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COLUMBUS –State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today 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 Republican state leaders to make this unprecedented election more accessible.

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Tue, Sep 22, 2020

COLUMBUS –Today, on the first-ever National Black Voter Day, Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) 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.

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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

COLUMBUS –Today, State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) participated in a virtual press conference with other House Democratic lawmakers to discuss legislative solutions that are needed as the state faces multiple unprecedented crises. The Ohio House was scheduled to meet for an if-needed House session today, but Speaker Robert Cupp canceled on Friday, Sept. 11.

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Tue, Sep 15, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced local recipients of the BroadbandOhio Connectivity Grant program, totaling $1,700,027.31 for schools in Mahoning County including:

  • $151,465.24 for Youngstown City SD;
  • $141,154.35  for Austintown Local SD;
  • $151,466.16 for Campbell City SD;
  • $72,794.64 for Struthers City SD;
  • $21,811.13 for Lowellville Local SD
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Mon, Sep 14, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) responded to today’s refusal by the state Controlling Board to grant the Secretary of State’s last minute request for additional authority to pay return postage for absentee ballots. Sec. LaRose recently mailed absentee ballot applications to registered Ohio voters without including return postage.

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Mon, Sep 14, 2020

COLUMBUS –State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today issued a statement on the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States.

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Fri, Sep 11, 2020

COLUMBUS – Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of federal funding to support Ohio’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak as school districts prepare for fall semester.

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Tue, Aug 25, 2020

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) issued a statement today as House Republicans filed articles of impeachment against fellow Republican Gov. Mike DeWine.

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Mon, Aug 24, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and House Democrats Tuesday sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose addressing recent major developments in Ohio’s elections. Ohioans watched last week as Post Office mailboxes and processing machinery were dismantled and removed in Ohio and across the country. Following national outcry over potential election interference, USPS has said they would halt additional reorganization changes until after the November election, but it is still unclear whether the reductions in service and processing will be undone.

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Wed, Aug 19, 2020

State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced Ohio schools may begin applying for the new BroadbandOhio Connectivity Grant beginning today, Monday, August 10. A total of $50 million will be allocated to expand high-speed internet access for Ohio students utilizing remote learning during the COVID crisis by providing hotspots and internet-enabled devices to students.

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Mon, Aug 10, 2020