Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums

Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums
All are free and open to the public.

Thursday September 27, 2018   (Orig. 9/13)
“Why should I vote? What’s at stake in the November election?”
Cleveland Hts Community Center, 1 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland Hts 44118
moderated by Harry Boomer, Channel 19
Cosponsored by NAACP-Cleveland Chapter, CWRU Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland and Heights Public Libraries, Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

Tuesday September 25, 2018 7pm
Candidates for Ohio House District 16 and for Cuyahoga County Council District 1 will meet the public at a 7 PM moderated forum.
The program will take place at Westlake’s Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road.The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland chapters in Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted/Westlake and Rocky River are co-sponsors.

Wednesday September 26, 2018 7pm-8:30pm
Shaker Heights Mayoral Candidates Forum
Shaker Middle School Auditorium
20600 Shaker Blvd , Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Thursday,September 27, 2018  7pm-9pm
Candidates for State Representative in District 13 and State Senate in District 23.
Lakewood Chapter of the League of Women Voters Greater Cleveland and the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidates Forum at Lakewood City Hall, 12650 Detroit Avenue, in Lakewood.At that time voters will be introduced to candidates for State Representative in District 13 and State Senate in District 23.This forum will give voters an opportunity to meet the candidates, learn their positions on issues and ask questions about matters that are of importance to them.

Thursday October 4, 2018 7pm-8:30pm (opens at 6pm)
Challenging Gerrymandering, the Purge, and More: A Panel Discussion on Voting Rights

Freda Levenson, Legal Director of the ACLU of Ohio
Jen Miller, Executive Director of the Ohio League of Women Voters
Andre Washington, President of the Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute
*Moderator, Gary Daniels, Chief Lobbyist for the ACLU
Market Garden Brewery 1947 West 25th St, Cleveland 44113 (lower level)
Light appetizers will be served and there will be a cash bar

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Candidates for Ohio State Senate District 21, Sandra Williams and Thomas Pekarek; Ohio State House District 9, Janine Boyd and Joe Miller; and Cuyahoga County Council District 10, where Cheryl L. Stephens is running unopposed.
the Cleveland, Shaker Heights, and Cleveland Heights-University Heights Chapters of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland will host a candidate forum from 7:00—9:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Road, in Cleveland Heights.

Saturday October 6, 2018 at 2pm
A forum to help understand the proposed changes
Westlake Porter Library 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH 44145
featuring
The Honorable Ronald B. Adrine, chair of the Cuyahoga County Charter Review Commission, and other members of the Commission.
Moderated by Marcia Goldberg, former LWV-Greater Cleveland Co-President
Attendees may also verify their voter registration and collect a mail-in ballot application before or after this meeting.

Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 7pm
The Election’s Over: What did the voters say?

5th floor auditorium at InfoCision Stadium Welcome Center,University of Akron, 375 E Exchange St, Akron,  44304
Free and open to the public
Cosponsored by Bliss Institute, University of Akron, Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com, LWV-Akron Area, LWV-Greater Cleveland, Common Cause-Ohio

A panel of experts will analyze the results of the 2018 midterm elections and what can be expected regarding voting rights and other issues based on the composition of the houses of government.
Moderated by M.L. Schultze, former WKSU news director and reporter, Dr. John Green, Univ of Akron, Greg Moore NAACP National Voter Fund

Thursday November 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm
“Chronic Pain in the Post-Opioid Era”
Lakewood Main Library, 15425 Detroit Rd., Lakewood 44107

Moderated by Brie Zeltner, Plain Dealer

Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm
“Plastics and Lake Erie”
Rocky River Library, 1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River 44116
Moderated by Elizabeth Miller, Environmental Reporter, Ideastream

All open to the public. Please contact if you have questions about any of these events: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

 

“Why should I vote? What’s at stake in the November election?” a forum on Thursday Sept 27, 2018

This forum (orig Sept 13 Heights Library) has been rescheduled for: Thursday Sept 27
The new location: Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland Hts 44118

The flyer is here
Thursday September 27, 2018  7pm
“Why should I vote? What’s at stake in the November election?”
Cleveland Hts. Community Center, 1 Monticello Blvd, Cleve Hts 44118

Panelists
Mike Brickner, Ohio Director, All Voting is Local
Tom Roberts, President, NAACP Ohio Conference
Camille Wimbish, Director, Ohio Voters Rights Coalition

moderated by Harry Boomer, Channel 19

This forum will also offer attendees ways to get involved with non-partisan “Get Out The Vote” efforts led by NOVA and Alpha Omega Foundation.


