Battle for the Ballot: Cleveland’s Suffragist Movement A talk by Dr. Mary Manning Feb 23, 2021 at 7pm


Tuesday February 23, 2021 at 7pm
Battle for the Ballot: Cleveland’s Suffragist Movement
A talk by Dr. Mary Manning
Zoom RSVP here:
https://cwru.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BERUkSx2S9a5uvwFWrPpCQ

There is no complete record of the brave, often unnamed women who fought for their right to vote and finally triumphed in 1920. In conjunction with the Women & Politics exhibition at the Cleveland History Center, learn about a band of Northeast Ohio women who dedicated themselves to the public interest and grew into an organization that won the respect and confidence of the nation through the photographs, fashions, newspaper reports, and pamphlets they and their opponents left behind. This program will tell the story behind the local women who advocated for suffrage and went on to help establish the League of Women Voters.

Presented by Dr. Mary Manning, Western Reserve Historical Society

Cosponsored by Cleveland History Center, League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning

 

Gerrymandering and Ohio video forum Thursday May 28 at 7pm

Gerrymandering and Ohio video forum
Thursday May 28 at 7pm
w/Michael Li, Brennan Center For Justice
Kathay Feng, National Redistricting Director, Common Cause US
Jen Miller, Exec Director LWV-Ohio
Catherine Turcer, Exec Director, Common Cause Ohio will moderate
Here is the video from the forum:

Here are the slides from the forum
In 2021, district lines will be redrawn. What can we expect in Ohio and nationally from the census delay and results, and their impact on #FairMaps. Watch national and local experts share their concerns and perspectives.
Cosponsored by Common Cause Ohio, Fair Districts Fair Elections Ohio and LWV-Greater Cleveland

From the 19th Amendment to the Occupy Movement: Women’s Social Movement Activism A talk by Heather Hurwitz, Tues August 18, 2020

From the 19th Amendment to the Occupy Movement:
Women’s Social Movement Activism
A talk by Heather Hurwitz, Lecturer, Sociology, CWRU
Tuesday August 18, 2020 at 7pm
Via Zoom
The video is here

FREE to the public
This talk will explore the range of social movement activism that women have engaged in since the passage of the 19th amendment. Topics include the pursuit of racial and gender equality, women in environmental movements, feminists in the Occupy movement and Black Lives Matter, and more. Since suffrage, women have continued to fight for equality within a variety of progressive movements.

Made possible with a generous donation from Lin Emmons.

Sponsored by Cleveland History Center, CWRU Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

“Choose Wisely: A How-to Guide for Getting to Know Judicial Candidates.”   Wednesday July 22, 2020

“Choose Wisely: A How-to Guide for Getting to Know Judicial Candidates.”  
Wednesday July 22, 2020 at 7:00P.M.

with
Camille Wimbish, Ohio Fair Courts Alliance

Mia Lewis, Common Cause Ohio

Have you ever felt like you don’t have enough information to decide which judges to vote for? Join the Ohio Fair Courts Alliance and discuss ways to go beyond campaign slogans and yard signs to learn more about who is -running for the bench. Join us on Wednesday, July 22 from 7-8:30 pm for our presentation, “Choose Wisely: A How-to Guide for Getting to Know Judicial Candidates.”  

The video is here

RSVP here

Cosponsored by League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Common Cause Ohio, Ohio Fair Courts Alliance and Ohio Voter Rights Coalition

“The 2020/2021 School Year. What issues are schools facing this fall?” Monday July 20, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom

“The 2020/2021 School Year. What issues are schools facing this fall?”
Monday July 20, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom
This upcoming school year promises to be one of the most challenging ever faced by parents, students, educators and legislators. This forum will discuss some of issues confronting K-12 education in Ohio during 2020/2021. We will also take questions from viewers for the panelists
with panelists
•Elizabeth Kirby, Superintendent, Cleveland Hts/University Hts Public Schools
•Nathan Manning, (R) Ohio State Senator,  District 13
•Michael Skindell, (D) Ohio State Representative, District 13
•Charles Smialek, Ph.D., Superintendent, Parma City School District
Moderated by Patrick O’Donnell, Schools Reporter, Cleveland and Ohio Schools for “The74”, formerly Schools reporter for the Plain Dealer
The video is here

Patrick O’Donnell
Cosponsored by CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning and League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland

Vote by Mail in Ohio: The Best Way to Do It a video forum on May 6, 2020 at 7pm

Vote by Mail in Ohio: The Best Way to Do It
A video forum with voting rights experts from Colorado, Oregon and Ohio
Wednesday May 6, 2020 at 7pm edt

Here’s the video:

With a massive vote by mail effort needed for the November 2020 election, how should Ohio proceed?

