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COLUMBUS – Ohio House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) announced that the State Controlling Board approved $6 million to prepare for Ohio’s general election in November

 
 

COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader and Commission member Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) issued a statement today after the Redistricting Commission abruptly adjourned without a plan to produce new constitutional state legislative maps by the May 6th Ohio Supreme Court deadline.

 
 

COLUMBUS – Ohio Redistricting Commission Co-Chair Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and House Minority Leader and Commission member Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) responded to the ORC’s failure to adopt a new set of constitutional and fair state legislative maps by the May 6 Ohio Supreme Court deadline.

 
 
Urge action to protect Ohioans' reproductive rights
May 3, 2022

COLUMBUS- State Reps. Shayla L. Davis (D-Garfield Heights), Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) issued a joint statement following the news of the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that indicates the court’s conservative majority intends to overturn Roe V. Wade in the coming months.

 
 
Ohioans should have a voice on the right to control their own bodies
May 3, 2022

COLUMBUS- Today, State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and House Minority Whip Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced plans to introduce an amendment to Ohio’s Constitution to guarantee reproductive freedom to all Ohioans

 
 

COLUMBUS – Ohio Redistricting Commission Co-Chair Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and House Minority Leader and Commission member Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) held a redistricting public forum today at the Ohio Statehouse after Republican commissioners refused to hold an official Redistricting Commission meeting despite multiple requests.

 
 

COLUMBUS— The Ohio House Democratic Caucus is requesting letters of interest from individuals seeking appointment to House District 9, formerly represented by Janine Boyd.

 
 
HB 598 would effectively ban all abortions without exception in Ohio
April 27, 2022

COLUMBUS – Today, State Reps. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) condemned the first hearing of House Bill (HB) 598, extreme Republican legislation to completely ban access to abortion in Ohio without exception, in the House Government Oversight Committee. 

 
 

COLUMBUS –Today, Minority Whip Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) issued a statement voicing their outrage after Rep. Jean Schmidt made several appalling and insensitive comments about rape during House Bill (HB) 598’s hearing, her “trigger” ban legislation that would completely eliminate access to abortion in Ohio with no exceptions should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.

 
 
Call on Republican commissioners to reconvene the Redistricting Commission to fulfill their constitutional obligations
April 25, 2022

COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader and Commission member Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) issued a statement today urging the Redistricting Commission to reconvene as soon as possible in order to fulfill their constitutional obligation and comply with the Court’s order. Democrats had sent a letter Friday inviting all the Republican commissioners to join them for a meeting of the Redistricting Commission this morning at 10 a.m. While both Democratic commissioners showed up this morning ready to get to work, they were locked out of the meeting room, and no Republican commissioners showed up.