Fourth of July celebrations started early in Ohio today.

We Are Ohio announced it collected over 1,298,301 signatures to help put SB5 to a possible referendum in the fall.

About 231,149 valid signatures are needed to qualify. The signature gathering efforts received praise from all over the web today.

Opposing political forces such as Building a Better Ohio wishes it could garner such enthusiasm.

On a day of such jubilation in Ohio, some wondered what its union busting Governor John Kasich was up to today.

Here is what he had to say about today’s announcement courtesy of the Ohio Capital blog.