Issue 1 is a statewide ballot measure on the May 4 primary ballot that will renew and continue Ohio’s successful economic development and jobs creation program, the Ohio Third Frontier initiative. A public-private partnership created in 2002 with bipartisan leadership and support, Third Frontier makes targeted state investments in promising technologies, research and entrepreneurs – and builds new companies, supports business expansions and creates new jobs.

The current funding mechanism for Third Frontier, approved by Ohio voters in 2005, expires in 2012. A “YES” vote on Issue 1 will authorize $700 million in bonds to extend funding for this successful program for another four years, through 2016. Issue 1 will not raise taxes.

With Election Day less than two weeks away, there is a quick and easy way for YOU to help build support for Issue 1 by letting your friends, family and co-workers know why you’re voting YES on May 4 – and urging them to do the same.

Join the e-Postcard Campaign!

Visit to send a “Vote YES on Issue 1” e-postcard to help the Get Out The Vote efforts. The e-postcard comes with a short, pre-written message about the benefits of Issue 1 and the Ohio Third Frontier:

Dear Recipient’s Name,

I am sending you this e-postcard to encourage you to vote YES on Issue 1 on May 4th to renew the Ohio Third Frontier program, which has created more than 48,000 jobs and helped launch more than 500 new companies across Ohio. A YES vote on Issue 1 will renew the program and create tens of thousands more jobs in our state without raising taxes.

Issue 1 is our opportunity to secure a better future for our state, ourselves and our children. Please join me in voting YES on Issue 1 on May 4.

Your Name

Simply visit the link above and enter the names and e-mail addresses of ten friends you would like to send your e-postcard to.  You also can let your friends know about Issue 1 by inviting them to become a fan on Facebook or follow the campaign on Twitter.

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