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Women’s History Month

This week House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes introduced a bipartisan bill to re-establish the Ohio Women’s Policy and Research Commission, which was originally created by a unanimous vote of the 118th General Assembly in 1990. The introduction comes amid Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.


“Although we’ve made progress over the past 30 years, from when the commission was first established, too many women still find Ohio’s promise of a better life and brighter future out of reach. Women make up half the population, but are still underrepresented in elected office, in leadership positions and in boardrooms not only in Ohio, but across the country,” Sykes said. “For Ohio to succeed, women must succeed, and that means proactively supporting women and girls to ensure they have access to the tools they need not just to get by, but to get ahead.”

The Ohio Women’s Policy and Research Commission would help identify barriers to women’s equality, update the public on the status of women and recommend legislation that would empower women in Ohio.

Attacks on Abortion

Republicans at the Ohio Statehouse have introduced yet another abortion ban — this “trigger” law would take effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned by Donald Trump’s new Supreme Court appointees.

Lauren Blauvelt-Copelin of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio said this legislation “is the 10th ban introduced in the last year, proving leaders in the Ohio General Assembly are only focused on eliminating legal access to abortion and neglecting everything else. Ohioans deserve better.”

In addition, the Ohio Senate is set to vote as early as next week on a bill to ban the use of telemedicine for medication abortions, further restricting access for low-income and rural patients.

Take Action

Volunteer on Election Day

We’re building a huge coalition of volunteers for Primary Election Day on March 17. The Democratic Unity Squad will be part of the team that will flip Ohio blue in 2020, and to participate you can attend a Unity Squad training. Find a session near you:

If you can’t make it, you can attend a virtual training online.

Show Up

The Ohio Democratic Party is holding its annual Legacy Dinner on Sunday, March 15 in Columbus. Click here for info on tickets and tables.

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In solidarity,

Kathy DiCristofaro, Chair
Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus

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