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Today, House Democratic Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) condemned a proposed resolution by Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Rep. Brian Stewart (R-Ashville) that would make it harder for Ohioans to amend the constitution.

Democrats look forward to working across the aisle to pass meaningful bipartisan bills, but warn against waging culture wars during session
November 15, 2022

House Democratic Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton), Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) and Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) held a news conference at the Ohio Statehouse where they detailed the caucus’ top priorities ahead of the 134th General Assembly lame duck session.

Republican legislation increases costs, financial strain for seniors
November 4, 2022

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus highlighted legislation to counter rising costs and ensure older Ohioans on fixed incomes have economic security.


Ranking member of the Ohio House Health Committee Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) issued a statement condemning inaccurate and harmful comments regarding maternal mortality made by Republican Rep. Bill Dean (R-Xenia).


Ohio House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), co-chair of the Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus (OBMHC) Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati), and ranking member of the House Health Committee Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) sent a letter to Attorney General Dave Yost asking him to reveal how he will advise state officials and healthcare providers to apply the “medical emergency” exception in Senate Bill (SB) 23 if Ohio’s six-week abortion ban is reinstated.

Ask Attorney General for healthcare funding requests, include abortion care
October 20, 2022

State Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today issued a letter to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost seeking detailed information related to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund and his discretionary role in awarding or not awarding funds to survivors of sexual assault.

Statehouse Republicans ignore calls to help vulnerable minors
October 18, 2022

State Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) issued a statement on House Bill (HB) 732, the Protect Child Victims Act.


State Rep. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) released a statement today about Gov. DeWine’s Department of Health attempt to push through an administrative rule banning abortions at the fifth or sixth week of pregnancy, despite the recent Hamilton County Court order halting the ban.


COLUMBUS- Ohio House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) sees Ohio Republicans’ deflection of the unconstitutional congressional map fight to the U.S. Supreme Court as nothing but an overreach. 

Allows Attorney General to fund out-of-state healthcare expenses for child sexual assault survivors
October 13, 2022

State Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced they will file the Protect Child Victims Act, legislation giving the Ohio Attorney General’s office the ability to make emergency awards from the Crime Victim Compensation Fund for any healthcare treatment, including abortion care, for child victims of sexual assault and abuse. 

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