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

Shaker League Member Catherine LaCroix, Chapter Chairs Mary LaVigne-Butler and Laura Creed, and member Terry Stoller at a new membership happy hour at the Van Aken District restaurant Pearl. 

State of the City of Shaker Heights

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Center
3450 Lee Rd., Shaker Heights, OH 44120

The Shaker Heights Chapter of the League of Women Voters presents the annual State of the City address and Q&A session with Mayor David Weiss

Coming Events:

February 22, 2019: 7:30 pm LWVGC Fundraiser Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution, Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, 2067 E. 14th St., Cleveland. Afterwards, Cowell & Hubbard at 1305 Euclid for socializing.

February 26, 2019: 7 pm “How Can We Reduce Gun Violence in Cleveland” (when the laws are made in Columbus) Moderated by Peter Krouse, Cleveland.com, Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus,11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106

March 5, 2019: 7 pm “The Immigration Acts of 1921 and 1924 and how they changed Cleveland” Dr. John J. Grabowski, CWRU Krieger-Mueller Joint Professor in History with a brief update on Immigration 2019 in #CLE. Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus, 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106

March 8, 2019: International Women’s Day

March 14, 7 pm, “How do school vouchers affect our public schools and taxpayers?” Heights Library, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 44118

March 15, 2019: Cleveland Teachers Union Election

March 27,2019 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, 2019 LWVO Statehouse Day, Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, 75 E. State Street, Columbus, 43215
May 7, 2019: Primary Election

May 10-12, 2019 LWVO Convention at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in the Columbus area. More details will follow.

Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums:

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

Issue 1 – the Next Step
LWV Joins Congressional District Lawsuit

The League of Women Voters of Ohio announced participation in a lawsuit challenging the state’s U.S. congressional districts as unconstitutional. The federal lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in the Southern District of Ohio, alleges the current map violates Ohioans’ right to have their votes count and their voices heard.

Ohio‘s current congressional map is clearly gerrymandered and unconstitutional,” said LWV Ohio Executive Director Jen Miller. “Voters demonstrated their understanding of this issue and hunger for change at the ballot box on May 8. We look forward to seeing the benefits of Issue 1 during the creation of future maps, which starts in 2021. But the fact remains that the current map needs to be addressed now. This lawsuit could lead to fair maps for all Ohio voters in the 2020 election, and create a strong framework for future map making under the Issue 1 process.”

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. 

Shaker Schools News

Next Meeting Dates:

November 29, 2018: Finance & Audit Committee Meeting at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Adminsitration 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, November 19, 2018 at the Main Branch, Meeting Room B
Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Main Branch, Meeting Room B 

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.