State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) issued the following statement on the heels of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless’ (NEOCH) petition to seek redress in the U.S. Supreme Court:


“I applaud NEOCH and statewide voting rights advocates in their efforts to secure common sense ballot counting procedures at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Sixth and Eleventh Circuits are in conflict on this issue, and a decision must be made to strengthen this pillar of our democracy. Throwing out absentee and provisional ballots of eligible Ohio voters based on trivial, technical errors is disenfranchisement. It disproportionately impacts minority communities and the young and elderly. The Court is our last hope to reign in the excesses of anti-voting GOP lawmakers.”

 
 
 
  
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Rep. Clyde Denounces Pay Raises For Retirement System Executives

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today denounced the School Employees Retirement System (SERS) of Ohio’s decision to raise salaries of its employees, including highly paid executives, by 3 percent while a three-year freeze on cost of living adjustments (COLA) for retirees is in place.



 
 

Clyde Statement On New Purge Directives From Secretary Husted

 

Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) issued the below statement in response to Secretary Husted’s orders to resume his voter purging after the November 2018 election.



 
 

Clyde Statement On U.S. Supreme Court Decision In Janus V. AFSCME

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME.



 
 

Clyde Statement On U.S. Supreme Court Decisions In Gerrymandering Cases

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Gill v. Whitford, a Wisconsin case challenging the state’s legislative districts, and Benisek v. Lamone, a Maryland case challenging congressional districts. The court decided each case on procedural grounds without reaching the merits of plaintiffs’ partisan gerrymandering claims.