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Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today introduced the Ohio Equal Pay Act, legislation to recognize the full value and potential of Ohio’s working women. The announcement comes as advocates commemorate Equal Pay Day, the date to which the average working woman in America must work into the next calendar year to make what their male counterparts did the previous year. For women in Ohio, that annual pay gap is nearly $10,000. 

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Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) issued a statement on Gov. DeWine’s veto of Senate Bill (SB) 22, controversial legislation that would threaten the health and safety of Ohioans by curbing authority from the governor and health director during public health crises. Rep. Howse voted against the bill and sent the governor a letter urging his veto.

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Tue, Mar 23, 2021

State Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today introduced legislation that will create the Ohio Asian-American and Pacific Islander Affairs Commission and the Office of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Affairs to address the injustices of the past and understand the unique difficulties in addressing the needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander population in Ohio.

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Wed, Mar 17, 2021

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today reintroduced House Democratic priority legislation to declare racism a public health crisis. Previously introduced in the 133rd General Assembly as HCR 31, the resolution provides meaningful action steps to address racial health disparities and begin to dismantle systemic racism in Ohio. 

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Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and House Democratic lawmakers Wednesday voted in opposition to Senate Bill (SB) 22, controversial Republican legislation that would threaten the health and safety of Ohioans by curbing authority from the governor and health director during public health crises. 

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Wed, Mar 10, 2021

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) issued a statement today recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day. 

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Tue, Mar 9, 2021

COLUMBUS—This International Women’s Day, State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) called on state lawmakers to support legislation that uplifts and empowers women, including the Ohio Equal Pay Act. The Ohio Equal Pay Act would require employers to provide equal pay and opportunity in the workplace regardless of gender, encourage transparency in the workplace and empower employees to negotiate for the earnings they deserve.

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Mon, Mar 8, 2021

House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland), Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights), Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma), Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland), Phil Robinson (D-Solon), Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood), Kent Smith (D-Euclid), Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park), Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland), and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement as the Biden administration announced today that Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center has been chosen as a mass vaccination site, with the ability to administer 6,000 vaccine doses each day over eight weeks beginning March 17. 

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Fri, Mar 5, 2021

Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) issued a statement following the passage of House Bill (HB) 74, the state’s two-year transportation budget. Democrats fought against the governor’s proposed cuts to public transit funding in the bill, securing $193.7 million over the next two years, double the governor’s proposed investment. Despite the increase, Democrats said the bill does not go far enough to meet the needs of Ohio workers, businesses and the state’s economic recovery.  Rep. Howse voted against the bill.

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Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Today, Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) applauded the House passage of House Bill (HB) 93, legislation to modify the state’s address confidentiality program (Safe at Home), a long-held Democratic priority that allows victims of domestic violence, stalking, rape, human trafficking, or sexual battery who fear for their safety to keep their address confidential and out of the public record. 

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Thu, Feb 25, 2021