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State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today released the following statement in celebration of National Voter Registration Day:

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Tue, Sep 24, 2019

State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today revealed that a faulty list compiled by the Secretary of State’s office has caused thousands of voters to be purged from the voter rolls. The problem was discovered through public records requests.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today revealed new errors her office has discovered in the voter purging that’s taken place so far and commented on most Ohio counties missing the Secretary of State’s voter purge deadline.

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Thu, Sep 12, 2019

State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) announced today the release of $390,000 in state funding to clean up an abandoned gas station in Brook Park.

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Mon, Sep 9, 2019

State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement in response to the latest developments in the Ohio voter purge scheduled to take place today:

I am extremely pleased that voters who moved within their county who remain eligible to vote will stay on the rolls. The House Democratic Caucus called for this action and now it’s happening.

Over the last 48 hours, new evidence of errors in the Ohio voter purge list has surfaced making it impossible to know at this point how many still-eligible Ohioans will be affected by today’s purge. I’m cautiously optimistic that today’s hard-won improvements will keep thousands more eligible Ohioans on the rolls and I will continue monitoring this matter.

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Fri, Sep 6, 2019

State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement in response to the news that the Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute settled its legal challenge against Secretary of State Frank LaRose such that Ohioans’ ballots will be counted even if they are caught up in the voter purge. See the settlement agreement here and her statement below.

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Thu, Aug 29, 2019

State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced a town hall meetingon Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Senior Center to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in the Cleveland area.

“The state budget is the single most important document that we produce as legislators. It spans thousands of pages and appropriates nearly seventy billion dollars each year over the biennium. My constituents deserve to know how the State of Ohio spends their money,” said Rep. Sweeney. “My first months in office gave me a unique opportunity to craft the state budget and prioritize issues that matter to House District 14. I look forward to sharing these efforts to restore our Ohio Promise with my constituents.”

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

House Democratic lawmakers today sent a letter* to Secretary of State Frank LaRose alerting him to new problems with the purge list and urging him to cancel the upcoming voter purge. Thousands of Ohio registered voters are being targeted for removal from the rolls at the beginning of September, many of whom are still eligible to vote. Last Thursday, community groups working to help find people on the purge list also raised problems with the process and the tools provided by the Secretary and asked for more time to help people stay registered.

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Mon, Aug 19, 2019

State Reps. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) last week introduced new legislation, House Bill (HB) 316, that would allow family members, household members, or law enforcement officers to file for a court order temporarily preventing individuals considered to be an imminent danger to themselves or others from possessing firearms.

“In many instances of gun violence, there were clear warning signs the shooter posed a serious risk of injuring themselves or others with a firearm,” said Rep. Russo. “Extreme risk protection orders save lives by giving families and law enforcement time to quickly intervene before those warning signs escalate into tragedies, while also respecting Second amendment and due process rights.”

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Wed, Aug 14, 2019

State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today issued a statement on the state legislature’s duty to work together to address senseless gun violence and keep all Ohioans safe and secure in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio this past weekend:

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Tue, Aug 6, 2019