Payday loans in Ohio have the highest APR (591%) in the nation! House Bill 123 would reform those loans, with interest rates at 28% plus a monthly fee of no more than $20. There is a major hearing on this bill tomorrow, Jan. 17, in Columbus. The campaign needs to fill the bus with people who support payday loan reform.
The bus will leave at 10 a.m. Wed., Jan. 17, from the parking lot of Rockside Corners Shopping Center, 6901 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131. This is just east of I-77 and pretty easy to get to. There’s plenty of parking available.
Those on the bus will get lunch at the statehouse prior to the hearing and will meet with Rep. Kyle Koehler of Springfield, one of the co-sponsors of the bi-partisan bill. They will have some T-shirts for supporters, who will attend the hearing. They also may be asked to stand next to or behind any of our supporters who testify if they are being interviewed by media before or after the hearing. The bus will leave Columbus at about 4pm.
Please help to fill the bus by urging staff or residents that are concerned about this important issue.
Any questions can be directed to Betsy O’Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.702.4331. She would like to know who is coming on the bus, so she can give that information to Danielle Sydnor, a supporter and official with the Cleveland NAACP who will be on the bus and will be briefing attendees.