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COLUMBUS— Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today signed onto a House resolution that would designate racism as a public health crisis, echoing similar calls in Cleveland and Franklin County. The resolution, if passed, would be the first of its kind passed at the state level.

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Fri, May 29, 2020

COLUMBUS— Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today announced the introduction of the Worker Protection Act, Democratic-sponsored legislation to protect at-risk workers from being forced to choose between returning to unsafe working conditions or losing unemployment benefits.

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Tue, May 26, 2020

COLUMBUS—Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today applauded the passage of Aisha’s Law, Democratic priority legislation sponsored by Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) that would change how law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence cases and provide added protections for those in high-risk situations. Democrats say the bill’s passage comes at a critical time as prolonged isolation during the state’s stay-at-home order has led to a spike in domestic violence cases.

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Wed, May 20, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville)’s bill to alter the use of handheld electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle received a second hearing in the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee today.

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Tue, May 19, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) joined House Democrats to release their proposal for holding a safe and accessible presidential election this November amid the worst global pandemic in more than a century. Highlights of the plan include mailing a ballot with prepaid return postage to every voter, extending the ballot postmark date to Election Day, enhancing safety for in-person voting and expanding voter registration.

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Tue, May 19, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today issued a statement following a House floor session where all members were not socially distanced as the health experts recommend and where only a few of the Republican members were wearing masks.

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Wed, May 13, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today gave sponsor testimony along with joint sponsor Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) on House Bill (HB) 603, legislation that would waive interest rates and suspend payments on state student loan programs for up to 60 days. The bill would also require the Chancellor of Education to conduct a study to assist higher education institutions and students during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Tue, May 12, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today announced the state Controlling Board approved more than $132 million in funding to bolster unemployment benefits, provide assistance for small businesses and manufacturers, and support state and local COVID-19 response efforts amid the worst global pandemic in more than a century.

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Mon, May 11, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today released a statement following the dangerous and partisan attack on Dr. Amy Acton by House Republicans:  

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Wed, May 6, 2020

COLUMBUS— As many Ohioans will be called back to work in May, many will be faced with impossible decisions related to work, health and family as this ongoing pandemic continues: how to return to work when you have children at home and no one to care for them with daycares and schools closed; how to keep those high-risk individuals who will remain quarantined safe when workers return home; and what protections exist for workers in and out of the workplace or who do fall ill with COVID-19.

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Fri, May 1, 2020