Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) and state Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced the creation of the bicameral Ohio Gun Violence Prevention Caucus. An invite has been sent out to all Ohio House and Senate members to participate in the legislative caucus focused on advancing commonsense gun safety measures in Ohio.
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) issued the following statement in response to the recent mass shootings in Atlanta, GA, and Boulder, CO, calling on members of the 134th General Assembly to pass commonsense gun laws in Ohio.
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) expressed support for the police reform proposals made by Governor Mike DeWine yesterday in front of the Cincinnati City Council Law and Public Safety committee.
This week, state Senators Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale), Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) and Sandra R. Williams (D-Cleveland) announced that they will soon reintroduce six commonsense gun reform bills that would keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
Today, the Ohio Senate announced the Senate committee lineup for the 134th General Assembly. Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) has been appointed to serve as Ranking Minority Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee.
Today, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 175, which includes the controversial Stand Your Ground legislation that removes the duty to retreat in almost any public space and will likely lead to more violent confrontations and gun deaths.
Today, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus elected its leadership team for the 134th General Assembly, beginning in January 2021. The caucus voted to re-elect Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) as Minority Leader.