Harry Boomer

Cosponsored by NAACP-Cleveland Chapter, CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland and Heights Public Libraries

“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio” a forum on September 12, 2018

Wednesday September 12, 2018  7pm
“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio

The video is here:
Here is the Cleveland.com preview
The flyer is here

Panelists:
Dr. Daniel J. Flannery, CWRU, Director Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education

Andrés González, Chief of Police, Cleveland Metro Housing Authority

Mike Henne, Ohio State Representative (R) 40th District

Michael J. Skindell, Ohio State Senator (D), 23rd District

Moderator: Peter Krouse, Public Interest and Advocacy Reporter, Cleveland.com


Peter Krouse

Cost: Free & Open to the Public  7-8:30pm
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

Waste and Recycling in Cuyahoga County a talk on August 30, 2018


The flyer is here
The video is here

Waste and Recycling in Cuyahoga County or 

why you cant “wish-cycle” your way to sustainable waste management

Thursday August 30, 2018 7pm

A talk by Diane Bickett, Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

Fairview Park Library
21255 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, OH 44126
Free and open to the public
Cosponsors: Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com, CWRU Lifelong Learning,
League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland.
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

Ohio’s school report cards: What do they really tell us? a forum on August 29, 2018


The Plain Dealer preview story is here
The flyer is here
Here’s the video from the forum

Wednesday August 29, 2018 7:00-8:30pm

“Ohio’s school report cards: What do they really tell us? What should they?: 
A discussion about how we evaluate our schools”
moderated by Patrick O’Donnell, Plain Dealer Education Reporter

Panelists:
Chad Aldis, Vice President for Ohio Policy and Advocacy | Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Dr. Talisa Dixon, Superintendent Cleve Hts/Univ/ Hts Schools

Stephen Dyer, Education Policy Fellow, Innovation Ohio

Lisa Woods member Ohio Board of Education (Medina area)

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Cleveland Heights High School Small Auditorium
13263 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118


Patrick O’Donnell

Cosponsored by
Cleveland Heights University Heights PTA Council, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate, Ltd.

Challenging Gerrymandering, the Purge, and More: A Panel Discussion on Voting Rights  a forum on Oct 4, 2018


The flyer is here
Thursday October 4, 2018 7pm-8:30pm (opens at 6pm)
Challenging Gerrymandering, the Purge, and More:
A Panel Discussion on Voting Rights 
Freda Levenson, Legal Director of the ACLU of Ohio
Jen Miller, Executive Director of the Ohio League of Women Voters
Andre Washington, President of the Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute
*Moderator, Gary Daniels, Chief Lobbyist for the ACLU
Market Garden Brewery 1947 West 25th St, Cleveland 44113 (lower level)
Light appetizers will be served and there will be a cash bar

Whats on the ballot Nov 6? Cuyahoga County Charter Amendments: A forum to help understand the proposed changes Oct 6, 2018

The flyer is here
Saturday October 6, 2018 at 2pm
Whats on the ballot Nov 6?
Cuyahoga County Charter Amendments:
A forum to help understand the proposed changes
Westlake Porter Library 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH 44145
featuring
The Honorable Ronald B. Adrine, chair of the Cuyahoga County Charter Review Commission, and other members of the Commission.
Moderated by Marcia Goldberg, former LWV-Greater Cleveland Co-President
Attendees may also verify their voter registration and collect a mail-in ballot application before or after this meeting.

A Forum on Voting Issues in Ohio Wednesday August 22, 2018

The flyer is here
Wednesday August 22, 2018
“A Forum on Voting Issues in Ohio”

7pm-8:30pm
Panelists:
Representative Kathleen Clyde (D), Ohio House District 75
Dr. David Cohen, Asst. Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
Senator Frank LaRose (R), Ohio Senate District 27
Moderator: Thomas Suddes, Editorial Writer, Cleveland.com

This forum will explore current voting and election issues in Ohio including early voting, voting by mail, voter registration, voter ID laws, removing voters from the rolls, gerrymandering, voting equipment and security and campaign finance laws.


Thomas Suddes, Cleveland.com

CWRU Beachwood Facility: 25700 Science Park Dr #100, Beachwood 44122
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Cosponsors Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com. CWRU Siegel Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland.
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD