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People First video message underscores push for better Ohio in 2024
January 25, 2024

COLUMBUS – House Democrats today announced two events that continue the caucus’ People First agenda into 2024. The public events will raise awareness for legislative priorities the people of Ohio overwhelmingly want and deserve.


COLUMBUS – House Democrats today announce the election of Rep. Michele Grim (D-Toledo) as the new minority assistant whip. Rep. Grim was appointed to the caucus leadership position following the resignation of former Rep. Tavia Galonski.


COLUMBUS – House Democrats today announce the swearing-in of Beryl Piccolantonio (D - Gahanna) to represent Ohio’s 4th House District, after the resignation of State Rep. Mary Lightbody.

Akron lawmaker appointed clerk of courts, resigns as state representative
January 10, 2024

COLUMBUS– House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today congratulated former House Assistant Minority Whip Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) on being appointed as the Summit County clerk of courts. Rep. Galonski resigned tonight from the Ohio House of Representatives after serving in House Democratic Leadership as assistant whip since 2021 and as state representative since initially being appointed in May of 2017.

Legislation creates protections for minors featured on social media
January 10, 2024

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Michele Grim (D-Toledo) and Lauren McNally (D-Youngstown) today introduced The Kidfluencer Protection Act, legislation creating regulation for child influencers - kidfluencers - ensuring proper compensation for their labor.


COLUMBUS – House Democrats today announce the inaugural Gun Violence Prevention Summit aimed at fostering discussions on crucial commonsense policies supported by a bipartisan majority of Ohioans. 


COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today called Governor Mike DeWine’s decision to veto the discriminatory House Bill (HB) 68 a much needed sign of support for Ohio’s LGBTQ+ children and the community overall, as well as parental rights.


COLUMBUS - The Ohio House Democratic Caucus today sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine respectfully requesting he veto House Bill (HB) 68, the anti-trans youth bill. 


COLUMBUS - House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today denounces the passage of House Bill (HB) 68, anti-trans legislation, that would ban gender affirming care and ban trans kids from participating in sports. 


COLUMBUS – Ohio House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today released the following statement after the former PUCO chairman, Sam Randazzo, was indicted on bribery and embezzlement charges related to the House Bill (HB) 6 nuclear bailout scandal.

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