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COLUMBUS - State Rep. Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) today announced that nearly $29.5M in awards have been announced to help improve housing access in Ohio. The funding is part of the first round of the Welcome Home Ohio program, which is investing a total of $100M in grants over two years to help landbanks purchase, rehabilitate, or build qualifying residential properties for income-eligible Ohioans. 

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Thu, May 30, 2024

COLUMBUS - House Democratic Whip Dani Isaacsohn (D-Cincinnati), Assistant Minority Whip Michele Grim (D-Toledo) and State Rep. Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) today conveyed their stance against House Bill (HB) 472 following its first hearing in the Ohio House Homeland Security Committee. The anti-voter legislation deliberately creates extreme barriers for voters to safely and freely cast their ballots. 

 

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Wed, May 1, 2024

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati), co-founders of the Gun Violence Prevention Caucus, yesterday celebrated the success of the inaugural Gun Violence Prevention Summit (GVPS) hosted Thursday by the House Democratic Caucus at the Ohio Statehouse.

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Fri, Feb 16, 2024

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Cecil Thomas yesterday announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill (HB) 2, appropriating $2B of state funds for economic development and community investments that will help drive economic growth and generate opportunities across Ohio.

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Wed, Feb 7, 2024

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Rachel Baker (D-Cincinnati) and Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) this week introduced House Bill (HB) 309, which would create a 10-day waiting period when purchasing a firearm, as well as ensure that permits to carry firearms in public do not exempt purchasers from the 10-day window.

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Wed, Nov 1, 2023

COLUMBUS– The House Democratic Cincinnati Delegation today commend the recent Hamilton County ruling that the state of Ohio cannot block the City of Cincinnati from regulating guns, finding that an Ohio law violates the city’s “home rule” authority.

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Mon, Sep 18, 2023

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Michele Grim (D-Toledo) and Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) today provided sponsor testimony on House Bill (HB) 170, which would establish a legal process for temporarily removing firearms from the possession of people who are displaying signs of being a danger to themselves or others, known commonly as Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) or “red flag” laws. 

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Tue, Jun 6, 2023

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Rep. Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati), founders of the bicameral Ohio Gun Violence Prevention Caucus, released the following statement on National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

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Fri, Jun 2, 2023

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) today issued a statement from the House Gun Violence Prevention Caucus following last week’s fatal shooting of a pregnant mother by her two-year-old child.

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Thu, Jun 1, 2023

State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) today issued a statement from the House Gun Violence Prevention Caucus following Monday’s elementary school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, which killed three students and three adults.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2023