Ahead of President Biden’s Visit, Ohioans Applaud Investments to Help Families Get Ahead

Columbus, OH — Today, the Ohio Democratic Party hosted a virtual press conference featuring Ohio leaders and moms to talk about how important President Biden’s investments in Ohio families have been for our state ahead of his visit to Cleveland on Thursday. 

“As President Biden has said, it’s not enough just to return to normal, we must build back better. Even before the pandemic, the cost of child care and education was too high. That’s why he’s introduced proposals that invest in Ohio families and build our economy from the bottom up and middle out,” said Senate Assistant Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood). 

“As we work our way out of the pandemic, our solutions to these problems can’t be the same old things we’ve already tried. We must think bigger and we must think bolder. His American Families Plan would not only invest in child care and community college, but in fundamental needs like child nutrition and lower healthcare premiums for families struggling to make ends meet. That’s the kind of forward thinking and meaningful change we need,” said Representative Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland). 

“Parents or guardians shouldn’t have to choose between quality child care and paying for groceries. Or between paying for a doctor’s visit and paying for prescription drugs. As a mom to three kids, I know how hard it can be. That’s why I’m so grateful that Joe Biden is investing in Ohio families and putting meaningful policies into place that will help make it easier for families like mine to not only make ends meet, but to also get ahead,” said central Ohio mom Crystal Lett. 

The American Rescue Plan has helped millions of Ohioans get vaccinated, put more money in the pockets of working Ohioans and helped small businesses reopen. President Biden is now working to secure passage of legislation, the American Families Plan, to make education more affordable, lower the cost of child care and extend middle-class tax cuts. 

A fact sheet with Ohio-specific information on how the American Families Plan will benefit our state can be found HERE