Kathleen fought hard to restore the busiest days of early voting and extend early voting days and hours when Secretary of State Jon Husted was playing games with Ohioans.
She convened state and national experts to address Ohio’s Motor Voter law violations and our failure to serve voters as this 20-year old federal law requires.
Kathleen fought vigorously to stop two attacks on student voting rights that were snuck into huge budget bills and continues to fight all GOP efforts to make voter ID requirements more restrictive.
Kathleen has introduced legislation to improve voting in Ohio, including automatic voter registration, anti-purging legislation and legislation to count more people’s votes.
Kathleen has been a key player in all efforts to end gerrymandering in Ohio.
Kathleen champions the causes of working Ohioans. She organized opposition to the anti-worker bill, SB 5, and stood up for locked out steelworkers and low wage AFSCME workers in her district. She has continually advocated for workers and strengthening the middle class and defended the people who put her into office.
The key to our future is ensuring all of our students receive a high-quality education. Students, regardless of zip code, should have access to excellent schools from pre-K through high school. And when students graduate, they should have affordable higher education available to them. As a young State Rep. who’s closely connected with students in her district at Kent State and NEOMED, Kathleen believes that young people shouldn’t be burdened with debt in their pursuit of higher learning.
Kathleen held hearings and spoke out against unprecedented attacks on women’s healthcare in Governor Kasich’s budgets. She sponsored legislation to repeal the attacks and introduced other pro-woman legislation such as Ohio’s Equal Pay Act and a bill to help victims of domestic violence.