Denise Driehaus is a leader in the Democratic Party. She is a founding member of the Progressive Caucus, serves as the Treasurer of the Ohio Women's Democratic Caucus, and is a member of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators. She currently sits on the Finance Committee, the Economic Development Committee, the Education Committee and the Development Financing Advisory Council.
Denise Driehaus is an environmentalist. She held one of the first town hall meetings on fracking at the Esquirer Theater, and introduced legislation that would place a moratorium on fracking in the State of Ohio. Driehaus has previously been endorsed by the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters.
Denise Driehaus is a vocal supporter of fairness in the workplace and in housing. She has twice sponsored the Fair Housing and Employment Act which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. She was endorsed by Equality Cincinnati in 2008 and 2010.
Denise Driehaus is a labor supporter. Denise was a leader in the repeal of SB 5 and has worked closely with the AFL-CIO, the Firefighters' union, the Greater Cincinnati Building Trades, the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers, The Ohio Nurses' Association, and many more labor organizations.
Denise Driehaus is an advocate for schools and education. She has opposed repeated Republican efforts to cut funding for our schools. She understands that education is the key to the success of our children.
Denise Driehaus is a key ally of statewide Democrats in creating jobs and stabilizing our communities. She worked with Governor Ted Strickland to pass the Third Frontier, and with Attorney General Richard Cordray to stem the tide of homeowner foreclosures, and with Senator Sherrod Brown fighting for Cincinnatians.