Public policy news alerts are compiled and posted by the Rev. Deniray Mueller, legislative liaison for the Diocese of Southern Ohio and Social Justice & Public Policy Convener. If you have any questions/comments about the subjects presented, please contact her at deniray@deniray.com or 614.668.6036.

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Find out if you are in danger of being purged from Ohio’s registered voter list (database)

Other topics in the news:

IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY

The Columbus Dispatch  Second Columbus woman facing deportation seeks sanctuary at church

Public News Service  Family separation happens in Ohio, too

ENVIRONMENT

Toledo Blade  Toxic algae in western Lake Erie makes early arrival because of heat

PAYDAY LENDING

The Cleveland Plain Dealer  Ohio Senate will not vote on payday loan bill until after break

RELIGION

The Columbus Dispatch  Pastor Protection Act passes over discrimination concerns

VOTING RIGHTS

WTRF  U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown introduces Save Voters Act