COLUMBUS – State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today issued a statement after receiving the 2021 Jack Wolfe Memorial Award from the Ohio Association of Election Officials (OAEO):
“As a passionate advocate for voters, I am so grateful to be recognized by the bipartisan women and men who help make free and fair elections a reality across Ohio,” said Rep. Sweeney. “At a time when voter access is under partisan attack in Statehouses across America, it is more necessary than ever to have the professionalism and bipartisanship that our election officials so aptly display.”
“I will continue working across the aisle to advocate for our state’s excellent election officials and to ensure that Ohio’s elections are free from partisan interference. The sacred right to vote is the hallmark of our democracy. It is the right through which all others must flow, and I appreciate everything election officials do to safeguard it.”
Throughout her time at the Ohio Statehouse, Rep. Sweeney has pushed to expand voter access and protect voting rights. She is a longtime advocate for commonsense solutions that improve the lives of voters and the work of elections officials. Some examples include pushing for secure ballot drop boxes, automated voter registration, and other steps to modernize Ohio election law without infringing on voter rights.