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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.

Some communities in Cuyahoga County have a Primary Election on May 7, 2019; Shaker Heights does not. Our local elections will be held on Nov. 5, 2019.  

Go here for VOTE411.org.
Go here for Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

State of the City of Shaker Heights

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

Coming Events in Shaker Heights:

Tuesday, April 16, 7 pm, Shaker Chapter Annual Public Officials Reception 20976 Claythorne Road in Shaker Heights.  Open to all Shaker Heights LWV Chapter members and City, School and Library public officials.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to engage community leaders one on one.
If you can attend, please RSVP by April 9th.  Email co-chairs@shakerlwv.org 

April 30, 2019, 6:30 pm, Shaker Hts City Council/School Board/Library Board Forum, Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Rd.

Moderated discussion and Q&A with representatives from Shaker Heights City Council, School Board, and Library. Meet and greet panelists and fellow community members. Submit questions in advance via twitter to #lwvshaker or email co-chairs@shaker.org

Coming Events in Greater Cleveland:

Friday, April 26 – NOON, City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
Remarks from Frank LaRose 
Use the code LOWV19 for 20% off your ticket price.
As Ohio’s Secretary of State, LaRose is doing his part to ensure Ohio’s elections are both secure and accessible. In the legislature, LaRose spearheaded efforts to increase government transparency and efficiency, particularly in the areas of elections administration and regulatory reform.

May 7, 2019: Primary Election

May 7, 2019,7:00 – 8:30pm, Making Sense of Local Judicial Elections
Heights Library Main Branch, 2345 Lee Road Cleveland Hts 44118
Panelists
Deborah Coleman, Esq., Chair, Judicial Candidates Rating Coalition
The Honorable C. Ellen Connally, Cleveland Municipal Court (retired)
Judge J.J. Costello, Cleveland Heights Municipal Court


May 10-12, 2019 LWVO Convention at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Dr., Lewis Center, OH 43035

Email co-president@lwvgreatercleveland if you’re interested in attending. For more details see www.lwvohio.org 

June 1, 2019, 9:15 am – 1:00 pm, Fifth Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, Parma-Snow branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2121 Snow Rd, Parma, OH 44134.

Speakers will include:

Henry Curtis, Cuyahoga County BOE and Nada Martinovic, U.S. Bureau of Census

Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums:

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

LWVGC Board approves proposal 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

Next meeting dates:

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, April 15, 2019 at the Bertram Woods Branch
Monday, May 20, 2019, Main Branch, Meeting Room F
Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Bertram Woods Branch

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.