**UPDATE 2/18/22** Thank you to those who have submitted your written testimonies, committed to testify in person, and spread the word about SB 214 to your larger networks. Pursuing this legislation together as a community is tremendous. Your voices are powerful and we can feel the momentum building.
Unfortunately, we received word that the Primary and Secondary Education Committee will not be hearing in-person proponent testimony for SB 214 as anticipated on February 22, and it’s unclear when the hearing will be rescheduled. This is the fourth time the committee has moved the date to bring SB 214 to committee.
We encourage you to contact Chair Brenner, Vice Chair Blessing and Ranking Member Fedor to urge them to schedule a committee hearing for SB 214. It’s clear bringing SB 214 to the committee is not a priority for them, and they need to hear from us.
Use our phone and email script to make your voice heard in just a couple of minutes. We will continue to share committee updates on our website and social media.
CALL TO ACTION: Give Verbal and/or Written Testimony to the Primary and Secondary Education Committee in support of S.B. 214
We need students, parents, educators, and allies to speak up in support for requiring AAPI history inclusion in Ohio K-12 curriculum! Senate Bill 214, introduced by Sen. Tina Maharath and co-sponsored by Sen. Kenny Yuko, requires the inclusion of AAPI history in Ohio public schools. The Ohio Senate Primary and Secondary Education Committee will likely be holding a proponent testimony hearing for S.B. 214 on Tuesday, February 22nd at the Ohio Statehouse. (The final time and location will be confirmed closer to the date.)
Our testimony toolkit below will provide you with information, guidance, and a testimony template to make it easy for you to show up in support of this bill.
History is not just in the past; history is happening every single day. The way we individually and collectively show up during this current moment of racial reckoning and resistance is shaping American history and the history of AAPI movements. Let’s make sure our future generations have the chance to learn about it!