Senate District 21
Sandra R. Williams
 
 
December 7, 2016
COLUMBUS – Tonight, members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus expressed strong opposition to the passage of Amended Senate Bill 331. This bill eases restrictions on puppy mills and removes control from local communities on several different issues – including the ability to raise their own minimum wage.
 
August 15, 2016

COLUMBUS – The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) last week presented Ohio Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) with a “Women in Politics Making a Difference” award from the Women's Legislative Network, an arm of the NCSL, at a luncheon held at the NCSL summit in Chicago. 

 
August 12, 2016

COLUMBUS – Today, members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus celebrated a federal judge’s decision to block the implementation of a law that would have defunded Planned Parenthood and many other healthcare providers throughout Ohio. Judge Michael R. Barrett of the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati ruled that the law, which the Democratic Caucus opposed in the Ohio Senate, would cause “irreparable injury” to Planned Parenthood. Governor John Kasich had signed House Bill 294 into law in February.

 
June 16, 2016
COLUMBUS— Today, State Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) congratulated several organizations in Cleveland that have been awarded grants from the Ohio Department of Education Community Connectors Grant Program for over $1.2 million dollars. The funds will be used to help mentor young people in our community within the age group of 9-18.
 
June 7, 2016

CLEVELAND – State Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) is one of the first winners of the Women in Politics Making a Difference Award, presented by the Women's Legislative Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

 
May 11, 2016
COLUMBUS— Today, State Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) voiced opposition to the passage of House Bill 180, which will eliminate the City of Cleveland’s current local hiring standards, established in the Fannie Lewis Law (2004), which guarantee a certain percentage of city residents’ employment on public construction projects.
 
May 4, 2016
COLUMBUS— Today, State Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) delivered sponsor testimony to the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Labor Committee on Senate Bill 228, which would prohibit the use of non-compete provisions in employment contracts in the broadcast industry. In Ohio, nearly two dozen radio and television personalities are out of work, in their chosen field, due to non-compete clauses.
 
March 12, 2016

CLEVELAND—Today, State Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) was joined by experts Dr. Jonathan Witmer-Rich – Professor of law at CSU’s Cleveland–Marshall College of Law, Attorney Greg Meyers – Ohio Public Defender’s Office Chief Counsel of Trial Division, Judge Michelle D. Earley – Cleveland Municipal Court, and Rev. C. Jay Matthews – Mt. Sinai Baptist Church to examine grand jury reform in Ohio.

 
February 11, 2016
COLUMBUS— State Senator Sandra Williams introduced Senate Joint Resolution 4 to amend Section 10 of Article I of the Constitution of the State of Ohio. This legislation will eliminate the grand jury process from the Constitution and will allow for the process to be reformed and reviewed by the Ohio legislature. 
 
January 14, 2016
COLUMBUS— Yesterday, State Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) introduced Senate Bill 258, which will require the Ohio Attorney General to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and bring forth charges in cases involving officer use of lethal force against an unarmed suspect. State Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D - Columbus) is cosponsoring the bill.  
 
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