COLUMBUS –State Reps. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) Wednesday night held a virtual community town hall as part of the Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour, a series of digital events this summer where local lawmakers provide a Statehouse update on issues including COVID-19, jobs and the economy, the upcoming school year and elections.
“It is important for our constituents to know they can vote in person early or on Election Day, or they can request an absentee ballot until Oct. 31 at noon. All of these options are safe and secure ways to vote,” Rep. Crossman said. “Voting can often be confusing, which can result in vulnerable populations being left out from having a voice. It is my job as a legislator to give out accurate information and create policy that ensures everyone can exercise their right to vote.”
“This pandemic has us social distancing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, but Ohio House Democrats are still working,” said Rep. Galonski “With the help of our staff and technology, we were able to communicate with constituents about how to cast your vote safely and securely. The Ohio Promise reminds everyone that We Work for You and having town halls like this one let people know that.”
The Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour is a follow-up to the more than 25 in-person events Democratic lawmakers held in the summer of 2019. The digital events allow constituents to hear from lawmakers, ask questions and offer input on ways to address the issues facing their communities.
Democrats say the uncertainty felt by many in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, economic recession and civil unrest makes now the right time to get out and listen to what everyday Ohioans have to say.
Watch the town hall here.
For the latest information on the Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour, dates and more, visit www.ohiohousedemocrats.org/ohiopromise.