
Thaddeus Hoffmeister, Wyoming Mayor
Martin S. Horwitz, Beachwood Mayor
Stephanie Howse, State Representative
Kenneth Johnson, Cleveland City Council Member
Basheer Jones, Cleveland City Councilman Ward 7
Joseph T. Jones, Cleveland City Council Ward 1
Pernel Jones, Cuyahoga County Council Vice President
Matt Joseph, Dayton City Commissioner
Wade Kapszukiewicz, Toledo Mayor
Kevin J. Kelley, President, Cleveland City Council
Ben Kessler, Bexley Mayor
Zach Klein, Columbus City Attorney
Stanley Koci, Bedford Mayor
Nick Komives, Toledo City Council Member At Large
Ed Kraus, Solon Mayor
Greg Landsman, Cincinnati City Council Member
David Leland, State Representative
Peggy Lehner, State Senator
Michele Lepore-Hagan, State Representative
Tina Maharath, State Senator
David Mann, Cincinnati City Council Member
Kerry McCormack, Cleveland City Councilman Ward 3
Sam Melden, Toledo City Council
Jeffery Mims, Jr., Dayton City Commissioner
Jessica Miranda, State Representative
Victoria Parks, Hamilton County Commissioner
Steve Patterson, Athens Mayor
James Pasch, President, Beachwood City Council
Michael Polensek, Cleveland City Council Member
Aftab Pureval, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts
Allison Russo, State Representative
Tim Ryan, U.S. Congressman, District 13
David Scheffler, Lancaster Mayor
Chris Seelbach, Cincinnati Council Member
Christopher Shaw, Dayton Commissioner
Sunny Simon, Cuyahoga County Council Member
P.G. Sittenfeld, Cincinnati City Councilman
Kent Smith, State Representative
Charles Slife, Cleveland City Council
Lisa Sobecki, State Representative
Tom Spetnagel, Ross County Auditor
Cheryl Stevens, Cuyahoga County Council Member
Stephanie Summerow Dumas, Hamilton County Commissioner
Emilia Sykes, Ohio House Minority Leader
Vernon Sykes, State Senator
Bride Rose Sweeney, State Representative
Cecil Thomas, State Senator
Terrence Upchurch, State Representative
Casey Weinstein, State Representative
Georgin Welo, South Euclid Mayor
Nan Whaley, Dayton Mayor
David Weiss, Shaker Heights Mayor
Thomas West, State Representative
Sandra Williams, State Senator
Wendell Young, Cincinnati City Council Member
Kenny Yuko, Minority Leader, Ohio State Senate
Matt Zone, Cleveland City Council Member

Community Leaders

Carolyn Casper, President, Ohio NOW
Michael Curtin, Former Editor, The Columbus Dispatch
Lindsey Danziger, Rabbi & Lead Organizer, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Steve Dettelbach, Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District
Lee Fisher, Former Ohio Lt. Governor, Attorney General, State Senator, State Representative
Constance Gadell-Newton, Candidate for Governor, 2018
Marian Harris, Former Member of the Ohio House
Mary Jo Kilroy, Former Member of Congress
Mark Perry, Bishop & Prelate, Ohio Southern Jurisdictions, Church of God in Christ
Ron Soeder, President, Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland & Interim CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio
C. Joseph Sprague, Retired Methodist Bishop
Eugene Ward, Bishop Greater Love Baptist Church, Kingdom Connection Fellowship, Intl.


