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COLUMBUS –State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) recognized National Voter Registration Day as an opportunity to encourage participation in this November’s election despite challenges caused by the pandemic and a failure by Republicanstate leaders to make this unprecedented election more accessible.

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Tue, Sep 22, 2020

COLUMBUS –Today, on the first-ever National Black Voter Day, State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) issued a statement calling for action to eliminate systemic barriers to voting in Ohio. The call comes as the Ohio Senate considers House Bill (HB) 680, the GOP election bill that would create new voting restrictions like shortening the time for voters to request absentee ballots, eliminating the ability for the secretary of state to prepay return postage for ballot materials, and barring the Health Director and other officials from affecting the conduct of elections—even in the interest of public health.

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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Mike Sheehy (D-Oregon), and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) expressed disappointment today after Governor Mike DeWine decided to issue a waiver of his public health orders for political rallies, including an upcoming presidential rally in Toledo on Monday.

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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

COLUMBUS –Today, State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) participated in a virtual press conference with other House Democratic lawmakers to discuss legislative solutions that are needed as the state faces multiple unprecedented crises. The Ohio House was scheduled to meet for an if-needed House session today, but Speaker Robert Cupp canceled on Friday, Sept. 11.

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Tue, Sep 15, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today announced local recipients of the BroadbandOhio Connectively Grant program, totally nearly $1.6 million for schools in Lucas County including $151,466.16 for Toledo Public Schools, and $21,629.37 for Washington Local.

 

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Fri, Sep 11, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Ohio House Democrats today announced the end of their Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour, which comprised of more than two-dozen virtual town halls since June on topics including COVID-19, jobs and the economy, racial justice, gun safety and voting access. Across the state, over 20,000 Ohioans tuned in to these town halls to hear from their elected officials and ask questions.

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Wed, Sep 2, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) yesterday sent a letter to the University of Toledo President Dr. Gregory Postel expressing her deep concern that hundreds of graduate assistants (GA) did not receive their paychecks this past Friday.

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Tue, Sep 1, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) expressed appreciation following today’s Controlling Board meeting, where they approved the restoration of a $2 million grant for the 2021 Solheim Cup, which will be held in Toledo next fall.

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Mon, Aug 24, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) issued a statement today as House Republicans filed articles of impeachment against fellow Republican Gov. Mike DeWine.

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Mon, Aug 24, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and House Democrats Tuesday sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose addressing recent major developments in Ohio’s elections. Ohioans watched last week as Post Office mailboxes and processing machinery were dismantled and removed in Ohio and across the country. Following national outcry over potential election interference, USPS has said they would halt additional reorganization changes until after the November election, but it is still unclear whether the reductions in service and processing will be undone.

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Wed, Aug 19, 2020