Representative Miranda has been a champion for public schools, small businesses, and working families her entire career. She understands the lived experiences of those in this district, and wants to continue to be a voice for working moms and families. If reelected, Jessica will fight to guarantee a strong and fair economy, a quality and well-funded public education system, and safe and healthy communities for Ohio and the #Great28.
For Ohio’s economy to be strong our residents first need good paying jobs. The ability to create and maintain good paying jobs is crucial to Ohioans’ ability to live, work and retire here.
For most Ohioans, ensuring economic stability is at the top of their concerns. I believe the government has a responsibility to ensure that our citizens can have the opportunity to achieve that stability they strive for.
- I support a fair tax policy that does not provide tax cuts for the wealthiest Ohioans at the expense of our working class.
- I believe in equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender or race.
- I oppose so-called “right to work” legislation and that hurts labor unions and will
always advocate for collective bargaining rights for public and private workers.
- I support fair wages and increases to Ohio’s minimum wage. The minimum wage has not risen to meet the rates of inflation and is simply too low to support our
- Job creation for Ohioans will prosper only if we create and maintain an educated workforce, improve infrastructure and transportation and increase technology access for our residents.
- I support fostering economic development by eliminating unnecessary red-tape for startups and creating incentives for businesses that directly address pressing needs of Ohioans.
- I believe Ohio needs to restore the Local Government Fund to keep local governments solvent and making permanent the existing tax revenues that fund public schools set to expire within the next year.
As former president of the Winton Woods School Board in my district, I am a fierce advocate for childhood education at the statehouse. Quality education ensures that our children will be financially stable and contribute to a healthy economy.
- Early-childhood education is an early indicator of later success in life. I support easier access to full-day early childhood education programs to help our kids succeed as was implemented in the Winton Woods school system during my time on their school board.
- I support increased funding for K-12 education programs in a fair and equitable manner to benefit schools that need it the most.
- I support fair standards for attendance, curriculum, and fiscal responsibility for our public schools in order to increase overall transparency.
- In order to maintain the separation of church and state, I oppose vouchers funded by public spending being permitted to pay for parochial education.
- I oppose Common Core’s shift in focus towards standardized testing, as we should be focused on teaching instead.
Safe and Healthy Communities
- I want to make the Great 28 a place that people are proud to make a living and raise a family in. When we enact changes at the state level, we help build strong and welcoming communities that we are proud to live in.
- I support criminal justice reform by ensuring our justice system treats people fairly regardless of race and economic background. I encourage ending the school to prison pipeline and the addressing addiction and opioid crisis fueled by our justice system.
- Our criminal sentencing needs responsible reform to address the overcrowding of our prisons. Non-violent offenses are increasingly given longer and harsher sentences by statute and I would not support such legislation.
- I want to make sure our children grow up in a community free of environmental pollution and mitigated impacts of climate change.
- I oppose stand your ground laws that disproportionately affect minority communities and are a threat to public safety.
- I support common sense gun reform including background checks for all firearm purchases, red flag laws, and banning assault rifles.
- I support efforts to expand healthcare access for Ohioans, especially legislation that strengthens health care standards at lower premiums.
- I oppose any efforts to defund Planned Parenthood or access to reproductive healthcare for women. These organizations are necessary to ensure the health of working people.
- I do not support the Fetal Heartbeat Bill and other legislative efforts that impose criminal penalties on women and their physicians when making their own health care decisions.
- I recognize the need for local municipalities to have adequate funding for police and fire departments in order to fully meet the needs of residents.