Leader Sykes Holds Virtual Ohio Promise Town Hall
Says digital event gives constituents opportunity to ask questions, offer input on important issues
 
 

COLUMBUS –Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) held a virtual community town hall as part of the Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour, a series of digital events this summer where local lawmakers provide a Statehouse update on issues including COVID-19, jobs and the economy, racial justice and gun safety.


“It is important to keep the conversation going regarding voting rights, criminal justice reform, and racism. Ohioans cannot fully live out their Ohio Promise if we don’t recognize the inequalities in these systems and work to address them. I was happy to have had Senator Vernon Sykes and Akron NAACP President, Judi Hill join in this conversation and to answer questions that matter to the community,” said Leader Sykes.  


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 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.


To watch Leader Sykes’ Virtual Town Hall, please visit


https://www.facebook.com/164726923717811/videos/2659332574342089.


For the latest information on the Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour, dates and more, visit www.ohiohousedemocrats.org/ohiopromise.

 
 
 
  
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