May 2, 2017 Primary Election. If you live in:

The cities of:

Westlake, Bedford, Brecksville, Brooklyn, Walton Hills, or Seven Hills

Or the school districts of:

Broadview Heights, Brooklyn, Chagrin Falls, Maple Heights, North Royalton, Parma, Rocky River, or Shaker Heights

You have an election coming up this May.
For more details on the May 2, 2017 Primary Election click here.


Time to address gerrymandering in Ohio

Ohio’s Congressional Districts are still not fair. Go to the Fair Districts = Fair Election website and volunteer now to fight for fair districts!

Learn more about redistricting and redistricting reform efforts at the Fair Districts = Fair Election and LWV of Ohio websites.

You can also view materials from the Feb. 26 forum at the First Unitarian Church, “Boundaries that Matter,” featuring speakers Mark Salling, director of CSU’s Northern Ohio Data and Information Service, and Paul Moke, former president of the ACLU.  Click here to view a PDF of Dr. Salling’s presentation slides. To view a video of the entire forum, click here.

The League of Women Voters has been working for more than 30 years to reform redistricting in Ohio. Click here to view an updated timeline summarizing the history of these efforts.


More are recognizing the importance of the League’s work for MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK

✭  Read the Washington Post article: “Why this nearly 100-year-old organization is seeing a resurgence thanks to Trump’s election”

✭  View the many opportunities to volunteer with the LWV of Greater Cleveland!


Women’s March on Washington, Cleveland…

Many LWVGC members participated. What’s next?  Join the League. VolunteerRead more about the march.



Coming events:

For a preview of Tuesday (March 21) evening’s program and valuable background information see Rich Exner’s article: “Free forum: Impact of State Budget Cuts on Northeast Ohio Communities.”  Mr. Exner will be one of the panelists.

The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio
04/18/2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Public Library Main Branch, 15425 Detroit Ave,
Lakewood , Ohio, 44107

 
Is the system broken?

Philip Morris, columnist, Plain Dealer, will moderate. Panelists include:
Prof. David Crampton, PhD, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
Edward L. Gilbert, author, attorney and foster care advocate
Kate Lodge, vice president of Strategic Initiatives and executive director of A Place 4 Me, YWCA Greater Cleveland
Betsie Norris, executive director, Adoption Network Cleveland




Donate to League:

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.