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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?


For more information, visit www.ohiostandsup.org and www.makeamericansfreeagain.com


Media Contact:

Thomas Renz




Date: 11/19/2020


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.


Sincerely yours,


Thomas Renz


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.


For more information, visit www.ohiostandsup.org and https://makeamericansfreeagain.com/


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.


Media Contact:

Thomas Renz



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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