According to OCHLA, Fedor spent 16 years working in inner-city Toledo public schools before coming to the legislature. She has a long-standing interest in promoting academic attainment for all children and protecting our most vulnerable young Ohioans—she sponsored, for example, “Día de los Niños,” a bill promoting literacy and education of children on April 30th every year.
According to OCHLA—through its Executive Director Lilleana Cavanaugh—Fedor is a champion on the issue of Human Trafficking, a problem that greatly affects vulnerable citizens, especially Latinos. As Vice-Chair of the Trafficking in Persons Study Commission, she ensured the Latino community had a voice and a seat on the Commission. Her bill, Substitute Senate Bill 235, will create a stand-alone felony for trafficking in persons and is being considered by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.
OCHLA is an organization that advises state government on issues affecting Hispanic Ohioans, connects the diverse Latino communities across the state, and builds the capacity of community organizations so they may better serve the fast growing Latino population of Ohio.
At its Legislative Visit Day, OCHLA, along with Cleveland’s Hispanic Roundtable and LULAC, welcomed community leaders at the State Capitol and the Riffe Building.