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Who Speaks For Protesters?

Jun 25, 2020
Protesters march in downtown Columbus on June 2, 2020.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Protests against police violence and racial injustice have continued in Columbus and around the country since late May.

Some demonstrators are calling for the police to be reformed, while others want the departments defunded or even abolished. But who writes the new rules? Who are the demonstrators and who speaks for them?

House Democrats are trying to create a tool that could make it easier for people to report potential wage discrimination. They believe an anonymous hotline would shine a light on unreported disparities.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

On this Election Day, two Democratic state lawmakers have announced legislation to make future general election days paid state holidays for all Ohio workers.