2020 Archives - ACLU of Ohio

  • 02.26.20

    Sub. House Bill 215 – Opponent Testimony

    Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ opponent testimony on Sub. House Bill 215. This was delivered to the House Criminal Justice Committee on February 26, 2020.


    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 Substitute House Bill 215.

  • 02.26.20

    Senate Bill 260 – Opponent Testimony

    Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ opponent testimony on Senate Bill 260. This was delivered to the Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee on February 26, 2020.


    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 260.

  • 02.26.20

    House Bill 431 – Opponent Testimony

    Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

    Below is our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels’ opponent testimony on Senate Bill 260. This was delivered to the House Criminal Justice Committee Committee on February 26, 2020.


    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 House Bill 431.

  • 02.24.20

    All Ohioans Can Live up to the Legacy of Black History Month – Here’s How

    Naomi Walker Quote

    Late last year, the Economics Policy Institute Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) released a new report which made something glaringly obvious: Ohio still has a major racism problem. The evidence is there in many glaring ways – for instance, Ohio is in the top ten states with the largest ratio between black and white unemployment; Dayton and Cleveland are two of the six metropolitan areas in which poverty among the black population exceeds 40%; and like many Midwestern states, Ohio also imprisons African Americans at more than five times the rate of white individuals.

  • 02.20.20

    Top 4 Reasons to Vote in Your Primary

    I Voted Sticker Roll

    Ohio’s early voting for the March 17th presidential primary begins on February 19th. For some, the primary election culminates weeks of hard work to rally support for their favorite candidate; for others, it’s their first chance to officially weigh-in on who should be the next president; but unfortunately for most of us, the primary election will be just another Tuesday.

  • 02.05.20

    Ohioans might have been confused about abortion laws. Not anymore.

    Abortion Is Still Legal in Ohio Billboard

    In 2019, I moved to Columbus from Arizona four days after Senate Bill 23 was introduced in late February.

    Before I had even gotten to unpack the last of my items, the bill, which was dubbed by anti-choice groups as the “Heartbeat Bill”, was signed into law in early April.