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Oct 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 Taxes
Oct 24 - Learn about the Green New Deal
Oct 26 - Discover the Black Women's Political Action Committee--Celebrating 36 Years!
Nov 5 - Election Day - VOTE!
Nov 7 - Fundraiser: U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
Nov 8 & 9 - 400 Years of Inequity: A Call to Action
Dec 9 - Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley speaks at the City Club
Requests for listing should be sent to info@CuyahogaDWC.org 



October 16th - Cleveland Public Auditorium

Celebrating 10 Years. Building the Future.

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.
We invite 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


2019 Candidate & 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 Forum

Thursday, October 17, 7 pm
Candidates for:
     Bedford Heights Board of Education
     Bedford City School District includes Oakwood Village, Walton Hills Village
     City Council
Location:  Bedford Heights High School, 481 Northfield Rd, Bedford, OH 44146

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Candidate Forum

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 pm
Candidates for:
    Lyndhurst City Council
    Lyndhurst mayor
    South Euclid City Council
    South Euclid mayor
    South Euclid-Lyndhurst Board of Education
Location: Brush High School, 4875 Glenlyn Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Saturday, October 19, 2019
3:30 - 5:30 pm
SEIU 1199
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.
This event is free and open to the public.

Ohio Democratic Party

Community Forums
A Series of Discussions on Important Issues that Affect Our Lives
Sundays at 9:30 am
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland
21600 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.

Download the Fall 2019 Forum series brochure here

Link for online contributions: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mk11-7

Four hundred 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. 
YWCA Greater ClevelandFirst Year Cleveland, and founding partners March of DimesMichigan Public Health Institute, and Project 400 are hosting a national summit to commemorate this 400 year anniversary, build an understanding of the connections between this history and the disparities we see today, and inspire action
 to create a more equitable future.
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
Public Auditorium
500 Lakeside Ave East, Cleveland 44114
More information and registration here.

The City Club of Cleveland 
Leadership in a Time of Crisis
The Honorable Nan Whaley
Mayor, City of Dayton

Friday, December 6, 2019
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The City Club of Cleveland
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.

Throughout 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.


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