Individuals

Donna Abel
Joann Adler
Mark Ahern
Aryeh Alex
Rebecca L. Algenio
Mary Allen
Nancy Althouse
Jennifer Amazon
Roma Amin
Carla Anderson
Jean Andolsen
Asma Ansari
Gretchen Armstrong
Kathleen Arthur
Robert Ault
Lauren Austin
Sharon Austin
Richard Bardoulas
Amanda Barron
Carrie Barron
Michael Baron
Jennifer Barlup
Sharon Barts
Wil Baughn
Mila Bauman
LaRee Baumann
Laura Beans
Anita Beck
Donna Beheydt
Evelyn Behm
Melvin Bell
April Bellar
Erick Bellomy
Anita Bennett
Jeff Benson
Leonard Berenholz
Dianne Bertuzzi
Jan Biederman
Teresa Bihl
Sumru Bilge-Johnson
Lee Blackburn
Jeffrey Blevins
Meg Boley
Bonnie Bolsen
Steven Bond
Danielle Bornhorst
Elysabeth Bouton
Martha Bowling
John Boyle
Robert Brack
Aili Bresnahan
Marlena Brookfield
Mark Brown
Virginia Browne
Richard Brudzynski
Mickala Buccigross
Russell Buckbee
Amy Budish
Linda Bullcok
Judy Burchell-Peyko
Elizabeth Burke
Dwight Call
John Canty
Cynthia Carlton-Ford
Marge Carnahan
Edwin Carr
Phyllis Rose Carroll
Pippa Carter
Tim Carty
Penny Casey
John Cashman
Ted Celeste
David Cesaratto
Becky Chabannes
Denise Chambers
Lisa Claus
Deanna Clinger
Gilda Cohen
Roxanne Combs
Mary Compton
Kristen Convery
Mary Copeland
James Corr
Lyndsey Corrigan
Patrick Costa
Janet Cox
Christine Crawford
Sharon Crews
Constance Crockett
Brittany Dalton
Crystal Dandridge
Jim De Long
Jon Deal
Susan DeChant
Diane DeBevec
Fred DeGrandis
Daniel Demetzky
Sue Densmore
Thomas Deutsch
Christine Dickman
Fred Dikeman
Al Dillenburg
Stephen Dorman
Jenn Dougherty
Barbara Drake
Kristina DuBois
Sandra Ducat
Karen Durbin
Ansumana Dumbuya
Lauren Eckstein
David Eggert
Enrique Ellenbogen
Cathy Ellerbrock
Maria Ellingson
Phyllis Elmo
Marilyn Elzey
Bruce Ente
Christopher Eppler
Brigitte Eschenauer
Donna Estep
Barbara Falkenberg
Enoch Fannin
Rosemary Feka
Karla Feltz
Paul Feeney
Elizabeth Field
Jeannie Finlay-Kochanowski
Jackie Finney
Alyssa Fishel
Emily Ford
Pierre Fortier
Chase Foster
Charlotte Fowler
Howard Fradkin
Mark Freeman
Lynn Friedman
Greg Fritz
Margaret Frye
Joseph Gauntner
Robby George
Susan Gilles
Victoria Gluckman
Timothy Unverzagt Goddard
Cody Goin
Shirley Goldman
Mark Gooch
Marshall Goodfellow
Karen Goodman
Ross Goodman
Amy Gordon
Lucinda Gorman
Alice Gosztyla
Jennifer Grant
John Groby
Patrica Groseck
Merry Guerrera
Kathy Guest
Nancy Gurney
Beth Guttman
Kathy Guzy
Chris Hahnel
Elaine Hairston
Andrea Hale
Rita Hallaveld
Fran Hamper
Sahra Harding
Alyn Harrison
Carol Hatfield
Jessica Hazeltine
Brenda Heeg
Adam Heffelfinger
Darla Hendricks
Susan Hennenberg
Sherry Henning
Nicole Herrera
Andrea Herzig
David Hildebrandt
Richard Hill
Carolyn Hippensteel
Ben Hoffmann
Reggie Hohenberger
Ila Holscher
Heidi Hoogwerf
Ann Hoile
Melodie Holland
Lisa Hoppe
Allyson Horstman
Allison Houle
James Huebner
Deb Hughes
Dwight Hughes
Megan Hughes
Anne Hurley
Dave Iammarino
Annette Iwamoto
Diane Jackson
Kimberly Jackson
Cara Jacob
Elizabeth James
Deborah Janis
Robert Jefferis
Charles Johnson MD
Robert Johnson
Vashitta Johnson
Julia Jolliff
Andrea Jones
Belinda Jones
Lisa Payne Jones
Debbie Joseph
Colleen Kammer
Marilyn P. Kane
Barbara Kaplan
Jess Karan
Kelley Kauffman
Clemy Keidan
Judy Kelly
Bruce Keller
Kay Keller
Christine Kieffer
Nancy Kiehl
Mary Jo Kilroy
Brooke Kitzmiller
