2015 General Election Information
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City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH, 44114
The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland is partnering as a sponsor of this event. To register, visit the City Club’s website.
The following summary of the issue is taken from the City Club’s website:
The Ohio Bipartisan Redistricting Commission Amendment (known as Issue 1) is on the ballot as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would create a bipartisan redistricting commission, the Ohio Redistricting Commission, to draw stage legislative districts. The measure would also establish new requirements for district standards. The amendment would go into effect in 2021, which is when the next redistricting will occur.
Proponents believe the amendment will lead to more competitive legislative elections, increased transparency, and make it more difficult to gerrymander districts for political gain. Critics argue the bill actually makes the redistricting process worse by giving more authority to the majority party.
Panel members: Senator Frank LaRose of Ohio Senate District 27 and Representative Michael F. Curtin of Ohio House District 17 moderated by Ohio Public Radio’s Statehouse Bureau Chief Karen Kasler.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio, 44106
Professor Tokaji will speak on redistricting, voter restrictions, and campaign finance. He is an election law expert, and the co-author with Renata B. Strause of The New Soft Money (e-book available free online). Professor Tokaji’s lecture is co-sponsored by the CWRU branch of the American Constitution Society, and the Bay Village Chapter of the LWVGC.
West Short Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Rd
Rocky River, Ohio, 44116
On both November 5 at West Shore UU Church and November 6 at Cleveland Marshall College of Law Teachout will speak on the history of corruption in the United States from its founding to the present day. She will examine the various issues surrounding corruption from their constitutional origins through the Citizens United ruling, and expose the sources of power behind it.
Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio, 44115
Teachout will speak on the history of corruption in the United States from its founding to the present day and will examine the various issues surrounding corruption from their constitutional origins through the Citizens United ruling, and expose the sources of power behind it.