House Dems Announce Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour
Digital events to give voice to everyday Ohioans amid unprecedented crises facing state
 
 

House Democrats, led by Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron), today announced the kickoff to the Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour, a series of virtual town halls this summer where local lawmakers will discuss statewide issues like COVID-19, jobs and the economy, racial justice and police reforms.


“This virtual town hall tour may look different, but its importance remains the same. The conversations we have will continue to inform our work to find solutions to the issues that matter most to our communities—from a resurgent pandemic and economic uncertainty to racial justice and a real plan for a safe, accessible election this November,” said Leader Sykes. “Democrats are here to listen, and I hope every Ohioan takes the opportunity to join us on this tour. At the end of the day our job as lawmakers is to work for you, and that’s more important now than ever.”


The Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour is a follow-up to the more than 25 in-person events Democratic lawmakers held in the summer of 2019. The digital events will allow constituents to hear from lawmakers, ask questions and offer input on ways to address the issues facing their communities.


Democrats say the uncertainty felt by many in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, economic recession and civil unrest makes now the right time to get out and listen to what everyday Ohioans have to say.


Each town hall event will be free and open to the public, with member availability for media following each event.


The tour kicks off tonight, Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. with a Facebook live event hosted by Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon).


For the latest information on the Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour, dates and more, visit http://ohiohousedemocrats.org/ohio-promise-tour-2020/.  


Current dates for the Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour include:



  • Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. hosted by Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon);

  • Tuesday, July 7 at 6 p.m. hosted by Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron);

  • Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m. hosted by Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville);

  • Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m. hosted by Cincinnati-area Democratic Reps. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati), Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati), Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park), Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati);

  • Tuesday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m. hosted by Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus), Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville), Beth Liston (D-Dublin) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington)

  • Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. hosted by Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland);

  • Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. hosted by Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst);

  • Monday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. hosted by Rep. Robinson (D-Solon);

  • Monday, July 20 at 5 p.m. hosted by Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton);

  • Monday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m. with Toledo-area Reps. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo);

  • Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. hosted by Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid);

  • Wednesday, July 22 at noon hosted by Reps. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester), Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville);

  • Wednesday, July 22 at 6 p.m. hosted by Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron);

  • Wednesday, July 29 at 6 p.m. hosted by Rep. Galonski (D-Akron);

  • Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. hosted by Reps. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland);

  • Wednesday, August 5 at 6 p.m. hosted by Reps. Galonski (D-Akron) and Sobecki (D-Toledo);

  • Wednesday, August 12 at 6 p.m. hosted by Columbus-area Reps. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Erica Crawley (D-Columbus), David Leland (D-Columbus) and Beth Liston (D-Dublin);

  • Thursday, August 13 at 7 p.m. hosted by Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland);

  • Wednesday, August 19 at 6 p.m. hosted by Reps. Galonski (D-Akron) and Crossman (D-Parma);

  • Sunday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m. hosted by Rep. Robinson (D-Solon);

  • Monday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. hosted by Rep. Robinson (D-Solon).

 
 
 
  
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