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Current Listings 
Details are below; CDWC-sponsored (and co-sponsored) programs are listed 

Sept 24 - Community Forum Discussion: Federal Funding Cuts:  How Will They Hurt Our Community?
Sept 25 - Fundraiser: Steve Dettelbach for Ohio Attorney General, with special guest Sally Yates
Sept 25 - Preterm Community Event Series: Drowning in Student Debt
Sept 25 - The Ohio Board of Education a.k.a. the State School Board 
Sept 26 - Fundraiser: Cindy Marx for Lakewood City Council
Oct 4 - Fundraiser: Kathleen Clyde for Ohio Secretary of State
Oct 11 - 9th Annual LGBT Heritage Day Awards
Oct 12 - A Night Out to Benefit Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio
Oct 25 - Fundraiser: Betty Sutton for Governor of Ohio
Oct 27 - Public Policy Forum: Race and Infant Mortality in Northeast Ohio
Requests for listing should be sent to info@CuyahogaDWC.org 


Community Forum Discussion
Federal Funding Cuts:  How Will They Hurt Our Community?

Sunday, September 24, 2017
9:00 - 10:15 am
First Unitarian Church of Cleveland 
21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

How will our community be affected by the loss of block grants, health care, housing programs, food stamps, student loans, or environmental
projects?  Can shared resources, innovation and coordination provide solutions?  

Speaker:  Amy Hanauer, Executive Director, Policy Matters Ohio

Please join 
Deborah & Ron Ratner
for a reception with 
Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates
in support of
Steve Dettelbach, Candidate for Ohio Attorney General

Monday, September 25, 2017
Roundtable & Photo Op: 5:30 - 6:15 pm
Reception: 6:15 - 7:15 pm
The Ratner Home
17300 Parkland Drive, Shaker Heights, OH 44120

Roundtable & Photo Op (per person): $1,500
Reception (per person): $1,000 Sponsor; $500 Friend; $250 Guest

Contribute at steveforohio.com/yates or make checks payable to:
Dettelbach for Ohio, 35 East Gay Street, Suite 403, Columbus, OH 43215.

To RSVP, contact Isabella at 925-818-7254 or isabella@steveforohio.com. 

For the 2018 election cycle, the maximum individual and PAC contribution to Dettelbach for Ohio is $12,707.79. State of Ohio employees and government contractors should consult counsel prior to making a contribution. Contributions to Dettelbach for Ohio are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Ohio law allows a state income tax credit for monetary contributions made to Dettelbach for Ohio up to an annual limit of $50 for single filers and $100 for joint filers.

Dettelbach for Ohio
35 East Gay Street Suite 403, Columbus, OH 43215

Preterm Community Event Series
Drowning in Student Debt
Join Preterm for a conversation with Policy Matters Ohio to talk about the Student Debt Liberation Campaign, the rising cost of education, and steps being taken to throw a life raft to people drowning in student debt.

Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm 
12000 Shaker Blvd, 44120 

Are you one of the more than 687,000 Ohioans that owe $19 billion in federal student loan debt? Join us for a conversation with Daniel Ortiz from Policy Matters Ohio to talk about the Student Debt Liberation Campaign, the rising cost of education, and steps being taken to throw a life raft to people drowning in student debt. See what you can do to avoid the loan debt trap or get out from under your loans without being taken advantage of by loan service providers or for-profit schools.  

This is part of Preterm's Monthly Community Event Series, so it’s free and open to the public!

Social workers can earn 2 free CEU credits for this event. 

No RSVP necessary. Parking is available in the Preterm parking lot. 

For more information, email info@preterm.org

The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and Shaker Heights Public Library

The Ohio Board of Education a.k.a. the State School Board
How can they help us? How can we help them?

Monday, September 25, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Shaker Heights Public Library
16500 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH, 44120

Meryl Johnson, State Board of Education Member, District 11
Peggy Lehner, Ohio State Senator (R, District 6); Chair, Senate Standing Committee on Educationr
Mary Rose Oakar, former member, State Board of Education
The purpose of this program is to let parents and the entire community know what the State Board of Education does, its relationship to the Ohio legislature and most importantly, how the public can help our elected officials, on both the State School Board and the legislature be more effective.

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and Shaker Heights Public Library

FOR MORE INFORMATION: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net 


You are cordially invited to a
Fundraising Reception to
Re-Elect Cindy Marx
Lakewood City Council-at-Large

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
5:30 -7:30 pm
Griffin Cider House & Gin Bar
12401 Madison Avenue, Lakewood OH 44107

Please make checks payable to: Friends of Cindy Marx. Mail to: 1419 Lakewood Ave, Up, Lakewood OH 44107. No corporate checks.

