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

Go to the Fair Districts = Fair Election and LWV of Ohio websites, to learn more about redistricting reform efforts and what you can do to help.

What you can do NOW is DONATE on the LWV of Ohio website. Follow the instructions on the right side of the page.

Redistricting Speaker Training on Saturday May 13. If interested, sign up for either the 9:30 am east side or 1:30 pm west side training session.  See upcoming events below for more information.

First step taken: “Signatures filed for Ohio congressional redistricting issue” Columbus Dispatch article April 25, 2017.  This is an initial filing of 1,000 signatures.


Are you interested in helping the League’s work for MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK?

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



Coming events:
DEMOCRACY FOR SALE
04/28/2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Unitarian Church, 21600 Shaker Blvd
Shaker Hts, OH, 44122

 

We invite you to this one-hour EPIX original documentary produced as part of the AMERICA DIVIDED series. Free and open to the public. On Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m. a second screening will take place at the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Boulevard in Rocky River


DEMOCRACY FOR SALE - second screening
04/29/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd.
Rocky River, OH, 44116


East Side Development: Prospects for Reinvention
05/09/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Heights Libraries, Main Branch, 2345 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 44118

 
Terry Schwartz, director, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative., Kent State University, will moderate. Panelists include:
Joyce Braverman, director of development, City of Shaker Heights
Mansfield Frazier, journalist, business owner, and Hough resident
Wayne Mortensen, director of design, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Rick Semersky, developer/CEO, VIP Restoration, Inc.



Fair Districts Speaker Training - East Side
05/13/2017 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
First Unitarian Church, 21600 Shaker Blvd
Shaker Hts, OH, 44122

 
Congressional redistricting reform – train to be a speaker 
Come if you wish to be a speaker for the redistricting effort or if you simply want to learn more. This training will also be valuable for anyone collecting petition signatures. Catherine Turcer of Common Cause Ohio will lead the training.

A 1:30 pm session at the Rocky River Public Library will present the same material. Those interested can attend either the morning east side or the afternoon west side event.

To register for the east side morning session click here.


Fair Districts Speaker Training - West Side
05/13/2017 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road
Rocky River, OH, 44116

 
To register for the westside afternoon session click here.



Fracking and the Impact of the Utica Shale on Ohio
05/16/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Solon Community Center, 35000 Portz Pkwy
Solon, OH, 44139

 
Dan Shingler, Crain’s Cleveland Business, will moderate. Panelists include:
Michael Chadsey, Ohio Oil and Gas Association
Trent Dougherty, Ohio Environmental Council
Edward “Ned” Hill, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State Univ.




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.