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
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