House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today issued a statement following the governor’s press conference Monday afternoon outlining his gun safety plan:
House Democratic lawmakers today held a press conference detailing the next steps of their Ohio Promise legislative campaign. Democrats said safety and security issues, including commonsense gun safety, are top priorities as the state legislature returns for its fall session dates.
“Democrats are committed to working together to continue delivering results for Ohio taxpayers that renew our promise of safer schools, safer communities and greater economic security for you and your family at every stage of life,” said Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron).
House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and Rep. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) joined Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein and Equality Ohio today to urge action on the Ohio Fairness Act to protect LGBTQ+ Ohioans from discrimination in employment, housing and accommodations.
House Democrats announced the conclusion of their Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour this week, which saw more than two dozen stops in cities across the state over the past two months. In the wake of the mass shooting in Dayton in August, Ohioans all across the state came out to urge action on commonsense gun safety, an issue Democrats say is a top concern heading into the fall session.
Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today released the following statement regarding the Ohio Supreme Court’s controversial split ruling that the state did not overstep its constitutional authority when it sought to block local hiring laws around the state:
House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today joined Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) at a press conference in the Statehouse to announce the installation of cameras in four additional House hearing rooms, signaling the completion of a major project to offer live coverage of all House committee meetings for the first time, fulfilling a long-time Democratic priority of a more open and transparent committee process.
House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today emphasized the importance of recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Month, urging Ohioans and communities around the state to raise awareness during Suicide Prevention Week (September 8 - September 14).
Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today responded to the Ohio Department of Education’s release of school report cards.
House DemocraticLeader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today recognized the month of September as Ohio Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month.
“This annual observance provides an opportunity to increase awareness and understanding about this major health issue,” said Leader Sykes. “Nearly one in every 365 African-American babies in the U.S. are born with Sickle Cell Disease. That’s why it is so important to know fact from fiction, and to learn more about the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and treatment options available for Ohioans.”
Sickle cell anemia is a serious inherited condition in which red blood cells can become sickle-shaped, similar to the letter “C”. According to the American Heart Association, people afflicted with the disease have a higher risk of stroke, and attacks can prompt long hospital stays for treatment.
House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and House Democratic lawmakers today announced the launch of DoSomethingOhio.com, a website designed to provide resources for constituents to contact their legislators and call for commonsense gun reform in Ohio.