Because policy matters, now more than ever.


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There’s no other way to say it: Policy matters, now more than ever.

It matters to the single mother, struggling to afford childcare, food, rent, and all the other things her kids need. To the young adult, squeezing in night classes on top of a minimum-wage job so he can obtain his GED and earn that raise. And to the employer who needs to be able to find well-trained workers when she has an opening.

It matters to the over-worked teacher, who dips into her own wallet to buy school supplies her students need to succeed. To your neighbor, who relies on access to quality healthcare to treat his pre-existing condition. And to your own child, who needs us to reduce carbon emissions, so that the planet will still be habitable when he grows up.

Your support helps these voices echo in the statehouse – voices of our students, our families, our neighbors and our community members.

We’re ready for the fight of our lives, and we couldn’t do it without you.

For more than 15 years, organizers, activists, advocates, and journalists have all relied on your support for Policy Matters Ohio. No matter the political climate, we’ve produced ground-breaking research, blocked bad policy and won important policy victories, even in tough times.

Your contributions have already halted assaults on unemployment benefits; provided testimony against wage theft; brought $1.5 billion more in funding to Ohio’s public schools; protected 670,000 Ohioans with ongoing access to healthcare; and advocated for greener communities and smarter public transit spending.

We’re not going anywhere. With your continued support, we will remain Ohio’s most trusted source for insight and analysis on how to create an economy that works for everyone, not just for the one percent.

Today, Ohio needs you more than ever.

Please renew your support today with a tax-deductible donation of $100, $250 or whatever you can afford.

Thank you for joining us as we push for an Ohio that is more vibrant, equitable, sustainable and inclusive. Together, today, let’s build an Ohio that works for everyone.

Amy Hanauer
Executive Director


Contact Cynthia Connolly with any questions regarding your contribution:
(216) 361-9801


Policy Matters is a member of Greater Cleveland Community Shares. Community Shares supports local nonprofit organizations working for long-term, sustainable solutions to build a stronger Cleveland. Learn more about Community Shares and supporting social justice through workplace giving at

Policy Matters is proud to receive generous support from:

AHS Foundation
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Central Ohio Community Shares
Cleveland Foundation
Columbia University
Cuyahoga County
Doll Family Foundation
EMA Foundation
Emerald Cities
Enterprise Community Partners
Environmental Health Watch
Ford Foundation
Fowler Family Foundation
George Gund Foundation
Greater Cleveland Community Shares
The Higley Fund

Keystone Research Center
Mount Sinai Foundation
NextGen Climate America
Ohio Organizing Collaborative
Public Welfare Foundation
Raymond John Wean Foundation
Saint Luke’s Foundation
Sisters of Charity Foundation
Stoneman Family Foundation
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Working Poor Families Project
Women’s Fund of Central Ohio

… and individuals like you.

Updated November 2016