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CDWC Endorses Candidates for May 6 Primary
The Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus thanks all of the candidates for participating in our very first endorsement process. We congratulate the following CDWC-endorsed candidates: 

Ed FitzGerald/Sharen Neuhardt, Governor/Lieutenant Governor
Nina Turner, Secretary of State
David Pepper, Attorney General
John Patrick Carney, Auditor
Connie Pillich, Treasurer

State Senate District 21
Sandra Williams

State Senate District 25
Kenny Yuko

Ohio House District 6
Anthony Fossaceca
Ohio House District 8 
Kent Smith

Ohio House District 9
Janine Boyd

Ohio House District 10
No Endorsement

Ohio House District 11
Gigi Traore

Ohio House District 12
Jill Miller Zimon

Ohio House District 13
Nickie Antonio

Ohio House District 14
Mike Piepsny

Cuyahoga County Executive
Armond Budish

Cuyahoga County Council District 9
Shontel M. Brown

Cuyahoga County Council District 11
Sunny Simon  

Job Openings
The Ohio Democratic Party is Hiring Regional Field Directors

The Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) is hiring experienced, top-quality Regional Field Directors for its campaign for statewide and targeted races all across the state. ODP’s grassroots infrastructure spans all 88 counties and works to energize and empower local communities in order to deliver Democratic victories up and down the ticket.   
Ideal candidates will be highly organized, detail-oriented and responsible self-starters who have proven leadership and management skills.
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Executing the statewide strategy within your region
  • Motivating and managing a team of organizers on a daily basis
  • Training and coaching organizers on the principles of organizing
  • Meeting voter contact, persuasion, and voter registration goals within your region 
  • Overseeing timely and accurate reporting by all your staff
  • Working with senior campaign staff
  • Working with regional political staff to assist in the management of constituency outreach activities in your region
  • Coordinate with regional communications staff to assist in implementing the overall statewide communications strategy.
  • Assisting with campaign events within your region
Required Skills:
  • 1 to 2 years campaign experience
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Experience training and coaching staff and volunteers on a daily basis
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Great organizational and communications skills with a strong commitment to follow-up
  • Strategic thinking and planning abilities
  • Ability to execute strategic goals and work effectively with state and local leaders
  • Ability to track and report regional activity in an accountable structure
  • Experience with Voter Activation Network or Vote builder
Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and three references to HR Director Sarah Ross at SRoss@ohiodems.org.

Ohio Voter Bill of Rights Campaign

The signature-gathering process has begun!  
You can help by circulating a petition!

Join a broad-based, statewide coalition to establish an Ohio Voter Bill of Rights to provide protections for voters in the state constitution through a ballot referendum. 

The Ohio Voter Bill of Rights will: 
  • Make voting a fundamental right in the Ohio Constitution.
  • Make voter registration for all eligible citizens easy and accessible, including online registration.
  • Maintain current options for voters to identify themselves and expands ID options (Includes Student ID)
  • Maintain a 35-Day early voting period, including Saturdays and Sundays.
70,000 signatures are needed in Cuyahoga County before July 2, 2014.

Please volunteer to circulate a petition. You must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years old. You may not be on felony parole, probation, or part of a registry. Signature gatherers must witness and seek to obtain VALID signatures. Every signer must be a registered Ohio voter in the county named on the front of the petition. 

You can pick up petitions at Olivet Instutional Baptist church, 8712 Quincy, Cleveland OH 44106. This is also the petition drop-off site for Cuyahoga County.

These are the petition turn-in & tabulation dates:
  • Friday, April 4th
  • Friday, April 11th
  • Friday, April 25th
  • Friday, May 9th
  • Friday, May 23rd
  • Friday, June 7th
  • Friday, June 20th
  • Friday, June 27th
To learn more about the Ohio Voter Bill of Rights, contact Ohioans for A Voters Bill of Rights at 614-917-8551 or voterbillofrights@gmail.com

To contact the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church office, call 216-721-3585.

League of Women Voters, Northeast Ohio Media Group launch Voter Guide 

The Northeast Ohio Media Group and the League of Women voters in Cuyahoga County on Monday launched a jointly produced Voter Guide designed to help citizens sort out the issues and races in this spring's primary.
Early voting begins April 1, by mail and at boards of election across the state. The election is Tuesday, May 6.
To access the Voter Guide, which gives users an opportunity to receive customized ballot information based on the address they enter and their choice for either a party or issues-only ballot, go to cleveland.com/voterguide

May 6, 2014 is Primary Day
(Click here to request a mail-in ballot or to check your voter registrationespecially if you moved since the last election.)

CDWC's 5th annual brunch, "Democratic Women: the Power of SHE" is happening on May 10, 2014, with keynote speaker Senator Nina Turner, candidate for Ohio Secretary of State!  Click here for complete info, RSVP form, and payment options.

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CDWC membership is $25.

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The Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus is a chapter of the Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus, which is an official caucus of the Ohio Democratic Party. We are dedicated to bringing women into the political process by educating, engaging, and mobilizing women voters to help elect Democrats to office.

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1466 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114