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Say Ohioans have lost confidence in Republican leadership following second FBI criminal investigation in past three years
July 28, 2020

COLUMBUS –House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron), Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Minority Whip Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) and Assistant Minority Whip Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) issued a statement Tuesday following reports that House Republicans voted to remove Larry Householder (R-Glenford) as Speaker of the House.

 
 
Federal funds will help offset costs incurred by frontline healthcare providers during the pandemic
July 28, 2020

House Democrats announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of funding to support Ohio’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak.

 
 
Says ongoing FBI investigation is an unnecessary distraction from the people's work
July 27, 2020

Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus Chair Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) issued the below statement calling for the resignation of Republican Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford) following federal charges that he engaged in a $60 million bribery and racketeering scheme. This is the second FBI investigation into House GOP leadership in three years.

 
 
Plan follow Dems' call for the resignation of Speaker Householder
July 22, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) announced plans today to introduce a bill that would repeal House Bill 6. This bill follows news that Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford) allegedly accepted tens of millions of dollars in bribes to pass it and prevent a referendum.   

 
 
Focus must remain on addressing the needs of Ohio, calls for the resignation of Ohio Speaker of the House
July 22, 2020

COLUMBUS— Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) issued a statement on the FBI arrest and indictment of Ohio Speaker of the House Larry Householder:

 
 
House Democrats call for the immediate resignation of the Speaker of the House
July 21, 2020

COLUMBUS— House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement today following the federal charge of Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford) in a $60 million bribery, racketeering case.

 
 

COLUMBUS— House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement today following the passing of civil rights icon John Lewis.

 
 

COLUMBUS— House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement today following Governor Mike DeWine’s veto of Senate Bill (SB) 55 which would have reduced the penalty for violating a public health order during a pandemic to a minor misdemeanor and smaller fine.

 
 

COLUMBUS— House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement today following Governor Mike DeWine’s evening address to the state of Ohio following eight straight days of over 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

 
 
Election Working Group urges Secretary not to hold back on powers of the office to avoid election disaster
July 15, 2020

State Representatives Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose again urging him to include return postage on absentee ballot application forms and the absentee ballots themselves. State law prohibits boards of elections, but not the secretary, from paying return postage. COVID-19 cases have risen sharply in Ohio since the foursome last urged LaRose to take this step to encourage mail voting on June 18.

 
 
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