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COLUMBUS– Ohio Redistricting Commission co-chair Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement today after the Redistricting Commission failed to meet its constitutional duty to release, hold three hearings on, and adopt a state legislative district map by Sept. 1. Even though other maps have been presented to the Commission, the Commission itself has neither produced nor worked on one, and co-chair Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) has not given a date that the Commission will propose a map for review.  

 
 

State Representative Joe Miller (D-Amherst) penned an Op-Ed in the Lorain Morning Journal last week, in which he called on the Ohio Redistricting Commission to draw fair districts that empower Ohio voters to choose their leaders. 

 
 

COLUMBUS – Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $121.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to support homeless youth, preschool students and children with disabilities.

 
 

COLUMBUS – Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $121.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to support homeless youth, preschool students and children with disabilities.

 
 

COLUMBUS – Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $121.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to support homeless youth, preschool students and children with disabilities.

 
 

COLUMBUS – Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $121.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to support homeless youth, preschool students and children with disabilities, as well as nearly $18.5 million to help support Ohio’s battered Unemployment System.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the Ohio House Democratic Caucus is requesting letters of interest from individuals seeking appointment to Ohio’s 26th House District seat, which is currently vacant following the departure of former Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus), who was sworn in as Franklin County Commissioner in July. 

 
 
Expresses concern that Commission hasn't released map with Sept. 1 deadline looming
August 26, 2021

Ohio Redistricting Commission Member and House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement following the Commission’s public hearing Thursday in Lima, Ohio. 

 
 
Urge Probe Of Governor's Employees Regarding Their Involvement In Passage Of The Scandal Ridden Nuclear Bailout Bill (HB6)
August 26, 2021

Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) filed a complaint today with the office of the Ohio Inspector General initiating a formal investigation into the Governor and his staff regarding their involvement in the drafting and passage of the nuclear bailout bill that became House Bill 6 in the 133rd General Assembly.  This initiates the first non-criminal examination into the activities that occurred in the Governor’s office during the negotiation, drafting, and passage of HB6.

 
 

Ohio House Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) issued a statement following the Ohio Redistricting Commission’s public hearing on state legislative maps Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio. 10 hearings are planned for the week across the state. A full schedule and additional information on the hearings can be found at www.redistricting.ohio.gov