Senate District 21
Sandra R. Williams
September 17, 2015

COLUMBUS - Senator Sandra Williams sent the following letter to Governor John Kasich, requesting that funds be directed to the city of Cleveland for violence prevention in light of recent tragedies, including the shooting deaths of 3-year-old Major Howard and 5-year-old Ramon Burnett.

August 19, 2015
Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) released the following statement on the passing of Ohio’s first black congressman, Louis Stokes.
July 20, 2015
Columbus—Cuyahoga Community College will host State Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) and other members of the Ohio Task Force on Affordability & Efficiency in Higher Education on Tuesday July 21st, at 10:00 am.  This will be the second public meeting of the Task Force on Affordability & Efficiency in Higher Education, which is led by Ohio State University’s Chief Financial Officer, Geoff Chatas. 
July 10, 2015
Columbus—This week, Senator Sandra Williams (Cleveland-D) testified to the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission (OCMC) regarding possible reforms to the Ohio indictment process and the abolishment of grand jury procedure.
June 11, 2015
COLUMBUS—State Senator Sandra Williams testified in the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Labor committee on Senate Bill 81, legislation that would create a license plate honoring women veterans. The Senator was approached by the Women Veterans Advisory Committee earlier this year and asked to sponsor a bill that would recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by women in our U.S armed forces.
June 3, 2015
COLUMBUS—State Senator Sandra Williams and Senator Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) provided joint-sponsor testimony ton Senate Bill 139 before the Senate Criminal Justice committee. The legislation calls for fairness and accountability in Ohio’s death penalty process.  
May 24, 2015
Cleveland—Today, Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) released the following statement calling for accountability after Judge John O'Donnell found Officer Michael Brelo not guilty of voluntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams: 
May 21, 2015
COLUMBUS— State Senator Sandra Williams released a statement applauding the efforts of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services to “ban the box” and assist Ohioans with re-entry into the workforce. 
May 12, 2015
COLUMBUS—State Senator Sandra R. Williams (D-Cleveland) announced today that the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission has approved funding for the Burke Mansion community project through its cultural facilities grant program. The Cleveland Music School Settlement, which serves as the owner and operator, will use over $250,000 to replace the HVAC system at the Burke Mansion.
May 1, 2015
Columbus, OH—This week, in a hand delivered letter to Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and other Justices of the Supreme Court, as well as the Constitutional Modernization Committee, State Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) urged the Ohio Supreme Court to abolish the grand jury process in Ohio. 
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