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Sept 29 - City Club Virtual Forum: A Conversation with Sen. Sandra Williams
Sept 29 - Ohio Democratic Party Pre-Debate Virtual Reception featuring Sen.Cory Booker
Sept 29 - Candidate Forum: Ohio Senate District 24 - Matt Dolan & Tom Jackson
Sept 29 - City Club hosts Ohio Debate Commission's Presidential DebateWatch2020
Sept 30 - City Club Virtual Forum: Cleveland Race Relations: From Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter
Sept 30 - Power in Our Voices: A Virtual Judicial Candidate Forum
Sept 30 - Forum: Cuyahoga County Public Library Levy
Oct 1 - Candidate Forum: Ohio State School Board District 11 - Michele Elba, Meryl Johnson, & Richard Neal
Oct 2 - YWCA's Go Live for Equity 2.0
Oct 2 - Fundraiser: Meryl Johnson for State Board of Education
Oct 3 - Get Out to Vote Caravan
Oct 3 - Black Women's Health Symposium hosted by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown
Oct 3 - Democratic Sign Giveaway
Oct 4 - Fundraiser: Monique Smith for State Rep. & Ohio Women Lead
Oct 7 - Meet the Candidates: Tom Jackson for OH Senate  & Joan Sweeny for OH House
Oct 11-24 - NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio's Virtual Race for Reproductive Freedom
Oct 11 - Virtual Meet-&-Greet: William Vodrey for Common Pleas Judge
Oct 19 - The Matriots host a conversation with State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney & Juanita Brent 
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The City Club of Cleveland
A Conversation with Senator Sandra Williams
Virtual Forum
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Noon - 1:00 pm

Sandra Williams is a Democratic member of the Ohio Senate, serving the 21st district—which includes the eastern two-thirds of Cleveland, as well as the east-side suburbs of Bratenahl, Cleveland Heights, Garfield Heights, Newburgh Heights, Shaker Heights, and University Heights—since 2015. In addition to her senatorial duties, Senator Williams serves as the Vice Chairwoman of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party and associate professor at Cleveland State University.

Senator Williams has spent more than two decades in public service—as a corrections officer, probation and parole officer, mediator for the State of Ohio, legislative aide, and State Representative. She also served our country as a member of the United States Army Reserve and was honorably discharged in 1995.

The livestream will be available beginning at 12 pm. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

Leading up to the first Presidential Debate in Cleveland, please join the Ohio Democratic Party for a virtual VIP reception supporting our Get Out the Early Vote effort. We will be joined by Senator Cory Booker to speak to the importance of voting early in Ohio. Additional guests TBA.

Tuesday, September 29 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm

*Link for event will be provided upon RSVP

Contact Megan Reenock with any questions at mreenock@ohiodems.org

Ohio Democratic Party

Candidate Forum, Ohio State Senate District 24
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
7:00-8:00 pm, via Zoom
Matt Dolan (R) and Tom Jackson (D)
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland

The City Club of Cleveland

Ohio Debate Commission
Presidential DebateWatch2020
Virtual Forum

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
8:00 - 11:00 pm
Given the limited number of tickets available for the actual debate, the Ohio Debate Commission (ODC) is hosting a virtual DebateWatch, a voter education program established by CPD in 1996 and reinvigorated in 2020. CPD sought participation from the ODC for this longstanding program prior to moving the first presidential debate to Cleveland.

DebateWatch is designed to bring people together to watch a debate, then turn it off at the end (before commentary) and discuss what they saw and heard. The goal is not to say who won or lost, it is to share views with those who may agree and those who don't. It is to listen respectfully to others' opinions.

Join us to hear insights from political experts, participate in breakout sessions, and enjoy the first debate in the virtual company of other Ohioans. 

Participation in DebateWatch2020 is free and open to all!
To register, 
click here.

The City Club of Cleveland
Cleveland Race Relations: From Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter

Virtual Forum
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Noon - 1:00 pm

  • Clarence H. Holmes, Past President, Cleveland Branch NAACP
  • Rev. Stanley Miller, Former Executive Director, Cleveland Branch NAACP
  • Danielle L. Sydnor, President, Cleveland Branch NAACP; Founder and CEO, We Win Strategies Group
  • Rick Jackson, Senior Host/Producer, ideastream®

The continuous struggle for human equality for Black Americans in the United States spans centuries. The recent Black Lives Matter protests that have followed the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery by police officers are now being compared, in the media, to the civil unrest of the1960s. At that time, the national response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.—combined with ongoing protests over civil rights and the Vietnam War—plunged an already divided nation more deeply into turmoil.

