This Month's Legislative Update

First Friday Call - June 2020

Join OAESV for a call to action webinar highlighting the Legislative Black Caucus's resolution declaring racism a public health crisis, and action steps recommended by its sponsors. We will also recap healthcare legislation voted on in the last week, and ways to reach out to the Governor's office. This will be a recorded webinar that can also be accessed on our website afterward.

Watch the recording here.

First Friday Call - May 2020

Join OAESV for a review of national and state level relief packages impacting survivors and call to action efforts tailored to remote advocacy.

Watch the recording here.

First Friday Call - April 2020

OAESV will discuss critical federal and Ohio relief packages and their impact on survivors and rape crisis programs and go over our plans for taking our 8th Annual Advocacy Day virtual!

Watch the recording here.

Archived Legislative Updates

First Friday Call - March 2020

OAESV's March First Friday Legislative Update discusses advocacy efforts for Erin's Law and provides a primer on engaging local partners and city governments in pushing forward survivor-centered legislation at the state level.

Watch the recording here.

First Friday Call - February 2020

Join OAESV for a discussion about diverging legislative strategies targeting the statute of limitations for 2907.02 rape, a bill seeking to create a human trafficking registry, and legislation prohibiting persons under the age of 19 from sexting.

Watch now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2985480138405542401

PowerPoint Slides -- click here.

First Friday Call - January 2020

This month’s presentation focused on federal updates and numerous state bills.

  • Federal Updates
    • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
    • Title IX
  • State Legislative Introductions
    • House Bill 352 (Cross, Lang) Modify Civil Rights Laws Relating to Employment
    • Senate Bill 121 (Sykes, Kunze) Adopt Health Education Standards
    • House Concurrent Resolution 19 (Galonski) Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act
  • Signed Into Law:
    • Senate Bill 5 (Kunze, Dolan) Change Penalties for Promoting Prostitution

Watch Now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4401145339013102594

First Friday Call - December 2019

For our December First Friday Legislative Update, we were joined by Representative Tavia Galonski for a discussion on Ending the Statute of Limitations on Sex Crimes in Ohio!

Watch now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1261498681217436673

First Friday Call - November 2019

OAESV's November First Friday Call will feature a discussion on creating effective written testimony for the Ohio Legislature. We will also discuss the current state of the Advocate Privilege Bill, and an update on important federal matters.

Watch now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1772342777779781378

First Friday Call - October 2019

This month's call will cover the following items:

  • House Bill 290 – Revoke Professional License for Criminal Misconduct
    • Finding & Contacting Your Representative/Senator in Support
  • Constitutional Concerns with House Bill 249
  • What Does Erin’s Law Seek to Mandate?
    • Finding & Contacting Your Representative/Senator in Support

Please register for the call with the following information. Once you register, you will receive a link to access the recording.

Watch now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/943886054416947201

First Friday Call - September 2019

This month, we are so honored to host a conversation with Senator Nickie J. Antonio (Lakewood), who is the sponsor of Senate Bill 11, The Ohio Fairness Act. Senator Antonio will be discussing many aspects of the bill during the webinar.

You can find more about The Ohio Fairness Act at https://www.statenews.org/post/lawmakers-call-lgbtq-protections-ohios-anti-discrimination-policy.

Watch now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5759247804673712899

First Friday Call - May 2019

This month's First Friday Call will feature an update on the House Budget (to be released Tuesday, April 30), next steps for rape crisis programs and individuals wishing to maintain involvement in the budget advocacy process (including instructions on how to locate and contact your senators and a suggested call script), and an update on current legislative hearings impacting sexual violence survivors.

Watch now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4996497894442379522

First Friday Call - March 2019

Watch now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1490367517833141506

First Friday Call - February 2019

Join OAESV for our series of monthly policy updates. Our November call will feature a detailed walk through of the Rape Crisis Centers line item toolkit, an election timeline and lame duck preview.

Watch now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4488608175403685121

First Friday Policy Calls – November 2018

Join OAESV for our series of monthly policy updates. Our November call will feature a detailed walk through of the Rape Crisis Centers line item toolkit, an election timeline and lame duck preview.

Watch now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7873930815510583816

Fall 2018 Legislative Updates - October 10, 2018

Join this webinar to receive information on key state and federal legislative activity, including updates on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and federal funding appropriations. Implications from the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings regarding the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will be discussed. The webinar will include an opportunity for participants to share concerns and ask questions.

Watch now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1986794815484663553

First Friday Policy Calls – October 2018

Watch now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5772359473932370438

First Friday Policy Calls – September 2018

Join OAESV for our series of monthly policy updates. Our September call will feature a discussion Representative Sheila Jackson Lee's VAWA reauthorization effort and an overview of OAESV's Rape Crisis Centers Fund line item budget advocacy plan for rape crisis programs in early 2019.

Watch now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2868264490601777921

First Friday Policy Calls – June 2018

Watch now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5341604900243215622

First Friday Policy Calls – March 2018

Watch now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6532814696252253953

First Friday Policy Calls – February, 2018

Watch now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1624242945344812035

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