Ahead of President Biden’s Visit, Ohio Democratic Party Brings “Road to Recovery” Tour to Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH — Today, ahead of President Biden’s visit to Cincinnati the Ohio Democratic Party brought its “Road to Recovery” tour to the Queen City as Ohio is back on the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and building back better thanks to the leadership of President Biden and Ohio Democrats.

At the event, Hamilton County Democratic Party Chair Gwen McFarlin, Laborers Local 265 President Larry Thompson and local workers talked about economic policies that are working for working families under Democratic leadership. 

“We’re here today not only to celebrate the progress we’ve made in Cincinnati and across the state, but to also look ahead to the work that’s still left to be done to build back better in Ohio. By investing in working families in Ohio, we’re investing in the future of our state. And I look forward to hearing President Biden talk tonight to voters about the success we’ve had so far, and the success that’s still to come under Democratic leadership,” said Chair McFarlin.

“We’re not asking for a lot, we just want to know that if we play by the rules and do the right things, our families will be taken care of. And that’s what we’re seeing from President Biden – from getting us through the pandemic to tax credits for working families and now the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework. I look forward to seeing more in the coming weeks and years ahead,” said President Larry Thompson, LiUNA! Local 265.

“We’ve come a long way since last year. And that’s a direct result of President Biden’s leadership and his commitment to investing in working families. Our workers now have a card-carrying member, Marty Walsh, as our Secretary of Labor and their families have the help they need to raise a family thanks to the Child Tax Credit and we know our pensions are closer to being secure thanks to a provision authored by Sherrod Brown in the American Rescue Plan,” said Justin Phillips, Business Manager & Secretary-Treasurer, LiUNA! Local 265. 

“Looking ahead, we know we have lots of work ahead of us, but Ohio families can breathe a little easier knowing that help is on the way, which is why we must pass the $1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure framework, because investing in working families is a key part of President Biden’s plan to build back better in Ohio,” continued Phillips. 

Thanks to President Biden and Ohio Democrats:

  • More than 5 million Ohioans are fully vaccinated and able to safely gather with family and friends again;
  • Ohio families are receiving a massive tax cut and targeted checks to help them with the costs of raising children thanks to the expanded Child Tax Credit;
  • And Ohio is set to receive major investments in roads, bridges and new jobs under an infrastructure plan negotiated by President Biden.