State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) Wednesday voted in favor of Senate Bill (SB) 89 which contains adjustments to the EdChoice Voucher program. She issued the following statement:
State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) released a statement today expressing support of a woman’s right to choose on the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Decision.
“For 47 years, it has been established by our country’s highest court that every woman, regardless of who they are, rich or poor, have the right to choose to do what they feel is best for themselves, whether it be to give birth to a child, have an abortion, or put a child up for adoption,” said state Rep. Sobecki. “There is a movement to restrict a woman’s access to abortion. I want to repeat something I’ve said over and over. Restricting access to safe abortions will not stop abortions. Instead, it puts women at greater health risks. Abortions are a normal medical procedure and the decision a woman makes should be between her and her doctor, not an over-zealous government.”
Today, state Sen. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) and Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) issued the following statements after the release of the State Report Card Study Committee’s Final Report:
“I am deeply frustrated with the State School Report Card Study Committee’s final report because it failed to meet statutory requirements,” said State Rep. Sobecki. “The report did not offer any concrete recommendations for improvements to the State School Report Card. The process was a disservice to Ohio taxpayers. The Republicans in charge seemed more interested in checking a box than producing a meaningful report. The committee abdicated its responsibilities and we owe it to our youngest Ohioans to do better.”
The Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus (ODWLC) today called for hearings on several anti-domestic violence bills they say will protect victims and ensure safer homes for thousands of children and families across Ohio.
State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced her appointment to the State Report Card Study Committee.
“I am pleased to be the only Democratic member of the Ohio House appointed to this committee,” said Rep. Sobecki. “Being appointed to the committee, I look forward to ensuring that the new state report cards are actually reflective of the hard work and dedication by our school districts across Ohio.”
State Reps. Jeff Crossman (D- Parma) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today joined lawmakers and UAW workers at a Statehouse press conference to announce legislation to extend unemployment benefits and food assistance to union workers fighting for fair wages, better benefits and safer working conditions. The call comes amid a nationwide strike by UAW employees, who reached a tentative labor agreement Wed. on the 31st day of their strike with General Motors.
State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Mike DeWine’s STRONG Ohio Plan:
State Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today recognized October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 351, legislation allowing tenants to terminate their rental agreement if they are a victim of domestic violence or rape.
State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) issued a statement today supporting UAW workers on strike from GM.
State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Phil Robinson (D-Solon) filed a bill today to reinstate the Joint Education Oversight Committee (JEOC), a state legislative committee comprised of members from both parties in the State House and State Senate which provided non-partisan, fact based and in-depth analysis of K-12 education in Ohio at a great value to taxpayers.