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COLUMBUS – Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Columbus) yesterday praised the citizens of Ohio for their overwhelming support in defeating Issue 1 during the August 8th Special Election.

 
 

COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today says the new USA TODAY Network/Suffolk University poll that shows 57% of likely Ohio voters are against Issue 1 proves there is overwhelming, bipartisan support to defeat this undemocratic attack by extremists and special interest to make it harder to amend the Ohio constitution. 

 
 

COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today celebrated citizen-led ballot initiatives ahead of the Aug. 8 special election for Issue 1, the politician-proposed constitutional restrictions that would end majority rule in Ohio and make it virtually impossible for citizen-led ballot initiatives to qualify for the ballot. 

 
 

COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today released the following statement following Governor Mike DeWine’s decision to veto 44 provisions of the Ohio state operating budget.

 
 

COLUMBUS– House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today calls the U.S. Supreme Court's recent rulings destroying student loan forgiveness, gutting affirmative action, and legalizing discrimination against members of the LGTBQ+ community a complete and utter setback for equality and full access to opportunity.

 
 

COLUMBUS– House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) released the following statement in response to today’s sentencing of former Republican House Speaker Larry Householder for his crimes committed in Ohio’s largest corruption scandal.

 
 

COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) calls today’s Moore v. Harper ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that rejects the so-called “independent state legislature theory” that gives unchecked power to gerrymandered state legislatures a victory for the constitutional authority granted to the state’s courts and to the people of Ohio.

 
 
House Democrats Urge Defeat of Issue 1 to Protect Majority Rule
June 23, 2023

COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade, vows to protect women’s reproductive rights and defeat Issue 1 in August.

 
 

COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) calls today’s shameful passage of the Don’t Say Gay Bill (House Bill 8) and the Bully Trans Kids Act (HB 68), in the middle of Pride Month, an act of state-sponsored bullying and bigotry, as well as a direct attack on the freedoms of countless LGBTQ+ children, adults and families. 

 
 

COLUMBUS – Ohio House Democrats today unanimously voted to not concur with the extreme and out of touch version of the state budget recently passed by the Ohio Senate. Instead of creating a fair, transparent budget that works for all Ohioans, the two-year budget bill is a cruel piece of legislation that cuts taxes for the wealthy and would punish the most vulnerable in our state by taking billions away from those who need it– our children, families, public schools, teachers, and working parents. 

 
 
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