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Check out the clip from 10TV to hear what leaders of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) have planned to create stability for communities of colors across the state:
Wednesday, February 24, 2016, the OLBC unleashed a powerful agenda aimed at tackling issues that have plagued African American communities for far too long. At their 4th Annual Day of Action held at the Vern Riffe Center in Columbus Ohio, the OLBC discussed legislation and efforts that supports their “Justice for All” theme.

OLBC President Alicia Reece, along with other members of the Black Caucus, stressed the importance of collaboration and constituents lobbying on behalf of their interests to their state legislators.

The legislatures focus on taking state action to break down barriers facing African American communities and encompasses factors that they say do affect whites. Though, according to the OLBC, these issues affect blacks disproportionately:

  • Unemployment for blacks is 2xs that of whites
  • 34 percent of black Ohioans are living below the poverty line
  • The rate at which African American babies die before their first birthday is the highest in the country

The Black Caucus has and plans to introduce combative legislation that focuses heavily on justice reform, equal pay for women, parental leave and address health disparities.

To see OLBC President Alicia Reece deliver the State of African Americans in Ohio in its entirety, watch the full video from The Ohio Channel below.:

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