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Rep. Dell'Aquila Commemorates Black History Month, Highlights Legislative Priorities Empowering Ohio's Black Communities

February 29, 2024
Richard Dell'Aquila News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Richard Dell’Aquila (D-Seven Hills) today honors Black History Month and the contributions Black Ohioans have made to our state. 

“This February, our nation celebrated Black History Month, an opportunity to again reflect upon and commemorate the notable accomplishments of Americans who have achieved so much and overcome so much injustice in doing so,” said Rep. Dell’Aquila. “But in a larger sense, every month of the year must also be a time to continue building a future of freedom, equality, and prosperity for all Americans. Black History Month reminds us of the needed work ahead to attain that more just society, all as best described by former President Barack Obama, who said, ‘Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.’"

At a news conference Wednesday, members of the House Democratic Caucus detailed their People First Agenda legislative priorities addressing systemic inequalities and to help support and lift up the Black communities across Ohio. 

House Democrats are committed to creating a state that works for and supports all Ohioans, regardless of race, gender, income, and zip code.