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State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today celebrates Global Handwashing Day. This day was first celebrated in 2008 by over 70 countries. This year’s theme is “Our Future is at Hand- Let’s Move Forward Together,” which calls on everyone to work together towards universal hand hygiene. 

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Fri, Oct 15, 2021

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today voted against House Bill (HB) 175, which would deregulate ephemeral water features. Environmental organizations argue the legislation would harm Ohio’s water quality and undo the progress made by H2Ohio. HB 175 passed the Ohio House by a vote of 61-33.

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Wed, Sep 29, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) released a statement today after video was released which appeared to show U.S. Customs and Border agents on horseback using whips on Haitian migrants coming into the U.S. from Mexico.

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Wed, Sep 22, 2021

State Reps. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) and Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) introduced a concurrent resolution this week to urge Congress to recognize the Kol Israel Foundation Holocaust Memorial as a National Memorial. The memorial is located in Zion Memorial Park in Bedford Heights, OH and is believed to be the first memorial constructed in the United States dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. 

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Fri, Sep 17, 2021

State Rep. Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) held a press conference today to discuss the 73 new medical marijuana dispensary licenses set to be released this year.  

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Thu, Sep 2, 2021

Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $121.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to support homeless youth, preschool students and children with disabilities.

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Mon, Aug 30, 2021

COLUMBUS—In honor of the upcoming National CROWN Day (July 3), a day of solidarity for the human rights of Black women, men, and children to proudly wear their natural hair without fear of discrimination, State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) announced she will reintroduce the CROWN Act, formerly House Bill (HB) 535 in the 133rd General Assembly. CROWN Day marks the two-year anniversary of the CROWN Act being signed into law in California, the first place it was adopted. 

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Thu, Jul 1, 2021

State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) released the subsequent statement following the House’s passage of House Bill 95, which allows income tax credits for beginning farmers and related business. 

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Tue, Jun 29, 2021

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) issued a statement today on what would have been Tamir Rice’s 19th birthday. Tamir Rice was just 12 years old when he was killed in Cleveland, Ohio in 2014 by a white police officer.

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Fri, Jun 25, 2021

State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) released the subsequent statement following the House’s passage of Senate Bill 111. This legislation directs $844 million in federal funding to local governments, including townships. 

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Thu, Jun 24, 2021