COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) issued a statement today recognizing Latina Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day when Latina women’s pay catches up to that of non-Hispanic, white men from the previous year. Latina women earn on average just 57 cents for every $1 a white man makes.
House Democratic lawmakers from around the state, including Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Minority Whip Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Ohio Legislative Black Caucus President Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton), and Rep. Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park), today called on Republican members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission to release draft congressional districts so the Commission can begin working to reach an agreement on a bipartisan 10-year map.
Reps. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today called for immediate action on legislation that would reform Ohio’s criminal justice system and expand opportunities for survivors of sexual violence and abuse to seek the justice they deserve.
Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $161.5 million to enhance early childhood education. The funds will help support child care providers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, recruit employees, and increase access for education. Additionally, $100 million from the federal government were allocated for schools and local districts seeking to maintain vital educational services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today announced that Heritage Hill Elementary, Stewart Elementary and Woodlawn Elementary Schools, each in the Princeton City School district, are recipients of the Class of 2021 Purple Star Award from the Ohio Department of Education. The award recognizes the schools’ dedication to supporting their students from military families.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) testified Tuesday on House Bill (HB) 353, the Testing Your Faith Act, to guarantee students of higher education have absences for religious obligations, and HB 333, legislation to provide a job description for school counselors.
COLUMBUS– State Reps. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) called for action on House Bill (HB) 266, their legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations for criminal and civil sex crimes, after a federal judge Wednesday dismissed all outstanding Strauss abuse cases against Ohio State University, citing the expired statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims.
Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $175.3 million in federal funds to improve the processing of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims to support Ohioans who lost their jobs during the pandemic through no fault of their own.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) Wednesday recognized the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month and called for the passage of House Bill 72, her bipartisan legislation to officially designate this month in Ohio. Currently, the federal government recognizes Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year as Hispanic Heritage Month, but there is no official designation at the state level.
State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) issued a statement today after the Redistricting Commission failed to meet its constitutional duty to release, hold three hearings on, and adopt a state legislative district map by Sept. 1. Even though other maps have been presented to the Commission, the Commission itself has neither produced nor worked on one, and co-chair Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) has not given a date that the Commission will propose a map for review.