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.
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Here’s What We Have Done the Past Year:
In the spring, we studied the school district’s request for a levy, agreed that a levy was required and supported the levy–which was approved by Shaker Heights voters on May 6. We also hosted two pre-primary Candidate Forums at Shaker Middle School, one featuring candidates from both parties for the District 9 seat on County Council and the other featuring the two Democratic Party candidates for the District 9 State House seat (no Republican Party candidates were listed on the primary ballot). And we partnered with the other two Leagues in the county and with the Northeast Ohio Media Group to publish an online Voters Guide. Last fall, all candidates for City Council and the Board of Education were sent pertinent questions, and their answers were printed in the LWV Voters Guide and mailed to every household in Shaker. A Candidates Forum was held at the Middle School on Tuesday, Oct. 1, with over 200 attendees. The forum was co-sponsored by the Shaker Heights Library, the Shaker PTO and Neighborhood Associations. This was a great opportunity to meet the candidates and ask them questions. The election took place on Tuesday, Nov.5, and in Shaker we have new and reelected members of City Council and the Board of Education. (Anne Williams, a former LWV-SH president, was elected to City Council.) City Council and the Board of Education will be watched at their respective meetings by LWV observers and you will be informed of their actions in monthly Voter reports. This is an important role of your League. A reception for Shaker Schools Superintendent Gregory Hutchings was held on Sunday, Oct. 20, at the home of Lin Emmons. Dr. Hutchings graciously answered questions for over an hour and impressed everyone with his openness, warmth and energy. Thank you to Mary Mulligan for chairing the reception, Lin Emmons for opening her home to the League and Dr. Hutchings for answering every question asked. A special thanks to Anne Batzell, Voter Services chair, for registering voters at a high school football game, Hathaway Brown School, Laurel School and Shaker Heights High School and anywhere else she was asked to go.