Statehouse Day 2018- Making HERstory
This year we kicked off our annual Statehouse Day event MakingHerStory with record-breaking attendances! Over 400 activists and agitators gathered to discuss issues that affect women and girls. And like all Statehouse Day events, this year’s mission was no different. We brought together local and national experts who tackled a wide range of issues to educate, motivate and advocate.
We knew that our community was ready to mobilize for action, and we realized the hunger for a deeper understanding of these issues.
The morning included panels, presentations, and moments of inspiration that centered around the issues at hand- from paid leave, the benefits cliff and gap, equal pay, and the women’s healthcare and access to medically accurate, comprehensive sex education and contraception.
120 activists met with elected officials in the afternoon to raise their voices and share with Ohio lawmakers why the key issues discussed mattered to them, along with what kinds of policies they would like to see.
Among them was Lilly Ledbetter, a true trailblazer and laser-focused advocate for equal pay! During her keynote remarks, she drove home the message that it mattered to have hundreds of people coming together to advocate for these issues, as we each have the power to spark change.
“When we lose 23 cents every hour, every day, every paycheck, over our entire lives, what we lose can’t be measured in dollars.” – Lilly Ledbetter
In a time when many question if their voices are being heard, Lilly’s story reminds us that one person can make a difference!
Do you want to spark change? Are you ready to agitate for change?
THE MOMENTUM DOES NOT NEED TO STOP BECAUSE STATEHOUSE DAY IS OVER.
FOLLOW THESE ACTION STEPS TO CONTINUE YOUR ADVOCACY:
1. FIND YOUR LEGISLATORS:
– Visit legislature.ohio.gov to find out who represents you in the Ohio General Assembly.
2. USE SOCIAL MEDIAS TO STAY UP-TO-DATE:
– Follow your elected officials on social media to learn more about legislation.
– Follow organizations that are involved in issues that concern you.
3. CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS TO VOICE YOUR THOUGHTS
– Email or call their offices to share your opinion on a bill or issue that concerns you.