Ahead of the 4th, Ohioans are Back on the Road — and on the Road to Recovery — Thanks to Democratic Leadership
June 30, 2021
Columbus, OH — This weekend, nearly 2 million Ohioans are expected to travel for the Fourth of July holiday as our state and country are back on the road to recovery thanks to the leadership of President Biden and Democrats. Since the passage of the American Rescue Plan — which every single Ohio Congressional Republican voted against — more than 5 million Ohioans have been vaccinated, businesses are opening back up and Ohioans are getting the help they need to support themselves and their families. This weekend, Ohioans will be able to safely travel to see friends and families, host cookouts and celebrate the holiday with loved ones.
“The number of travelers is pretty close to pre-pandemic levels. Travelers have put off their plans for a year and a half so we’re seeing enthusiasm to get out there,” Cindy Russeau, the office manager at the AAA building on Airport Highway told the Toledo Blade.
That’s a major shift from one year ago today when unemployment rates were in the double digits and health experts were questioning when we would be able to relax COVID-19 precautions and safely gather again.
“Thanks to the leadership of President Biden, Senator Brown and Ohio Democrats, families across Ohio and around the country are able to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday this weekend and all the progress we’ve made over the last year. Ohio is back on the road to recovery and we’re looking forward to even more progress over the coming weeks and months under Democratic leadership,” said Matt Keyes, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.
Read more from the Toledo Blade HERE and below:
- AAA expects about 2 million Ohioans will travel over the Fourth of July weekend.
- The company said they anticipate 1.9 million of those travelers will hop in their cars. Popular destinations include national parks like Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore to the west and beaches along the Atlantic Ocean to the East.
- “The number of travelers is pretty close to pre-pandemic levels. Travelers have put off their plans for a year and a half so we’re seeing enthusiasm to get out there,” Cindy Russeau, the office manager at the AAA building on Airport Highway, said.
- Ms. Russeau explained that with public health restrictions lifted nationwide, people are eager to travel again, but they feel more comfortable driving because they can control their exposure.