Then and now, Cleveland holds a symbolic place in the history of civil rights in America, consistently ranking among America's poorest and most segregated cities. From the Hough uprising and the "Glenville shootout," to the most recent Black Lives Matter protests and all of the events of the intervening five decades—the founding of the United Freedom Movement, the election of Mayor Carl Stokes, the desegregation of Cleveland’s public schools, the killings of Tamir Rice, Malissa Williams, and Timothy Russell by police—Cleveland’s history on civil rights and racism is the nation’s history.

Join us as an intergenerational panel of leaders, all whom held leadership positions at the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP throughout the las 60 years, discuss how the lessons from previous civil rights movements can and are influencing what is being done today.

The livestream will be available beginning at 12 pm. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

This non-partisan Voter Education and Judicial Candidates Forum is hosted by the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. The virtual forum, “Power in Our Voices,” will include a voter education component as well as a discussion with a panel of judicial candidates who are on the ballot for the November 3, 2020, General Election. This forum is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is recommended: https://tinyurl.com/powerinourvoices
The forum will allow the public to learn about the judicial candidates and their views on the issues that are important in the communities of greater Cleveland. The objectives of this forum are to: 
  • expand public awareness of the different judicial positions for which they cast ballots;
  • increase familiarity with persons currently holding and seeking judicial positions;
  • inform voters of the judicial races on the November 3 General Election ballot;
  • develop an understanding of judicial candidates’ positions on current issues; and
  • help voters make more informed decisions about judicial races and candidates.
The judges participating in the voter education component include Pinkey Carr, Lauren Moore-Siggers, Shirley Strickland Saffold, Michelle Earley, Tonya Johnson-Jones, Allison Nelson-Floyd, Patricia Ann Blackmon, Cassandra Collier Williams, and Jazmin Torres Lugo. We have also invited a special guest, the Honorable C. Ellen Connally, Chair, Judge4Yourself.Com.
The judicial candidates who have been invited to participate in the candidate’s forum portion include Emanuella Groves, Pamela A. Hawkins, Richard Bell, Wanda C. Jones, Anita Laster Mays, Larry Jones, Jennifer Brunner, and Judith French. Candidates will appear on the Zoom platform together and will be introduced by attorneys Valissa Turner Howard and Sonali B. Wilson, who will also serve as forum moderators.
The women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and neither supports nor opposes political parties or candidates.
For more information, contact Meredith Turner, Social Action Chair, Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at 216-280-1846 or by email, 

The Cuyahoga County Public Library System: What Would the Fall Levy Offer Us?
Wednesday September 30, 2020
7:00 - 8:15 pm, Via Zoom

It's on the November ballot: An initiative for a tax increase to support the Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) is on the ballot. If approved, the 1-mill tax increase will mean an additional $35 in annual property tax on each $100,000 of home value in the 47 County communities served by the system.

CCPL is America's top-rated library system for the last 10 years, yet it has the lowest millage of any of our 9 county libraries. Join us to learn more at this  online forum. Speakers will discuss library programs and services, funding, and how the library serves various community interests.

The Zoom RSVP is here:
Find this event on Facebook.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland

Candidate ForumOhio State School Board, District 11
Thursday, October 1, 2020
7:00 - 8:00 pm, via Zoom

Candidates (Nonpartisan):
Michele Elba
Meryl Johnson
Richard Neale

Co-sponsored by League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and Hey, Shaker!


Building upon the success of our first series, Go LIVE for Equity 2.0 will feature interviews and discussions with local and national leaders fighting on the front lines for racial equity. The series will kick-off on Friday, September 11th at 10:00 am and continue each Friday through October 2. All installments will be free and open to the community.

