In 1912, more than 5,000 women marched for women’s suffrage in Columbus, Ohio on the Statehouse lawn. Yesterday, 100 years later, women stood again in the Statehouse to continue the fight for accountability and fairness in our elections process.
Former First Lady Frances Strickland (D) and former State Rep. Joan Lawrence (R) stood side by side in the Ladies’ Gallery, a room honoring women who take an active role in our democratic system. Strickland and Lawrence called on the voters of Ohio to vote YES on Issue 2. Issue 2 will change the way Ohio draws its legislative and Congressional districts, taking it away from the politicians and placing the authority in the hands of an accountable and transparent 12-member Citizens Commission.