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CDWC congratulates
on her win in the 
11th Congressional District Primary!

CDWC Endorsements
(Meetings held on June 21, July 14, and July 20)

At our June 21, 2021 endorsement meeting, we heard from five Democratic candidates for the August 3, 2021, 11th Congressional District Primary to succeed former Rep. Marcia Fudge. We thank all who participated in our process and congratulate Shontel Brown, who received the endorsement of the Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus. 

At our July 14, 2021 endorsement meeting , we heard from numerous Democratic candidates running in the September 14th Municipal Primary. We thank all who participated in our process and c
ongratulate those listed below, who received the endorsement of the Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus.

Cleveland City Council Wards:
3 - Kerry McCormack   
12 - Anthony Brancatelli 
13 - Kate Warren
14 - Jasmin Santana
15 - Jenny Spencer 
17 - Charles Slife

Lakewood City Council At Large:
Sarah Kepple
Tom Bullock
Rocky River City Council At Large:
Christina Morris
Stacey Schrantz Reid
Katherine Timmons

Rocky River City Council Wards:    
1 - Lisa Havemann
3 - Jeanne Gallagher

North Olmsted Mayor 
Nicole Dailey Jones
North Olmsted City Council Ward 2  
Chris Glassburn

At our July 20, 2021 endorsement meeting, we heard from numerous Democratic candidates. We thank all who participated in our process and congratulate the following, who received the endorsement of the Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus:

Cleveland City Council Wards

2 - Kevin Bishop

4 - Deborah Gray

5 - Delores Gray

7 - Stephanie Howse

8 - Mike Polensek


Cleveland Heights Mayor

No Endorsement


Garfield Heights Mayor

Shayla L. Davis


Garfield Heights City Council Ward 6

Renae Bolton


Given the large number of candidates, we postponed consideration of Cleveland Heights City Council for endorsement until closer to the November General Election. 

Information is at boe.cuyahogacounty.gov 
November 2 General Election
Polls open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
Voter Registration Deadline: October 4
Early Voting Begins: October 5
Early In-Person Voting Hours at the Board of Elections
2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
*Weekdays/Oct 5-8, 8 am-5 pm
*Weekdays/Oct 12-22**, 8 am-5 pm
*Weekdays/Oct 25-29, 8 am-7 pm
Sat/Oct 30, 8 am-5 pm
Sun/Oct 31, 1-5 pm
Mon/Nov 1, 8am-2 pm

*Weekdays are denoted as Monday-Friday.
**The Board of Elections will be closed on Monday, Oct 11 in observance of Columbus Day.
If you request a vote-by-mail/absentee ballot, you may return it, in person (with no postage needed), to the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Ave by 7:30 pm on Nov 2. A secure drop box is available 24/7 behind the building. If you are mailing your ballot, it must be postmarked on or before Nov 1 and must be received at the Board of Elections on or before Nov 12 in order to be counted. Note that the postage required for mailed ballots is 55 cents. 


This year's brunch, which took place on Saturday, May 15, was an exhilarating and inspirational virtual gathering of more than 100 activists, candidates, and elected officials from all levels of government and from around the state. 

Congratulations to our awardees:

Heartfelt thanks to our dynamic speakers:

Our thanks also go to: 
Jane Buder Shapiro, Linda Striefsky, State Rep. Juanita Brent, Richmond Heights City Councilwoman Kim Thomas, Lana Moresky, State Sen. Nickie Antonio - and the entire CDWC Steering Committee:


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Every donation makes a difference in our efforts to support strong local, county, and state Democratic Party strategists, leaders, and candidates - especially women - to win at all levels of government. 

Remember, you must be a paid member in order to vote at our endorsement meetings.
If you have questions, please email info@cuyahogadwc.org or call 216-798-8948. 

Stay Informed
Judicial Votes Count
The Ohio Supreme Court, Bar Association, League of Women Voters of Ohio, and others have joined together for "Judicial Votes Count" (JVC) an online website with information on candidates for judge across the state and with educational information about what judges do and how to evaluate candidates. You can visit online at www.judicialvotescount.org. 
The League of Women Voters online voter's guide, VOTE411.org, is where you can find essential information that includes voter guides, absentee ballot and early voting information, biographical information about candidates, and both upcoming candidate forums and videos of forums. 

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE (just because)!

Please continue to make phone calls, especially to both of Ohio's senators, Sherrod Brown [Washington, DC, 202-224-2315; Cleveland, 216-522-7272; Columbus,  888-896-OHIO (6446)] and Rob Portman [Washington, DC, 292-224-3353; Cleveland, 216-522-7095; Columbus, 614-469-7747]. Make sure they know how you feel about the issues that are important to you.

Please check our CDWC Events page and our Other Events to Know About page for listings of happenings of particular interest to Democratic women in Cuyahoga County. 

The Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus is a chapter of the Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus, which is an official caucus of the Ohio Democratic Party. We are dedicated to bringing women into the political process by educating, engaging, and mobilizing women voters to help elect Democrats to office.


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