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COLUMBUS- State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that House Bill (HB) 441, his bipartisan bill with Rep. Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) to require that police officers and first responders be trained to identify and interact with individuals with dementia, was unanimously passed by the House Criminal Justice Committee.

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Tue, Nov 10, 2020

COLUMBUS– State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) today gave sponsor testimony before the Ohio House Health Committee on House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 25, which urges the Governor declare a state of emergency on childhood trauma in Ohio.

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Tue, Nov 10, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Representative Thomas West (D-Canton) and House Democrats Monday announced the approval of funds by the state Controlling Board to further aid Ohio’s response to the health and economic hardships caused by the pandemic, as well as programs addressing mental health and homeless crises.

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Mon, Nov 9, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) issued a statement today recognizing Latina Equal Pay Day, the day when Latina pay catches up to that of non-Hispanic, white men from the previous year.

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Thu, Oct 29, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Representative Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced the commencement of the final week of voting for the 2020 general election. Ohioans now have 7 days remaining to cast their ballot early in-person, return their absentee ballot by mail or at a drop box, or to vote on Election Day at their polling place. The announcement accompanies a record setting number of Ohioans choosing to exercise their right to vote early.

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Tue, Oct 27, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Representative Thomas West (D-Canton) and House Democrats Monday announced the approval of funds by the state Controlling Board to further aid Ohio’s response to the health and economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mon, Oct 26, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that he sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Gov. Mike DeWine to encourage them to target local and state government employees as part of poll worker outreach efforts.

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Tue, Sep 29, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) and House Democrats Monday announced the approval of funds by the Controlling Board to further aid the state’s response to the health and economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding was also approved for voter education efforts and to support women-owned and veteran friendly businesses.

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Mon, Sep 28, 2020

COLUMBUS –As National Small Business Week comes to a close, State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) continues to call for action on House Democratic legislation to support small businesses that have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fri, Sep 25, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Representative Thomas West (D-Canton) announced this week the passage of House Bill (H.B.) 614, legislation that allocates a total of $650 million in federal CARES Act relief funds for local governments in Ohio. The funds are to be used to offset costs faced by local governments directly caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Previously approved by the Ohio Senate, the bill now heads to the Governor’s desk.

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Thu, Sep 24, 2020