• June 18 - City Club Virtual Forum: From Incarceration to Advocacy - A New Approach to Criminal Justice Reform
• June 22 - City Club Virtual Ohio District 11 Democratic Primary Debate
• June 22 - Hot Talk: Forum on Adding
Political Parties to Judicial Ballots
29 - Rank the Vote Ohio (a Zoom meeting on Ranked Choice Voting)
Details are listed below. Click here for CDWC-sponsored (and co-sponsored) programs.
City Club of Cleveland
From Incarceration to Advocacy:
A New Approach to Criminal Justice Reform
Friday, June 18, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Speaker: DeAnna Hoskins, President, JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA)
Dedicated to cutting the
U.S. correctional population in half by 2030, JLUSA empowers people most affected by incarceration to drive policy reform.
An Ohio native and nationally recognized leader, DeAnna Hoskins has been committed to the movement for justice, working alongside
people impacted by incarceration for nearly two decades. She has experienced the reentry system from all perspectives-she
is herself a previously incarcerated individual who has successfully transitioned back into the community, ultimately receiving
a pardon from Governor Ted Strickland.
Join us for a conversation with Hoskins about how to achieve criminal justice reform through collective leadership,
advocacy for justice reinvestment, and bold systems change.
The livestream will be available beginning at 12:30 pm. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.
The City Club of Cleveland
Ohio District 11 Democratic
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
5:30 - 7:00 pm
- John E. Barnes
Jr., Former Member, House of Representative, Ohio's 12th District
- Shontel Brown, Chair, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, and District 9 Representative, Cuyahoga County Council
- Seth Corey MD, MPH, Pediatric Hematologist & Oncologist
- Jeff Johnson, Court Administrator, Cleveland Housing Court
- Will Knight. Activist
- Tariq K. Shabazz, Veteran, U.S. Navy
- Shirley Smith, Former State Senator, Ohio's 21st District
- Nina Turner, Former State Senator, Ohio's 25th District
Earlier this year, U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge
− the Warrensville Heights Democrat who represented Ohio's 11th District since 2008 − was confirmed as the 18th
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The vacancy allows voters to choose a new representative
in special elections slated for August 3 and November 2.
District 11 is one of two majority-minority Ohio districts protected under the Voting Rights Act
of 1965. It encompasses much of Cleveland, its eastern suburbs, a western portion of Akron, and about 30 cities.
Join us for a 90-minute virtual debate
as the Democratic candidates for District 11 explain their platforms and differences, and why they deserve your vote. Have
a question? Submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15 at 5:00 pm.
The livestream will be available beginning at 5:30 pm.
judicial candidates be above the fray of partisan politics?
- Or does requiring a party affiliation on the ballot help voters to make more informed decisions?
A bill requiring party affiliation to be listed in some judicial
races has passed the Ohio Senate and is under consideration in the House. In partnership with League of Women Voters of Greater
Cleveland, we present the Hot Talk: Party or No Party? You Be the Judge on Tuesday,
June 22nd at noon via Zoom and Facebook Live.
Hot Talks are free public
forums presented to create a constructive discussion about the most important issues facing our community.
R. Patrick DeWine, The Supreme Court of Ohio
Cynthia Wescott Rice, Chief Judge, Ohio Court of Appeals Judges Association, Eleventh District Court of Appeals
- Joe Gross, CMBA
- Camille Wimbish, Esq., Election
Administration Director Ohio Voice
Want to vote for your favorite political candidate, but
fear that doing so will help the opposition by splitting the vote on your side? There is a SOLUTION! Join Indivisible Strongsville
on June 29th at 7 pm for a Zoom meeting on Ranked Choice Voting (RCV).
Geoff Young, a member of
the Speakers Bureau for the nonpartisan Rank the Vote Ohio, will inform us of the many benefits of this simple upgrade to
our current electoral system. RCV is already used statewide in Maine and Alaska, and as of this year, New York City joins
around 50 other cities across the country in using RCV for local elections. Rank the Vote Ohio believes that our state is
next in line-Ohioans are clearly ready and eager for substantive change. Come learn about RCV and the plan to improve Ohio's
elections through a statewide ballot initiative.