Columbus – Chair Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Vice Chair Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus, today issued a joint statement regarding the arrest of conspirators by the FBI, who were allegedly planning to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today announced the start of early voting in LucasCounty. The announcement comes as thousands of Ohioans converged on their county board of elections early on Tuesday morning to cast a ballot on the first day of early voting.
COLUMBUS— State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (Toledo) and Adam C. Miller (Columbus) today announced the introduction of the legislation that would increase funding for Ohio’s public libraries as they adapt and change to COVID-19 and 21st century technology and needs. House Bill (HB) 773 calls for creating an addition library fund from the State’s Local Government Fund. The fund will be available to all libraries that currently receive the PLF that are working to adapt to the current pandemic and needs of Ohio’s libraries and patrons.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and House Democrats Monday announced the approval of funds by the Controlling Board to further aid the state’s response to the health and economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding was also approved for voter education efforts and to support women-owned and veteran friendly businesses.
COLUMBUS –As National Small Business Week comes to a close, State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) continues to call for action on House Democratic legislation to support small businesses suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Columbus – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) in session yesterday voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 614, which would distribute the remaining $647 million CARES Act funding to local communities.
COLUMBUS –State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today announced that the Ohio House accepted the conference report for the omnibus Senate Bill (SB) 163, which included House Bill (HB) 537, her bill to create the Fallen Timbers Battlefield license plate. The bill now moves to the governor’s desk for his signature.
COLUMBUS –State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) recognized National Voter Registration Day as an opportunity to encourage participation in this November’s election despite challenges caused by the pandemic and a failure by Republicanstate leaders to make this unprecedented election more accessible.
COLUMBUS –Today, on the first-ever National Black Voter Day, State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) issued a statement calling for action to eliminate systemic barriers to voting in Ohio. The call comes as the Ohio Senate considers House Bill (HB) 680, the GOP election bill that would create new voting restrictions like shortening the time for voters to request absentee ballots, eliminating the ability for the secretary of state to prepay return postage for ballot materials, and barring the Health Director and other officials from affecting the conduct of elections—even in the interest of public health.
COLUMBUS – State Reps. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Mike Sheehy (D-Oregon), and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) expressed disappointment today after Governor Mike DeWine decided to issue a waiver of his public health orders for political rallies, including an upcoming presidential rally in Toledo on Monday.