SPRINGFIELD, OH -- Ted Strickland today continued his “Ohio is Not for Sale” Tour in Columbus and Springfield to highlight how he’ll fight for working people in the Senate -- in contrast to Senator Portman who has been propped up by millions of dollars in campaign spending from his rich and powerful friends in exchange for pushing their agenda at the expense of Ohioans who actually work for a living.
This morning in Columbus, Strickland participated in a press conference on the stakes of this election for women with National AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler, Ohio AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Petee Talley and Columbus City Councilwoman Elizabeth Brown. The event follows Monday’s U.S. Senate debate where Ted Strickland highlighted Senator Portman’s record of voting against women and a roundtable on women’s issues with Sandra Fluke in Dayton on Tuesday.
Strickland also attended a rally in Springfield with Senator Tim Kaine to encourage Ohioans to vote early.
WKEF-TV Dayton: Strickland and Fluke hold women's roundtable
“Women’s health and equal pay were two major issues front and center today at a roundtable event in Dayton. Former Governor Ted Strickland, who’s running for U.S. Senate, was there alongside women’s activist Sandra Fluke. The pair sat down with a group of women at a home on Park Drive.
“‘Hillary Clinton said that women’s rights are human rights, and women’s rights are human rights,’ said Ted Strickland. ‘And so when women are injured by bad policies and discriminatory practices, it hurts all of us.’”
WDTN-TV Dayton: Strickland hosts women's roundtable with Fluke
“Ted Strickland hosted a roundtable discussion with several women here in Dayton today. The former Governor is the Democratic challenger for Republican Rob Portman’s Senate seat.
Strickland says he would fight to protect women’s access to healthcare and promote economic fairness.”