November 23, 2020
Press Statement: Grateful for Support of Governor, Congressional Delegation for National Guard Funding Extension

 

“Unfortunately, the federal funding authorization for those soldiers and airmen is set to expire next month,
amidst soaring cases of COVID-19 and mounting pressure on front line responders. We humbly applaud
Governor Mike DeWine for seeking a fully funded extension for the National Guard response under Title 32,
and we’re extraordinarily moved that Senators Portman and Brown would join with 15 of Ohio’s 16 House
members on a bipartisan, bicameral letter to lift up and expedite that request.

"Unfortunately, the federal funding authorization for [the Ohio National Guard] is set to expire next month, amidst soaring cases of COVID-19 and mounting pressure on front line responders. We humbly applaud Governor Mike DeWine for seeking a fully funded extension for the National Guard response under Title 32, and we’re extraordinarily moved that Senators Portman and Brown would join with 15 of Ohio’s 16 House members on a bipartisan, bicameral letter to lift up and expedite that request."

 

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November 20, 2020
Guest column: A COVID-19 crisis looms in Ohio without more federal help

"Charity and philanthropy will continue to do everything we can during and in the wake of this prolonged crisis because that is our duty and our calling. But Congress is the only body with the ability and legislative power to provide necessary relief to hurting Ohioans and Americans."

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November 18, 2020
Ohio hunger stats underscore need for COVID relief bill

The nonprofit group Feeding America has projected overall food insecurity in Ohio for 2020 tops 18%. Joree Novotny, director of external affairs for the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, said that's unprecedented. "Food insecurity estimates for 2020 are scary," she said. "They're not like anything that we've seen in any modern times. We peaked in 2014 at a little under 17%. Prior to COVID 19, we were finally under the 14% mark, and COVID 19 has caused that to skyrocket."

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