“In an election year news outlets are predicting as the “year of the woman”, policy issues affecting women and families should be at the forefront in each and every race in Ohio” said Erin Ryan, Managing Director of the Ohio Women’s Public Policy Network. “That’s why we’re so excited to unveil our Voter Guide, which allows voters to learn more about candidates’ stances on crucial issues related to women’s economic security, workplace opportunity, and health.”
The information published in the Voter Guide was obtained by a questionnaire sent to candidates in contested primary races for the Ohio State House, Ohio State Senate, and Ohio State Executive Offices (Attorney General, Auditor, Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and Treasurer). The questions were crafted by network partners to help raise awareness of the candidates’ stances and priorities on the three main issue focus areas within the coalition’s policy agenda:
Candidate responses are searchable by office or district and political party on the Voter Guide website. The guide indicates candidates who did not respond to the questionnaire, but the group will continue to update the guide with responses received by candidates up until the date of the election.
More information about the project and the full Voter Guide are available online, at www.womenspublicpolicynetwork.org/voter-guide.