The State of Separation of Church and State in Ohio

Monday, November 4th 2013 at 7:00 pm
Stow Munroe Falls Library - 3512 Darrow Road, Stow, OH

The budget was used to curtail abortion access.

The heartbeat bill is back on the agenda.

Legislative meetings are opened with prayers.

The medical board being stacked with Ohio Right To Life members and officers.

The religious right has had a pretty good hold on our state government. Senator Mike Skindell and Representative Mike Foley will be giving us an idea of the state of the separation of church and state in Ohio.

Senator Skindell (D-Lakewood) was elected to serve Lakewood, Cleveland and Ohio's 23rd Senate District in November, 2010. He comes from the Ohio House of Representatives, where he served four terms as the Representative for Ohio's 13th House District. After graduating cum laude with a bachelor's degree in business and political science from Walsh College, Skindell earned his law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He represented the people of Lakewood as a Councilman at Large between 1998 and 2002.

Representative Foley (D-Cleveland) of the 14th District was appointed to represent constituents in Brook Park, Parma Heights, and Cleveland Wards 19, 20 and 21 in May of 2006. Voters then formally elected him to continue his work at the Statehouse in November 2006 and in November 2008. Rep. Foley earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Dayton and his law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He has used that education to defend the rights of Ohioans, especially in the area of housing.