Call to action

Join the #SacredResistance: Respond to raids by opening your congregation  (Church World Services)

As the wildfire of hate speech spreads, fighting it must be a job for everybody  (United Nations)

Alert

FDA warns patients and health care providers about potential cybersecurity concerns (FDA)

Other topics in the news

ENVIRONMENT

Oceana  House votes to protect coasts from new offshore drilling activities

The Columbus Dispatch  Ohio state lawmakers advance bill banning local plastic bag bans

GUN/KNIFE VIOLENCE

The Columbus Dispatch  Ohio’s gun lobby groups: same goal, different tactics

The Cleveland Plain Dealer  Ohio Senate votes to legalize concealed switchblades, other knives if not used as weapons

HEALTH

Referral to higher court  Federal judge blocks Ohio’s ‘heartbeat bill’ abortion ban

OHIO GOVERNMENT

Ohio Statehouse Missing deadline, Ohio lawmakers pass 17-day stopgap to pay for state government

VOTING RIGHTS

The Columbus Dispatch  Ohio congressional districts will remain until 2022 after Supreme Court ruling

The Cleveland Plain Dealer  Supreme Court leaves Ohio vulnerable to future gerrymandering, even after voter-approved reform

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