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Dear CDWC members and friends,

We are disappointed and outraged by Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling eliminating Golden Week and pushing back Early Voting from September 30th to October 7th. The additional weekend and evening hours we fought for will be eliminated too. Click here for details.


We are angry, and we will use our energy to get out the vote. 

We realize that you are busy, but we now have less than a month to make sure that every Democrat votes to ensure that our community and state are headed in the direction that will reflect the values we care about. 

What does this mean?  IT MEANS NOT ONE VOTE CAN BE WASTED.

VOTE, and TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO VOTE, because this is our chance to elect officials who will not  put women's health at risk, who will work for economic parity, who will protect your right to vote, who will protect the rights and interests of all Ohioans and not personal interests and values. VOTE for protecting public education funds, and hold charter schools accountable for the state funds they receive and for upholding academic standards. The conversation with a friend or family member can make the difference in ensuring votes for our candidates.  

Every race on the ballot matters. The legislative races are critical since the ability to legislate sound policy or to fight against harmful, dangerous policy starts in the statehouse. Additionally, judicial races are extremely important and should not be overlooked. Democratic sample ballots can provide guidance. Visit the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party's website at http://www.cuydem.com/ to find the official list of endorsed candidates. Please don't forget to vote down the entire ballot.


1) Vote. Early Voting is easy, convenient, and is very important.

2) Phone Bank (see below for times). It's easy, fun, and very helpful. Just remind fellow Dems they should vote.

3) Canvass. Grab a friend, get some exercise, and talk to neighbors about why you are supporting Democratic candidates. It really makes a difference--research supports this. Or just do a literature drop!

4) Letters. Write to the newspapers and say why you are supporting your favorite candidates. Push back against an endorsement you disagree with or coverage you feel is unfair or misleading.

5) Use Social Media. Take advantage of of Facebook, Twitter, and email to amplify your voice.

6) Put up Yard Signs. This is easy. Just put a sign or two in your yard to let everyone know how proud you are to support your candidates. We can help you find signs.
Elections have consequences. Women are the key voters in this election. 
Let's use our energy and strength to carry the Democrats to victory.

No votes wasted, no regrets.

Your friends,
Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus

CDWC Postcard Parties! 

Mondays at 6:00 pm, through October 27

at Dewey's Coffee House in Shaker Square

Read more here.


Another great way you can help: 
Phone Banking with the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party 
All Phone Banks are 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Sundays: 2 locations:  
Solon:  Anthony Fossaceca Campaign Office:  33200 Station Road, Solon OH 44139; Contact: Tom Luvison (216) 524-9484 
Brecksville:  William Day Law Office:  9100 South Hills Blvd. #320 Broadview Heights; Contact: Tom Luvison (216) 524-9484
Shaker Square: Budish Campaign HQ, 13210 Shaker Square, Cleveland OH 44120; Contact: Nicole Ikner (216) 333-3429
Wednesdays: 3 locations:  
Rocky River:  Michael O'Shea's Law Office, 19300 Detroit Road, Rocky River OH 44116 (next to the Pearl of the Orient Restaurant); Contact: Pat Zawadzki (440) 590-0901 
Solon: Anthony Fossaceca Campaign Office: 33200 Station Road, Solon OH 44139; Contact: Tom Luvison (216) 524-9484
Shaker Square: Budish Campaign HQ, 13210 Shaker Square, Cleveland OH 44120; Contact: Nicole Ikner (216) 333-3429
Berea: Berea Federation of Teachers:  6877 Middlebrook Blvd., Berea OH 44130; Contact: Pat Zawadzki (440) 590-0901


The GOP Assault on Women's Rights: 
4 Facts All Ohioans Need to Know

 Read about this on our Talking Points page. 

Voter Deadlines

Sept 20 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) absentee ballots to be mailed 
Oct 6 Close of Registration 
Oct 7 Opening of Vote by Mail (Absentee) voting 
Nov 1 12:00 noon - Deadline for applications by mail for an absentee ballot to be mailed.   
Nov 3 Voting in person at the Board of Elections ends  
Nov 3 All Vote by Mail / Absentee ballots mailed anywhere in the U.S. must be postmarked on or before this date and received at the Board of Elections on or before 11/14/2014 in order to be counted.  
Nov 4 All overseas Vote by Mail ballots must be signed and submitted for mailing by 12:01 AM EDT on or before this date and received on or before 11/14/2014 in order to be counted.  
Nov 4 6:30 am - 7:30 pm - Election Day - Provisional voting at the Board of Elections 
Nov 4 All Vote by Mail / Absentee ballots returned in person must be received at the Board of Elections by 7:30 pm in order to be counted.     
Early voting hours:
  • 8 am to 5 pm: Tuesday 10/7 through Friday 10/10
  • 8 am to 5 pm: Tuesday 10/14 through Friday 10/17
  • 8 am to 5 pm: Monday 10/20 through Friday 10/24
  • 8 am to 4 pm: Saturday 10/25
  • 8 am to 5 pm: Monday 10/27 through Friday 10/31
  • 8 am to 4 pm: Saturday 11/1
  • 1 pm to 5 pm: Sunday 11/2
  • 8 am to 2 pm: Monday 11/3
  • 6:30 am to 7:30 pm: 11/4 Provisional Voting only
Download your vote by mail application here

PLEASE JOIN the Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus


CDWC membership is $25.

Please return to our CDWC Events page and our Other Events to Know About page for listings of happenings of particular interest to Democratic women in Cuyahoga County.

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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Mailing address:
1466 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114