House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement following today’s U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to strike down a Louisiana law that would have restricted abortion rights in the state, a defeat for conservative lawmakers across the country who have spent years attacking women’s reproductive rights.


“Conservatives baited the Supreme Court to take on abortion rights and lost. This decision is a major victory for reproductive rights, but we know this isn’t the end. Lawmakers across the country, including here in Ohio, continue to pass extreme legislation to chip away at women’s fundamental rights. House Democrats stand against these brazen attacks on women and our constitution, and we will continue to work together to ensure reproductive healthcare is accessible and affordable for all Ohioans.”

 
 
 
  
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House Democrats Announce Leadership Team For 134th General Assembly

 

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus today announced its leadership team for the 134th General Assembly. In an all-caucus vote, Democrats re-elected Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) as Minority Leader.



 
 

Leader Sykes Calls On DeWine To Veto Bill She Says "puts All Ohioans In Danger"

 

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron), today sent a letter calling on Governor Mike DeWine to veto Senate Bill (SB) 311, legislation Democrats say will slow the state’s coronavirus response, ultimately leading to more deaths and further destabilizing Ohio’s economy. Statehouse Republicans fast tracked SB 311 last week, voting along party lines to pass the controversial bill that would strip executive power from the state’s Health Director during public health crises. The bill now awaits the governor’s signature. 



 
 

House Dems File Protest Against Passage Of House Bill 6

 

House Democratic leadership, including Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron), Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Minority Whip Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) and Assistant Whip Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today filed a protest of the passage of House Bill 6. 



 
 

Leader Sykes Statement On The Eve Of The One-year Anniversary Of The Dayton Shooting

 

House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today issued a statement on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, which left nine dead and 17 wounded.