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  • May 30, 2023 – Reminder: Next OEA Member Lobby Day; Educating for Ohio’s Future Coalition Statehouse Day of Action
  • May 22, 2023 – Bill to Restrict the Voice of Higher Education Employees Passes in Ohio Senate; Bill Requires Social Studies Task Force to Consider Right-Leaning Standards; Write Your Member of Congress and Ask them to Support Federal Legislation to Repeal GPO/WEP
  • May 15, 2023 – OEA Announces Next Member Lobby Day for June 6, 2023; SJR 2 Narrowly Passes the Ohio House. Campaign Launched to Vote No in August on the Amendment; OEA President DiMauro Testifies on State Budget Bill in Ohio Senate; Ohio House and Ohio Senate Adopt Substitute Bills to Higher Education “Reform” Proposal; New Bill Requires Social Studies Model Curriculum to Include Migration Journeys; Bill to Establish State Regulation of School-Parent Communication and Relationships Receives Opposition Testimony; Single-Sex Sports Bill Passed By Ohio House Higher Education Committee
  • May 5, 2023 – Constitutional Amendment Proposal Coming Down to Final Days; House-Passed School Funding District Simulations Released; OEA Testifies in Support of HB 117; Social Studies Standards Bill Gets First Hearing
  • April 28, 2023 – Ohio House Passes State Budget Bill (HB 33); Advocacy Efforts Continue to Defend the Rights of Ohio Voters; OEA Testifies Against Universal Voucher Bill
  • April 21, 2023 – House Adopts Substitute Budget Bill; Increases Funding for Public Schools and Raises State Teacher Minimum Salary; Over 500 Individuals Submit Opposition Testimony to Senate Bill 83: The Higher Education “Destruction” Act; Amendment to Weaken Voice of Voters Passes Senate; House Committee Reports out its Version of the Amendment; Share your comments on the Student Interaction with Peace Officers Model Curriculum Draft
  • April 14, 2023 – Ohio General Assembly Returns from Spring Break; OEA Opposed Legislation to Receive Hearings
  • March 31, 2023 – Take Action Against Proposals to Weaken Voice of Ohio’s Voters; Ohio Senate Bill 49: Senate Education Committee Approves Student Religious Expression Days
  • March 24, 2023 – OEA President DiMauro Testifies on State Budget Bill; First Hearing Held on Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Weaken Voice of Ohio Voters; Senate Eyes August Special Election; U.S. House GOP Public Education Attack Bill Heads to the U.S. Senate 
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