(The video starts about 5 minutes into the event)
 
The speakers in order of appearance:
 
Kate Titus, Executive Director, Common Cause Oregon
 
Camille Wimbish, Ohio Voter Rights Coalition
 
Jen Miller, Executive Director, League of Women Voters Ohio
 
Amanda Gonzalez Executive Director, Colorado Common Cause
 
Moderated by Catherine Turcer, Executive Director, Common Cause Ohio

 

“Money in Politics” Forum June 2020 edition Tuesday June 9, 2020 at 7pm edt

Money in Politics June 2020 edition
Tuesday June 9, 2020 at 7pm edt
“Following the Money: The History and Where We are Now”
In March, the US Supreme Court refused to hear a case called Doe v. Federal Election Commission, thus leaving in place a pro-disclosure ruling from a lower court. This move by the Court suggests that there is still strong support for more transparency in elections and against the use of straw donors.

Catherine Turcer, Exec Director, Common Cause Ohio will bring us up to date on one of the most critical areas of #democracy: Money in Politics in 2020
The video from the forum is here:

RSVP HERE:

Cosponsored by Common Cause Ohio and the League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

The Crisis in Local News: Reinventing the Business of Journalism Video Forum 4/16/2020 at 7pm

The Crisis in Local News:
Reinventing the Business of Journalism
Video Forum on Thursday April 16 at 7 p.m.
Here’s the video

We hope you’ll tune in to listen to our panelists from Policy Matters Ohio , Common Cause Ohio, Eye on Ohio and The Devil Strip as they discuss business models that could save the future of local journalism.

with Panelists:
Caitlin Johnson-Policy Matters Ohio
Zach Schiller-Policy Matters Ohio
Lucia Walinchus-Eye on Ohio
Duane Pohlman-Eye on Ohio
Yosef Getachew-Common Cause
Chris Horne – The Devil Strip

Moderated by Angela Gartner, Editor
Northeast Ohio Parent magazine

Produced and Sponsored by Society of Professional Journalists-Cleveland Chapter
Cosponsored by Common Cause-Ohio, The Devil Strip, Eye on Ohio, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Policy Matters Ohio

Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services Levy (March 17, 2020 ballot) Forums on 3/5/2020 and 3/10/2020

(Ideastream photo)

Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services Levy
To be on the March 17, 2020 ballot

Educational Forums:
Thursday March 5, 2020 at Shaker Heights Public Library @7pm
the flyer is here

William Tarter, Jr., Center of Community Solutions, Public Policy and External Affairs Associate
David Merriman, Interim Director of Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services

Moderated by Marcia Goldberg, League of Women Voters
Mr. Tarter’s presentation slides are here
Follow up resources from The Center for Community Solutions are here

16500 Van Aken Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120
Cosponsored by League of Women Voters-Shaker Chapter, Shaker Heights Public Library and The City Club of Cleveland

Tuesday March 10, 2020 at Rocky River Public Library @7pm
the flyer is here

•William Tarter, Jr., Center of Community Solutions, Public Policy and External Affairs Associate
•David Merriman, Interim Director of Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services

Moderated by Janice Patterson, League of Women Voters
1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116
Sponsored by Rocky River Public Library, League of Women Voters-Rocky River, Westlake/North Olmsted, Bay Village, Fairview Park and Lakewood Chapters and The City Club of Cleveland

Materials to read:
Levy increase on the ballot next year
by William Tarter, Jr. The Center for Community Solutions 11/18/2019

Tax increase for health and human services merits your support, despite Cuyahoga County’s bad messaging
cleveland.com editorial  1/7/2020

Two health-care leaders pledge oversight of how Cuyahoga County would spend tax increase
by Courtney Astolfi, cleveland.com 12/19/2019

Cuyahoga County releases first details about how health and human services tax increase would be used
by Courtney Astolfi, cleveland.com 12/19/2019

Greater Cleveland Partnership Reluctant to Endorse Cuyahoga County’s Health and Human Services Levy 
by Kim Palmer, Crains Cleveland Business 12/19/2019

Cuyahoga County Asks Voters For Health And Human Services Tax Increase
by Nick Castele, Ideastream 12/10/2019

Cuyahoga County proposes tax increase for health and human services
by Courtney Astolfi, cleveland.com 11/8/2019

Explaining Cuyahoga County’s Health And Human Services Levy Deficit
by Nick Castele, Ideastream 6/3/2019