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Reps. Boyd, Howse, Sen. Williams announce Ohio Promise Town Hall

Event to focus on Dem efforts to invest in working people and families
August 13, 2019
Democratic Newsroom

State Reps. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Sen. Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) today announced a town hall meeting TOMORROW, August 14at 4:45 p.m. at Fairhill Partners in Cleveland to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Cleveland.

“I hope you'll join Sen. Williams, Rep. Howse and myself to hear more about the state budget,” said Rep. Boyd. “I am honored that the General Assembly views two of my bills, House Bill (HB) 14, the Kinship Care Navigator Program, and HB 3, Aisha’s Law, so favorably that they would double the funding originally proposed by the governor. These are the kinds of promises we should be keeping to Ohioans. When it comes to our children who attend our public schools, because it is their choice to be a part of their communities through their schools, this budget fails them. Yet, all we hear in the halls of the House and Senate, and from the governor's office, is that no one wants to fail our children.”

“I am really excited to be bringing the Ohio Promise Tour to the district,” said Rep. Howse. “The Ohio Promise Tour will allow constituents to understand how my colleagues and I are working to keep Ohio’s promise of putting families first by fighting for good jobs, investing in quality education and ensuring more opportunities to access affordable quality health care.”

“I am pleased that we were able to work together to pass a balanced budget that includes many projects that will positively impact the 21st senate district and the entire State of Ohio,” said Sen. Williams. “By investing in areas such as education, physical and mental well-being, and our local governments we can help ensure that taxpayer dollars are going to programs and services that benefit all Ohioans. Several projects that I personally advocated for that received funding include: the Lupus Foundation- Greater Ohio Chapter, the Read, Baby Read! Program in Cleveland, Creative Builders Trade Academy’s pre-apprenticeship program and many more. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Ohio Legislature to further support Ohio’s families, businesses, and workers that live in our great state.”

The event will provide constituents with a legislative update, as well as an open forum to ask questions and identify community concerns that can be addressed through state government.

The town hall is part of Democrats’ statewide Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour, a legislative town hall series following the unveiling of the Ohio Promise, a legislative framework aimed at expanding opportunity by investing in Ohio’s future and building an economy that works for everyone.

WHO:        State Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights)

State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland)

State Sen. Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland)

WHAT:      Ohio Promise Town Hall

WHEN:      TOMORROW, Thursday, August 14

4:45 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.

WHERE:     Fairhill Partners

12200 Fairhill Rd.

Cleveland, OH 44120