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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.


Media Contact:

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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.


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