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House Democrats celebrate our country's values on Independence Day

June 30, 2017
Democrat Newsroom

On July 4th 1776, our founders signed a declaration founded in ideals of freedom, fairness and equality. These ideals formed the fabric of our society, together weaving the greatest American ideal: the “American Dream”.

In 2017, the promise of the “American Dream” feels out of reach for many people who are working harder than ever just to get by. As corporations and politicians have shipped good-paying middle-class jobs overseas, owning a home, a reliable car and starting a family has become a pipe dream, especially to our young Americans.

With the weight of new and replacement property taxes increasing because of Republican mismanagement, seniors are faced with uncertainty too. Many of our elderly now wonder whether they will have a place to live or whether they can afford medical care if they get sick.

Ohio House Dems believe the American Dream has been pushed out of balance by policies that favor the wealthy few at the expense of the rest of us.

That’s why, as the General Assembly continues, we remain devoted to upholding the Democratic principles that expand economic opportunity and stability to you and your family. Like you, we are proud to call our great nation home. We are proud to call our great state home.

This Fourth of July, and all that follow, let’s join together to celebrate our beginnings – celebrate the fabric that holds us together – and put in the work to make our nation’s present and future brighter.