2019 Archives - ACLU of Ohio

  • 10.30.19

    How Halloween Inspired My Activism

    Jocelyn in Halloween Costume as a Child

    For most people Halloween conjures up images of ghosts, monsters, and too much candy. For me, I’m taken back to a time I was growing my activist wings – even though I didn’t know it at the time.

    When I was nine, I petitioned my own city council.

  • 10.23.19

    Substitute Senate Bill 18 – Proponent Testimony

    Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ proponent testimony on Sub. Senate Bill 18. This was delivered to the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 23, 2019.


    To Chairman Eklund, Vice Chair Manning, Ranking Member Thomas, and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present proponent testimony on Substitute Senate Bill 18.

  • 10.22.19

    Senate Bill 155 – Opponent Testimony

    Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ proponent testimony on Senate Bill 155. This was delivered to the Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee on October 22, 2019.


    To Chairman Burke, Vice Chair Huffman, Ranking Member Antonio, and members of the Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present opponent testimony on Senate Bill 155.

  • 10.15.19

    Senate Bill 40 – Interested Party Testimony

    Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ proponent testimony on Senate Bill 40. This was delivered to the Senate Education Committee on October 15, 2019.


    To Chairwoman Lehner, Ranking Member Fedor, and members of the Senate Education Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present interested party testimony on Senate Bill 40.

  • 10.10.19

    Senate Bill 55 – Opponent Testimony

    Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ proponent testimony on Senate Bill 55. This was delivered to the House Criminal Justice Committee on October 10, 2019.


    To Chairman Lang, Vice Chair Plummer, Ranking Member Leland, and members of the House Criminal Justice Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present opponent testimony on Senate Bill 55.

  • 10.07.19

    On October 8 the Supreme Court Will Decide on Protections for LGBTQ Employees

    Supreme Court of the United States

    On October 8th, the Supreme Court of the United States will decide if Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will protect the rights of LGBTQ individuals against workplace discrimination. Title VII prevents discrimination in the workplace based on race, color, religion, national origin, and sex; however, the current question is whether this law prevents discrimination against a worker based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.