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COLUMBUS –State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) recognizes and celebrates Juneteenth, a federal holiday on June 19 commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans and the end of slavery in the United States. 

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Fri, Jun 17, 2022

CLEVELAND – State Representative and President of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland), issued a statement today regarding the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd was arrested on the suspicion that he had used a counterfeit bill to make a purchase.

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Thu, May 26, 2022

COLUMBUS - Today State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Democratic members of the Ohio House of Representatives Commerce and Labor Committee issued statements after being denied answers to questions on HB 466, legislation that would cap staffing agency charges to nursing homes and significantly increase Medicaid payments for Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) using COVID relief dollars.

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Wed, May 25, 2022

 

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 377, bipartisan legislation to release the second, $442 million batch of local government funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to Ohio’s cities, villages and townships serving 50,000 people or less. 

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Thu, May 19, 2022

COLUMBUS—State Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus), ranking member on the House Criminal Justice committee, and Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland), president of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) issued a statement today following the House Criminal Justice committee passage of House Joint Resolution (HJR) 2 and House Bill (HB) 607, legislation to increase Ohio’s reliance on cash bail.  

 

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Wed, May 11, 2022

 

COLUMBUS–State Reps. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) and Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) gave sponsor testimony today before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee on House Bill (HB) 429, the Energy Jobs & Justice Act.

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Tue, May 10, 2022

COLUMBUS – Rep. Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) today released the following statement regarding Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Yom HaShoah is the day of commemoration for the Holocaust by the Jewish community. Yom HaShoah differs from International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as this is the commemoration of the victims from the perspective of the Jewish community. 

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Thu, Apr 28, 2022

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) issued a statement today following the signing of House Bill (HB) 175 into law

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Thu, Apr 21, 2022

COLUMBUS- In honor of Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17), State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement urging action on legislation to reduce infant and maternal mortality.  

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Tue, Apr 12, 2022

COLUMBUS—Today, State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) recognizes National Transgender Day of Visibility and encourages support for the Ohio Fairness Act, which would protect LGBTQ+ Ohioans from discrimination in employment, housing and accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. 

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Thu, Mar 31, 2022