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Tell Ohio’s Legislators to stand up for wildlife and vote for a complete ban of ivory, rhino horn, and trophy hunting products in our state. Copy and paste the template below and email your Governor, your State Senator, and your State Representative.

Subject: Institute a complete ban without exemptions on ivory, rhino horn, and trophy hunting products.

Dear State Legislators and Governor,

I am writing to you as a constituent and supporter of Ivory Free Ohio, to ask that you support legislation banning all intrastate sales of ivory, rhino horn, and trophy hunting products, in Ohio.

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An Open Letter to the Cleveland Orchestra

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Photo Credit; WWF

Dear Cleveland Orchestra,

My name is Christina LaMonica and I am the Founder and President of Ivory Free Ohio, a grassroots organization dedicated to ending the sale and trade of all Ivory, Rhino Horn, and Trophy Hunting products. We have never met in person, but we have communicated over the telephone and through emails regarding the push to have these products banned in the state of Ohio.  As you may know I approached my District Senator in June, 2015.  I wanted to educate him about the devastating effects of the illegal Ivory trade, while encouraging him to create Legislation that would protect our national security and help save Africa’s keystone species from extinction.

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Senator Frank LaRose; Home Town Hero

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Ms. Christina LaMonica with Ohio Senator Frank LaRose (R)

Thank you Ohio State Senator Frank LaRose, (R)-District 27, for taking the initiative to enact legislation banning the interstate, intrastate, and Internet sales of all raw and worked Ivory, Rhino Horn, and Trophy Hunting Products in our State without exemptions.

Much appreciation goes out for all of your signatures, support, and encouragement. Collectively, we have received over 118,000 signatures supporting an ivory free Ohio.