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COLUMBUS— House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today emphasized the importance of recognizing February as American Heart Month, urging Ohioans and communities around the state to promote and adopt healthy lifestyles to combat heart diseases.

 

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Thu, Feb 27, 2020
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House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today joined House Dem lawmakers to discuss their legislative framework to give Ohioans greater access to the tools they need to live the American Dream, including plans to strengthen public education, grow wages and expand opportunity for working people and families across Ohio. 

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Thu, Feb 13, 2020

COLUMBUS— House Democratic lawmakers issued statements following the House’s vote today to approve a measure that would allow first responders diagnosed with work-related PTSD to qualify for BWC compensation and benefits, something Democrats have prioritized in recent General Assemblies.

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Wed, Feb 12, 2020
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COLUMBUS— Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today welcomed seventh grade students from the Miller South School of the Visual and Performing Arts to the Ohio Statehouse to unveil an art project inspired by the city of Akron. The art project is now on display in Sykes’ Columbus office.

 

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Wed, Feb 12, 2020

House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D- Akron) and Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon), who serves as the Ranking Member on the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee, issued statements today following the House floor vote of sub-bill Senate Bill (SB) 89. 

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Wed, Feb 5, 2020

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced a $116,000 RecoveryOhio grant to the Summit County Drug Unit, which will be used to implement best practices to reduce drug sales to help keep Ohio’s kids and communities safe. 

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Mon, Feb 3, 2020

House Democratic lawmakers today reacted to the House passage of Senate Bill 120, which moves the beginning of the EdChoice Voucher program application period from Feb. 1, 2020 to April 1, 2020 after GOP lawmakers could not come to an agreement on a deal to fix the state’s controversial voucher system.

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Thu, Jan 30, 2020

COLUMBUS –As the House and Senate enter into another day of negotiations regarding the EdChoice voucher expansion fix, House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) released a statement today about the current state of affairs:

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Thu, Jan 30, 2020

COLUMBUS—House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D- Akron) and Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon), who serves as the Ranking Member on the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee, issued statements today concerning the need for immediate action as a first step to fixing the state’s broken EdChoice voucher program in advance of the February 1 application period and the requested improvements House Democrats would like to see made to safeguard fair access and fair funding for our schools.

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Thu, Jan 16, 2020

House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today recognized January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in an effort to raise awareness and fight back against human trafficking in Ohio.

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Tue, Jan 7, 2020