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About Our Ohio Renewal

Our Ohio Renewal is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the ideas and addressing the problems identified in J.D. Vance’s New York Times’ #1 Bestseller, Hillbilly Elegy.


Despite Ohio's recent economic progress, it is clearly divided along racial, economic and cultural lines. Our Ohio Renewal will drive the discussion to finding real solutions to seemingly intractable problems. It will pursue government policies and private partnerships that make it easier for disadvantaged children to achieve their dreams.

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Opioid Crisis in Chillicothe

Jamil Jivani, director of law and policy for Our Ohio Renewal @jamiljivani Since launching earlier this year, the team at Our Ohio Renewal has traveled to counties across the state and learned how the opioid crisis underlies every issue in Ohio. Last week, in Chillicothe, a municipal court judge powerfully explained to us what this […]

JD Vance Interview with Dayton Daily News

“J.D. Vance Returns home to focus on jobs, drug crisis.” – Barrie Barber, Staff Writer DDN

“Hillbilly Elegy” Author Envisions Different Approach To Affordable Housing | The Statehouse News Bureau