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Erin Ryan · April 22, 2016

Women United for Change brings together advocates to discuss policy solutions with Ohio legislators

Innovation Ohio Education Fund was one of twenty organizations that came together to host Women United for Change on Wednesday, April 20th. This advocacy and educational event brought together advocates to learn more about policy solutions to issues impacting women, and ways that they can advocate for the passage of positive legislation.  Nearly 60 advocates for women and girls from all corners of the state gathered on Capitol Square to hear from Ohio legislators about pending legislation that impacts safety and protection from violence against women, women’s health and addiction, and women’s business and economic justice.  The event was concluded with a session on best practices of how to be effective advocates and lobby legislators.

Legislative Panel Discussions:

WomenUnitedforchangePicPanel Discussion 1:  The Ending of Violence Against Women Representative Emilia Sykes, Sponsor of HB 392 Representative Mike Duffey, Sponsor of HB 359 Representative Kristin Boggs

Women United for Change_Pic 3Panel Discussion 2:  Women’s Health and Addiction Representative Doug Green, Sponsor of HB 325 Senator Capri Cafaro, Sponsor of SB 301 and SB 101 Representative Greta Johnson, Sponsor of HB 356, 357, and 272

Panel Discussion 3:  Women’s Business and Economic Justice Senator Tavares, Sponsor of SB 88 and 68 Representative Howse, Sponsor of HB 330 and 385 Representative Bryant Kuhns, Sponsor of HB 511 and Representative Clyde, Sponsor of HB 330

For more information on the specific legislation that was covered during the panel discussions, visit our women’s legislative analysis page here.

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Host Organizations of Women United for Change: American Association of University Women, Ohio Chapter ACTION OHIO Coalition for Battered Women American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (ACLU of Ohio) Business and Professional Women of Ohio Columbus NOW Council of Ohio YWCA’s Innovation Ohio Education Fund League of Women Voters, Ohio Main Street Alliance, Ohio Chapter NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation National Coalition of 100 Black women, Central Ohio Chapter Ohio Domestic Violence Network Ohio National Organization for Women (Ohio NOW) Ohio Women, Inc. Ohio Women’s Public Policy Network Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio Policy Matters Ohio Women Have Options The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio Zonta Club of Columbus 

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