COLUMBUS, OH –– On Wednesday, Frances Strickland joined students at The Ohio State University to kick off the Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus “women-to-women” voter contact program and lay out the stakes of this election.
Strickland met with members of the OSU College Democrats who gathered to write postcards to female voters in Ohio and discussed Ted’s record of fighting for women and working families.
“Women talking with their friends and neighbors is a powerful way to share our campaign’s message: Ted’s fighting for working families because that’s where he comes from and that’s who he cares about – while Senator Portman is just looking out for his rich and powerful friends,” said former First Lady Frances Strickland. “Ted’s fighting to make sure women can make their own healthcare decisions, he believes women should get equal pay for equal work, and he’s standing up for issues like paid family leave and affordable childcare. But Senator Portman is just as dangerous for women as Donald Trump – Portman opposes Roe v. Wade, he’s voted five times against equal pay legislation, and he even thinks a woman’s boss should make decisions about her birth control and healthcare. Ted knows that our working families are never going to be able to get ahead until Ohio’s women have a fair chance to achieve their full potential, and in the Senate he’ll stand up for Ohio’s women at every turn.”
The ongoing voter contact program has been organized by the Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus since 2008. Previously, Ted Strickland announced his Ohio Families First plan to fight for women and working families, focusing on: ensuring equal pay for equal work; paid family and medical leave; access to paid sick days; increasing the availability of affordable and quality childcare; and protecting women’s healthcare. The Strickland campaign has also launched Women for Ted and Students for Ted, two coalition groups that are working to mobilize voters across the state and share Ted’s message of fighting for working families.