Statement On Becker’s Extremist Bill To Ban Insurance Companies From Covering Birth Control

COLUMBUS — Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus Vice Chair Constance Lighthall issued the following statement Thursday after this week’s committee hearing of House Bill 182 sponsored by state Rep. John Becker that would prohibit health insurance companies from providing coverage for abortion care and even some forms of contraception: “Ohio is facing a crisis in infant

Ohio Dems Request Records Related To Deleted Ohio AG Video That Ended Up In Yost Campaign Email

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party has filed a public records request for all correspondence, bids, contracts, payments, meeting minutes and other records regarding a now-deleted video produced by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office that ended up in a campaign email for AG Dave Yost. “Ohio taxpayers deserve full transparency on what taxpayer resources were

Ohio Dems Chairman Applauds Court Decision Ruling Ohio Maps Unconstitutional, Calling For Redraw Before 2020 Election

COLUMBUS — Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper issued the following statement Friday after a three-judge panel from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled that Ohio’s congressional map is an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander” and must be redrawn by the 2020 election: “We applaud the decision from the federal Southern District

Tom Brinkman Votes Against Local Control For Local Schools

COLUMBUS — The Ohio House voted Wednesday to end state takeovers of school districts, which have come under fire for failing to provide struggling schools with the support they need as out-of-district CEOs replaced democratically elected school boards in East Cleveland, Lorain and Youngstown. But despite broad, bipartisan support, state Rep. Tom Brinkman voted against

Ohio Democratic Party Backs Voter Expansion Efforts, Opposes School Privatization

Executive Committee Approves 2020 Delegate Selection Plan COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party executive committee approved its delegate selection plan for the 2020 Democratic National Convention Tuesday evening and passed resolutions supporting the protection of Ohio voters and opposing school privatization. “Tonight, the Ohio Democratic Party resolved to reject the dangerous and harmful school privatization