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Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong-Sykes (D-Akron) and Minority Whip Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today issued statements after House Republicans rejected their floor amendments to repeal House Bill (HB) 6 and to require facemasks at the Statehouse.

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Tue, Dec 8, 2020

COLUMBUS- Ohio House Health Committee Ranking Member Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) and House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) todayissued statements in opposition to Senate Bill (SB) 260, the latest Republican attack on women’s healthcare access that would ban abortion-related care via telemedicine.

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Tue, Dec 8, 2020

COLUMBUS— Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement following a flurry of reports that multiple House members have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days. So far, one Democratic member has tested positive today though many other Democrats await test results tonight. To date, House Dems have learned of multiple Republicans lawmakers testing positive through news reports, though no direct information has been shared with the House Democrat Caucus from the Speaker’s Office.

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Mon, Dec 7, 2020

COLUMBUS—House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today voted in favor of the Fair School Funding Plan, House Bill (HB) 305, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) that would transform the way Ohio’s schools are funded. Democratic lawmakers have long fought to reform the state’s school funding formula, which the Ohio Supreme Court has found unconstitutional four times, beginning with the DeRolph decision in 1997.

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Thu, Dec 3, 2020

COLUMBUS - House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) recognizes Dec. 3 as International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).The United Nations General Assembly established this day in 1992 to promote and show support for people with disabilities, as well as celebrating their contributions and successes.

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Thu, Dec 3, 2020

COLUMBUS – Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today issued a statement following Governor Mike DeWine’s veto of 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.

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Thu, Dec 3, 2020

COLUMBUS - House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) recognizes Dec. 1 as Rosa Parks Day in Ohio.Dec. 1 marks 65 years since Rosa Parks boarded the “colored” section of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. When the bus driver asked Rosa Parks to give up her seat to a white rider, she refused. Police arrested her, and what followed is Civil Rights history.

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Tue, Dec 1, 2020

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.

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Mon, Nov 23, 2020

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. 

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Mon, Nov 23, 2020

COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes(D-Akron) recognizes the month of November as Ohio Adoption Awareness Month. This recognition is an opportunity to increase awareness of the resources available for Ohioans that support families and children throughout the adoption process.

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Wed, Nov 18, 2020