NEWS AND UPDATES
Feb. 18, 2021
Google and YouTube censor Ohio Stands Up! Attorney Thomas Renz’s testimony before the Ohio Legislature
Google and YouTube censored Mr. Renz, a licensed attorney testifying before the Ohio Legislature on a matter of great public importance regarding how the COVID-19 response has been a failure from the beginning in Ohio and throughout the United States because it has always been more about money and power than an appropriate response to a disease.
02/17/2021, Ohio Stands Up! Attorney Thomas Renz testified before the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee in support of House Bill 90, which would establish legislative oversight over Governor’s and health orders. The following day, Google and YouTube censored Mr. Renz, a licensed attorney testifying before the Ohio Legislature on a matter of great public importance regarding how the COVID-19 response has been a failure from the beginning in Ohio and throughout the United States because it has always been more about money and power than an appropriate response to a disease.
In his testimony, Mr. Renz publicly disclosed some critical evidence Ohio Stands Up! is using as part of its federal lawsuits against the Ohio Governor and against the CDC and HHS, and he publicly asked some very important questions; questions that no other attorney, elected official or mainstream media outlet in the country has had the courage to ask. Those questions and evidence included but was not limited to:
1. Whether any of the Governor’s “political-science” was influenced by stock ownership interests and/or political donations made by organizations to the Governor or his family as noted on numerous financial disclosure forms? And why no investigation of this has occurred under Ohio law, specifically sections ORC 2921.42 and ORC 2921.43.?
2. They have politicized science to support their actions and continually lied to the public to scare them into submission.
3. They have outright refused to share the “science” they claim to be making decisions on despite the fact that those decisions are killing our children. This data has even been kept from our elected representatives.
4. The response to COVID-19 in Ohio has included assistance from Resolve to Save Lives. This organization is led by a former Obama Whitehouse CDC advisor and is funded by numerous billionaire charities including Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Gates Foundation, and the Zuckerberg Initiative. All of these organizations have numerous financial ties, either directly or through individuals that control them, to the big business of drugs and/or healthcare.
5. One of the clear mandates of the November election in Ohio was ending this tyranny. Mr. Renz asked for the Democrats in this esteemed body, will you use the privilege that you possess to represent the disproportionately impacted underprivileged communities that are being economically destroyed by the response to this disease? Or will you sell out to the Corporate masters and billionaires we can show are pulling the strings? To the Republicans of this body Mr. Renz asked, will you do what you were elected to do and stand up for small business, individual rights, and freedom? Or will you sell out to the same Corporate masters and billionaires that we can show have a direct hand in this?
Moreover, Mr. Renz publicly offered that should the Legislative Committee request, he is willing and able to provide citations for all data included in his testimony as well as expert medical opinion from numerous doctors and scientists to support all that he said, and he is willing to do so under oath. Mr. Renz challenged the Governor and Department of Health to do the same, without limitations on the questions that can be asked.
And despite this, YouTube, which is owned by Google, censored Mr. Renz's testimony, by removing it from their platform and attempting to justify their actions by writing, “Our team has reviewed your content, and, unfortunately, we think it violates our medical misinformation policy.”
At this point, in Ohio, for an administration that has continued to double down on the politics rather than the science of this disease, it would be a political disaster to now admit the truth. That said, our dying children, dying seniors, and dying small business community should have more value than ANY person’s political future and that is the purpose of House Bill 90.
Ohio Stands Up! is grateful for your support. As you can see, the more success we have in exposing the truth and holding those responsible accountable, the bigger our fight becomes. We are a grassroots organization made up of concerned freedom-loving Ohioans, who recognize the tremendous sacrifices made by countless generations of Americans throughout our nation's history to secure, preserve, and protect our God-given rights. We believe it is our duty and privilege to protect our fundamental liberties while demanding our elected leaders be held accountable and be shown they cannot act with impunity for their tyrannical and corrupt behavior. We are united in our common goal to stand against continued violations of our Constitutional freedoms, while working to restore those freedoms from which we have been deprived. All donations, of any amount, are appreciated so we can continue this fight. Donations can be made by clicking HERE
Ohio Stands Up!
Feb. 10, 2021
How Does Our Federal Lawsuit Against the CDC & HHS Help You?
