Domestic Violence Protections Extended To Victims In Dating, Intimate Relationships

Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), the House minority leader, says the additions reflect the changing dynamics of modern relationships. She adds that the executive order sends a message of support for victims.

“Most of domestic violence and intimate partner violence hides in the shadows and if we can get people to get comfortable with coming out and disclosing what’s happening to them we can better help them and serve them as human beings,” says Sykes. Read more.

Emilia Sykes Named New House Democratic Leader

“Ohioans want leaders who put people first, who know how to work together to get things done,” Sykes said. “I am humbled by the support of this caucus and look forward to working with this leadership team, members, staff and my Republican colleagues over the next two years to improve the lives of Ohio’s children, families, and workers.”

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