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House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement today as state officials announced a number of regional mass vaccination sites across Ohio, which will be able to administer up to 1,000 vaccines a day beginning later this month. Sites include Akron, Chillicothe, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Lima, Marietta, Maumee, Wilmington, Youngstown and Zanesville. Another four mobile sites will open in Ada, Athens, Mansfield and Steubenville. 

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Fri, Mar 5, 2021

House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and House Finance Committee Ranking Member Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) issued statements following the passage of House Bill (HB) 74, the state’s two-year transportation budget. Democrats fought against the governor’s proposed cuts to public transit funding in the bill, securing $193.7 million over the next two years, double the governor’s proposed investment. 

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Thu, Mar 4, 2021

House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued the following statement after Gov. DeWine’s Thursday evening address to Ohioans:

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Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Today, House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) celebrated Ohio’s Statehood Day today in honor of its 218th birthday. On March 1, 1803, Ohio’s General Assembly met for the first time in Chillicothe to take up the state’s business.

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Mon, Mar 1, 2021

COLUMBUS— Today, Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) applauded the House passage of House Bill (HB) 93, legislation to modify the state’s address confidentiality program (Safe at Home), a long-held Democratic priority that allows victims of domestic violence, stalking, rape, human trafficking, or sexual battery who fear for their safety to keep their address confidential and out of the public record. 

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Thu, Feb 25, 2021
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COLUMBUS—House Democrats, led by Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron), today unveiled “Ohio House Democrats - Working for You,” a roll-call style video highlighting the fight to restore Ohio’s promise of better lives, better jobs and brighter futures during the 134th General Assembly (GA) and beyond. In the video, Democratic lawmakers outline initiatives to expand opportunity for working people and middle class families and to deliver a plan to combat the virus and get Ohioans back to work safely.

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Mon, Feb 22, 2021

COLUMBUS— Ohio House Democrats today applauded the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 2, a long-held Democratic priority that would create the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program, specifically designed to bring broadband access to unserved residential households in both rural and urban areas of the state.

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Thu, Feb 18, 2021

House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement as two bills that would allow for more House business to be conducted virtually and to require face masks during House committee meetings and floor sessions received their first hearings in the House Thursday.

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Fri, Feb 12, 2021

House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement following reports that the Census Bureau will not be able to deliver census data by the usual April 1 deadline, concluding that the first data states will receive will not be until September. 

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Fri, Feb 12, 2021

House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) issued the following joint statement on the current state of the vaccine rollout in Ohio schools.

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Fri, Feb 12, 2021