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Aug 23 - 2020 Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour
Aug 13 - Town Hall: Monique Smith and Dr. Christina Collins
Aug 14 - City Club Virtual Forum - Toward Equal Representation: Women in Politics
Aug 14 - The Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls in the U.S.
Aug 17-20 - Follow the Democratic National Convention
Aug 18 - Electing Equalit: The Final Push for the Equal Rights Amendment
Aug 18 - 100 Years Of Women's
Social Movement Activism
Aug 25 - Ohio Women's (Virtual) Rally featuring Ohio Senate Candidates
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Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour
30 - August 23
Digital events give voice to everyday Ohioans amid unprecedented crises facing our state
Ohio House Democrats have begun the 2020 Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour
, a series of virtual town halls this summer where local lawmakers will discuss statewide issues like COVID-19, jobs and the
economy, racial justice and police reforms.
digital events allow constituents to hear from lawmakers, ask questions, and offer input on ways to address the issues facing
Each town hall
event is free and open to the public.
13th at 7:30 pm you can join Monique Smith and Dr. Christina Collins for a virtual town hall via Facebook Live. They
will discuss school funding in Ohio, state curriculum standards, why the State BOE is important, the connection
to the state legislature, and
more! Dr. Collins is an educator
with 12 years experience. She is a resident of Medina and parent of four children. Dr.Collins earned her PhD in
curriculum and instruction from Kent State University in 2016 and is running for Ohio's State Board of Education.
Questions will also be taken live during the virtual event.
The City Club of Cleveland
Equal Representation: Women in Politics
Hillary Bachelder, Director/Cinematographer/Editor, "Represent" film , and Bryn Bird, Granville Township Trustee
Friday, August 14, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 pm pm
On August 19, 2020,
the United States commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Women and men of all races,
ethnicities, and identities fought for and against women's right to vote. The national movement that led to affirming women's
right to vote is not only a story about women's rights, but is also an American story of race, class, citizenship, gender,
immigration, political identity, and values.
While we've made
strides, there is still a long way to go towards equal representation. When compared to 193 other nations, the United States
currently ranks 75th in gender equity in
our political representation. However, women are increasingly adding their names to ballots - for example, in 2018, 494 women ran for Congress compared
to only 312 in 2016. Their journeys are often challenging and inspiring, filled with both frustration and joy.
The documentary film REPRESENT, which had its world premeire at CIFFStreams, follows three first-time female candidates as they run for office and work to improve
their community through public service. The film is being screened in select cities, including Cleveland, to coincide with
the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
REPRESENT director Hillary C. Bachelder and Ohioan Bryn Bird join us to talk about the experiences of women running for
office and their fight to reshape local politics on their own terms.
The livestream will be available beginning at 12:30 pm.
ave questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330-541-5794.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls
in the U.S.
From health to
the economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are made worse for women and girls by virtue of their
examine these issues through the lens of policy making, philanthropy, and health care with experts including State Senator Nickie
Antonio, Iris Harvey, and Sarah Pariser.
Friday, August 14, 2020
The Democratic National Convention is scheduled for Aug. 17-20, and will kick off that Monday with
opening ceremonies and a selection of speakers.
A keynote address is set for Tuesday followed
by the VP nomination and address on Wednesday.
Joe Biden is slated to deliver his acceptance speech from Milwaukee
Feminist Majority and the
ERA Coalition for a free virtual event during the Democratic National Convention on the final push for the Equal Rights Amendment.
Tuesday, August 18th from 4-6
The panel will feature many renowned ERA champions and activists who
will discuss the future of the Equal Rights Amendment
and what Democratic leadership can do to ensure it is enshrined
in the Constitution for good.
From The 19th Amendment to the Occupy Movement and Black Lives Matter:
100 Years Of Women's Social Movement Activism
Heather McKee Hurwitz, Lecturer of Sociology,
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
will explore the range of social movement activism that women have engaged in since the passage of the 19th amendment. Topics
include the pursuit of racial and gender equality, women in environmental movements, feminists in the Occupy movement, and
more. Since suffrage, women have continued to fight for equality even within progressive movements.
The lecture is free and open
to the public.
Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Greater
Cleveland and Seigal Lifelong Learning, CWRU
Ohio women are ready
to take the lead!
Please join State Senate candidates Crystal
Lett, Kathy Wyenandt, Betsy Rader, and Christian N. Johnson for Ohio State Senate 20 for the 2020 OHIO WOMEN'S
RALLY live on August 25th at 7:00 pm!
VERY special guests will
be announced leading up to the event - you won't want to miss this! (Seriously, get excited).
Hosted by: Crystal Lett for Ohio Senate; Ohio Senate Democrats-Campaign Team; Christian N. Johnson
for Ohio State Senate 20; Kathy Wyenandt for State Senate; Betsy Rader for Ohio