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Ohioans should have a voice on the right to control their own bodies
May 3, 2022

COLUMBUS- Today, State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and House Minority Whip Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced plans to introduce an amendment to Ohio’s Constitution to guarantee reproductive freedom to all Ohioans

 
 

COLUMBUS – Ohio Redistricting Commission Co-Chair Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and House Minority Leader and Commission member Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) held a redistricting public forum today at the Ohio Statehouse after Republican commissioners refused to hold an official Redistricting Commission meeting despite multiple requests.

 
 

COLUMBUS— The Ohio House Democratic Caucus is requesting letters of interest from individuals seeking appointment to House District 9, formerly represented by Janine Boyd.

 
 
HB 598 would effectively ban all abortions without exception in Ohio
April 27, 2022

COLUMBUS – Today, State Reps. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) condemned the first hearing of House Bill (HB) 598, extreme Republican legislation to completely ban access to abortion in Ohio without exception, in the House Government Oversight Committee. 

 
 

COLUMBUS –Today, Minority Whip Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) issued a statement voicing their outrage after Rep. Jean Schmidt made several appalling and insensitive comments about rape during House Bill (HB) 598’s hearing, her “trigger” ban legislation that would completely eliminate access to abortion in Ohio with no exceptions should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.

 
 
Call on Republican commissioners to reconvene the Redistricting Commission to fulfill their constitutional obligations
April 25, 2022

COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader and Commission member Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) issued a statement today urging the Redistricting Commission to reconvene as soon as possible in order to fulfill their constitutional obligation and comply with the Court’s order. Democrats had sent a letter Friday inviting all the Republican commissioners to join them for a meeting of the Redistricting Commission this morning at 10 a.m. While both Democratic commissioners showed up this morning ready to get to work, they were locked out of the meeting room, and no Republican commissioners showed up.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Ohio House Democrats today applauded Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) for her service to the Ohio House and the constituents of District 9 as she departs the legislature today to serve in the Biden administration. 

 
 

COLUMBUS– Ohio House Minority Leader and Redistricting Commission member Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) issued a statement in response to a federal three judge panel’s decision regarding state legislative districts:

 
 

COLUMBUS –House Minority Leader and Ohio Redistricting Commission member Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today issued a statement after the Ohio Supreme Court struck down the state legislative maps adopted by the Redistricting Commission on March 28.

 
 

COLUMBUS – Ohio House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today issued a statement after Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Jackson will be the first Black woman to ever serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. 

 
 
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