Looking for a few good women to run for office

There are only a few days left to apply for The Matriots PAC endorsement for the May 7, 2019 primary election.

The deadline to apply for consideration prior to the primary election is February 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST.

Applications are available at matriotsohio.com.  All candidates under consideration for endorsement must submit a completed application by the stated deadline. The Matriots PAC does not consider candidates who have not completed an application.

The Matriots is an Ohio nonpartisan political action committee founded in May of 2017 by a group of women who launched an effort to put more women into political leadership. Our mission is to elect more Ohio women to public office who will promote a healthy economy in which women can thrive and prosper.

__________________________

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.
________________________________________

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.

____________________________________________________________

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. 

_____________________________________________________________

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.

___________________________________________________________________

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.
_____________________________________________________________

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.
_____________________________________________________________

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. 

_____________________________________________________________

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!

_____________________________________________________________

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.

______________________________________________________________

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