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

 

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.

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