Racism Is a Public Health Crisis
The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus this week introduced legislation that would declare racism a public health crisis. The resolution, if passed, would be the first of its kind passed at the state level.
“Black America woke this morning to a nightmare that seems to never end and a continued feeling of hopelessness that nothing will ever be better,” OLBC President Rep. Stephanie Howse said. “What we are witnessing around the country is a community simply begging to be seen and heard. Racism is real and it is the biggest public health threat citizens of color face. At a time when COVID-19 is disproportionately hospitalizing and killing the black community because of racism, the time to act is now.”
In addition similar resolutions have been proposed or passed in Franklin County, Cleveland, Columbus and Hamilton County.
You can sign on as a citizen sponsor of this resolution — click here to call on Gov. Mike DeWine to show support for declaring racism a public health crisis.
If you’re out protesting against police brutality and systemic racism, make sure you know your rights.
Kate Schroder Joins Red to Blue Program
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has named Kate Schroder — who is challenging Congressman Steve Chabot — to their highly competitive Red to Blue program.
Schroder has earned a spot on the Red to Blue program by surpassing aggressive goals for grassroots engagement, local support, campaign organization and fundraising. Beyond her record of service and demonstrated ability to build a winning campaign infrastructure, Schroder has an authentic message that connects with voters in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District and deep ties to the diverse communities she aims to serve.
Help Protect the Right to Vote
The Ohio House is set to vote this week on a dangerous bill that would make it harder to vote in person AND by mail this election. Can you take five minutes to help stop this legislation? Click here for more information, phone numbers and a call script.
Join the Ohio Democratic Party Team
The Ohio Democratic Party is hiring for campaign organizers and several other positions. Click here for more information.
And please share with any newly graduated young women who are interested in campaigns to help build the bench of talented women politicos!
- Thursday, June 4 — Indivisible Workshop on Relational Organizing Amidst Racial Violence
- Monday, June 8 — Young Democrats of America Conversation with Rep. Deb Haaland
- Monday, June 8 — Cuyahoga County Democratic Women’s Caucus Meet the Candidates Night with Rep. Juanita Brent, Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney, Monique Smith for Ohio House and Joan Sweeny for Ohio House
- Thursday, June 25 — Montgomery County Democratic Party Virtual Update
Kathy DiCristofaro, Chair
Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus
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