Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums

Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums
All are free and open to the public.
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Wednesday August 22, 2018  7pm
“A Forum on Voting Issues in Ohio”

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

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

Wednesday August 29   7pm
moderated by Patrick O’Donnell Plain Dealer Education reporter
Cleve Hts High School small auditorium
13263 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Cosponsors: CH/UH PTA, Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com. CWRU Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland.
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

Thursday August 30, 2018 7pm
why you cant “wish-cycle” your way to sustainable waste management 
Fairview Park Library 21255 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, OH 44126
A talk by Diane Bickett, Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

Wednesday September 12, 2018  7pm
“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio
CWRU Campus Tinkam Veale Center
moderated by Peter Krouse, Reporter, Cleveland.com

Cosponsors: Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com. CWRU Lifelong Learning, LWV-GC. Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

Thursday September 13, 2018  7pm
“Why should I vote? What’s at stake in the November election?”
Heights Public Library Main
2345 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
moderated by Harry Boomer, Channel 19
Cosponsored by NAACP-Cleveland Chapter, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland and Heights Public Libraries

Many of these are co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

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

 

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


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

The flyer is here
“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

Steven 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, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate, Ltd.

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

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

Ohio Gun Laws: What are our options? a forum on July 17, 2018


The flyer is here

The post summary of forum is here

The forum video is here

Tuesday July 17, 2018
“Ohio Gun Laws: What are our options?”
Heights Public Library Main 7-8:30pm

Representatives from:
League of Women Voters of Ohio Lobby Corps
Moms Demand Action
Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence
Ohioans for Gun Safety

moderated by
Darrielle Snipes, Ideastream/WCPN

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

 

“Women in Politics: How to get more women to run for office in Ohio” a forum on May 16, 2018

Wednesday May 16, 2018 7-8:30pm
“Women in Politics: How to get more women to run for office in Ohio”
moderated by Mary Kilpatrick, Reporter, Cleveland.com

The flyer is here

The preview is here

The Cleveland.com post forum summary is here

The video is here

Women make up over 51% of the voting electorate and yet men still far outnumber women in elected office in Ohio and across the country. This forum will explore options for increasing the number of women who run and hold elected office, particularly in Ohio.

Panelists

Karen Beckwith, PhD, Flora Stone Mather Professor and Chair Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University

Christina Hagan, Ohio House of Representatives, (R) 50th District

Nina Turner, President, “Our Revolution, former Ohio State Senator, Cleveland Councilperson

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Heights Library Main Branch
2345 Lee Road 44118
7-8:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public


Mary Kilpatrick, Cleveland.com

Please contact if you have questions: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

Cosponsored by
Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer plus Heights, Lakewood, Shaker and Cuyahoga County Library Systems.

Corporate Sponsor: First Interstate, Ltd.

Single Payer Healthcare-How does it Work? Could it work in the U.S.? A forum on April 25, 2018

Wednesday April 25, 2018 6:30-8pm
Single Payer Healthcare-
How does it Work? Could it work in the U.S.?

moderated by Ginger Christ, Plain Dealer Heathcare Reporter

The flyer is here

RSVP is here

The preview story is here

Video from the forum

Some think that single payer healthcare is the answer to our healthcare problems and others think it will bankrupt the country and won’t work. This forum will explore both sides with a particular emphasis on how it might impact Northeast Ohio.

Panelists
John R. Corlett, President and Executive Director, The Center for Community Solutions

Susan M. Mego, MHA, Executive Director-Managed Care, MetroHealth Partners

J. B. Silvers, Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management and School of Medicine

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Lakewood Public Library Main Branch
15425 Detroit Ave. Lakewood OH 44107


Ginger Christ

Cosponsored by
Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer plus Heights, Lakewood, Shaker and Cuyahoga County Library Systems.

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate, Ltd.

