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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:

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

Friday, March 15 – Countdown to 2020, noon, City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
Use the code LOWV19 for 20% off your ticket price.
Countdown to 2020

The 2020 presidential campaign is underway. In this moment, what does it take to run for President? Is America ready to embrace a third party or independent candidate? What—and who—should we be paying attention to? And, what affect will California having moved its primary from June to March, will have on the primary process?
Panelists:
Mark Everson
46th Commissioner of Internal Revenue and former candidate for President of the United States
Clare Malone
Senior Political Reporter, FiveThirtyEight

Moderated by Joseph Frolik, executive Editor, ideastream.

March 15, 2019: Cleveland Teachers Union Election 

LWVGC is gearing up again to manage the elections for the Cleveland Teacher’s Union. Ballot counting will take place Friday, March 15 starting at 4 pm. This is a fundraiser for LWVGC as the CTU pays us for our services. It’s a unique chance to meet and interact with Leaguers from different chapters as we work together to tally thousands of ballots from the dozens of schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. It’s democracy in action mixed with great League camaraderie.

We need about 50 volunteers so bring a friend! Neighbors, spouses and older teenagers are welcome. Each volunteer will have the option to designate a LWVGC chapter of their choice to receive $10 for every hour that they work. Non-members are welcome.

Ballot counting will take place in downtown Cleveland at the North Shore AFL-CIO Labor Building at 3250 Euclid Ave. The building has easy, free parking and dinner is provided. We will start at 4 pm and will go until we are done, hopefully before 9 pm. The more people we have counting, the faster we get done! You do not need to commit to the whole time. You may come for any period of time that is convenient for you.

To volunteer or ask questions, contact Meryl Simon 216-932-9252 or merylsimon18@gmail.com. When you sign up, please give us a phone number, email address and tell us what time you are available.

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March 21, 2019, 7:00 pm, Rocky River Public Library: 1600 Hampton Rd. Rocky River, 44116
Plastic Purge:  How did we get here and what do we do about all of this plastic?
Presentation by Dr. Michael SanClements, author of “Plastic Purge: How to use less plastic, eat better, keep toxins out of your body, and help save the sea turtles!” Facebook event page here

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

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.

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

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 in the Columbus area. More details will follow.

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.

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:

  • February 26, 2019. Special Board Meeting at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the High School, small auditorium, 15911 Aldersyde Drive.
  • February 28, 2019. Finance and Audit Committee Meeting at 7:00 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, March 18, 2019, Main Branch, Meeting Room F
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.