Our Report to the Community
Posted on 07/26/16
When employees face assaults on their rights at work, they can count on Policy Matters Ohio. When young parents need help affording childcare so they can keep a job, they rely on Policy Matters. When citizens want to understand how tax giveaways benefit the 1 percent and leave out schools, public transit and communities, they turn to Policy Matters.
Policy Matters has your back, fighting for policies to make our communities sustainable, give our families opportunities, and create an Ohio that works for all of us, not just the few. We win policies that create green jobs, put more money in the wallets of working families, and give Ohio's next generation access to education from early childhood through adulthood.
With your support, we had a great 2015. Working with strong coalitions, we expanded childcare, increased school funding, and secured more financial aid for Ohio’s working families.
Check out our Report to the Community to celebrate our wins and recommit to what still needs to be done.
Here are some highlights from 2015:
- We helped bring $1.5 billion more in funding to Ohio’s public schools, an 8 percent increase compared to the prior two-year budget
- We protested a proposed reduction in Medicaid coverage for prenatal care in the executive budget, helping more Ohio babies be born healthy
- Working with advocates, we helped more families become eligible for childcare – a fight we will continue until families earning up to $40,000 can get help
- Our work with coalition partners temporarily stopped an assault on unemployment compensation that would have made our system among the worst in the country – we’ll keep protecting displaced workers in the fall session.
With you by our side, Policy Matters will keep pushing for great schools, green jobs, and tax fairness. Thank you for helping us win policies that work for Ohio.
Click here for the full report to the community to see what you have helped us achieve in the past year.
-- Sunnie Yi Ning
Sunnie is a Policy Matters intern.