“Redistricting and Gerrymandering in America and Ohio” a forum on March 20, 2018

The flyer is here

The preview is here

The forum recap is here

The forum video is here

Tuesday March 20, 2018 7-8:30pm
Redistricting and Gerrymandering in America and Ohio:
the effort to reform how districts are drawn

moderated by Rich Exner, Cleveland.com, Data Reporter

Panelists
David Daley,
National political writer, senior fellow for FairVote, the author of      “Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy” (W.W. Norton/Liveright) and a frequent lecturer and media source about gerrymandering. He is the former editor-in-chief of Salon.com, and the former CEO and publisher of the Connecticut News Project.

Gregory T.  Moore, Executive Director, NAACP National Voter Fund

Catherine Turcer, Director, Common Cause Ohio, and Co-leader of Fair Districts Ohio

This forum will look at the Redistricting issue from a national and local perspective with experts in each area on the panel. We’ll discuss the latest information and the expectations for 2018, the 2020+ census and more

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning Facility
25700 Science Park Dr #100 Beachwood OH 44122


Rich Exner, Cleveland.com

Cosponsored by
Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer plus Heights, Lakewood, Shaker and Cuyahoga County Library Systems.

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate, Ltd.

Akron Event March 21, click here

Akron flyer is here

“The Nuts and Bolts of Ohio Campaign Finance” Thursday October 26, 2017

Thursday October 26, 2017
“The Nuts and Bolts of Ohio Campaign Finance”
Flyer here

Video here

  
Donald C. Brey                                        Donald J. McTigue

Session #1: Ohio Campaign Spending/Finance Laws
▪ Donald C. Brey, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
▪ Donald J. McTigue, McTigue and Colombo

 
Catherine Turcer                  Cyndra Miller-Cole

Session #2: Alternative Campaign Funding Models Current Used in Other States and Communities
▪ Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio
▪ Cyndra Miller-Cole,  The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, The University of Akron

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Room,
1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44115
9:30am-11:30am Free and Open to the Public.
CLE credit available for $30. Register for CLE here with CMBA

Program cosponsored by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

“Home Rule for NE Ohio Communities. Should it be stronger or weaker?” October 17, 2017 @ Lakewood Main Library

“Home Rule for NE Ohio Communities.
Should it be stronger or weaker?”
Tuesday October 17, 2017
moderated by Tom Beres/WKYC-TV emeritus
Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH
6:30-8:00 p.m. Free & Open to the Public
Tom Bier, Ph.D, Senior Fellow, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Barbara
A. Langhenry, Director of Law, City of Cleveland
Gary Singletary, Chief Counsel, City of Cleveland

Thomas Suddes, Columnist, Cleveland.com/Columbus Dispatch/Dayton Daily News
Michael Summers, Mayor, City of Lakewood
 
This forum will cover the pros and cons of an issue that impacts Northeast Ohio communities almost every day. Who has the right to control laws regarding Gun Control, Fracking, Police, Schools, and many other issues. Should it be local communities? Or should the Ohio legislature set the laws for your city. 

In addition, some have argued that strong Home Rule laws in Ohio have contributed to sprawl and other public policy that may be damaging to Northeast Ohio as a whole

Tom Beres
Cosponsored by Lakewood Public Library, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.
For more information, please email: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

“Race and infant mortality in Northeast Ohio” forum moderated by Brie Zeltner, Plain Dealer Sept 27, 2017

“Race and infant mortality in NE Ohio:
why are black babies dying more and what can be done”

Wednesday September 27, 2017
moderated by: Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer
Heights Library Main Branch
2345 Lee Road 44118
7-8:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public

Event link here   Event flyer here   Preview story

The video is here

Panelists:
Christin Farmer, Executive Director, Birthing Beautiful Communities

Kentra Harris, Parent/Mother and Client

Dr. Arthur R. James, The Ohio State Univ., Interim Exec Director Kirwin Institute, Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Cancelled)

Angela Newman White, Supervisor, Maternal and Child Health Program, Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Moderator:
Brie Zeltner, Reporter, The Plain Dealer


Brie Zeltner, Plain Dealer

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com plus Cleveland Hts/University Hts Library System

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.
For more information, email: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net