1. Our attorneys are the ONLY ones in the country providing 700+ pages of science-based evidence (most of which is from the CDC itself), along with affidavits from science and medical experts, that there is no COVID emergency, and therefore the response to COVID is not only unnecessary but unconstitutional.
2. 02/03/2021 we filed for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and a Show Cause Order against the CDC and HHS.
3. We’re asking the Court to order CDC and HHS to stop counting COVID deaths using their new revised method, including to stop using the PCR test to diagnose COVID since most test kits include disclaimers stating that they should not be used to diagnose COVID.
4. This new counting method and reliance on PCR tests is not done for any other disease and only artificially inflates COVID case and death numbers, which Governors are using to justify their response to COVID.
5. If the Court rules in our favor, it means the CDC and HHS must stop using this new counting method and PCR test, and return to counting COVID stats like they do for all other diseases.
6. Once this happens, it will show that COVID isn't the threat and the national emergency they keep saying it is.
7. Therefore, CDC, HHS and Governors across the country, including in Ohio, won't be able to continue to justify their response to COVID, including not being able to justify mandates and restrictions like masks, lockdowns and vaccines.
We can’t do this without your continued support. Share our message and website (where you can find nearly 200 videos of uncensored COVID truth by clicking here) all over social media and educate everyone you know about this, including your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. This is a very costly battle. Consider donating any amount of money you can (even $5 is helpful) by clicking here. Thank you to all the Patriots for your support.
Ohio Stands Up!
Feb. 2, 2021
Make Americans Free Again Network and Ohio Stands Up! Ask the Court to Order DHHS to Produce the Facts
“We are now asking the Court for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and a Show Cause Order. It is well past time for DHHS to explain why they have issued rules to inflate cases and death counts.”
02/03/2021, USA and Ohio – In March of 2020 the DHHS took the unprecedented step of issuing a new rule for the way COVID-19 deaths were counted. This rule created a system that counted COVID-19 deaths differently from ANY other cause of death and that would result in “COVID-19 being the underlying cause of death more often than not.” The result is that deaths from COVID-19 have been dramatically inflated as compared to any other cause of death.
To make matters worse, the DHHS and state partners then began using “case counts” for COVID-19 as a method for determining policy. This was done using PCR testing as a basis for diagnosis despite the fact that most test kits include disclaimers stating that they should not be used to diagnose COVID-19 (this was submitted to federal Court).
Under federal law, the presentation of statistics must be done in a way that ensure the integrity, quality, and utility of the Federal statistical system. The new motion, filed 2/3/2021 requests a TRO and that DHHS show cause for these actions which indisputably are not meeting the integrity, quality, and utility standards required.
“While we recognize that COVID-19 is a real virus that has hurt and killed people, it is indisputable that the response has always been focused more on fear than science. We strongly believe that policy and personal decisions about protecting yourself and your family should be made with honest data and not based on misleading information presented to stoke fear.”
It is time for the “COVID agenda” to end and science to step in.
For more information, visit and
Thomas Renz – Lead Counsel – Ohio & DHHS/CDC Case
Jan. 28, 2021
Ohio Stands Up! Releases a Video Resource Library Providing Uncensored COVID Truth
01/28/2021, Ohio Stands Up! is excited to announce the release of our Video Resource Library on our website! With currently over 185 videos (and growing) organized into 10 playlists, including a brand new exclusive Ohio Stands Up! video series “Legal Briefs,” you can further empower yourself with uncensored facts about the truth of COVID while also being able to share each video. And we would love for you to send us any video suggestions we can add to the library.
Legal Briefs – a brand new exclusive Ohio Stands Up! video series! “Legal Briefs” provides insights into our federal lawsuit by our attorneys in brief 2-7 minute episodes. Each episode covers a single topic including learning about our lawsuit evidence, legal arguments and strategy. A new episode will be added every Monday. The first 3 episodes of this series are now live which include: Episode 1 – Why is our federal lawsuit unique?, Episode 2 - Evidence the CDC partners with the news media to scare the population into action, Episode 3 - Evidence CDC intentionally misleads on fatality rate.
Vaccine & Immunity Passports
Doctors & Nurses Speak Out
Flaws & Lies w/Testing, Data & Risks
Lockdown Hysteria & Freedom
COVID Politics & Origin
Ohio Stands Up! Media Coverage
Ohio Stands Up! Events & Speeches
United together we can continue growing our movement to educate on the reality of COVID-19 while working to restore freedoms for all freedom-loving people.
