Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums

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

Thursday August 29 7pm
“Plastics and Ohio”
Plastic pollution, is it the next burning river?
What can residents do?
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116
Cosponsored by Sierra Club and the LWV Greater Cleveland
 
Thursday September 12 7pm
Moderated by Rich Exner Cleveland.com 
CWRU Siegal Beachwood
Landmark Centre
25700 Science Park Dr., Suite 100, Beachwood, OH 44122
Cosponsored by Cleveland.com, LWV-Greater Cleveland and CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning 
 
Tuesday Sept 17 6:30pm
Moderated by Marlene Harris Taylor Ideastream
Lakewood Public Library Main
15425 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Cosponsored by Ideastream, LWV-Greater Cleveland and CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning 

 

Tuesday, September 24 · 2-3 pm
Elder Financial Fraud
Montefiore’s Maltz Auditorium, 1 David Myers Pkwy 44122

FIGHTING FRAUDSTERS: Keeping your money safe in an age of scams
Cosponsored by Spectrum News Ohio, Montefiore and the League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

Thursday, September 26, 2019  7:00pm
Shaker Middle School Auditorium
20600 Shaker Boulevard
Free to the public.
Get to know the candidates and ask questions at this moderated forum.

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Making Sense of  
Ohio’s Court System
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River 44116
Training facilitated by Common Cause Ohio and Ohio Voice

 

Making Sense of Ohio’s Court System
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Heights Library Main Branch
2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights 44118
Training facilitated by Common Cause Ohio and Ohio Voice

All open to the public. All of them free

“Plastics and Ohio” forum August 29, 2019 Rocky River Library

“Plastics and Ohio” forum
Plastic pollution, is it the next burning river?
What can residents do?

August 29, 2019 at 7pm

the flyer is here
Moderator: Emily Obringer, Sierra Club Ohio

w/panelists:
•Cheryl Johncox, Sierra Club Ohio,

•Sunny Simon, District 11 Cuyahoga County Council,

•Sarah Damron, Surfrider Foundation,

•Sarah Mathews, Rumpke Waste,

•Cristie Snyder, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Rd. Rocky River OH 44116

Cosponsored by LWV Greater Cleveland, the Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, the Bay Green Team, Rocky River Green Team and Rocky River Public Library

“The 2020 Census: what does it mean for Ohio and Cleveland?” a forum on September 12, 2019

“The 2020 Census: what does it mean for
Ohio and Cleveland?”
Thursday September 12 7pm

the flyer is here
with panelists:

Lisa Neidert, Univ of Michigan Institute for Social Research

Michele Pomerantz/Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Government

April Urban, CWRU, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Moderated by Rich Exner Cleveland.com 


Rich Exner, cleveland.com

CWRU Siegal Beachwood Landmark Centre
25700 Science Park Dr., Suite 100, Beachwood, OH 44122

Cosponsored by Cleveland.com, LWV-Greater Cleveland and CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning
   

 

“Women’s Health in Ohio” a forum on Sept 17, 2019


“Women’s Health in Ohio
Tuesday September 17 6:30pm

with panelists:
Dr. Carla Harwell, University Hospitals
Iris E. Harvey, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
Dr. Amy Hise,  CWRU School of Medicine
Tracy Carter, VP Government Relations, MetroHealth

Moderated by Marlene Harris Taylor WCPN/Ideastream

We’ll explore the state of women’s health in Ohio and the U.S. today and what can be done to improve it.

Ohio is ranked 32nd in overall health rankings for women (and children), according to a 2018 report published by America’s Health Rankings with: *high drug death among women
*low percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for 6 months
*low percentile of publicly-funded health services needs met

 In Ohio, black women are two to three times more likely to die in childbirth than white women while nationwide, American women are 50% more likely to die in childbirth than 30 years ago.

 And while there has been a shift toward including women in clinical drug trials in the last 25 years, there is still a long way to go in terms of robust representation of women. 

(Good news: for the first time since 2004, more women than men applied to U.S. medical schools. Women were also the majority of matriculants (new enrollees) to medical school for the second year in a row)

The statistics can be alarming, but what can be done to reverse these trends and inequalities? What role do our lawmakers play in our heath?   Where do we go from here?


Marelene Harris Taylor, Ideastream
Lakewood Public Library Main, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Cosponsored by Ideastream, LWV-Greater Cleveland, CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning and Lakewood Public Library

  

Elder Financial Fraud Town Hall Tues Sept 24, 2019

 

Tuesday, September 24 · 2-3 pm
Elder Financial Fraud Town Hall
Montefiore’s Maltz Auditorium, 1 David Myers Pkwy 44122

FIGHTING FRAUDSTERS: Keeping your money safe in an age of scams

  • Sheryl Harris, Director of Cuyahoga County’s Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Jon Steiger, Regional Director for the East Central Region of the Federal Trade Commission
  • Sue McConnell, President, Cleveland BBB
  • TBD, Spectrum News 1 OH Anchror, Moderator​

Cosponsored by Spectrum News Ohio, Montefiore and the League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

Shaker Candidates Forum, Thursday, September 26, 2019  7:00pm

Shaker Candidates Forum
Thursday, September 26, 2019  7:00-9:00 PM
Shaker Middle School Auditorium
20600 Shaker Boulevard
Free to the public.
Get to know the candidates and ask questions at this moderated forum.
City Council Candidates (vote for 4)
Tom Cicarella
Sean P. Malone
Nancy R. Moore
Carmella Williams
Earl Williams Jr
School Board Candidates (vote for 2)
Ted Auch
Jeff Isaacs
Emmitt R. Jolly
Kathleen Sauline (write-in candidate)
Mayor Candidate
David E. Weiss
Cosponsored by Shaker Heights Public Library and
The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland-Shaker Chapter

The Future of Political Debates City Club of Cleveland Aug 12, 2019

No Debate About It: The Future of Political Debates

Monday, August 12, 2019 at The City Club of Cleveland

Elizabeth Bennion, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science & American Democracy Project Director, Indiana University South Bend, and Host of WNIT’s “Politically Speaking”

Harry Boomer​
Anchor Reporter, 19News/CW43, and Immediate Past President and Member, Greater Cleveland National Association of Black Journalists

Richard Davis, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science and Director of the Office of Civic Engagement, Brigham Young University

John C. Green, Ph.D.
Interim President, University of Akron; Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics; Distinguished Professor of Political Science

Moderator
Dan Moulthrop
CEO, The City Club of Cleveland

Read about it here: