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House Dems announce Ohio Promise: Opportunity Agenda Tour

Events to bring the Statehouse to neighborhoods across Ohio
July 15, 2021
Democratic Newsroom

COLUMBUS –House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the launch of the Ohio Promise: Opportunity Agenda Tour, a statewide series of town hall events where local lawmakers will discuss statewide issues like jobs and economic development, the state budget, protecting healthcare access and the freedom to vote, and the pending redistricting process. The public events will give Ohioans the opportunity to ask questions and offer input on ways to address the issues facing their communities. 

“With so many important issues facing working people, families and the communities they live in, we want to hear from you, the People of Ohio. That’s why Democrats are once again hitting the road to bring the Statehouse to your neighborhood,” said Leader Sykes. “Democrats are here to listen, and I hope that every Ohioan takes the opportunity to join us. We work for you, and as we begin to recover from this pandemic, we want to make sure every Ohioan has the opportunity to live the Ohio Promise of better lives, brighter futures and an economy that works for everyone.”

The Ohio Promise: Opportunity Agenda Tour is the third Ohio Promise-branded town hall tour in as many years, which has included more than 50 in person and virtual events to connect thousands of Ohioans to their state government. 

Ohio House Democrats plan to discuss their Opportunity Agenda to grow good paying jobs, strengthen small businesses, and protect the health and safety of all Ohioans. The town halls will also highlight several focus areas, including the state budget, redistricting, the American Rescue Plan and Ohio’s anti-voter bill, HB 294.

Each town hall event will be free and open to the public, with member availability for media at each event.

Democrats announced the first round of tour dates Thursday, with the following stops:

July 24 in Bay Village, Ohio 
July 26 in Akron, Ohio 
July 27 in New Albany, Ohio 
July 27 in Toledo, Ohio 
July 27 in Cleveland, Ohio
July 28 in Canton, Ohio 
July 28 in Gahanna, Ohio 
August 4 in Barberton, Ohio 
August 4 in Columbus, Ohio
August 5 in Dayton, Ohio 
August 9 in Cleveland, Ohio 
August 11 in Parma, Ohio
August 11 in Lorain, Ohio
August 12 in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 16 in Euclid, Ohio 
August 16 in East Cleveland, Ohio
August 23 in Akron, Ohio
August 30 in Akron, Ohio

More information will follow in the coming week.