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COLUMBUS – State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today sent a letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Kimberly Hall highlighting additional measures the agency could take to limit COVID-19 exposure and help individuals file for unemployment.

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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

COLUMBUSState Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today voted in favor of a comprehensive COVID-19 Relief Bill, House Bill (HB) 197. The bill includes a provision introduced by Rep. Sobecki in House Bill (HB) 557, which permits local governments and public bodies to conduct business remotely.

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Wed, Mar 25, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today joined Democratic colleagues to outline several key priorities as lawmakers return to the Statehouse this week to take up emergency measures to address the public health and economic crises facing the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mon, Mar 23, 2020

State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today filed House Bill (HB) 557 to allow public bodies to meet and conduct business remotely during a state of emergency. 

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Mon, Mar 16, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today called on Gov. Mike DeWine to use his executive authority to release funds to create a temporary, emergency paid leave program for Ohio workers affected by the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Sobecki’s call follows two letters sent this week on behalf of the caucus pushing for benefits to ensure the economic security of Ohio families.

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Fri, Mar 13, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today have sent letterS to Governor DeWine and State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria insisting that state mandated testing be canceled for this academic year now that schools have been closed for at least the next three weeks due to concerns about the spreading Coronavirus.

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Fri, Mar 13, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), and State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), sent a letter today to Ohio Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Kimberly Hall, asking for ODJFS to institute Automatic Redetermination for Benefits in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Fri, Mar 13, 2020

State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) highlighted flaws with the current State Report Card and why we need fair school funding during a community meeting on Monday, March 2at the Conn Weissenberger Legion Hall in Toledo, Ohio. 

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Wed, Mar 4, 2020

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:

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Thu, Feb 6, 2020

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.”

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Wed, Jan 22, 2020