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CDWC-Sponsored Reproductive Rights Petition Signings
Be part of the campaign to gather enough signatures to qualify "The Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety" amendment for the November ballot!

Stop, Sign, and Dance
Wednesday, May 31, 7:00-8:30 pm
Join us for a fun evening with Cleveland Heights City Councilwoman Davida Russell
Sign the petition for reproductive rights; then dance with us!
Networkz Restaurant & Lounge
3560 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Heights 44118

Sip and Sign for Reproductive Rights with Northeast Ohio Young Black Democrats and the CDWC 
Thursday, June 8, 5:30-7:30 pm
BarNone Wine Cafe
20106 Chagrin Blvd, Shaker Heights 44122
You can help collect signatures!
Contact us at CDWCReproVolunteers@gmail.com to volunteer.
Find more petition signings here:

The CDWC's Annual Meeting took place on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
At the meeting, Executive Officers and Steering Committee Members were elected, so here is our organization's current leadership:

Chair: Cynthia Demsey
Vice Chair/Operations: Linda Striefsky
Vice Chair/Membership: Susan Stechschulte
Treasurer: Kim Thomas
Recording Secretary: Jane Buder Shapiro

Steering Committee: 
Juanita Brent, Crystal Bryant- Agyemang, Liz Conway, Emily Holody, Karolyn Isenhart, Alicia Love, Lana Moresky, Danielle Ross Wroblewski, Jasmin Santana, Tatiana Wells, Monica Wilson
At the meeting, we also voted to endorse Monica Wilson for the May 2, 2023 Primary race for PARMA WARD 1

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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. 
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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Mailing address:
P.O. Box 6143, Cleveland, OH 44101