On Thursday, March 11, 2021, the President signed into law: H.R. 1319, the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021,” which provides additional relief to address the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, public health, State and local governments, individuals, and businesses.
As a reminder: You have until May 15th to enroll or update your health care choices through the special health care enrollment period. The Biden Administration took a crucial step by opening a special health care enrollment period to ensure everyone has access to health care that meets their needs during the pandemic. Reopening the health care exchange is an important first step in responding to the pandemic.
U.S. Census Bureau announced it will not be able to distribute redistricting data to states until this fall. Initially, the Census was required to have data to states by April 1, 2021. States will not receive the data to begin the redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts until September 30, 2021. Delay of receiving data will push drawing of Ohio’s new maps past deadline.
The Ohio Democratic Party Executive Committee elected by acclamation Chairwoman Elizabeth Walters and Vice Chairman André Washington. Congratulations to both!
Congratulations to Senator-Elect the Reverend Raphael Warnock, the first Black Senator to be elected from Georgia! History has been made by Georgians voting their voice!