Posted on 06/21/22 by Caitlin Johnson (she/her)
Before she moved back to Ohio nearly three years ago, Brecksville native Sharon Kim was an activist in her Brooklyn, NY neighborhood, Greenpoint. A clinical research administrator by trade, she advocated for single payer health care and served as President of Friends of Greenpoint Library.
When she arrived in Central Ohio with her family, Sharon wanted a way to connect with likeminded members of the AAPI (Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander) community. She was pleasantly surprised when a Google search led her to OPAWL – Building AAPI Feminist Leadership, formerly known as Ohio Progressive Asian Women's Leadership.
“I was like, ‘what... read more
Posted on 04/22/22 by Caitlin Johnson (she/her) in Health & Health Equity
Years ago, Kim Foreman was in a meeting discussing the buzzword of the day: Sustainability. She looked around the room and realized all the people there were white. Kim, who worked for Cleveland-based Environmental Health... read more
Posted on 02/03/22 by Caitlin Johnson (she/her) in Health & Health Equity
As a Black woman who lived her entire life in Cleveland, Yvonka Hall knows health is multidimensional. Where people live, their jobs, their housing, their education, their family situations — all have profound effects on... read more
Posted on 06/03/21 by Caitlin Johnson (she/her) in Education & Training
Ohio policymakers must fix the way our state funds public education and ensure every student can attend fully and fairly funded public schools.
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The Fair Funding Plan will strengthen all our communities,... read more
Posted on 04/06/20 by Caitlin Johnson (she/her) in Democracy & Government
Anyone who reads the Cleveland Plain Dealer regularly knows its reporters have the COVID-19 outbreak surrounded -- from instructions for making face masks to how the pandemic is affecting Clevelanders experiencing homelessness.
They are producing excellent... read more
Posted on 11/27/19 by Caitlin Johnson (she/her) in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
On Thanksgiving, Americans everywhere gather with friends and family to eat great food, engage in awkward political debate, watch football and express gratitude. Some may be thankful for their families, some for their good health... read more
Posted on 11/11/19 by Caitlin Johnson (she/her) in Justice Reform
I live in the tiny, picturesque village of Bratenahl. Besides Lake Erie to its north, Bratenahl is completely surrounded by the city of Cleveland. The community is perhaps best known for its sprawling lakefront estates... read more
Posted on 10/31/19 by Caitlin Johnson (she/her) in Democracy & Government
It’s Halloween, the spookiest day of the year. At Policy Matters, we’re less afraid of things that go bump in the night than we are about some of the policies our state lawmakers want to... read more