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Representative Jena Powell - District 80

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Jena Powell
District 80
"I will continue to support common-sense legislation that restores the balance of power in our government."

House District 80

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77 South High Street
Floor 13
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-8114
Fax: (614) 719-3979

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COLUMBUS - Powell's Save Women's Sports Act and the Ohio SAFE Act, which protect the rights of Ohio women, children, and families, are now under attack by a lawsuit from the ACLU.

"I’m saddened that the ACLU has attacked women's rights and children’s safety through this dangerous lawsuit," said Powell. "These radicals are putting their big-money donors' agendas over what is best for kids in Ohio - we cannot and should not tolerate it. Ohioans do not want biological men to compete on women's-only sports teams. It’s not safe, and it threatens female opportunities across our state. Ohioans also know it’s unacceptable to allow minors to undergo life-altering, sterilizing, and irreversible gender transition procedures and treatments.”

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Thu, Mar 28, 2024

COLUMBUS – State Representative Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) co-sponsored a concurrent resolution on Thursday to express that Ohio stands with the State of Texas and to denounce President Biden’s administration’s open-border policies.

"The Biden Administration’s blatant disregard for defending America’s southern border is beyond belief,” Powell said.  “I commend the members of Ohio’s National Guard and State Highway Patrol and their willingness to stand with the Texas National Guard to protect our border and keep us safe."

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Thu, Feb 1, 2024

COLUMBUS – The Save Women’s Sports Act and the Ohio SAFE Act became law, Wednesday, as the Ohio Senate voted to protect Ohio females and children by overriding Governor DeWine’s veto of H.B. 68.

The Save Women’s Sports Act prohibits males from competing in female-only sports and the Ohio SAFE Act protects minors from experimental, sterilizing, and irreversible procedures. The veto override passed with overwhelming support (24 - 8).

“I am truly grateful that after five years of uphill battles, Ohio females’ rights to safety, fairness, a future in female sports, and female scholar-athlete opportunities are finally protected in Ohio law,” said Powell. “Today, my colleagues in the Senate listened to the people that they represent, and acted in their best interests, despite pressure from the Governor.”

Rep. Powell first introduced the Save Women’s Sports Act in 2019 and she has co-sponsored the SAFE Act’s policy since it was first introduced in 2020.

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Wed, Jan 24, 2024

COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives met Wednesday to override Governor DeWine's veto of House Bill 68. H.B. 68 contains the Ohio SAFE Act and the Save Women's Sports Act. The SAFE Act protects minors from experimental, sterilizing, and irreversible procedures, and the Save Women's Sports Act prohibits males from competing in female-only sports. 

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Thu, Jan 11, 2024
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