November 8, 2016 General Election information

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Volunteer for Election Protection (click here)

Support voters’ rights on Election Day. Election Protection Volunteers are the first line of defense against suppression tactics, confusing laws, malfunctioning equipment, long lines, and other impediments to voters’ making themselves heard.

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League partners with NOVA (Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates) to register and support voters, especially the underserved.

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Voter roll purge in Ohio has removed many voters who have not voted since the last presidential elections. Cuyahoga County residents use this link (click here).  Not from Cuyahoga County? Use this link (click here).

Coming events:
David Daley on redistricting - Draw the Lines, Make the Rules
10/07/2016 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd.
Rocky River, OH, 44116

Author David Daley (Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy) explains why the gerrymander of 2010 and 2011 was different from any in modern political history — and how difficult it will be to undo in Ohio and states nationwide.

Sports Financing in Cleveland: What Will They Want Next?
10/11/2016 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lakewood Public Library Main Branch, 15425 Detroit Ave,
Lakewood , Ohio, 44107

Should the taxpayer be responsible for financing sports stadiums, training facilities, etc? Or should the owners of the teams be required to maintain the venues out of their own profits?
Peter Krouse, editorial writer, will moderate.
Panelists include:
Len Komoroski, CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena
Peter G. Pattakos, lawyer, sports fan and vocal opponent of the “sin tax”
Jack Schron (tentative), Cuyahoga County Council member for District 6

Marijuana Legalization
10/13/2016 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parma Snow Branch CCPL, 2121 Snow Rd
Parma, OH, 44134

Earlier this year, the Ohio General Assembly passed legislation making Ohio the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana, but the debate about cannabis reform is far from over in the Buckeye State. What will Ohio’s medical marijuana program look like? And what does the law mean for future marijuana reform efforts in the state?

Jackie Borchardt, Columbus bureau reporter,, will moderate.
Panelists include:
Brian Bachelder, president, Ohio State Medical Association and family physician at Akron General Hospital
Thomas G. Haren, Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash., L.P.A. and editor, Ohio Marijuana Law Blog
Garett Fortune, CEO, FunkSac (compliant packaging for the cannabis industry)
Kenny Yuko, Ohio State Senator, District 25


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Donations to The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland Education Fund are tax-deductible and provide important support for voter and civic education programs, including much of League’s voter service work that provides nonpartisan candidate information during the election season. To make an online donation to the Education Fund click here.

Donations to The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, while not tax-deductible, are important for keeping dues low, promoting membership growth, and supporting direct advocacy. To make an online donation to LWV of Greater Cleveland click here.