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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.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Ohio House Democrats today applauded Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) for her service to the Ohio House and the constituents of District 9 as she departs the legislature today to serve in the Biden administration. 

 
 

COLUMBUS– Ohio House Minority Leader and Redistricting Commission member Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) issued a statement in response to a federal three judge panel’s decision regarding state legislative districts:

 
 

COLUMBUS –House Minority Leader and Ohio Redistricting Commission member Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today issued a statement after the Ohio Supreme Court struck down the state legislative maps adopted by the Redistricting Commission on March 28.

 
 

COLUMBUS – Ohio House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today issued a statement after Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Jackson will be the first Black woman to ever serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. 

 
 

COLUMBUS – This week, State Senator Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) and Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) honored Columbus resident, Kaylie Goines, as the 2022 Youth of the Year awardee for the Boy and Girls Clubs of Central Ohio.

 
 
Urge action on Ohio Fairness Act to protect LGBTQ+ Ohioans from discrimination
April 5, 2022

 COLUMBUS— Today, State Reps. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) and Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood), condemned the introduction of House Bill (HB) 616, the Ohio Republican version of Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law. Under HB 616, schools could not "teach, use, or provide any curriculum or instructional materials on sexual orientation or gender identity" in kindergarten through third grade. Additionally, older students could not be taught "any curriculum or instructional materials on sexual orientation or gender identity in any manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”

 
 

COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) announced that the State Controlling Board approved over $96 million in additional funding for the Bridge Formula Program from the recently passed federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 

 
 
Say GOP continues to stall bills despite broad support
March 30, 2022

COLUMBUS –Ohio House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), Minority Whip Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park), Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Rep. Kristen Boggs (D-Columbus) issued a statement in solidarity with the sexual assault survivors and allies who rallied at the Ohio Statehouse today to urge the General Assembly to take immediate action on legislation that would expand opportunities for survivors seeking the justice they deserve. Reps. Miranda and Boggs both spoke at today’s rally.