Or make your donation through PayPal at marxforlakewood.com.

Please join Hosts:
State Rep. Nickie Antonio, Madeline Caine, Dagmar Celeste, Karen Clyde, Erin & Julie Clyde, Robert Nara, Nancy Roth, Senator Michael J. Skindell, Jeremy & Katie Soditch, and Roberta Steinbacher

for an evening in support of 
State Representative Kathleen Clyde
Candidate for Ohio Secretary of State

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Winton Place
12700 Lake Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44017
In the party room. Parking available in front of and behind Winton Place.

Suggested contribution levels:
$250 Sponsor; $100 Friend; $50 Supporter

To RSVP, email Angela@KathleenClyde.com or contribute in advance here by October 2nd.

Kathleen Clyde Committee

9th Annual LGBT Heritage Day Awards

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 
Cleveland City Hall Rotunda 
601 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114 

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Heritage Day is an awards ceremony that honors and celebrates LGBTQ+ individuals who have an ongoing commitment to the Greater Northeast Ohio LGBT community. As "out" LGBTQ+ community members, they have made significant contributions in the areas of Advocacy & Activism, Health & Wellness, Service, Arts & Culture, and/or Workplace Inclusion in and around Northeast Ohio. 

The ceremony is held annually during the second week in October to coincide with National LGBT History Month and Coming Out Day. 

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, September 22, 2017. Complete your online application herePaper applications can be picked up at the LGBT Center and must be returned by the deadline. 

For more information, please contact Ryan Clopton-Zymler at (216) 651-5428 or by email at RZymler@lgbtcleveland.org.

A Night Out 
to benefit
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio
Dinner, cocktails, and a lively musical performance by singer, songwriter, and activist 
Nellie McKay

Thursday, October 12, 2017 
6:00 - 9:00 pm 
12383 Cedar Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106
Valet parking available; metered parking on street and in lot behind venue

Reserved VIP seating - $250
Open seating - $150

If you'd like to attend this event, you can purchase tickets online here.
To register by phone or email, contact Eva Allen, Regional Director of Development, at 216-920-4026 or eva.allen@ppao.org.

If you cannot attend but would like to make a contribution, please click here.

Thank you to our dedicated host committee: 
Char & Chuck Fowler, Holley Fowler Martens & Rob Martens, Chann Fowler-Spellman & Ed Spellman, Susan Berger & Bob Brown, Doreen & Dick Cahoon, Mary Beth Cooper & Scott Chaikin, Asmita Shirali Goldblum & John Goldblum MD, Judy & Bob Rawson, Julie Tamarkin & Stephen Tamarkin MD, Jan & Geoff Thrope

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio (PPAO) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Contributions to PPAO support advocacy for reproductive health and rights and may be used for political purposes, such as lobbying and education. PPAO also engages in limited electoral activity. Contributions to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio are not tax deductible. 

Please join us  
For a reception in support of 
Betty Sutton, Democratic Candidate for Governor of Ohio 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 
5:30 – 7:00 pm  
At the home of Susannah Muskovitz 
16619 Aldersyde Dr Cleveland, OH 44120  

Please RSVP to: Dory MacMillan at (706) 338-3812 or dory@bettysutton.com  

Gold - $500 • Silver - $250 • Bronze - $100  

To support Betty Sutton’s campaign, please make checks payable to Betty Sutton Works for Ohio and mail to 4100 Regent Street, Suite A Columbus, OH 43219  

Or contribute online at: www.bettysutton.com/donate 

Betty Sutton Works for Ohio

FREE Public Policy Forum

Race & Infant Mortality in Northeast Ohio:
Why are black babies dying more and what can be done?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Heights Public Library Main Branch
2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Brie Zeitner, The Plain Dealer
Christin Farmer, Executive Director, Birthing Beautiful Communities
Dr. Arthur R. James, The Ohio State University, Interim Executive Director, Kirwin Institute, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Angela Newman White, Supervisor, Maternal & Child Health Program, Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Ohio has one of the highest rates of infant death for black mothers in the country. Northeast Ohio is ground zero for the crisis, as more African American babies are born in Cuyahoga County than in any other part of the state, and these babies die at three time the rate of those born to white mothers.

Why is the problem so bad for the black community in particular, what role does racism in our neighborhoods and institutions play, and what can and should be done to fix it. Join us for a lively discussion, and bring your opinions and observations about how race influences the lives of Northeast Ohio mothers and their babies.

Co-sponsored by Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com, and Cleveland Heights/University Heights Library System

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties Ltd.

For more information: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus
Email: info@cuyahogadwc.org
Telephone: 216-479-6622