Michele Klein
Alan Koncal
Victoria Konig
Rachel Kopec
Andrea Kovesdi
Susan Kramer
Sandy Kreisman
Sr. Patty Kremer, CPPS
Robert Kroshefsky
Barbara Kuby
Jordan Kuhn
Mary Kyllo
Wendy Lackey
Georgian LaGuardia
Eric Lambert
Lori Lampel
Mary Lang
Sally Lang
Carol Langenfeld
Susan LaPine
Jane Larson
Katie Laskey-Donovan
Sandra Laurenson
Richard Leavy
Cynthia Lehman
Barbara Leidinger
James Levy
Jake Lewis
William Libby
Randy Lindley
Jen Lisy
John Lisy
Lauren Lu
Stuart Lucker
Lynn Lunoe
Sue Lynch
Kathyrn MacKeigan King
Carol Maghakian
Alynn Mahle
Judy Majcen
Kay Mallet
Catherine Manzo
Barbara Marburger
Kay Marshall
Kaye Martin
Sieglinde Martin
Michelle McAllister
Sherry McAndrew
Anne McCarty
Lori McCarthy
Gerri McGeorge
Elizabeth McGinnis
Carolyn McGreal
Thomas McIndoe
Sue McKibben
Michael McMasters
Kathryn McWilliams
Andrea Mediate
Alan Melamed
Carole Menge
Eric H. Meter
Kirk Metzger
Richard Meyer
Janet Michal
Beverly Mick
Alison Miller
Lisa Miller
Michael Miller
Tara Miller
Amy Miracle
Susan Miracle
Ginny Mojzesz
James Moll
Barbara Montgomery
Janine Moon
Ann Morahan
Gail Morgan
Ron Morgan
Lisa Much
Annie Mulcahey
Alice Mullins
Kathy Myers
Rob Namy
Robert Nash
Alfred Navarro
Ethan Nichols
Judy Niday
Marilyn Nolan
Hannah Oakley
Alice O’Brien
Molly O’Brien
Elizabeth O’Brochta
Timothy O’Hanlon
Bridget O’Reilly
Tom Okoben
Joan Ortman
August Pacetti
Kittie Palm-Houser
Mary Paumier
Fiona Payne
Diana Pearson
Jill Pecoraro
Carol Pelegrin
Brooke Peppard
Dale Perram
Jen Peterson
Tom Peterson
Michael Perlmuter
Mimi Plevin-Foust
Douglas Powley
Isabel Pusateri
Daniel Pradel
Kevin Prock
Amanda Pry
Kristi Raine
Joann Randall
Ellen Rapkin
Francine Rapp
Mary Ray
Janet Reichert
Andrea Reik
Susan Reis
Bernie Reiss
Tim Remster
Susan Ringel
Joan Roberts
Patrick Roblin
Becky Rocker
Norma Rodgers
Douglas Rogers
Megan Rogers
Rita Rogier
Mary Rondeau
Steven Rosenberg
Judith Rosman
Stacie Ross
Linda Rowsey
Sharon Royer
Lorraine Rubadue
Celia Ryder
Harrison Saler
Judith Salomon
Nicholas Salomone
Steve Sanders
Maureen Schlangen
Linda Schlein
John Schwarberg
Brother Mitchell Schweickart, SM
Julia Seeli
Jes James Sellers
John Shoup
Laura Sirot
Rick Sites
John Skinner
Rebecca Slisher
Jessica Smiley
Cristy Smith
Dean Smith
Jill Smith
Jim Smith
Kathleen Smyth
Pat Soto
Terry Spaeth
Aislinn Sparkman
Zach Sparks
Nancy Spelman
C. Joseph Sprague
Catherine Stapleton
Carrie Stenstrom
Nora Stern
Anna Stewart
Emma Stine
Andrew Stoner
Troy Tackett
C Taylor
Margaret Tedder
Deb Tesch
Amy Thaci
Mary Ellen Thomas
H. Lee Thompson
Lee Tracy
Theresa Tracy
Don Trainer
John Tripp
Denise Trudeau
Don Trummel
Bill Tschirhart
Pam Turnwald
Francisca Ugalde
Bonnie Ullner
Marcia Ungar
Allison Vann
Bambi Vargo
Amy Vertal
Linda Vietz
Ute Vilfroy
Emily Vilensky
Hillary Voris
Lisa Voigt
Anne Wallace
Heidi Wallace
Tom Wallace
Mark Walsh
Amber Ward
Brent Watson
Margie Weaver
Sherrie Weitzenhof
Thomas Wells
Vanessa Wells
William Wentz
Renee Westermeyer
Nancy Williams
Lupe Williams
Reginald Williams
Jess Willard
Kaila Wilson
Jennifer Wilson
Linda Wilson
Monica Wilson
Carla Wiltshire
Andrea Wise
Barb Wiseley-Cortland
Mary Whyel
Matthew Wolff
Polly Woodard
Joan Worthen
Donna Wyatt
Christopher Yarman
Louise Yori
Melody Zanotti
Dan Zavon
Kathryn Zoller