COLUMBUS –State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today joined Dem lawmakers to urge House Republican leaders to call the chamber back into session to address several critical issues facing the state, including health and the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, systemic racism and police brutality, questions surrounding the November election, and looming state budget shortfalls.
COLUMBUS—On Tuesday, State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and fellow Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to Ohio Department of Education Superintendent Paolo DeMaria urging that he follow the original intent of Congress when it passed the CARES Act to provide support and target relief to students who need it most. The request follows conflicting guidance from the U.S. Department of Education that states CARES Act funds should instead be distributed to all students regardless of their family’s income.
COLUMBUS—Ohio State Representative Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) issued a statement today concerning the Christopher Columbus statue that stands on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse. According to news reports, the statue at the statehouse will soon be the only one left standing in the City of Columbus. Removal of the other two, at City Hall and on the campus of Columbus State Community College, have recently been announced.
COLUMBUS — State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today signed onto a concurrent resolution urging Congress to designate June 19th a paid federal holiday. This date is to be known as Juneteenth Independence day in recognition of June 19, 1865, when news of the end of slavery reached the southwestern states two months after the end of the American Civil War.
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) issued a statement following today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling which held LGBTQ workers are protected from workplace discrimination under federal law.
COLUMBUS— Today, Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced that she will co-sponsor HCR 31, a resolution introduced by House Democrats to declare racism a public health crisis. The resolution, if passed, would be the first of its kind passed at the state level.
COLUMBUS—Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today applauded the House concurrence of House Bill (HB) 11, moving this Democratic priority legislation to improve prenatal and maternal health outcomes to the governor’s desk for his signature.
COLUMBUS— State Representative Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 13, Democratic priority legislation to create the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program, specifically designed to bring broadband to unserved residential households.
COLUMBUS—While Ohioans were sleeping, House Democratic lawmakers were offering two amendments on the House floor late Thursday and early Friday that would have prohibited the sale, display, possession or distribution of Confederate memorabilia at county and independent fairs, following a similar rule instituted by the Ohio State Fair in 2015. The motions came during floor debate on House Bill 665, which made several other changes to laws on local and county fairs. The U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy and NASCAR recently announced similar bans on Confederate memorabilia. Republicans rejected the amendments largely along party lines, voting instead to protect the sale of the Confederate flag.
COLUMBUS— Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 163 by the Ohio House. SB 163 is an omnibus bill that includes House Bill (HB) 664, sponsored by Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) and Rep. Galonski (D-Akron), to create a Summit Metro Parks license plate and have the associated fees put towards the Metro Parks Foundation.