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State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today issued a statement on the latest extreme total abortion ban introduced by House Republican lawmakers this week. 


“These latest bills from the Ohio GOP are unconscionable attacks on women and their right to choice and dominion over their own bodies. Why must we spend time on legislation like this while so many issues of importance to our constituents go unanswered? Ohio citizens deserve lawmakers who engage with them on legislation that will strengthen women and families, grow the economy, and build a bright future for the state.”

 
 
 
  
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Rep. Lightbody Statement As U.S. Supreme Court Rules Workers Cannot Be Fired For LGBTQ Status

 

State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) issued a statement following today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling which held LGBTQ workers are protected from workplace discrimination under federal law.



 
 

Rep. Lightbody, House Dems Applaud Passage Of Bill To Send $350 Million In Federal Funds To Local Communities To Fight Coronavirus

 

Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today issued a statement as the Ohio House passed House Bill (HB) 481, which would distribute $350 million in federal CARES Act funds to aid coronavirus response in Ohio communities.

 



 
 

Rep. Lightbody, Democrats Say Concealed Carry Bill Threatens Police Safety And Puts Black Lives At Risk

 

House Democrats voted against House Bill 425, a GOP-backed bill that would modify concealed carry laws, eliminating the requirement for licensees to promptly notify law enforcement of their permit and if they are carrying. The bill also eliminates penalties for failure to notify, which opponents say will lead to confusion and potentially dangerous escalation—especially for people of color.



 
 

Rep. Lightbody Announces Bill To Improve Prenatal And Maternal Health Outcomes Moves To Governor's Desk

 

Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today applauded the House concurrence of House Bill (HB) 11, moving this Democratic priority legislation to improve prenatal and maternal health outcomes to the governor’s desk for his signature.