Mobilizing women to engage in the political
process and run for office at every level of government
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her win in the
Congressional District Primary!
(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 congratulate those
listed below, who received the endorsement of the Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus.
Cleveland City Council Wards:
3 - Kerry McCormack
12 - Anthony Brancatelli
- Kate Warren
14 - Jasmin Santana
15 - Jenny Spencer
17 - Charles Slife
Lakewood City Council At Large:
Rocky River City Council At Large:
Rocky River City Council Wards:
1 - Lisa Havemann
3 - Jeanne
Nicole Dailey Jones
North Olmsted City Council Ward 2
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
5 - Delores Gray
7 - Stephanie Howse
8 - Mike Polensek
Garfield Heights Mayor
Garfield Heights City Council Ward 6
Given the large number of candidates, we postponed
consideration of Cleveland Heights City Council for endorsement until closer to the November General Election.
REMAINING VOTING DATE TO NOTE FOR 2021
November 2 General Election
Polls open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
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
*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
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.
CDWC'S 12TH ANNUAL BRUNCH & CONVERSATION
DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: TAKING THE LEAD
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:
thanks to our dynamic speakers:
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:
THE CUYAHOGA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S CAUCUS WELCOMES
The CDWC accepts gifts via online payment. Please consider supporting
us with your annual membership and with an additional donation of whatever amount is right for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.