State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) today responded to Governor Kasich’s veto of Senate Bill 296, legislation that would have created obstacles to voters’ rights during an emergency: 

“I am glad the governor listened to my concerns and those of citizens across the state regarding the restrictions Senate Bill 296 would have put on Ohioans’ fundamental right to vote. This restrictive legislation was tantamount to a modern-day poll tax and absolutely deserved to be vetoed,” said Fedor. “Now that SB 296 has been rejected, I hope the legislature will finally focus on the real issues confronting Ohio families. Instead of continuing to pass partisan legislation that violates the constitutional rights of Ohio voters, the legislature should instead focus on addressing Ohio’s abysmal infant mortality rate, cleaning up the failing, for-profit charter school industry, and paving a path to economic stability for working people.”  

The Toledo lawmaker also recently spoke out against Senate Bill 296 in an Op-Ed published by the Toledo Blade. 

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