FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2022
EMILYs List, Congressional Black Caucus PAC Condemn False GOP Ads Attacking OH-13 Candidate Emilia Sykes
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler and Congressional Black Caucus PAC Chair Rep. Gregory Meeks released the following statements on Congressional Leadership Fund’s false ads against state Rep. and candidate for Ohio’s 13th Congressional District Emilia Sykes, which grossly distort her bipartisan record of protecting victims of domestic violence and feature racist lies.
“The unoriginality of the GOP is no surprise. They are not above promoting false information to uplift their own self interest instead of the interests of the American people, who are suffering for their lack of bipartisanship. This is why we need proven and trusted leaders like former Minority Leader Emilia Sykes, who is a true daughter of Akron. She understands what needs to be done for the people of Ohio. What we don’t need in Congress is someone who purchased multiple homes to district-shop and buy a congressional seat. We need Emilia Sykes come November,” Chairman and Rep. Gregory Meeks said.
“EMILYs List strongly condemns the false attack ads on Emilia Sykes, which distorts her strong, bipartisan record of being a fighter for victims of domestic violence and holding their abusers accountable for their crimes. Her out-of-touch and extreme opponent, Madison Gesiotto Gilbert, stands against the community at every turn and must be defeated this November. While the GOP traffics in disinformation, Sykes is running to defend reproductive rights and abortion access, lower rising costs and bills, and create good jobs for the people of Northeast Ohio,” President of EMILYs List Laphonza Butler said.
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