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Boyd Urges Support for Domestic Violence Shelters

State Rep. Janine Boyd and Ohio House Democrats are urging Gov. Mike DeWine and Attorney General Dave Yost to increase resources to domestic violence shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic.


“Even in a pandemic, victims of domestic violence are not safe at home. Home for victims is not synonymous with shelter. As we consider the dangers of the COVID-19 virus, we must remember that while the stay-at-home order is meant to save lives, it may put victims of domestic violence at greater risk. We must give them the tools to find safe shelter — free of abuse and absent of disease, with workers who are equipped with protections for themselves and for victims,” said Boyd.

Boyd is requesting that the state declare domestic violence shelter workers essential workers, provide shelters with personal protective equipment (PPE) and include resources and information about domestic violence programs on the COVID-19 website.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund and EMILY’s List Endorsements

Congratulations to Desiree Tims, who is challenging Congressman Mike Turner in Ohio’s 10th Congressional District, on her endorsement by Planned Parenthood Action Fund! She joins Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge and Congressman Tim Ryan, who have previously been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund.


EMILY’s List this week endorsed eight Democratic candidates who are running for the Ohio Statehouse: Kathy Wyenandt, Betsy Rader, Nancy Day-Achauer, Sara Bitter, Leronda Jackson, Amy Cox, Rachael Morocco and Alexis Miller.

Earlier this year EMILY’s List also endorsed Reem Subei, Crystal Lett, Rep. Janine Boyd, Rep. Juanita Brent, Rep. Mary Lightbody, Rep. Beth Liston, Rep. Allison Russo, Rep. Jessica Miranda, Rep. Catherine Ingram and Rep. Randi Clites.

Ohio Moms Running for Office

Like most events these days, the Cleveland International Film Festival is going virtual, which means you can screen the featured flicks online. “REPRESENT” is a film about women’s political power, and it highlights the story of Granville Township Trustee Bryn Bird, a farmer, wife and mom who ran for office in 2017.


Click here to watch “REPRESENT” online.

Red, Wine and Blue is saluting Ohio women who are running for office during a pandemic, while juggling kids, work, chores and more!

Take Action

Get Out The Vote (Virtually)

Time is running out for Ohio voters to return their absentee ballots before the deadline!


If you’ve already cast your ballot in Ohio’s primary election, you can help get out the vote from the comfort of your own home by joining our virtual phone bank. We’re calling Ohio voters who have requested an absentee ballot to encourage them to return it soon.

It only takes a few minutes to make a big impact —sign up here for a virtual phone bank shift.

Show Up

On Saturday, April 25, Team Joe will come together for our Service Outreach Unity Leadership (S.O.U.L.) of the Nation Saturday to thank our communities’ heroes and connect with friends and neighbors.


In the midst of our current crisis, the grit and spirit of the American people are shining through.

From posting a sign thanking frontline workers in your window, to calling or texting friends and family to check in on them or attending a virtual community meeting to discuss how you can support the good work happening in your community, there are so many opportunities to participate in the day.

Click here to add your name to commit to taking action in your community this Saturday.

Here are additional virtual events you can join:

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In solidarity,

Kathy DiCristofaro, Chair
Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus

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