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REDISTRICTING
From: Common Cause Ohio and Fair Districts
Read the letter from Fair Districts Coalition to the Ohio Redistricting Commission, titled "Second Chance to Draw Fair Maps"!  

Updates
Jan 25:
On Saturday, January 22, the Ohio Redistricting Commission approved new Ohio House and Senate maps
Their first set of maps was struck down by the Ohio Supreme Court as unconstitutional because they violated the Ohio Constitution's requirement that maps must comply with representational fairness as defined in the constitution. It’s not yet clear if this second set will fare any better. The new state legislative maps were passed along partisan lines, and as such, if they pass muster with the court, will be in place for four years. The two minority party members of the commission voted against passing the new maps because they still failed to reach the required ratio for proportional representation, among other reasons.  The Ohio Supreme Court will review.  

 

Jan 26:

The groups that successfully got Ohio’s old set of state legislative maps thrown out by the Ohio Supreme Court have filed legal objections to the new set Statehouse Republicans approved over the weekend. Plaintiffs including the League of Women Voters of Ohio, the Ohio Organizing Collaborative and a local affiliate of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee said in their filings that the new maps fail to follow the guidance justices gave when they tossed the old maps as unconstitutionally slanted toward Republicans under Ohio’s new anti-gerrymandering rules. Read more here.

 

 


 
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
CDWC ANNUAL MEETING
AND
ELECTION OF STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS AT LARGE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2022 AT 7:00 PM, VIA ZOOM 
 
Information and registration link are here.

 


Voters can now submit Vote-by-Mail applications for every election this year!
Request your application today at http://443vote.us 

 


 
FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY
STUDENT PRECINCT ELECTION OFFICIAL (SPEO) PROGRAM

High School Teachers and Administrators!

Do you know about the Future of Democracy Program offered by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

Your school can partner with the BOE to help your students work as paid Precinct Election Officials! The program provides students an opportunity to learn about the electoral process and build their resume. BOE staff will come to your school to conduct trainings - they just need a school representative to assist in coordinating with students.

If your school would be interested in joining this program in time for the May 3, 2022 Primary Election, please contact Arianne Morrow, Assistant Manager, Election Officials, at 216-443-3256 or electionofficials@cuyahogacounty.gov beginning January 10, 2022.

More information, including a list of currently participating schools, can be found at
 https://boe.cuyahogacounty.gov/election-day-workers
.
 


NOVEMBER 2, 2021
GENERAL ELECTION 

CDWC congratulates the following women on their victories!
  • Congresswoman-Elect Shontel Brown
  • Berea Councilmember At Large Mary K. Brown
  • Cleveland Ward 4 Councilmember-Elect Deborah Gray
  • Cleveland Ward 7 Councilmember-Elect Stephanie Howse
  • Cleveland Ward 12 Councilmember-Elect Rebecca Maurer
  • Cleveland Ward 14 Councilmember Jasmin Santana
  • Cleveland Ward 15 Councilmember Jenny Spencer
  • Cleveland Heights Councilmember-Elect Josie Moore
  • Cleveland Heights Councilmember Davida Russell
  • Euclid City Council President Charlene Mancuso
  • Lakewood Councilmember Sarah Kepple
  • North Olmsted Mayor-Elect Nicole Dailey-Jones
  • Parma Ward 8 Councilmember Linda Kohar
  • Richmond Heights Mayor-Elect Kim Thomas
  • Rocky River Councilmember Christina Morris
  • Rocky River Councilmember-Elect Jeanne Gallagher
  • Strongsville Council Member At Large Kelly Kosek
  • Westalke Ward 5 Councilmember Amy Havelka
AND we also congratulate:
  • Cleveland Mayor-Elect Justin Bibb
  • First-ever elected Mayor of Cleveland Heights Kahlil Seren
And we are very proud that members of the Democratic Party’s Central Committee of Cuyahoga County have elected CDWC Steering Committee Member Meredith Turner to fill U.S. Rep. Shontel Brown's vacant Cuyahoga County Council seat, representing District 9!


CDWC'S 12TH ANNUAL BRUNCH & CONVERSATION
DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: TAKING THE LEAD

This year's brunch, which took place on Saturday, May 15, 2021, 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!


THE CUYAHOGA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S CAUCUS WELCOMES ONLINE DONATIONS!

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.
 
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. 
 
Vote411 
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.


 

Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at:

info@cuyahogadwc.org

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 6143, Cleveland, OH 44101
Telephone:
216-470-6622