State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) was honored by the Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women at their Empty Place at the Table 35th Anniversary Meeting and Award Presentation Luncheon in the Statehouse Rotunda. "This is a tremendous organization that helps people often forgotten by society - victims of domestic violence," said Senator Brown. "Receiving an honor like this is truly gratifying. It is also a reminder of a very real problem that we must continue to address. I will continue to be a strong advocate for those that have survived such horrific ordeals." The Legislative Leadership award was given for Senator Brown's tireless efforts to pass Teen Dating Violence Legislation, HB 10, which provide protection orders for juvenile victims abused by juveniles. Senator Brown authored House Bill 10 in the 128th General Assembly as a State Representative. It became effective law on June 17, 2010. House Bill 10 is named the "Shynerra Grant Law," after a Toledo teenager killed by a former boyfriend in 2005. Action Ohio's mission is to promote quality programs, services, and resources to survivors of domestic violence. Their goal is to ensure equal rights and empowerment for all individuals as they work toward the eradication of family violence in our society.
 
 
 
  
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Senator Brown Recognizes UT Urban Affairs Renaming In Honor Of Former Toledo Mayor Jack Ford

 

Columbus – Today in the Senate Finance Higher Education Subcommittee, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) gave testimony to advocate for a budget amendment recognizing the renaming of the University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center in honor of former Toledo Mayor Jack Ford.



 
 

Senators Brown And Gardner Honor State Hockey Champions

 

Columbus--Today, Senators Edna Brown (D-Toledo) and Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) honored the St. Francis de Sales Hockey Team with a resolution from the Ohio Senate for defeating Lakewood St. Edward High School 3-1 at the state championship finals on March 14th at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. 



 
 

Senator Brown Reintroduces Bill To Abolish Death Penalty

 

Columbus—Today,Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) introduced SB 154 to abolish the use of capital punishment in Ohio. Senator Brown introduced similar legislation during the 129th and 130th Ohio General Assemblies.



 
 

Senator Brown Announces Over $3 Million In Funding For Toledo Institutions

 

Columbus –Today, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) announced the state Controlling Board has approved over $3.6 million in funding to three Toledo institutions for infrastructure improvements.