Rachel in Action
Appointed to OneOhio Recovery Foundation Board, July 2023
I was recently appointed to the OneOhio Recovery Foundation Board! This committee was created at the direction of Ohio’s state and local leaders to distribute 55% of funds Ohio receives from the pharmaceutical industry to invest in opioid misuse treatment, recovery, and prevention efforts. Visit OneOhio’s website here.
Passed HB 5, the Adoption Modernization Act, June 27th, 2023
House Bill 5, the Adoption Modernization Act, unanimously passed the Ohio House on June 27th! This bipartisan, priority legislation modernizes Ohio’s adoption process and prioritizes the best interest of the child. By refining Ohio’s current adoption law and eliminating resource barriers for families, this bill will propel our state forward by ensuring that all Ohio children have the accessibility to safe and nurturing homes.
Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2023
May 8th through 12th was Teacher Appreciation Week! That Thursday, I dedicated the day to visiting all 31 public schools in House District 27 to drop off cookie trays and personalized letters to teachers and staff members at each school. What a day!
Gun Violence Prevention Focus Group, April 2023
Our first focus group, focusing on gun violence, was a huge success. I greatly appreciated the opportunity to hear directly from some of my constituents about their general thoughts as well as their legislative suggestions.