A group of religiously diverse members of the Ohio House Democratic Caucus have come together to release a joint statement vigorously speaking out against a proposed amendment that would have made it mandatory for all House sessions to begin with a “Christian Prayer.”
Ohio House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) say the recent 4-3 ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court in Brandt v. Pompa that declared it unconstitutional to limit state caps on compensation awarded to a victim of a child sexual abuse forges a path forward for other victims and for justice.
Ohio House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), Assistant Minority Leader Thomas West (D-Canton), Minority Whip Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park), and Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine urging him to use his executive powers to veto House Bill 458 and related provisions added to House Bill 45 which were rushed through in the final hours of lame duck session.
House Bill 513 was fast-tracked during the almost 17-hour lame duck session with neither the health nor the legal consideration it drastically needed.
State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton), Rep. Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland), and Black business leaders outlined a proposed initiative that would allocate $300 million of the remaining American Recovery and Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds to support minority businesses and organizations across Ohio.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester), Ranking Member on the Ohio House Government Oversight committee, today decried advancement of HB 294 and HJR 6.
House Democratic Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), State Reps. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester), Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) and Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) held a news conference calling for the public to act before Statehouse Republicans can advance House Bill (HB) 294, the anti-voter bill.
COLUMBUS– State Reps. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester), Ranking Member on the House Government Oversight Committee, and Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park), co-founder of the Ohio Gun Violence Prevention Caucus, today condemned the Ohio House passage of Senate Bill (SB) 185, GOP legislation that would prevent local law enforcement from temporarily restricting firearms in areas experiencing unrest or riots.
COLUMBUS— House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and Rep. Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) commend the decision to postpone action on HB 294 and pledge to push back against all attacks on our freedom to vote.
The Ohio House Democratic Caucus this evening announced its new leadership team for the 135th General Assembly.