In working to achieve the OLBC Foundation’s goal to educate Ohioans on issues affecting the quality of life of African-American’s in Ohio, below you can find information on policies & issues ranging from education, health care, minority business enterprises, and job creation, that the OLBC Foundation members are committed to supporting.
Supporting public education
Focus on STEM education for young children
Making Community College and Technical schools more accessible
Criminal Justice Reform:
Making Grand Jury process more transparent and fair
Mental health training for law enforcement
Body Cameras for police officers
Job training for ex-offenders
Protecting access to the ballot
Fighting back against voter suppression
Voter education and registration
Minority Owned Businesses:
Support current minority-owned businesses
Secure additional funding and grants for minority business contracts
34 percent of Ohio’s black population is living below the poverty line, while unemployment for black Ohioans is nearly twice that of whites.
Supporting equal work for equal pay
Job training programs
Special focus on re-entry programs for ex-offenders
Securing funding to fight back against infant mortality crisis
Supporting measures that provide employees with paid family leave.