State of Ohio Archives: on Families & Children
Fight for the right to paid sick days
When employees are required to work more than 40 hours per week, I agree with President Obama that employers should be required to pay time and a half wages--and I will seek more generous child care assistance for parents who want to work but can't
afford the sky-high costs of quality day care.
I will also fight for the right of full-time workers to earn a set number of paid sick days each year. Right now,
America is the only major industrialized country that does not require employers to provide paid sick days. Well, I say that if all those other countries can do it without hurting their economies, we can too.
And when I become a Senator, I won't rest until paid sick days become a reality--not just in Ohio, but for hard-working people all across America.
Source: 2016 Ohio Senate race: Center of Hope Baptist Church speech
Aug 9, 2015
Wrote Ohio's Missing Children law & Clearinghouse
When expecting their first child, Lee and his wife saw a TV show about the disappearance of a little boy. As a state legislator, Lee was disturbed to learn that Ohio had a better system for tracking missing cars than missing children. So he worked to
write Ohio's Missing Children law, which helps to prevent kidnappings and find missing children.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, fisherforohio.com, "Issues"
Dec 25, 2009
- As Attorney General, he created the first-ever children's protection section and established Ohio's Missing Children Clearinghouse. He also created the
Rapid Response Team to assist with the local prosecution of child abusers. Another program, "Project Safe Schools," was established to combat violence in schools through education, mediation, and intervention.
- As the head for seven years of the
Center for Families and Children, Lee advocated for children, youth, adults and families throughout Northeastern Ohio. Lee made child care and early childhood education, responsible fathering, and programs for at-risk youth his top priorities.
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