Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio Testifies on Critical Children’s Issues in the Ohio Statehouse

The CDF-Ohio team joined other child advocates from the across the state to elevate the needs of Ohio’s most vulnerable children. Ashon McKenzie testified in the Finance Subcommittee on Agriculture, Development, and Natural Resources, chaired by Rep. James Hoops, on the importance of the 2020 census, and the resources it brings to our neighborhoods and communities.

Tracy Nájera shared CDF-Ohio’s support of critical health services and place-based approaches to improve Ohio’s abysmal infant mortal rates – especially amongst our Black babies. Read our complete testimony below.


2020 Census: Testimony
Infant Mortality: Testimony
Equitable Funding for Economically Disadvantaged Students: Testimony