Ohio Stands Up!
Dec. 21, 2020
Make Americans Free Again, Ohio Stands Up!, the New Mexico Freedoms Alliance, and New Mexico Stands Up! Partner to Fight Tyranny
“The State and Federal public health system have misled the public, politicians, and even the Courts. If they have ANY integrity, they will recognize the truth and accept our requests for injunctive relief.”
12/21/2020, New Mexico and Ohio – It is a true honor and privilege to announce that Make Americans Free Again, Ohio Stands Up!, New Mexico Stands Up! and the New Mexico Freedom Alliance are partnering in the fight against tyranny. Today the legal team representing the Ohio Stands Up! lawsuit against the State of Ohio, along with Attorneys N. Ana Garner and Jonathan Diener from New Mexico will be filing a major action in the state of New Mexico to free New Mexicans from the tyrannical overreaction to a disease that has been shown to have a 99.9%+ recovery rate.
This exciting news is made better by an announcement from the same team that they will be filing a third action against the HHS, CDC, and NCHS for intentionally misleading the public regarding the dangers of COVID-19.
Attorney Renz stated, “This is a major step in freeing our nation. The data and facts could not be more clear. Neither could the fact that DHHS has allowed its staff to egregiously violate the law by misrepresenting the dangers posed by this virus. We look forward to shining the light of truth on this issue and alleviating the fears of the public.”
Attorney Garner stated, “Today we take the first step in throwing off the shackles of tyranny and truly re-opening New Mexico and the nation.”
The three organizations agree that if this sort of reaction from the government for a disease that has been shown to be roughly as dangerous as the seasonal flu, is considered justifiable under the law, then our freedoms as Americans are truly lost.
Thomas Renz – Lead Counsel – Ohio & CDC Case
Ana Garner – Lead Counsel – New Mexico Case
Nov. 19, 2020
Updates to the Ohio Stands Up! lawsuits and the unconstitutional COVID-19 response.
“The free people of the world are uniting in the fight against fraud and global tyranny”
11/19/2020, Toledo, OH – Ohio Stands Up! and MAFA are proud to announce that our attorneys, Thomas Renz and Robert Gargasz, have joined forces with Reiner Fuellmich and Dr. Eric Nepute to continue to battle against the COVID lie. As the nation is continuing to face both unprecedented and illegal actions taken by state legislatures and as many world governments continue to trample the rights of their citizens, the global leaders of this movement must unite to ensure freedom, not tyranny, prevail throughout the world.
As the COVID cabal continues to spread lies it is becoming clearer and clearer that they are running out of credibility. The CDC has quit tracking influenza this year so that cases can more easily be classified as COVID. Ohio has increased testing of healthy people so it can report more cases. PCR tests throughout the United States are being ran above 35 cycles despite the fact that doing so can provide inaccurate results as much as 97% of the time (see https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1491) and that even Dr. Fauci said anything over 35 cycles was not accurate.
Ohio Stands Up! and MAFA are taking steps to fight back. Attached to this press release is an Ohio Public Records Request (see below) we will be sending to the Governor and Department of Health. We know cases are up because testing is up but are the tests valid? We await the State’s response and again ask the question, if you have nothing to hide why are you hiding so much?
One final note, the only study on cloth masks has recently been published at http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006577. This study found that wearing cloth masks is actually dangerous and can increase the risk of infections. We now ask the question; what science are these policies based on?
OHIO PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST
Dear Sir or Madam,
On behalf of Ohio Stands Up and Make America Free Again I am formally making several public records requests pursuant to the Ohio Public Records Act (“OPRA”). The OPRA requires that a public records request be granted in a reasonable period of time. Accordingly, we are asking for responses to the following requests within the amount of time listed below:
1. We request a list of all labs/companies/organizations responsible for providing testing results related to COVID-19 testing in the state of Ohio on or before December 1, 2020. This list should be readily available and there should be no reason for delay.
2. We request the number of “cycles” each lab is using for PCR tests performed on Ohio citizens. This should also be readily available, and we request the data again be provided on or before December 1, 2020.
