Sherrod Brown and Ohio Democrats Celebrate Ohio’s Progress under President Biden as Happy Dog Cleveland Reopens
June 25, 2021
As Republicans Continue Looking Backward This Weekend, Democrats Laser Focused on Building a Better Future for Ohioans
Cleveland, OH — Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined fellow Democrats and community leaders in Cleveland to celebrate the progress being made in Ohio under President Biden and Ohio Democrats’ leadership. Happy Dog, a Cleveland institution, will be reopening its doors Friday evening after a year-long hiatus as Ohio continues on the road to recovery because of Democratic-led efforts like the American Rescue Plan.
Today, thanks to Democratic leadership, more than 5,000,000 Ohioans have been vaccinated, Ohio businesses like Happy Dog are reopening and Ohioans are looking forward to being able to safely gather with friends and loved ones over the Fourth of July holiday.
“The Ohioans I talk to aren’t interested in the division and distraction of the past – they want to know what we’re accomplishing to build a better future. We’ve made progress, but our work is far from over. To continue to make progress, we need all Ohioans to get involved– and we need everyone to have a voice,” said Brown.
Brown and Ohio Democrats announced the #FindFiveFriends Day of Action on Saturday, June 26th in which Ohioans are encouraged to find five friends and help register them to vote in an effort to continue the progress that’s been made since President Biden took office. In addition, the Ohio Young Black Democrats will be hosting their statewide convention virtually on Saturday.
“It’s not enough to just return to ‘normal,’ we have to build back better, as President Biden says. And we know that work requires all of us standing together and taking action. That’s why we’re proud to stand with the leaders here today as we work together to create a fairer, more equal state for every Ohioan who wants to live, work and raise a family here,” said Northeast Ohio Young Black Democrats President Brian Siggers.
“Working families in Ohio have had a tough year, forced to overcome a lot of obstacles. But now thanks to President Biden, Senator Brown and others, Ohio is back on the road to recovery. And while we’ve made good progress, we know there’s more work left to be done. The way we achieve our goals like passing the PRO Act or passing a meaningful infrastructure package is by organizing and standing together in the face of those who want to come here and try to divide us,” said AFL-CIO President Tim Burga.
“It’s been a long year, but with the support of leaders like Sherrod Brown, we were able to get the resources we needed to open back up, keep our patrons safe and make sure our employees are well taken care of. Now that Ohio, Cleveland and Happy Dog are back on the road to recovery, we’re only looking forward, not back,” said Happy Dog owner Sean Watterson.