COLUMBUS: A group that successfully fought against Ohio’s collective bargaining law plans to give a portion of the millions it raised to two charities.
A spokesman for We Are Ohio said Tuesday the group will donate $10,000 to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign and another $10,000 to the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks.
Dennis Willard, a former Beacon Journal reporter, says his group wanted to give back after its November victory.
About 62 percent of voters rejected the law, which would have limited public employee unions’ bargaining rights.
The union-backed We Are Ohio raised almost $30 million and netted more than $12 million in total in-kind contributions to defeat the law. It has more than $730,000 in leftover campaign money.
Willard says the group hasn’t decided what it plans to do next.