training and support for candidates and campaigns
Barbara Lee Family Foundation: advances women’s equality and representation in American politics through targeted research and writing.
Lead Ohio: supports progressive Ohio leaders and offers programs to those considering running for local and statewide office, as well as weekend political workshops, Women LEADing and progressive issue trainings.
Emily’s List: trains and financially supports pro-choice women running for office.
POWER: Programs for Women Empowered to Represent—the John Glenn College of Public Affairs includes New Leadership Ohio for undergraduates, and Ready to Run, Women of Power and POWER Initiatives for all Ohio women.
Ohio Women in Government: a non-partisan organization in Columbus, Ohio, giving women working in, interested in, or affected by public policy the opportunity to network, discuss political / policy issues, and experience speakers and related topics.
Vote, Run, Lead: teaches women to run for office and win. It is the largest and most diverse campaign and leadership program in the country with practical online and in-person training resources.
Government innovation news and analysis
GOVERNMENT AND TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
Council of State Governments -- independent
County Commission Association of Ohio — independent
National Conference of State Legislatures — independent
National League of Cities — independent
Ohio County Recorders Association of Ohio — independent
Ohio Township Association — independent
ohio multi-issue think tanks
Buckeye Institute — conservative
Center for Community Solutions — independent
Innovation Ohio — progressive
Policy Matters Ohio — progressive
National Multi-Issue Think Tanks
American Enterprise Institute — conservative
American Legislative Exchange Council — conservative
Brookings Institution — progressive
Cato Institute — conservative
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities — progressive
Center for American Progress — progressive
Heritage Foundation — conservative
Urban Institute — progressive
Ohio Facts: a publication of the Ohio Legislative Service Commission designed to provide Ohio legislators, legislative staff and others with a broad overview of Ohio’s economy, public finances, and major government programs.
Member Only Briefs: a series of publications from the Ohio Legislative Service Commission that are short reports on local, state and federal issues.
State Spending by County: an interactive map and report of state spending in each of Ohio’s 88 counties.
A Guide for Ohio Legislators: the guidebook used by the Ohio Legislative Service Commission to train new state lawmakers.