State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) calls for a “responsible restart” for Ohio, outlining 10 recommendations following several weeks of testimony during the OHIO 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force proceedings, as well feedback heard from constituents, local health officials and business leaders. 


“People in Youngstown are hardworking and proud of it. They’re eager to get back, but are also afraid for their safety. We owe them a plan that meets their economic and personal needs so they can provide for and take care of their families,” said Rep. Lepore-Hagan. “I’ve also introduced HB 560 to provide our state with a vote-by-mail roadmap that increases participation and security while decreasing costs. Just like no worker should have to choose between their personal safety and their paycheck, no Ohioan should have to choose between having their voices heard in this important election and contracting coronavirus.”    


House Democrats identified 10 areas of focus for the reopening of the state:



  1. Testing

  2. Tracing

  3. Hygiene

  4. Childcare

  5. Vulnerable populations

  6. Worker protections

  7. Consumer Confidence

  8. Support for business

  9. General Election

  10. Public Awareness


Progress continues with six workgroups created by the House Democratic Caucus groups focused on education, families, healthcare access, financial stability and essential government services, including preparing for the November election amid the worst global pandemic in more than a century.    


From the onset of the crisis, Democrats have worked collaboratively with local officials and listened to constituents and business leaders on short and long-term relief for those affected by coronavirus.


On April 1, House Democrats called on legislative leaders in both chambers to reconvene the General Assembly to address outstanding issues they say cannot wait until after the pandemic subsides. They renewed this call today. 

 

Related Content

 
 
 
  
Featured Posts

Dems Demand Provisional Ballots Cast Tuesday Be Counted

 

State Representatives Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose today demanding that provisional ballots cast on Tuesday, April 28 be counted. Mail delays and confusion around the primary changes left some Ohio voters without a vote-by-mail ballot and no choice but to vote a provisional ballot in person on Tuesday. The three members make up the House Democratic Caucus’ COVID-19 Elections Working Group.



 
 

Rep. Lepore-Hagan, House Dems Call For A "responsible Restart" For Ohio

 

State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) calls for a “responsible restart” for Ohio, outlining 10 recommendations following several weeks of testimony during the OHIO 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force proceedings, as well feedback heard from constituents, local health officials and business leaders.  



 
 

Rep. Lepore-Hagan, House Dems Outline Priorities As Assembly Returns To Consider Emergency Legislation Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

 

State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today joined Democratic colleagues to outline several key priorities as lawmakers return to the Statehouse this week to take up emergency measures to address the public health and economic crises facing the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.



 
 

Lawmakers, Activists To Urge Legislative Leaders To End Failed State Takeovers Of Local School Districts

 

Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Sen. Michael Rulli (R-Youngstown) will hold a press conference on Monday, February 24, at 10 a.m. at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Youngstown, Ohio to urge Statehouse leaders to eliminate Academic Distress Commissions and restore local control of public schools in East Cleveland, Lorain and Youngstown.