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Letter in Support of Investments in Health and Economic Security for all Ohioans in the State Budget
The Ohio state budget deadline is rapidly approaching and last week The Women’s Fund signed onto a letter coordinated by Policy Matters Ohio to Ohio policymakers encouraging them to invest in the education, health, and well-being of all Ohioans. Dear Governor DeWine, Senate President Huffman, House Speaker Stephens, Minority Leader Russo, Minority Leader Antonio, and members of the Conference Committee: Every Ohioan should be able to live a happy, healthy life, no matter their race, gender, or zip code. That’s why we encourage you to pass a state budget that provides a foundation of health and economic security for all…
“Historically – especially in American culture, but in most cultures – people have been taught that women have qualities that are weaker, that they’re less successful, that they’re less focused. All of that is entirely untrue,” said Kelley Griesmer, president and CEO of The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. “And the biases are the same on the reverse. Men are expected to be confident, very successful.” Read more from Kelley’s recent interview with Public News Service.
The Women’s Fund signed onto a letter coordinated by Groundwork Ohio to Ohio policymakers encouraging them to increase the accessibility and affordability of child care and support the child care workforce. Dear Members of the Ohio General Assembly, Each week, more than 82,000 child care professionals across the state care for and educateOhio’s youngest children while providing critical support for working parents. Child care professionals are the backbone of our state’s economy—the workforce behindthe workforce. By allowing parents to work so they can provide financially for their familiesand our future workforce, these professionals support children’s development during themost critical years…
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The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio is investing $249,000 in the following 19 partner organizations focused on women and girls in Central Ohio. 68% of these partners specifically focus on women and girls of color; 32% are programs that have not been funded by The Women’s Fund before; and 58% support women and girls in counties other than Franklin. We’re thrilled to stand with them in 2023 to create social change and build a more equitable world. ⭐ = made possible in part by the Monica Terez Girl Power Fund👕 = made possible in part by HOMAGE Works Accompanying Returning…