League to Sponsor Film at 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival

LWV Greater Cleveland will sponsor the American documentary, A Girl Named C.  The film will be shown Saturday, March 30 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 31 at 2:40 p.m.  Find out more about the film, how you can volunteer for this event,  and how you can get a discount ticket by going here.

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LWVGC to Partner With The City Club

Once again, the League will serve as a community partner with The City Club of Cleveland to bring two upcoming forums to Cuyahoga County.  Go here for more information about the forum “Countdown to 2020” on March 15 and here for more on “Remarks from Frank LaRose” on April 26.

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Meet The Matriots

In honor of Women’s History Month, please join The Matriots and Dr. Barbara Palmer, creator and executive director of the Baldwin Wallace Center for Women & Politics of Ohio, for a conversation about women in politics in Ohio.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

The Black Pig
2801 Bridge Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

RSVP to Helen Fite at helen.fite@matriotsohio.com or 614-288-9122.

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Forum Videos

If you are too busy (or too cold!) to get to the free, public League-sponsored forums, you are in luck.  Access all the League-sponsored videos from the past three years here or use this alternate link here.  Use the arrow on the far right of the images to scroll to older presentations.

We are very grateful to our forum sponsors who support the cost of these videos and to Michael Baron who maintains our Youtube account.
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Socialize!  Fund-raise!  Save the date:

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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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