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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.

Local elections for Mayor, City Council, and the
Board of Education, will be held on Nov. 5 this year.

The League of Women Voters will once again host a candidates forum and will post information about candidates and their answers to our questions in our online Voters Guide, Vote411.org.

The filing deadline for candidates is Aug. 7.

 VOTE411.org.
Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Three Taxing Bodies Forum: City, School, Library

The Shaker Heights Chapter of the League of Women Voters presented a forum with representatives from Shaker Heights City Council, the Shaker Heights Board of Education, and the Shaker Heights Public Library with opening remarks by Mayor David Weiss.

Coming Events in Shaker Heights:

Food Insecurity in Shaker Heights
How big is the problem? What are we doing about it?
How can we do better?

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 7 pm
Shaker Heights Public Library Main Branch
16500 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44120

Hunger is a growing problem that is estimated to impact thousands of residents yearly including children, adults and seniors. What are we doing to make sure every person has access to the food they need? How can we do better? Learn from experts, city representatives and volunteers. YOU can be part of the solution in Shaker Heights.

Panelists will include:

Loren Athens, The Center of Community Solutions

Keith Langford, Family and Engagement Coordinator, Shaker Heights Schools

Kimberly LoVano, Director of Advocacy & Public Education, Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Tres Roeder, Shaker Heights City Council

Representatives from Little Free Pantry in Shaker Heights

Cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland Shaker Heights Chapter and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Coming Events in Greater Cleveland:

Keeping Kids Safe in an Online World

Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:30 pm
Lakewood Public Library Main branch
15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH

Join us on June 17th at Lakewood Public Library Main branch for a discussion about keeping kids safe in an online world, including talking to children about potential dangers and things every parent should know.

Our panel of experts:

U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman

FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Smith

Cleveland Metropolitan Schools Psychologist Bill Stencil

Moderated by Lindsay Oliver, Spectrum News 1

This forum is being produced by Spectrum News 1, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio, the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. 

Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums:

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

LWV Ohio adopts position 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 for updated information. Scroll to the bottom of the page for current information and how you can stay involved.

Shaker Heights School News

Check here for upcoming meetings and events.

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, June 17, 2019 at the Bertram Woods Branch
Monday, July 15, 2019, Main Branch, Meeting Room F
Monday, August 19, 2019, Main Branch, Meeting Room F
Monday, September 16, 2019, Main Branch, Meeting Room F
Monday, October 21, 2019, Main Branch, Meeting Room F

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

For prior videos of forums the Shaker Heights Chapter of the LWV Greater Cleveland has 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.