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Stories and Songs of the Black Experience
Tuesday, February 13, 12noon-1pm, Ohio Statehouse Atrium
We’ve Known Rivers is an organization of teaching artists. They share timeless stories of America’s history through the impact and influence of the black experience. They make history come alive by creatively sharing dramatic presentations of famous African American characters, less well known, and composite characters through artistic dramatic performances.

Ohio House Hearing on HR 74 – Resolution to Support an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that Would Abolish Corporate Personhood and the Doctrine of Money as Speech
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 4:00 PM 
Join Central Ohioans and Move to Amend Supporters to pack the hearing room and demonstrate your support. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF HR 74?  If you would like submit testimony, you will need to send your written sponsor testimony and a speaker form by Monday, February 12 at 3:30 PM.   Please contact Catherine Worrell, Legislative Aide to Representative Kent Smith (8th House District) at or by phone at 614-466-5441 for the Witness Information Form.   House committees also accept written only testimony.  Here is a link to a summary of HR 74.  Location:  Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capital Square, room 115. 

SB 145 Committee Crowd Build #StopTheBans
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 PM 
The Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee will hold the third hearing for opponent testimony for Senate Bill 145, a bill to ban the most common method of second-trimester abortion, dilation, and evacuation (D&E).  Senate Bill 145 is another abortion ban to limit safe, legal abortion in the state of Ohio. Lawmakers hostile to abortion are forcing themselves in the private decision between a patient and doctor – if passed Senate Bill 145 will mark the 21st restriction under Kasich’s anti-reproductive health care administration and move one step closer to eliminate abortion access in the state of Ohio.  This ban has already been previously struck down in the United States Supreme Court and if passed will likely be struck down again. This bill does nothing to improve health care for Ohioans but part of a larger campaign to attack abortion access. So wear your repro swag and join us in solidarity to show them we oppose the attacks on repro rights! #STOPTHEBANS.  If you haven't already please sign our online petition against these bans & restrictions here:  Questions or concerns? Please contact Regional Field Manager, Sarah Inskeep, at 614-390-4164.  Location:  Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Hearing room 114, Columbus 43215.  Facebook.