2019 Chapter Program Meetings

LWV Chapter Program meetings will be held in January 2019 for both East and West side chapters. This year we will focus on state and local program that will culminate in state convention in Columbus on May 10-12 and our own LWV Greater Cleveland annual meeting on June 1.  For specific dates, see the events on the right side of this page.

Any member can attend any of the chapter meetings. Chapter Program meetings are a major opportunity to set the direction of local League activities. It’s also a great opportunity to connect with other Leaguers and let your voice be heard.   

To read more about League program and see LWV Ohio positions, go here.  To see LWV Greater Cleveland positions, go here.  Existing chapter positions can be found here.

This year the meetings will be run a little differently. We will focus on the issues that you care about where we have existing positions and will discuss how we can have an impact on that issue.  If we do not have an existing position, we will discuss how to create one.

We will not read these documents word for word at the meeting. You should become familiar with them prior to the meeting and if you wish to makes changes, let us know either before or at the meetings.  We will instead focus on our overall program goals for the year and have a discussion on how to achieve them.

 One item we will discuss at these meetings will be a proposed new LWV-Ohio position on high stakes testing in K-12 education. Information on this can be found here.

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Socialize!  Fund-raise!  Save these dates:

Friday, February 22, Great Lakes Theater, Witness for the Prosecution.  Go here for more information.

Friday, March 15, Cleveland Teachers Union, ballot-counting.  Go here for more information.

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LWV Greater Cleveland Speaks Out on County Sheriff Proposal

LWVGC is opposed to the Council’s recent proposal to return the County sheriff from an appointed position to an elected position.  A letter written by LWVGC Co-Presidents Audrey Morris and Susan Murnane was presented at the December 11 meeting of  Cuyahoga County Council.  You can read the full letter here and see  Audrey Morris’s presentation here Find cleveland.com coverage here. 

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Read the LWV Ohio Coalition Letter in Opposition to HJR19 here.

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Go here for follow-up information from the forum “Plastics and Lake Erie.”  See what you can do to help curb plastics from entering the Great Lakes.

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Go to the next level with Wellstone training webinars

LWV has teamed up with Wellstone Action to provide a series of webinars that provide League members with tools, resources and strategies for growing our advocacy and voter engagement activities. This is a great training opportunity from a nationally recognized training organization.
Go here to register for the Coalition Building webinar scheduled for December 12 or 19.  You can also find past webinars on this page.
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LWVGC board approves proposal on high-stakes testing

Learn what the League is doing to address high-stakes testing and accountability in K-12 education, measures which have been found by many experts to be damaging to students, teachers, schools, even whole communities, and thus educational quality. Go here for more information.
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Redistricting in Ohio:  Go to the LWV Ohio website here for updated information. Scroll to the bottom of the page for current information and for how you can stay involved. 

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Are you interested in helping the League’s mission of EMPOWERING CITIZENS AND DEFENDING DEMOCRACY?

View the many opportunities to volunteer with the LWV of Greater Cleveland!

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Donate to League:

Donations to The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland Education Fund are tax-deductible and provide important support for voter and civic education programs, including much of League’s voter service work that provides nonpartisan candidate information during the election season. To make an online donation to the Education Fund click here.

Donations to The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, while not tax-deductible, are important for keeping dues low, promoting membership growth, and supporting direct advocacy. To make an online donation to LWV of Greater Cleveland click here.

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Since 1920, the League of Women Voters has been a leader in empowering citizens and defending democracy.

The League:

  • Encourages active participation in elections by providing nonpartisan information about candidates, issues, and how to vote
  • Works to protect and expand people’s access to elections and their government
  • Provides information people trust about major public policy issues
  • Takes positions on public policy matters and lobbies for change
  • Recruits and develops women and men to be members and leaders