3. We request the number of “cycles” used in PCR tests performed on Ohio citizens since the beginning of the COVID-19 emergency. This should also be readily available, and we request the data again be provided on or before December 1, 2020.
4. We request a list of all medical and public health advisors that have provided guidance to the Governor and/or Ohio Department of Health since January 1 regarding COVID-19. This data should be readily available and we request the data be provided on or before December 1, 2020.
We remind the State that the public records statute must be construed liberally in favor of broad access, with any doubt resolved in favor of disclosure of public records. State ex rel. Rogers v. Dept. of Rehab. & Corr., 155 Ohio St.3d 545, 2018-Ohio-5111, 122 N.E.3d 1208, ¶ 6. This plus the recent Court of Claims decision suggest there is no reason for delay.
We further request that this information be shared with urgency. Recent information from various government officials and international scientists have suggested that an incredible level of fraud may be occurring in Ohio with regards to COVID-19. We are very concerned that this fraudulent data may be forming the basis for state actions that are so severely damaging small businesses, the health of children and the elderly, families, and creating a general environment of fear throughout the state. As such, it behooves us all to look into this as quickly as possible.
We appreciate your cooperation in fulfilling your duties under OPRA.
Oct 14, 2020
Updates to the Ohio Stands Up! lawsuits and the unconstitutional COVID-19 response.
“It appears that the State of Ohio has intentionally ignored the law with its continued attacks on business.”
10/14/2020, Toledo, OH – As the State of Ohio continues its war against freedom, the elderly, and business throughout the State, Ohio Stands Up! has amended its lawsuit to reflect the fact that the State has disregarded the law it has cited in its own orders. In Ohio under ORC 119.03G(1) an order issued under an emergency declaration can only last 120 days. After that it cannot be reissued even if it is altered without going through the normal rulemaking process. This means that many or most of the rules issued under the COVID-19 emergency declaration are no longer valid. The State must be aware of this since that rule was mentioned in a number of orders.
“We are not sure why the State continues to illegally wage war on the people and businesses of the State of Ohio but hope to see that end soon. It appears that the entire “Re-Open” plan is void since it is simply an amendment to the close-down,” said attorney Renz.
The amendment to the lawsuit was issued in response to the State’s continued objections to discovery. The question to ask, according to Attorneys Renz and Gargasz, is, “if the state doesn’t have anything to hide, why are they trying so hard to hide it?”
The normal rulemaking process requires the State to disclose facts and science behind the rule and also allows for public comment. If, as the governor says, the State is following the science and doing the will of the people there really is no reason this process has not been used given that the COVID-19 response is now six months in.
Also, as governors and municipalities continue to take unjustified actions to “protect” people from a disease roughly as dangerous as the yearly flu, Ohio Stands Up! and Make Americans Free Again have partnered to assist other states in fighting for freedom. Through that partnership, OSU! and MAFA, in conjunction with Attorneys Renz and Gargasz are truly honored to announce that they will be working with two amazing patriot attorneys in a second state to bring a similar suit there. The specific state is not yet being named because the suit is not yet complete but we look forward to sharing more as soon as possible.
Media Contact: Thomas Renz | 419-351-4248 | renzlawllc@gmail
Sept 10, 2020
Ohio Stands Up! will be able to enter into the discovery stage of the trial soon and looks forward to deposing under oath the relevant state and federal officials.
"As the state continues to double down on this continued fraud, going so far as to create FEMA “concentration camps,” we are working to shine the light of truth on the dark reality of the COVID response.”
9/10/2020, Toledo, OH – As the state of Ohio continues to discriminate against the elderly and promote fear amongst the population, Ohio Stands Up! is making progress in shining the light of justice on the issue. Recent days have seen some of the most incredible steps yet taken in Ohio’s response to a disease that is only slightly more dangerous to most people than a seasonal influenza. Pursuant to D.O.-Non-Congregate-Shelter-Second-Amended-08.31.20 the state is creating FEMA “prison camps” to place people that are “unable to self-isolate” and showing symptoms of COVID-19.
Ohio Stands Up! attorney, Thomas Renz, said, “In working with our doctors and other experts we have become particularly troubled by this order. The symptoms of COVID-19 are the same or similar to a common cold, allergies, influenza, and even the side effects of some common medications. Since the test is inaccurate, even when used on the governor, how will we know who to imprison, and how will this imprisonment impact these people?”
