This week, Kelley, Gabe, and Vashitta discuss last night’s debate of Ohio’s Democratic candidates for governor. Richard Cordray, Dennis Kucinich, Bill O’Neill, and Joe Schiavoni met in Toledo to explain why they should be the nominee.
Before the debate, Bill O’Neill made headlines when he contacted supporters to clarify his anti-abortion views. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland issued this response soon after:
Once a woman has made the decision to end a pregnancy, she needs access to safe and legal abortion care in her community. Any candidate for governor, regardless of political affiliation, who doesn’t respect her decision is unfit to lead the state of Ohio.
During the debate Richard Cordray expressed support for women’s health care and reproductive rights. Joe Schiavoni did as well, being the only candidate on stage to say the word “abortion” as he stated his pro-choice position. Dennis Kucinich did not mention reproductive rights.
Vashitta joined Senators Charleta Tavares, Sandra Williams, and Cecil Thomas as they called for protections against sexual harassment in and around the Ohio Statehouse. OhioChannel.org has full event video.
Finally, Kelley told us about Bitch Media, which she turns to for feminist news.
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