Congratulations to all of our members! LWVGC was named the recipient of the LWVO Community Impact Award at the State Convention last weekend. In addition, Lauren Orrico, the LWGC Membership and Leadership Director, is the 2nd winner of the LWVO Belle Coit Kelton Rising Star Award.
These honors are greatly deserved. Go here for more information.
Victory in Ohio’s Gerrymander Case!
The US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio made its ruling in a case brought by Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute, League of Women Voters of Ohio, and individuals from each Congressional district in Ohio. ACLU of Ohio served as chief counsel, and the plaintiffs sued the Ohio General Assembly over the Congressional district maps they drew in 2011. The goal is simple: fair, constitutional maps for the 2020 election, and the Court agreed. Go here for more information.
Good news for LWVGC’s concurrence proposal on high-stakes testing and accountability in public education!
The LWVO board has placed the proposal on the upcoming LWVO convention agenda as a recommended program item. 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.
If you are too busy 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.
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.
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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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.
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