State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, reaffirming a woman’s constitutional right to make her own decisions regarding her personal health:

“Today’s decision places personal health decisions back in the hands of women and their doctors. It is a huge win not only for women in Texas, but also for those in Ohio and states across the country. The United States Constitution protects women’s freedom, and today’s decision reaffirms that basic and most fundamental right. Continued attacks on women’s reproductive healthcare only endanger public health and should not stand. With Texas’ medically unnecessary laws now overturned, I urge my colleagues to repeal similar unconstitutional TRAP laws here in Ohio. We can start with House Bill 370, which would eliminate Ohio’s onerous and unnecessary transfer agreement requirement.”

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Clyde Commemorates 53rd Anniversary Of VRA With Voting Facts For Tomorrow's Special Congressional Election


State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today issued a statement commemorating the 53rd anniversary of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 and putting out information on frequently asked voting questions in advance of tomorrow’s August 7 special congressional election in central Ohio.


Clyde Statement On Court Order Reinstating Voting Rights For Purged Voters


State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today issued a statement following a recent federal court order requiring Secretary Husted to issue a directive reinstating the “APRI exception.” The court-ordered directive will require purged voters’ ballots to be counted in the upcoming central Ohio congressional race that will occur next Tuesday, August 7. 


Clyde: Back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday Starts This Weekend


Today State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) announced Ohio’s back-to-school sales tax-free holiday scheduled for this weekend, August 3-5, a result of the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 226. The annual event helps lessen the sting of the 4.5 percent statewide sales tax hike passed by Republican lawmakers in the 2013 state budget. Since 2013, the tax hike has cost taxpayers almost $2 billion according to state data.


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.