Ohio Prayer in School Amendment (2014)

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The Ohio Prayer in School Amendment will not appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure would have expressed that school children have the right to pray and acknowledge God voluntarily in their schools and required all public schools to display the Bill of Rights.[1]


The Coalition to Return Prayer to Our Public Schools was the main organization supporting this initiative.[1]

Committee to Represent the Petitioners

  • Henry L. Johnson, II
  • Angela Chilton
  • Louise Jones
  • Esther Sweeny
  • Linda Bridges

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Ohio & Amending the Ohio Constitution

Petitioners had to submit 1,000 signatures with the initial petition filing. Supporters submitted 1,646 signatures with their initial filing. However, the Ohio Attorney General rejected the petition on two grounds. First, the individual part-petitions signed by several individuals were not properly labeled to contain both the text of a proposed amendment and separately a summary of that amendment. Second, the individual part-petitions lacked the signatures of a circulator.[2]

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