Sept 11
Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew 
Edgar B. Jackson Chair & Head of Community Impact, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, University Hospitals; Professor, Department of OBGYN and Reproductive Sciences; Dean of Student Affairs, Case Western Reserve University

Sept 18
Cynthia Connolly
Development Director, Policy Matters Ohio; Executive Board Member, Lake Erie Native American Council

Sept 25
Dawn Harris
Managing Director, Diversity & Inclusion, NASCAR

Oct 2
Justin Bibb
Chief Strategy Officer, Urbanova; Founder, Cleveland Can't Wait

YWCA of Greater Cleveland
4019 Prospect Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103 
Phone: 216-881-6878 


Join health care policy experts, practitioners and community advocates for discussion panels and virtual workshops on issues impacting Black women's health outcomes, such as physical, mindful, economic, and community health.

The Symposium will span the course of two days, commencing on Saturday, September 26, 9:00 am to 11:30 am, and conclude on Saturday, October 3, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.

This event is free to participants, but pre-registration is required.

hosted by H.O.P.E. Inc.

To increase voter turnout, to give information about voting rights, to bring awareness to the voting process, and to encourage and promote early voting.

Saturday, October 3, 2020
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The line-up will begin at 11:00 am and will depart promptly at noon.
Luke Easter Park, 3090 MLK Jr. Blvd., Cleveland 44104

YOU WILL NOT be asked to get out of your vehicles during this event, as social distancing is a priority.

This will be a short, fun ride around the city, highlighting Clevelanders and their commitment to the voting process.

Welcoming all types of vehicles (motorcycles, sedans, SUV's, vans etc.)

For more information please contact: Tim Isaac @ ikey711@yahoo.com or 216.509.6129; or  Eppalonian Isaac @ eppalonianisaac@gmail.com or 216.645.4392

We will adhere to all CDC guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic (social distancing, masks, etc.).

IMPORTANT: Let us know you're coming so we can make sure to have enough signs! Find this event on Facebook.

One Biden/Harris sign available per car.
Jeff Crossman and other candidates will also be there with signs, literature, and to meet YOU!

Organized by the Ward 13 Democratic Club. 

This event will support not only Monique Smith's campaign, but also a slate of Ohio women candidates through the Columbus-based group Ohio Women LeadThe link to purchase tickets can be found here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/owljeannette

Email for RSVP to join on Zoom: philipp@joanieforohio.com
Facebook Live link: www.facebook.com/joaneforohio 

With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it is more important than ever that we do all we can to ensure our right to choose remains strong in our state. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio has been fighting to keep abortions safe and accessible in Ohio and it will not stop now.

Support NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio by participating in the Race for Repro Freedom 2020 to ensure reproductive freedom for every Ohioan! To encourage our community to stay mentally and physically healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio is excited to announce our first 5k virtual race!

Join in the fun by running, walking, hiking, biking, moving in a wheelchair -- ANY kind of movement -- although we won't judge if you sit on your couch instead! By recruiting others to race for or with you, your support goes even further. And by fundraising, you have the chance to win fun prizes.

Register now at RaceforRepro.org! You will receive a race kit, run playlists, and motivational videos.

You can participate any time from October 11-24 and upload your race results. After you complete your race, we'll gather for a Zoom happy hour! 

Let us know you're participating by going to our event Facebook page here: 

Atty. Jennifer O'Donnell
and the Host Committee:
Sen. Nickie Antonio, Sen. Sandra Williams, Sen. Kenny Yuko, Rep. Janine Boyd, Mayor Annette M. Blackwell, Mayor Michael Dylan Brennan, Atty. Diane Citrino, Atty. Edward FitzGerald, Atty. Stuart I. Garson, Atty. Andrew Meyer, Atty. Michael J. O'Shea, Atty. Harriet W. Slive, Atty. Gina M. Villa, and Anastasia Pantsios
invite you to a
William Vodrey, Candidate for Judge, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Sunday, October 11, 2020
7:00 to 8:00 pm

Email VoteVodrey@gmail.com by noon on Friday, October 9 for Zoom details.  
Donate online at VoteVodrey.com/donate/ 

Or send a check payable to Vote Vodrey Committee to: Vote Vodrey Committee, Sharon Watts, Treasurer, 2616 West Park Blvd., Shaker Heights OH 44120

Monday, October 19 @5:30 pm via Zoom:  RSVP here. 

The Matriots is a nonpartisan political action committee supporting women candidates in Ohio. 

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