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State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) announced the State Controlling Board this week approved funding for programs throughout Ohio.

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Wed, Sep 21, 2022

AKRON – State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) joined the leadership from Akron Children’s Hospital and the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank to announce the Akron Children’s Hospital Food Farmacy and Education and Wellness Garden. 

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Thu, Aug 4, 2022

COLUMBUS – State Representative Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) announced $669,232 in grants from the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) to support sustainability, arts access, statewide arts service organizations, and individual artists in Summit County.  

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Thu, Jul 28, 2022

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) announced the return of the Ohio Sales and Use Tax Holiday starting August 5th and ending on August 7th, 2022. 

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Tue, Jul 26, 2022

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron), Tavia Galonski (D-Akron), and Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) sent a letter to Mayor Horrigan and Police Chief Mylett of Akron today asking them to send an amended application to the Department of Public Safety to be able to use American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds to purchase dash cameras for the Akron Police Department.

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Thu, Jul 21, 2022

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron),  State Rep. Tavia Galonski, and State Senator Vernon Sykes sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine urging him to allocate funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to purchase dash and body cameras for the Akron Police Department. The call for cameras follows the shooting death of Jayland Walker, an unarmed Black man, by Akron police last month. 

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Sat, Jul 16, 2022

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) attended the signing of the Bi-Partisan Safer Communities Act, at the White House. This Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden, is one of the most significant steps taken by Congress to make our communities safer and reduce gun violence in thirty years. 

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Mon, Jul 11, 2022

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today issued a statement after the Supreme Court’s conservative majority struck down Roe v. Wade, which established the right to access safe and legal abortion care in the United States.

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Fri, Jun 24, 2022

AKRON – Friday, May 27, 2022, State Representative Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron), in collaboration with the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and Akron Children’s Hospital, hosted a bike helmet giveaway for first and second grade students at the Helen Arnold Community Learning Center.

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Fri, Jun 10, 2022

COLUMBUS – State Representative Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the passage of the capital budget, House Bill (HB) 687, by the Ohio House of Representatives. 

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Fri, Jun 3, 2022