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September 14, 2023 Ohio Democratic Leaders Issue Statements on Delayed Ohio Redistricting Commission Hearing
Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today released the following statements after the GOP's failure to identify their Republican co-chair for the Ohio Redistricting Commission: 
September 13, 2023 Antonio Issues Statement on Select Committee on Rail Safety Final Report
Today, Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement after members of the Ohio Senate Select Committee on Rail Safety unanimously approved its final report.
September 13, 2023 Ohio Democrats Disappointed in Redistricting Commission's Dysfunction, Remain Determined to Fight for Fair and Open Process Ohioans Deserve
Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today released a joint statement following the Ohio Redistricting Commission meeting that failed to appoint commission co-chairs, establish commission rules, or lay out a schedule for the three constitutionally mandated statewide hearings. 
September 12, 2023 Antonio Statement on Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Policy Change
Today, Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement regarding recent policy changes from the Cleveland Catholic Diocese regarding LGBTQ+ students.
September 7, 2023 Senate Minority Caucus Announces New Chief of Staff
Today, Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced that Monica Moran will serve as the chief of staff for the Ohio Senate Minority Caucus beginning Monday, September 11.
September 6, 2023 Antonio Releases Statement on Companion Death Penalty Legislation in the Ohio House
Today, Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Columbus) and Senator Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) released the following statements in support of the press conference held earlier today by Representatives Adam Miller (D-Columbus) and Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland), in which they announced their legislation to abolish the death penalty in Ohio.
August 29, 2023 Antonio Looking Forward to Commencing Ohio Redistricting Commission
Today, Senate Minority Leader and Co-Chair of the Ohio Redistricting Commission Nickie J. Antonio (D-Columbus) responded to a letter sent by Attorney General Dave Yost calling for the Governor to reconstitute the Ohio Redistricting Commission.
August 25, 2023 Antonio Rejects Alternative Death Penalty Measures
Today, Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) responded to a Spectrum News report that Ohio prosecutors are seeking to resume executions using nitrogen hypoxia.
August 18, 2023 Democrats Urge Continued Negotiations at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital
Today, Senate Minority Leader Nickie J Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Democratic members of the General Assembly from Cuyahoga County sent a letter encouraging Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital and workers represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1199 to continue negotiating. 
August 16, 2023 Antonio Statement on Increased Support for Cleveland Law Enforcement
Today, Senate Minority Leader Nickie J Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement in support of more state resources being made available to law enforcement in the City of Cleveland. 
August 8, 2023 Democrats Celebrate Defeat of Issue 1
Today, members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus responded to the results of the August 8 special election on Issue 1.
July 26, 2023 Antonio, Kunze Unveil Funding for No-Cost Period Products
Antonio, Kunze Unveil Funding for No-Cost Period Products
 
Today, Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood), state Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Dublin), Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus and members of the Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls held a press conference to discuss funding in the budget to provide no-cost period products in Ohio schools.
July 25, 2023 Antonio Applauds Reproductive Rights Amendment Qualifying for Ballot
Antonio Applauds Reproductive Rights Amendment Qualifying for Ballot
 
Today, Ohio Senate Democratic Leader Nickie J. Antonio issued the following statement after the Ohio Secretary of State's office announced a proposed amendment to codify abortion access in the state constitution submitted enough valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot:
July 24, 2023 Antonio Unveils Wayne Leon Memorial Highway
Antonio Unveils Wayne Leon Memorial Highway
 
Today, Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood), members of Cleveland City Council, members of Cleveland's law enforcement community and Saint Ignatius High School hosted a highway naming ceremony in memory of Officer Wayne Leon. Tragically, on June 25, 2000, Officer Leon was shot and killed during a traffic stop.
July 5, 2023 Antonio Issues Statement on Governor's Vetoes
Today, Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement following the governor's 44 line-item vetoes to House Bill 33, the state operating budget.
June 30, 2023 Antonio Condemns State Budget
Today, state Senator Antonio (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement after the Ohio Senate voted to accept conference committee changes to House Bill 33, the state operating budget.
June 28, 2023 Antonio, Skindell Announce Reintroduction of the Ohio Fairness Act
Antonio, Skindell Announce Reintroduction of the Ohio Fairness Act
 
Today, Senate Democratic Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) announced the reintroduction of the Ohio Fairness Act, legislation to prohibit discrimination of LGBTQ+ Ohioans.
June 21, 2023 Antonio Denounces House Anti-Parent's Rights, Sports & Healthcare Legislation
Today, Senate Democratic Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) issued a statement condemning House Bill 68 and House Bill 8, the dangerous anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation passed in the Ohio House.
June 21, 2023 Democrats Urge Reinstated Maritime Assistance Program Funding
Democrats Urge Reinstated Maritime Assistance Program Funding
 
Today, state Representatives Michele Grim (D-Toledo), Mike Skindell (D-Lakewood), Senate Minority Leader Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood), and state Senator Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) hosted a press conference to urge legislative leaders to reinstate funding for Ohio's Maritime Assistance Program in the state budget during conference committee.
June 15, 2023 Antonio Condemns Senate Budget
Antonio Condemns Senate Budget
 
Today, Senate Democratic Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement after the Ohio Senate voted to pass their version of House Bill 33, the state operating budget.
June 14, 2023 Antonio, Russo Discuss Reproductive Rights and Democracy on White House Panel
Antonio, Russo Discuss Reproductive Rights and Democracy on White House Panel
 
Today, Ohio Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood), Ohio House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), and Tennessee state Representative Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville) participated in a panel at the White House on democracy and reproductive rights.
June 7, 2023 Antonio Commends Passage of Senate Bill 100
Antonio Commends Passage of Senate Bill 100
 
Today, Senate Democratic Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) commended the Ohio Senate's passage of Senate Bill 100, her bill with state Senator Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) to prohibit the installation of an electronic tracking device on someone else's property without their consent.
June 6, 2023 Antonio Responds to Senate Substitute Budget Bill
Today, Senate Democratic Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) issued a statement responding to the Senate's changes to House Bill 33, the state operating budget.
May 31, 2023 Antonio Responds to Letter and Opinion Article from Attorney General Yost
Last week, Senate Democratic Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) responded to a letter Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost sent to members of the General Assembly and his opinion article published in the Cincinnati Enquirer. In the opinion article, Attorney General Yost claimed that a petition by students at Xavier University to remove Ohio Supreme Court Justice Joe Deters as the university's Justice in Residence is an example of trampling free speech, and forcing doctrinaire points of view.
May 23, 2023 Antonio Remembers Tom Sawyer
Today, Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio released the following statement remembering former member of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus, Tom Sawyer, who passed away today.