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State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the unanimous passage of House Bill 94, her bipartisan legislation to establish February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in Ohio. Joint-sponsored by Rep. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek), the bill will help raise awareness regarding teen dating violence in hopes of stopping abuse before it starts and helping victims reach safety from their abuser.   

“When left unchecked, dating violence among teens often escalates and leads to dating violence among young adults, perpetuating the cycle of violence for a lifetime,” said Sykes. “Ending and preventing violent relationships will improve the lives of young women and men as they enter adulthood by helping them recognize what it means to be in a healthy, loving relationship.” 

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Tue, Apr 25, 2017

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) and the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) today presented a proclamation to Martin Luther King, III at the Ohio Civil Rights Symposium for advocating for human rights and his involvement in significant policy initiatives for equitable treatment.

“I am pleased to recognize Mr. King’s achievements with my fellow legislative colleagues,” said Sykes. “His consistent message and proposed policy initiatives that promote nonviolent social change are fundamental to breaking down racial barriers. I greatly admire his dedication and hope to carry his message of equal opportunity for all to the legislature.”

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Tue, Apr 11, 2017

State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) recently received the Rev. Dr. Robert Denton Outstanding Victim Service Award from the Victim Assistance Program, a local nonprofit that offers a multitude of services for individuals after victimization or trauma. The Rev. Dr. Robert Denton Outstanding Service award is given to an individual who has dedicated their work to assisting victims through criminal justice reform, legislation, medical, mental health and social work support.

“I greatly admire the work of the Summit County Victims Assistance program, and I am honored that they would consider me for this award,” said Sykes. “While I admire how far we’ve come, I am also reminded that our work isn’t done in Ohio. I look forward to continue working with lawmakers across the aisle to ensure the rights of victims of crime are upheld in our state.”

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Thu, Apr 6, 2017

State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the House passage of House Bill (HB) 1, her bipartisan legislation to modernize Ohio’s domestic violence laws. Joint-sponsored by Rep. Nathan Manning (R-N. Ridgeville), HB 1 will allow victims of dating violence to obtain civil protective orders against their attacker, a protection currently allowed in every state except Ohio and Georgia. 

“For far too long, Ohio’s antiquated domestic violence laws have left thousands of Ohioans vulnerable to dating violence,” said Sykes. “My colleagues and I agree: it is past time to pull Ohio out of the dark ages and join the rest of the country in protecting victims of abuse. I am pleased we were able to come together in a bipartisan manner to help bring Ohio’s domestic violence protections into the 21st Century.” 

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Tue, Feb 28, 2017

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the release of $100,000 in state funding to Northeast Ohio Psychiatric Institute in Akron to continue to provide clinical coverage to Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare.

“These state dollars will help some of Ohio’s most vulnerable individuals get into treatment and access much needed health care services,” said Sykes. “I’m pleased to see the state invest in the health and well-being of those in the Akron community, and I look forward to the relief this will bring to those in need and their families.” 

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Mon, Feb 27, 2017

State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 1, bipartisan legislation to modernize Ohio’s dating violence laws. The bill is modeled after HB 392 of the 131st General Assembly, legislation that passed the House unanimously last spring and as an amendment during the lame duck session. House Bill (HB) 1, co-sponsored by Rep. Nathan Manning (R-N. Ridgeville), would allow victims of dating violence to obtain civil protective orders against their attacker, a protection not allowed under current Ohio law.

“It is past time we pull Ohio out of the dark ages by modernizing our laws to protect all victims who are impacted by dating violence,” said Sykes. “By allowing this measure to become House Bill 1, we are sending a clear message that now is the time to close the loophole in Ohio’s dating violence laws. With every day we wait, more women and men in Ohio are placed in serious danger.”

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Thu, Feb 2, 2017

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today released the following statement regarding Cuyahoga County Commons Pleas Judge Michael J. Russo’s ruling that the state overstepped its constitutional authority when it sought to block local hiring laws around the state: 

“I commend this week’s commonsense ruling to block the state’s local hiring ban, because I believe working men and women deserve a fair shot at good-paying local jobs that can provide economic stability for them and their families.

“Local hiring standards are an effective tool for communities to combat high unemployment rates, especially among minority communities in our state’s urban cores.

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Wed, Feb 1, 2017

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today released the following statement regarding Cuyahoga County Commons Pleas Judge Michael J. Russo’s ruling that the state overstepped its constitutional authority when it sought to block local hiring laws around the state: 

“I commend this week’s commonsense ruling to block the state’s local hiring ban, because I believe working men and women deserve a fair shot at good-paying local jobs that can provide economic stability for them and their families. 

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Wed, Feb 1, 2017

With the unveiling of the state biennial budget proposal just days away, state Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today called for constituents and the public to share their concerns, suggestions and other thoughts regarding the direction of the state through a new online survey. 

Citizens can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RepSykesHD34

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Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Soon after being sworn in for a second term representing Ohio’s 34th House District, state Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) announced her priorities for the new General Assembly. 

“As we begin the new year, it is clear that Ohio faces real challenges,” said Sykes. “A new General Assembly provides a new opportunity to work with others across the aisle to pass meaningful legislation that provides better jobs, access to essential healthcare services and quality educational opportunities for our children.” 

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Fri, Jan 13, 2017