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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.

 

To Register to Vote or Update Your Voter Registration Information Click here.

Congratulations!  LWV of Ohio is the recipient of the Strengthening Democracy Award at the LWVUS National Convention in Chicago! 

The Ohio League was cited for its decades-long fight to end gerrymandering and mobilizing citizens to pass Issue 1 which could not have happened without the incredible work of the LWVGC volunteers.  

 

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. 

 

Coming Events: 

Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums:

 

Redistricting and Voting Rights in Ohio

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning facility
25700 Science Park Dr #100, Beachwood, OH 44122

 

Representative Kathleen Clyde (D), Ohio House District 75
Dr. David B. Cohen, Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
Senator Frank LaRose (R), Ohio Senate District 27

 

Moderator: Thomas Suddes, Editorial Writer, Cleveland.com

 

Ohio’s school report cards: What do they really tell us? What
should they?:
A discussion about how we evaluate our schools

Wednesday August 29
7:00 pm
Cleveland Heights High School small auditorium
13263 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Hts, OH 44118

 

A discussion about how we evaluate our schools
Moderated by Patrick O’Donnell Plain Dealer Education reporter

 

Co-sponsors: CH/UH PTA, Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com. CWRU Lifelong Learning,
LWV-GC. Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

 

Waste and Recycling in Cuyahoga County or
why you cant “wish-cycle” your way to sustainable waste
management

Thursday August 30, 2018
7pm

Fairview Park Library 21255 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, OH 44126

 

A talk by Diane Bickett, Exec Dir. Cuy Cty Solid Waste District
To learn more click here

 

How to Reduce Ohio Gun Violence

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
7 pm – 8:30 pm
CWRU Timken Veale University Center
11038 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106

 

Moderated by Peter Krouse, reporter, Cleveland.com’s public interest and advocacy team

Co-sponsors:  The Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com, CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning, and LWV Greater Cleveland
Corporate sponsor:  First Interstate, LTD

 

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

 

Shaker Schools News

Next Meeting Dates:

August 14, 2018. Monthly Board Meeting at 6:00 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, 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 

 

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.

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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. 

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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.