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House Dems announce statewide Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour

Tour to focus on Dem efforts to invest in working people and families
July 16, 2019
Democratic Newsroom

House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the launch of the Ohio Promise Tour, a statewide legislative town hall series hosted by House Democratic members to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families.

“The Ohio Promise Tour gives taxpayers access to their elected representatives to ask questions and get up-to-date on what’s happening in Columbus,” said Leader Sykes. “While we’ve delivered on a number of key priorities in recent months, there is more work to do to restore the promise of better lives and brighter futures for working families. This tour will help shape our priorities heading into the fall session and reaffirms our commitment to keeping our promise to work for you, the taxpayers.”

Tour stops will provide constituents with a legislative update, as well as an open forum to ask questions and identify community concerns that can be addressed through state government.

The Ohio Promise Tour announcement follows the unveiling of the Ohio Promise, Democrats’ legislative framework aimed at expanding opportunity by investing in Ohio’s future and building an economy that works for everyone. 

Current Ohio Promise Tour dates include:

July 30: Akron, Ohio - 6:00-8:00 p.m.; With Leader Emilia Strong Sykes, Sen. Vernon Sykes and Rep. Tavia Galonski; Alpha Phi Alpha Center, Akron, OH

August 8: Ravenna, Ohio – 4:00-6:00 p.m.; With Rep. Randi Clites; Reed Memorial Library, Ravenna, OH

August 13: Solon, Ohio – 6:30-8:00 p.m. With Rep. Phil Robinson and House Leader Emilia Strong Sykes; Solon Community Center, Solon, OH

August 14: Cleveland – 4:45-6:15 p.m.; With Reps. Janine Boyd and Stephanie Howse and Sen. Sandra Williams; Fairhill Partners, Cleveland, OH

August 14: Lyndhurst, Ohio – 6:30-8:00 p.m.; With Rep. Phil Robinson; Lyndhurst Community Center, Lyndhurst, OH

August 19: Parma, Ohio – 6:00-7:30 p.m.; With Rep. Jeff Crossman; Parma-Snow Branch Library, Parma, OH

August 20: Akron, Ohio – 6:00-8:00 p.m.; With House Leader Emilia Strong Sykes, Sen. Vernon Sykes and Rep. Tavia Galonski; Gus Johnson Community Center, Akron, OH

August 20: Chagrin Falls, Ohio - 6:30-8:00 p.m.; With Rep. Phil Robinson; Chagrin Falls Branch Library, Chagrin Falls, OH

August 22: Brecksville, Ohio – 6:30-8:00 p.m.; With Rep. Phil Robinson; Brecksville Community Center, Brecksville, OH

August 22: Orange, Ohio – 7:00-8:30 p.m.; With State Rep. Juanita Brent; Orange Village Hall, Orange Village, OH

August 28: Hilliard, Ohio – 6:00-9:00 p.m.; With Rep. Allison Russo; Norwich Twp. Fire Department, Hilliard, OH

August 29: Columbus – 6:00-7:30p; With Rep. Beth Liston; Columbus Library, Whetstone Branch, Columbus, OH

To find more information on the Ohio Promise Tour, additional dates as they are announced or to register for an event in your area, visit

Ohio Promise Tour events are free and open to the public.