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COLUMBUS – State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) today announced a $7.5M allocation for school-based health centers and local health departments. The money is granted through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act, with the purpose of establishing, expanding and sustaining a public health workforce. The $7.5M will specifically be used for meeting staffing levels required to administer quality care in health centers and health departments throughout Ohio. 

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Tue, Jan 30, 2024

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) today reflects on the journey of reproductive rights in America, exactly 51 years after the Roe v. Wade decision, particularly in light of Ohio's recent strides. Ohio’s November passage of Issue 1, a constitutional amendment to protect abortion and reproductive rights, represents a significant victory in the ongoing battle for reproductive freedom.

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Mon, Jan 22, 2024

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) today issued a statement in response to a federal judge’s ruling, which awarded back pay and damages to three Ohioans with disabilities for being paid subminimum wages in a sheltered workshop.

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Fri, Jan 19, 2024

COLUMBUS – House Minority Assistant Leader Dontavius L. Jarrells (D-Columbus) today released the following statement commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

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Tue, Jan 16, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) yesterday denounced the passage of the veto override for House Bill (HB) 68 and Governor DeWine’s proposed restrictions on gender affirming care.

 

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Thu, Jan 11, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Representative Dontavius L. Jarrells (D-Columbus) today announced the introduction of a groundbreaking bill to establish the Ohio Sports Commission. This innovative commission will serve as a dynamic force in attracting, promoting, and nurturing sports events at both national and international levels across Ohio.

 

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Fri, Dec 8, 2023

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) announced today that the Ohio Controlling Board approved over $15M to be allocated to Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensations (BWC) for renovations to the William Green Building on West Spring Street in downtown Columbus. The BWC is the exclusive provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Ohio, and it is one of the largest state-run insurance systems in the U.S. 

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Wed, Nov 8, 2023

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Dontavius L. Jarrells (D-Columbus) today released the following statement regarding the passage of Issue 1 and Issue 2 by Ohio’s voters:

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Wed, Nov 8, 2023

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) yesterday held a press conference to discuss the introduction of the Marriage Equality Act. The bill would provide clear legal protections for same-sex and interracial marriages in Ohio, giving them the same rights and benefits as other married couples.

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Wed, Oct 18, 2023

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) is a recipient of the Black Millennials 4 Flint (BM4F) 2023 Young, Gifted, and Green 40 Under 40 award. The annual award recognizes Black, Latinx, and Indigenous environmental justice leaders and community activists from across the United States and its territories.

 

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Fri, Oct 13, 2023