Family Action Network

Every Family Deserves to be Respected, Valued, and Heard.


At Groundwork Ohio, we believe that parents and families are the experts of their own experiences and know what their babies and toddlers need to thrive. Too often, however, families aren’t included in the policymaking process that deeply affects their lives and the lives of their young children. Groundwork Ohio is committed to changing this, because every family deserves to be respected, valued, and heard.


To help elevate the voices of Ohio parents and families in the policymaking process, Groundwork Ohio is building a statewide Family Action Network. The Family Action Network will be a powerful and diverse coalition of Ohio families from across the state. We want to invest in the leadership of families and provide them opportunities to engage with policymakers on the issues that matter most to their families.


Groundwork Ohio is pleased to launch the Family Action Network on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.


As part of the launch, we will be hosting Strolling Thunder Ohio, which will include a morning of action for members of the Family Action Network, followed by a public, family-friendly rally outside the Ohio Statehouse.

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Partner with Us!


Thank you for your interest in partnering with us to build a powerful statewide Family Action Network and successful Strolling Thunder Ohio event! There is a role for all our stakeholders to contribute to the development of the Family Action Network and the unique programming we have planned on May 18, 2022 at the Ohio Statehouse.


If you would like to be a partner in our efforts, please complete our Partner Interest Form by February 1, 2022.


Join the Family Action Network!


If you’re a parent, grandparent, foster parent, or caregiver to a young child, we invite you to nominate yourself to join our Family Action Network as a Family Ambassador. As a Family Ambassador, you’ll be provided opportunities to network with other Family Ambassadors, build your leadership skills, and get the tools you need to share your story with policymakers.


Family Ambassadors must be able to attend the launch event of our Family Action Network on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.

Have questions or need more information? Please contact us at You can also watch our informational webinar video below, or view the presentation to learn more!