Sykes Appointed To Bipartisan Constitutional Modernization Commission
Akron lawmaker will examine ways to update state constitution

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) this week was re-appointed to the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission. Sykes, along with Reps. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent), Michael Curtin (D-Columbus), Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster), Bob Cupp (R-Lima), and Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) will consider ways to update and amend the current Ohio Constitution over the next year.

“I'm honored to continue to serve as a member of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission,” said Sykes. “As we work to ensure our state constitution preserves the rights of all Ohioans, I look forward to the opportunity to lend my voice on behalf of marginalized and traditionally disenfranchised communities who had no input in the original drafting of our state constitution.”

The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission is charged under the Ohio Revised Code with studying the state constitution, promoting an exchange of experiences and suggestions regarding desired changes in the constitution, considering the problems pertaining to the amendment of the constitution, and making recommendations from time to time to the general assembly for the amendment of the constitution. A commission recommendation can be adopted only if it receives a two-thirds vote of the membership of the commission.

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