Welcome to the Home Page of the Shaker Heights chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.  You may join the League or renew your membership by mail or online using a credit card. Just click the “Join” link at the top of this page.


Library Levy Passes
75% Yes for Issue 1

Statewide, 74.85% supported Issue 1
In Cuyahoga County, the number was 82.37%

A Victory for Grassroots Reform

Thanks and congratulations in equal measure to all of us, for an amazing, path-breaking, crowd-sourced, volunteer-driven reform. Ohio has shown the nation what can happen when people come together to make positive change. 

Thanks to the League of Women Voters of Ohio, Common Cause Ohio, and Fair Districts for getting us started, and for the critical negotiations for Issue 1. But it would not have happened without all of you. After 30 years of League work, we have meaningful reform.


The League of Women Voters is cited as providing the impetus for this historic win in the Cleveland.com editorial that you can find here.  For more information, go here. 


“It took the women’s suffrage movement seventy-two years to secure the right to vote in the US Constitution,” according to Jen Miller, Executive Director of LWVO. “The League of Women Voters was born out of that movement and that persistent, indomitable spirit is what caused us to lead the charge on redistricting reform from the 1980s through [yesterday’s] victory.”


Coming Events: 

Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums:

More forums are coming this summer. We are finalizing forums on gun issues and money in politics, so check back soon for times and dates.


For videos of past Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums click here.


Shaker Schools News

Next Meeting Dates:

May 24, 2018. Finance and Audit Committee Meeting at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Administration Building, large conference room, 15600 Parkland Drive.


If you want to learn the details of the Master Plan,  review the documents posted on the District’s Master Planning page. 


Shaker Library News

Board meeting dates:

Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Main Branch, Meeting Room B
Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Bertram Woods Branch
Monday, August 20, 2018 at the Main Branch, Meeting Room B
Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Main Branch, Meeting Room B
Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Bertram Woods Branch
Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Main Branch, Meeting Room B
Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Main Branch, Meeting Room B 


Shaker Heights voters approved the proposed operating levy funding the Shaker Heights Public Library. The small increase will be the first millage increase for Shaker Library in over 20 years. The LWV Shaker Chapter endorsed the levy. 


To learn more, you may read our
full report or a one-page summary sheet of the full report.


The cost of this increase to Shaker Heights property owners will be $67 per $100,000 of home value—a little more than 18¢ per day. Two-thirds of the funds this levy will generate are to be allocated to repairing and upgrading the Library’s facilities. The remaining one-third of the funds will pay for library operating expenses, including adding year-round Sunday hours. To learn more about the levy, click here.


For the City of Shaker Heights Sunshine Calendar, click here.


League of Women Voters Shaker Heights Chapter Presents:


2018 State of the City

For those of you who couldn’t attend Mayor Earl Leiken’s final State of the City Address, you can watch the video and learn about the current state of affairs in Shaker Heights and the work being done to create a thriving, healthy and inclusive community. 


State of the Schools 2018

Dr. Gregory Hutchings shared information on Shaker Schools and the progress being made as well as goals for the future. To watch the video click here.


2018 City Council, School Board & Library Forum

Building Shaker’s Future: Q & A, Comments and Dialogue, moderated by Amy Hanauer

Watch representatives from Shaker Heights City Council, School Board and Library answer questions from the community, offer comments and dialogue on their plans and vision for Shaker’s future, with brief comments by Mayor of Shaker Heights, Earl Leiken.

Click here to view the video. 


For prior videos of forums we have hosted go to our Public Policy Forums page on the menu bar.


Online Voter Registration is available in Ohio! To register or update your voter registration Click here. 

Learn about the candidates and issues on YOUR BALLOT. The League of Women Voters has the information you need. VOTE411.orgis a 1 stop shop, providing nonpartisan general, state and local election-specific info to the public. 



Judicial Races:

Judge4Yourself.com and JudicialVotesCount.org. You’ll learn how the candidates are rated, how voting for judges works in Ohio, and much more.