Details are below. Click here for CDWC-sponsored (and co-sponsored) programs.
16 - Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit
Oct 16 - Fundraiser: Jennifer O'Donnell for Judge, Cuyahoga
County Court of Common Pleas
Oct 17 &
23 - LWV sponsors 2019 Election Forums for Cuyahoga County Local Races
Oct 19 - Make Ohio A Fair Fight - with Stacey Abrams!
Oct 20 - Forum: Spotlight on Rising City, Suburban, and County
Oct 24 - Learn about the Green New Deal
Oct 26 - Discover the Black Women's Political Action Committee--Celebrating
Nov 5 - Election Day - VOTE!
Nov 7 - Fundraiser: U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
& 9 - 400 Years of Inequity: A Call to Action
Dec 9 - Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley speaks at the City Club
16th - Cleveland Public Auditorium
Celebrating 10 Years. Building
Since 2009, Mayor Frank G. Jackson's Sustainable Cleveland 2019
(SC2019) initiative has engaged more than
15,000 people from all walks of life, working together to design and develop a thriving and resilient Cleveland region. Over
the past ten years, SC2019 has supported collaboration and action to make Cleveland a greener, cleaner place to live, work,
and play for all. From improved water and air quality to increases in bike infrastructure and clean energy, SC2019 has come
a long way... but we know there's much work to do.
you to celebrate the culmination of SC2019, honor the many people and organizations that have gotten us this far, and build
off this foundation for even greater progress. The one-day Summit will go from 8am-5pm on October 16th, followed
by an evening reception. The Summit will include remarks from Mayor Frank Jackson, keynote presentations, recognition
and awards, facilitated discussions on key priorities going forward, and much more. Through the 2019 Summit we will:
- Celebrate Cleveland's
progress in sustainability since 2009
- Share stories of collaboration
and action inspired through the SC2019 initiative
- Recognize individuals,
organizations, and businesses leading by example to advance sustainability in Cleveland
- Feature keynote presentations focused on creating a more sustainable and equitable economy
- Advance Cleveland Climate Action Plan priorities that require community-wide
action, such as reaching 100% renewable electricity, trees, access to vibrant green space, sustainable transportation, clean
water, and creating a circular economy
- Chart a path forward for continued engagement in sustainability and climate action beyond 2019
Contributions of $35, $50, $100, $250,
$500 or other amounts gratefully accepted.
Maximum individual contribution
$600, maximum organization contribution $3,800.
No corporate checks please.
Mail to: Friends of Jennifer O'Donnell, Jeff Gardner, Treasurer, 15315 Lake Road, Lakewood, Ohio 44107
& Issue Forums
2019 Election Forums for Cuyahoga
County Local Races
LWV of Greater Cleveland has been offering the voters of
Cuyahoga County an opportunity to meet, hear, and question candidates. When appropriate, LWV of Greater Cleveland partners
with other organizations to present candidate and issue forums.The
League of Women Voters does not endorse or support candidates or political parties.
All forums are free and
open to the public. Prior forums can to be viewed on on
our YouTube channel.
The League of
Women Voters of Greater Cleveland supports the Tri-C levy.
Because community colleges are supported
by state and local funds as well as student tuition and fees, the League will support the necessary local funding to permit
the College to serve the community. Here is a video
explaining the Tri-C levy.
Several forums have already taken place in various communities (Westlake, Cleveland Heights,
Rocky River, North Olmsted, East Clevland). Here are the remaining 2019 forums:
Bedford Heights Candidate
Thursday, October 17, 7 pm
Bedford Heights Board of Education
Bedford City School District includes Oakwood Village, Walton Hills Village
Location: Bedford Heights High School, 481 Northfield Rd, Bedford, OH 44146
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Candidate Forum
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 pm
Lyndhurst City Council
South Euclid City Council
South Euclid mayor
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Board of Education
High School, 4875 Glenlyn Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Saturday, October 19, 2019
3:30 - 5:30
1771 E 30th Street, Cleveland 44114
Join Stacey Abrams in Cleveland for a conversation about voting rights in Ohio. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.
The event will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m.
event is free and open to the public.
A Series of Discussions on Important Issues
that Affect Our Lives
at 9:30 am
Congregation of Cleveland
Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights 44122
The Community Forums are part of a long-standing
church-sponsored series of free weekly discussions. The topics are secular in nature and range from politics, science, arts
and culture, social justice and other topics. Open to the public, each forum attracts 40
to 60 people.
the Fall 2019 Forum series brochure here
years ago, the first ship containing enslaved Africans arrived in British North America. Since then, systems and institutions
in America have provided preferential opportunity to some citizens while simultaneously subjecting people of African ancestry
to hardship and disadvantage. This opportunity imbalance has subjected African Americans to disproportionately high rates
of homelessness, incarceration, economic hardship, poor health outcomes, higher incarceration rates, marginalized communities
and under-resourced educational institutions.
Join YWCA President & CEO Margaret Mitchell, First Year Cleveland Executive Director Bernadette Kerrigan, and national maternal and infant
health expert Dr. Arthur
James and hundreds of others for two days of dynamic speakers, skills-building and educational breakout sessions,
powerful performances and exhibits, and a unique opportunity to connect with people near and far who share a commitment to
equity and justice.
Friday & Saturday, November 8 & 9, 2019
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
500 Lakeside Ave East, Cleveland 44114
and registration here.
City Club of Cleveland
Leadership in a Time of Crisis
The Honorable Nan Whaley
December 6, 2019
- 1:30 p.m.
The City Club
850 Euclid Avenue Cleveland 44114
First elected to the Dayton City Commission in 2005, Nan Whaley was the youngest women ever chosen
for a Commission seat. She was elected as Dayton's mayor in 2013 by a double-digit majority. In 2017 she was re-elected mayor
without opposition, a first in Dayton's history. As mayor, she has focused on the areas of community development, manufacturing,
and women and children.
her time as mayor, Whaley has become a visible leader throughout her city and its greater region, spearheading an education
overhaul and taking on the opioid crisis. But 2019 has also brought its share of challenges including a clash between a group
affiliated with the Klu Klux Klan and counter-protesters, a series of tornadoes that caused catastrophic damage, and a mass
shooting that resulted in nine deaths and led Whaley to become a leading voice for gun control.
Join us as Whaley shares the challenges of leadership in times of unimaginable
crisis and why she still believes in the resiliency and grit of her city and its residents.