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  • September 25, 2020

    Beginning this Saturday and stretching over two weekends, our office will hold our first Black Women’s Health Symposium. The free conference will take place virtually on Saturday, September 26th and Saturday, October 3rd, and will include panel discussions, workshops and speakers addressing physical, community, mental and economic health.We began... Read More
  • September 21, 2020

    The school year is underway across our state, and over and over I hear the same thing from parents, students, teachers, and community leaders: people feel like they’ve been abandoned. And they’re right. Senate Leader McConnell and President Trump have left parents, students, and teachers to fend for themselves in the middle of a national crisis.... Read More
  • September 11, 2020

    This week, as we are supposed to be honoring Labor Day and supporting the people who make this country work, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has rolled out his latest plan, and just like the last one, it actually cuts Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. This time it cuts benefits by $300 every week, while giving legal immunity to corporations that... Read More
  • September 04, 2020

    The U.S. Postal Service is an essential institution in our country. It’s not a partisan institution – in fact, it brings us together. The post office serves everyone: rural and urban, seniors, veterans, and small businesses.Ohioans depend on the Postal Service to get their paychecks and their packages and their prescription drugs. The U.S.... Read More
  • August 07, 2020

    With the new school year set to begin for many Ohio students, we need to ensure that our communities have the support and resources they need for our kids to learn safely and effectively. Educators, parents, school board members, and community leaders across Ohio have been working hard to keep our students from falling behind. But we know there are... Read More
  • August 03, 2020

    COVID-19 infection rates are once again rising in Ohio and around the country, yet too many of our frontline workers – including health care providers – still do not have the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need, and we still do not have enough tests. Supply chains are critical in a crisis like this one, and our ability to produce the... Read More
  • July 27, 2020

    Cities and counties around Ohio have led the country in declaring racism a public health crisis. The first step to solving a problem is recognizing its existence. That’s why I joined my colleagues Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker to continue the effort at the federal level. We introduced a Senate resolution last week that declares racism a... Read More
  • July 17, 2020

    This summer for the eighth year in a row, my office has partnered with local companies and organizations to host manufacturing camps for 4th through 8th graders across Ohio.Obviously, this year is going to look different. When it became clear that this pandemic would be with us through the summer, our office went to work, reaching out to organizers... Read More
  • July 14, 2020

    Right now, families and young people are dealing with unprecedented financial stress, social isolation, and abrupt changes to daily life. Child welfare agencies are worried about devastating cuts to their already limited funding, as Ohio and states all over the country face severe budget shortfalls, and Leader McConnell and President Trump refuse... Read More
  • July 06, 2020

    This pandemic has been the Great Revealer. It’s exposing so many inequities in our society, and it’s affecting nearly every aspect of our lives. One issue that I’m hearing a lot about from Ohioans is how many still don’t have access to reliable, affordable broadband internet. It’s either not available where they live,... Read More
  • June 29, 2020

    The 2020 census is underway and our efforts to count every single Ohioan will not stop because of the pandemic. Ohioans can respond to the census safely online, by mail or by phone. The census determines how billions of dollars in federal funds will be distributed. Federal, state, and local programs all use census data for health care services,... Read More
  • June 19, 2020

    Each year in June, we celebrate our friends, family, and neighbors who make up Ohio’s LGBTQ community, and recommit ourselves to fighting for a more just and inclusive society. That’s why, for the fourth year in a row, I’ve led my Senate Democratic colleagues in introducing a resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. I... Read More
  • June 12, 2020

    People all around our state and our country are calling for meaningful change in our justice system. This reform starts with holding police accountable: No more chokeholds. No more unchecked police misconduct. No more immunity from prosecution. That’s why I joined my Senate colleagues in introducing the Justice in Policing Act, a... Read More
  • June 05, 2020

    The peaceful protests around our state and throughout our country are an expression of fear, grief, frustration, and anger. Black communities led the nation in mourning the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor over the last week – and they are now leading calls for justice and long-term changes to dismantle the racist systems that hold... Read More
  • May 18, 2020

    Before this crisis, a quarter of renters spent more than half of their incomes on housing, often putting them one emergency away from impossible choices, and even eviction. Now millions of Ohioans are having those emergencies – they’ve lost their job, or they’ve had their hours cut. Ohioans are facing impossible choices right now... Read More
  • May 08, 2020

    It’s clear what a toll this pandemic is taking on Ohioans’ paychecks and family budgets. Even as we work to get our economy moving again as soon as it’s safe to do so, we know it is going to take a sustained response over many months to get everyone back on their feet. The fastest and simplest way to help Ohio workers and families... Read More
  • May 01, 2020

    We know how hard this crisis is hitting our cities and counties. They need robust, flexible funding to keep serving Ohioans and avoid cutting jobs and services the public relies on. Communities across Ohio have stepped up to meet the challenges of this pandemic. They’re continuing to support residents through food banks and meal pick-ups for... Read More
  • April 24, 2020

    We need a real plan to reopen the economy, safely – because if we don’t do it safely, we’re just going to have to close it again. People want to go back to work, go back to school, or be able to go to the grocery store without feeling terrified. That’s why last weekend, I sent President Trump a letter outlining a plan for... Read More
  • April 17, 2020

    The most recent relief package included something I pushed hard for – a provision to put money directly in the pockets of all middle class and low-income Americans. This week, millions of Ohioans will have started seeing their stimulus checks direct deposited into their bank accounts. We wanted to make the process as simple and painless as... Read More
  • April 09, 2020

    While it’s critical that those who are able stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, others have to be at work on the front lines of this crisis. They’re fighting hard to care for patients and save lives in hospitals and in nursing homes. They’re working in our supply chains, driving trucks and making sure our store... Read More