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COLUMBUS—House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement today following a call with Governor Mike DeWine and the entire House Democratic Caucus. During that call, Democratic members of the House expressed their thoughts on legislative remedies to the current public health and economic crises as well as shared concerns they are hearing from local leaders and constituents in their districts.

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Fri, Mar 20, 2020

COLUMBUS—House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement today criticizing the state’s chief election officer, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, for sharing inaccurate information during a time of chaos when Ohioans are turning to him for truth and guidance.   

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Tue, Mar 17, 2020

COLUMBUS—House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement today about the confusion and spread of misinformation related to the State Health Director ordering the polls to be closed and in-person voting to not take place today:

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Tue, Mar 17, 2020

COLUMBUS—House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today echoes the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus’s call on Speaker of the House Larry Householder and Senate President Larry Obhof to convene the Ohio General Assembly as quickly as possible.

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Mon, Mar 16, 2020

COLUMBUS—House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement tonight about the confusion caused by the governor’s Monday afternoon recommendation that Election Day be moved to June 2 which was then denied in court and caused chaos and confusion in the late evening hours. Ohio’s Health Director has since ordered polling locations to be closed over coronavirus concerns.

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Mon, Mar 16, 2020

COLUMBUS—House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today applauded the passage of a bipartisan coronavirus response package in the U.S. House, which would support families by offering emergency sick leave, free testing and funding for food security programs. She released the following statement:

 

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Sat, Mar 14, 2020

House Democratic leadership today sent Gov. Mike DeWine a letter urging him to create a temporary, emergency paid sick leave program to benefit Ohio’s working people and families affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, following the lead of Illinois, which announced a similar program Wednesday. 

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Fri, Mar 13, 2020

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Democratic lawmakers today announced their support of a plan outlined this morning in a press conference by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and other Democratic U.S. Senate leaders to create a temporary federal paid sick leave program that would lessen the economic impact a widespread coronavirus outbreak would have on working people forced to stay home from work.

 

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Thu, Mar 12, 2020

House Democratic lawmakers today sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine urging him to use his office’s powers to consider creating a temporary paid sick leave program to lessen the impact a coronavirus outbreak would have on the state. 

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Mon, Mar 9, 2020

COLUMBUS— House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today introduced a bipartisan bill to re-establish the Ohio Women’s Policy and Research Commission, which was originally created by a unanimous vote of the 118th General Assembly in 1990. The introduction comes amid Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

 

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Tue, Mar 3, 2020