Our Voices Ohio Summit

Join us for our new Our Voices Ohio Summit to become a leader in the legislative process — before, during, and after election day.

Time to make our power heard, Ohio!

February 23-24

Hosted at Ohio State University

In partnership with Ohio State’s Multicultural Center

We’re coming together to make clear that if lawmakers want our votes, they have to advance and protect our rights.

Mark your calendars, tell literally all of your friends, and RSVP here.

  • We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Madison Eagle at 614-688-8449 or eagle.41@osu.edu. At least two weeks’ advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.
  • Political power is stronger when we’re working together: If you want to register a group, email jennifer@platformwomen.org about group discounts.
  • We have a matching program with OSU students who offered to host Summit delegates. Sign up here to learn more about hosting or being hosted.
  • We’re committed to making this Summit accessible to all who wish to attend, please fill out this form if you want to learn about scholarship opportunities.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners!

Groundbreaker Sponsor: State & Federal Communications

Innovator Sponsor- In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda

Changemaker Sponsor: Ohio AFL-CIO and Ohio Federation of Teachers

Primary Partner: Ohio Women’s Alliance

Ohio Coalition Partners: ACLU of Ohio, League of Women Voters Ohio, League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus, YWCA Columbus, Fight4Her Ohio, New Leaders Council ColumbusNew Leaders Council SW Ohio, & more to be announced!

National Coalition Partners: Campus Vote Project, Alliance For Justice Action Campaign, Future Coalition, Inspire Justice, Young Progressive Catalyst, 50 Miles More, Feminist Majority Foundation’s Feminist Campus, United State of Women, Not My Generation, Motivote & more to be announced!


8:00 AM Breakfast & Registration

9:00 AM Opening featuring Rhiannon Childs, Ohio Women's Alliance

9:25 AM Lobbying Overview

10:15 AM First Policy Panel

11:30 AM Second Policy Panel

12:30 PM Lunch

1:00 PM I Am A Voter Conversation with In Our Own Voice

1:30 PM Jamira Burley's Keynote

2:30 Break

3:00 PM GOTV Workshop

4:00 PM Mandatory Lobby Preparation

6:00 PM Roundtables

7:00 PM Close for Day


8:00 AM Meeting Near Capitol

9:00 AM Lobby Meetings Start

12:30 PM Closing Reflections

1:30 PM Summit Ends