Almost 60 Ohio conservative groups have been participating in a program that allows their members to talk to each other regarding the subject of “Uniting around one candidate”. Although the Primary election is still months away, Ohios conservatives understand if they don’t unite, their split vote will allow the establishment candidate to walk away with an easy win.
The ongoing survey conducted by Ohio Conservatives United (OCU) is the vehicle for generating the discussion. With almost 4,000 Ohio Conservative voters from almost 60 groups participating to date, they clearly show they understand the problem and are willing to unite, even if it means they need to change their vote.
The key to this program is participation by Ohio’s Conservative, Liberty, 912, and Tea Party groups and their members. (SIGN UP HERE)
When a Group leader contacts us wanting more information, They usually have these four questions:
Answer: OCU asks conservatives across Ohio to tell us what they think, who they currently support, would they be willing to unite, and would they be willing to pull a Republican ballot. This is done in the form of a survey. To date, almost 4,000 Ohio conservative voters have taken part in the survey.
Groups and Organizations can post the results on their sites for their members to see and discuss. And just as important, the results are posted on the OCU site for all of Ohio to see.
Answer: The conservatives who are participating in the survey are deciding who their #1 choice is. Their choice is clearly shown on the web site and is updated as groups forward their results to us. No one is under any obligation to unite behind a candidate, the entire process is to provide all of Ohio with a view of what all of Ohio is thinking, and to generate the discussion regarding uniting behind a candidate.
3) Who is going to put all this together? How do we know we can trust them? How do we know this isn’t a ploy from a candidate or special interest group trying to coopt Ohio’s conservatives?
Answer: The NW Ohio Conservative Coalition (NWOCC) is hosting this project. The NWOCC is a Federal none-connected Political Action Committee based in NW Ohio, working with NW Ohio conservative groups since its inception.
Former Healthcare Freedom Amendment State Coordinator, John McAvoy is the creator of OCU, serves as its spokesman, and is the driving force behind this very unique project. Mr McAvoy’s acquaintance with the vast majority of Liberty, 912, Conservative, and Tea Party groups and organizations across Ohio makes him the perfect choice for interfacing with these groups for the OCU project.
4) What keeps this from getting hijacked by the establishment?
Answer: In order for an individual to participate, they must belong to one of Ohio’s hundreds of conservative groups or organizations. As of October 1st, almost 60 conservative groups are participating in the program
Conservative group leadership is a small community; most know each other and communicate with each other on a regular basis. When OCU receives a request from a group to participate, that group is vetted to ensure they are who they say they are, and that they do indeed represent a membership with conservative values.
They are then provided access to the survey and reminded that all results are made public, so the integrity of the survey is of utmost importance.