Attorney Robert Gargasz asked, “Isn’t this similar to what Governor Cuomo did in nursing homes in New York, putting potentially sick and healthy people together in the same settings? Are we poisoning the healthy?” He goes on to ask, “With new reports that deaths are now below pre-pandemic levels, how can these actions be justified?”
Governor DeWine noted recently that the state would be eligible for additional funds for undertaking this project. This seems to indicate that the State makes money for imprisoning people without trial.
Ohio Stands Up! is happy, however, to announce that it appears we will be able to enter into the discovery stage of the trial soon. Attorney Renz stated, “Discovery is a critical part of this trial. The State has consistently told us that there is a public health crisis but refused to share their basis for this assertion. As we proceed through discovery the State will no longer be able to hide their data and models. We will finally be able to see the truth and determine just how dangerous this ‘crisis’ really is. We look forward to deposing the relevant state and federal officials and seeing what they have to say under oath.”
For more information, visit www.ohiostandsup.org.
Aug 31, 2020
Ohio Stands Up! files lawsuit against the State of Ohio to remove the unconstitutional emergency order
“We believe that the response to COVID-19 has been the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American public,” attorney Thomas Renz
8/31/2020, Toledo, OH - Determined to restore the Constitutional rights that have been stripped away by the State of Ohio’s unjustified actions regarding COVID-19, Ohio Stands Up! has filed suit in the Northern District of Ohio Federal Court to remove Gov. Mike DeWine’s emergency order. The group is represented by attorneys Thomas Renz and Robert Gargasz.
“We believe that the response to COVID-19 has been the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American public,” Renz said. “The objective of this legal action is to force the state to honor the Constitution and to stop the lies, manipulation, and fear-mongering intentionally being promoted by public health officials and elected officials.”
Jul 23, 2020
July 23, 2020 Ohio Stands Up! Begins Formalizing Organizational Structure
Since Ohio Stands Up! was initially just a group of like-minded individuals working together in an effort to affect change in Ohio, there was no formal organizational structure. However, once the decision was made to pursue litigation, it became very clear that a formal organizational structure was necessary. We are currently exploring various types of formal organizational structures to determine which one will be most suitable.
Jul 21, 2020
July 21, 2020 Board Established, Mission Statement Developed, Facebook Group and GoFundMe Re-branded "Ohio Stands Up!”
The Board is comprised of 10 courageous and concerned freedom-loving Ohioans who insist our elected leaders be held accountable and be shown they cannot act with impunity for their tyrannical behavior. The Board is responsible for making all legal and financial decisions and leading this new movement. Our mission is to file the FIRST federal lawsuit in the country challenging a governor’s ENTIRE State of Emergency so we can reclaim Ohio, educate Ohioans and all Americans about the reality of COVID-19 while ensuring our Constitutional rights are honored in the process. Our original Facebook group “Ohioans Against Mandatory Masks" and our original GoFundMe of “Demask Now” were both changed to "Ohio Stands Up!" to reflect our expanded mission.
July 20, 2020
Legal Representation Secured
After an exhaustive search for the right legal representation, we are fortunate to have secured two outstanding Ohio attorneys, who are as passionate about our fight as we are – Thomas Renz of Renz Law, LLC and Robert Gargasz of Gargasz Law Firm. As we discussed our concerns with our attorneys, it became evident that our issues and goals were far beyond addressing mandatory masks, but rather addressing the countless other tragic unintended consequences of the government’s overreaching response and mandates to COVID-19. This meant challenging the governor’s entire State of Emergency order. In doing so, we realized our lawsuit would set national precedent, and as the saying goes, “Where Ohio goes so goes the nation.”
July 6, 2020
"Demask Now" GoFundMe Created
The initial litigation effort was focused on reversing Governor DeWine's mandatory mask orders. At the time, the organization was still quickly formulating a structure, but one thing was clear, litigating any lawsuit of this nature would be very costly. As such, the "Demask Now" GoFundMe was created to begin raising funds to secure a retainer with whomever the group's attorneys would become.
April 19, 2020
Ohioans Against Mandatory Masks Facebook Group Established
In response to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s overreaching response and mask mandates as they relate to COVID-19, “Ohioans Against Mandatory Masks” Facebook group was established.