Working Class

  • 04.01.17

    Senator Nina Turner On Education And The Ongoing Fight For The Populace

    In this article former Ohio State Senator Nina Tuner discusses her thoughts on education and politics. After the loss of her mother at a young age, Education played an important role in Turner's life. Yet, Turner believes that it can be better for poor and working class individuals like herself: "[My situation] ga...

    In this article former Ohio State Senator Nina Tuner discusses her thoughts on education and politics.

    After the loss of her mother at a young age, Education played an important role in Turner's life. Yet, Turner believes that it can be better for poor and working class individuals like herself: "[My situation] gave me a sensitivity to the plight of poor people because I did grow up in a working class family, but we were very poor and it made me really sensitive. Because education helped change my life, I do believe if people have the opportunity, that education can do the same thing for them and help more [people] become cycle breakers. That gave me my heart connection to education."

    Improving education would come in many forms, however Turner specifically focuses on the need for after school programs and input from the community: "We do have to decide as a nation whether or not we are going to invest dollars, but also invest concentration, in our effort to create the types of programming that help our children overcome [any] challenges they may have at home or any challenges they may have in the community.”

  • 03.04.17

    Interview With Senator Nina Turner: Right-To-Work Laws Are Weakening The Middle Class And The Economy

    In this interview, Senator Nina Turner talks about her time in the Ohio State Senate and the issues that are most important to her. For Senator Turner, these issues include women's rights - "During her time in the Ohio Senate, Turner fought for legislation that would level the playing field for women and men-inclu...

    In this interview, Senator Nina Turner talks about her time in the Ohio State Senate and the issues that are most important to her.

    For Senator Turner, these issues include women's rights - "During her time in the Ohio Senate, Turner fought for legislation that would level the playing field for women and men—including introducing the “Viagra bill,” which would subject men to the same scrupulous levels of regulations women face over their reproductive choices"  as well as workers rights - "Workers' wages are not keeping up with inflation. Their wages are not on pace with the amount of work that they do. We work harder and longer in this country, and still people’s wages are not keeping up with that."