Contact us:  Smithfor16@gmail.com

Paid for by Friends of Monique Smith

Friends of Monique Smith

19793 Coffinberry Blvd., Fairview Park, Ohio  44126

THE ISSUES

I want to restore Ohio's Promise by placing focus on economic opportunity, our environment, expanded health care & access, support for Ohio's public schools & higher education and safety for Ohio's families. I will fight to restore Ohio's Promise through the following initiatives: 

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY 

  • Develop opportunities in 21st century industries, like high-tech and green energy

  • Support small businesses and entrepreneurs who are critical to our local economy

  • Fight for full restoration of Local Government Funds to the communities of my district to ensure communities can offer services including local Police, Fire, Recreation and Senior Services

  • Promote equality, inclusion and equity in Ohio's communities and workplaces, including at the Statehouse itself

SUPPORT OHIO'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS & HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Support public schools and teachers by introducing and promoting reforms to school funding and school report card rankings

  • Promote reductions in the high-stakes testing load on students and teachers to allow teachers to focus on academic and counseling resources to improve student success and mental health vs. testing and administration

  • Promote steps toward offering quality pre-K in all public schools to improve student performance in later years

  • Propose programs to reduce college debt by allowing students to serve Ohio communities to earn college tuition and loan repayment

  • Promote high school and adult workforce training for in-demand fields with good pay like skilled trades, nursing, high-tech and green manufacturing

SAFETY FOR OHIO FAMILIES

  • Improve safety for Ohio families by fighting for proven, widely supported, common-sense gun legislation like requiring background checks for all gun purchases and implementing red flag laws for individuals who pose an imminent threat to themselves and others

  • Fight against current state funding of Buckeye Firearms Association, an organization that promotes arming our teachers

  • Restore bans on carrying concealed firearms into day cares, bars and campuses

  • Promote stronger protections for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

OUR ENVIRONMENT

  • Ohio is not doing nearly enough to protect our environment and prevent continued pollution of Lake Erie. I will promote policies and legislation which prevent the pollution that is causing algal blooms in our lake, invest in ways to stop storm overflow into the lake, invest in green energy, technology and transportation. I will work to restore sustainability initiatives that have been eliminated by the passage of the First Energy bailout. 

  • Protect Lake Erie and Ohio's natural resources through legislation which allows for local bans on plastic bags, promoting renewable energy and restricting farm run-off into waterways

  • The effects of climate change are already upon us and we must act now to limit the impact and protect our environment for current and future generations 

EXPAND HEALTHCARE ACCESS

  • Promote legislation, funding and programs for services such as opioid abuse prevention and recovery services, safe elder care, affordable prescription drugs, improving infant and maternal health

  • Fight for the restoration of full reproductive health care access and protections

  • Work to make health care and prescription medication affordable for every stage of life

I also want to hear from YOU. What do you care about? 

What do you care about in our community?