Pol Light Moment #87 ocurred on November 29, 2013, when John Kasich made a resolution declaring Saturday, November 30, 2013 as 'Scarlet Letter Saturday' in Ohio, urging that the letter 'M' not be used whenever possible. John Kasich is the Governor of Ohio, serving from 2011-the present. From 1983-2001, John Kasich represented Ohio's 12th District in the House of Representatives.
On November 30, 2013, the Ohio State Buckeyes played their annual rival football game with the Michigan Wolverines. In order to show their support for Ohio State, John Kasich, himself a 1974 graduate of Ohio State University, and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, made a resolution, saying, "We do hereby recognize Saturday, November 30, 2013 as 'Scarlet Letter Saturday' throughout Ohio. We encourage all Ohioans to avoid using the letter 'M' when possible (ESPN, November 29, 2013)."
The following is a tweet that John Kasich made about the resolution on November 30, 2013.
Re*e*ber, it's Scarlet Letter Day in Ohio. Go #Buckeyes! http://t.co/TA2NSzU9x2The following are some news articles on John Kasich urging Ohioans to refrain from using the letter "m" on November 30, 2013.
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) November 30, 2013
- ESPN, Ohio Urged to Boycott Letter 'M'
- USA Today, Gov. Kasich has fun with Ohio State vs. Michigan game
- Fox News, Governor Kasich Declares "Scarlet Letter Saturday" ahead of Ohio State-Michigan game
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