That’s the amount of federal funding that goes to states and local communities, based on the data collected by the Census Bureau.
That’s why Sen. Sherrod Brown is encouraging Ohioans to apply for open positions with the 2020 Census: “As we enter the next decade, it is critical that all Ohioans are accounted for in the 2020 Census. Our government relies on the Census to evaluate needs and allocate resources. I encourage Ohioans to apply for this unique opportunity to ensure their communities are accounted for and receive the assistance they need.”
If you or someone you know is interested in working for the Census, click here for more information.
Trump’s Attacks on Health Care Continue
This week Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper joined Senate Democratic Leader Kenny Yuko, Sen. Nickie Antonio, Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney, Rep. Jeff Crossman, Cuyahoga County Councilwoman and Democratic Party Chairwoman Shontel Brown, Cleveland City Councilman Blaine Griffin and Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone to discuss how Donald Trump’s broken promises on health care are hurting Ohioans.
What’s Trump’s latest lie on health care? Earlier this month he told the nation’s governors, “We’re not decreasing Medicaid.” That’s simply not true.
Trump’s new budget plan cuts funding for Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act by $1 trillion over the next decade. It would eliminate the health care law’s enhanced federal matching funding for Medicaid expansion — which would likely lead to many Republican-led states, like Ohio, ending it altogether. Evidence shows that Medicaid expansion saved the lives of about 1,500 Ohioans just from 2014 to 2017.
On top of that, the Trump administration is bringing back Medicaid block grants, which would reduce coverage, health services and financial security while raising costs.
Also this week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown called out Trump’s lie about protecting people with pre-existing conditions.
Dr. Donald Nguyen also weighed in on Trump’s broken promises on health care in the Clermont Sun this week, writing, “Fasten your seatbelts for 2020, the voters will have to fight again to preserve a life-saving provision of the Affordable Care Act. The facts are clear: Democrats will protect people with pre-existing conditions, while Donald Trump will put health coverage in jeopardy for millions of Ohioans.”
OHIO DEMS IN THE HEADLINES
Rep. Mary Lightbody Introduces Bill to Protect LGBTQ+ Youth
State Rep. Mary Lightbody is introducing legislation to protect minors by prohibiting certain health care professionals from engaging in conversion therapy when treating minor patients.
“Human beings are complex and each individual is unique,” said Lightbody. “As children grow, we all learn about the world and develop an identity that expresses who we are at heart. This legislation affirms the right of young people to develop their own gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation without those in the medical community trying to change their minds.”
It’s the last weekend to register voters before the deadline, ahead of Ohio’s March 17 primary!Click here to find a voter registration event near you.
The Ohio Democratic Party is holding its annual Legacy Dinner on Sunday, March 15, in Columbus. Click here for info on tickets and tables.
- Saturday, Feb. 15 — Franklin County Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign Kickoff with Joyce Beatty
- Saturday, Feb. 15 — 4th Congressional District Democratic Debate in Bluffton
- Sunday, Feb. 16 — Lorain City Democratic Party Annual Spring Brunch
- Sunday, Feb. 16 — Lucas County Democratic Party Annual Spring Dinner
- Sunday, Feb. 16 — Women’s Democratic Caucus of Rural Northwest Ohio Meeting
- Sunday, Feb. 16 — 5th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Forum in Findlay
- Monday, Feb. 17 — Lucas County Democratic Party Phone Bank
- Wednesday, Feb. 19 — Clermont County Young Dems Meeting and Elections
- Wednesday, Feb. 19 — Warren County Democratic Party 1st Congressional District Candidates Night
- Wednesday, Feb. 19 — Clark County Democratic Party Social Hour Event
- Thursday, Feb. 20 — Miami County Democratic Party’s World Day of Social Justice Dinner
- Saturday, Feb. 22 — Hardin County Democratic Party Presidents Day Luncheon
- Saturday, Feb. 22 — College Democrats of Ohio Fundraiser in Columbus
- Saturday, Feb. 22 — Trumbull County Young Dems Game Night
- Saturday, Feb. 22 — Athens County Democratic Party Straw Poll Breakfast
- Monday, Feb. 24 — Delaware County Young Dems Organizational Meeting
- Tuesday, Feb. 25 — Franklin County Young Dems Game Night
- Thursday, Feb. 27 — Ottawa County Democratic Party Blue Plate Special with Judge Jennifer Brunner and Judge John P. O’Donnell
- Thursday, Feb. 27 — Auglaize County Democratic Party 4th Congressional District Democratic Debate
- Tuesday, March 3 — Lorain Democratic Women’s Club Spaghetti Dinner
- Saturday, March 7 — Marion County Democratic Club’s FDR Breakfast
- Sunday, March 8 — Butler County Democratic Party Gala Dinner
- Sunday, March 8 — Bedford and Watson Hills Democratic Party’s March Madness Fundraiser Featuring Hillary O’Connor Mueri for Congress
- Wednesday, March 11 — Fairfield County Democratic Party Happy Hour Dinner
- Thursday, March 12 — Northwest Ohio Seven-County Democratic Dinner
- Thursday, March 12 — Summit County Democratic Party’s St. Patrick’s Party
- Thursday, March 12 — Wood County Democratic Party Meet and Greet with Judge Jennifer Brunner and Judge John P. O’Donnell
- Saturday, March 14 — Clermont County Democratic Party Pancake Breakfast
- Saturday, March 14 — Franklin County Young Dems at Early Vote Center
- Sunday, April 19 — Warren County Democratic Party Spring Gala with Judge Jennifer Brunner and Judge John P. O’Donnell
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