How Ohio legislators voted on issues women care about

Sen. Sherrod Brown

Sen. Sherrod Brown

Kudos to Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, who has voted to support 100 percent of the American Association of University Women’s priorities during the 110th Congress. To send him an e-mail of thanks, click here.

To encourage Sen. George Voinovich to better represent his constituents, click here. Voinovich only supported 40 percent of AAUW‘s priorities this year.

Support from the House
In the U.S. House of Representatives, Marcy Kaptur (D-9), Betty Sutton (D-13), Tim Ryan (D-17) and Zachary Space (D-18) all backed 100 percent of AAUW’s priorities. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-11) supported 90 percent of the legislation before she passed away Aug. 20.

AAUW-supported legislation included:

  • the minimum wage increase
  • The College Cost Reducation and Access Act, which cuts student loan rates in half
  • the America COMPETES Act, which invests in American innovation and science, technology, engineering, and math education
  • the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008, which gives post-Sept. 11 veterans the educational benefit of four years in college
  • reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
  • the Paycheck Fairness Act, a much-needed update of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which corrected the Supreme Court’s misstep in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.,  both of which were passed by the House but not the Senate.
  •  the hate crimes prevention provisions passed by both the House and Senate but removed from the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.  

AAUW Congressional Voting Record

To find out how other members of Congress from Ohio voted, download the AAUW Congressional Voting Record.




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