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CDWC's First Endorsements for 2017

thanks all of the candidates who 
participated in our endorsement process.

Congratulations to the eight candidates now endorsed by the CDWC! These candidates are running for city council in the following communities: 

Shayla Davis (Ward 4)  
Tenisha Mack (Ward 2) 

Tom Bullock (At Large) 
Cindy Marx (At Large) 

Mark Szabo (Ward 4) 
Katie Timmons (Ward 3)

Kelly A. Kosek (At Large)

Amy Havelka (Ward 5) 

LEADership Academy Applications are open!

LEAD Ohio identifies and trains the rising leaders of the progressive movement in Ohio. Over the last year, LEAD Ohio trained 28 emerging leaders through its LEADership Academy. These leaders are considering working on issue and candidate campaigns or aspiring to run for office as early as 2017. 

LEAD Ohio has now opened up its application process for the 2017-2018 LEADership Academy to individuals who are the future of the progressive movement in Ohio.

The curriculum is comprised of six day-long courses offering a comprehensive understanding of campaigns through interactions with elected officials, campaign professionals, and exercises relevant to running a campaign. LEADers will have the opportunity to build relationships with other emerging progressive leaders in the state of Ohio and create alliances with potential advisors, mentors, and future colleagues. If accepted, the fee to participate is $250, and participants are encouraged to raise the money, which should be brought to the first training on October 21.

Below are the dates for each session, which will all be held in Columbus, OH:
  • Saturday, October 21 - Mandatory
  • Saturday, November 18 - Mandatory
  • Saturday, December 16
  • Saturday, January 20
  • Saturday, February 17
  • Saturday, March 24
Applicants should apply here and 
the completed form to Erin Scott at 
erin@leadohio.orgApplicants must also take the required progressive leadership litmus test here 
no later than Friday, September 1.

5 E Long Street, Suite 800, Columbus, OH 43215

Time to address gerrymandering in Ohio’s Congressional districts
Fair Districts Ohio logoLearn more, get updates…

…about the Fair Districts proposal and congressional redistricting reform campaign. Go to the websites of:

Fair Districts = Fair Elections
League of Women Voters of Ohio 

Cuyahoga County petition staging locations 

Anyone interested in helping the redistricting reform effort can visit these locations to sign a petition, pick up a petition booklet for collecting signatures, drop off completed booklets, and get more information. To view a list of these locations and hours, click here.

Redistricting reform in the news

View a Cleveland 19 news feature with LWVGC member Heather Macalla discussing the reform effort.



Please continue to make phone calls, especially to both of Ohio's senators, Sherrod Brown [Washington, DC, 202-224-2315; Cleveland, 216-522-7272; Columbus,  888-896-OHIO (6446)] and Rob Portman [Washington, DC, 292-224-3353; Cleveland, 216-522-7095; Columbus, 614-469-7747]. Make sure they know how you feel about the issues that are important to you.

Voter Registration Update      

You can now register to vote or update your voter registration online.


You must register to vote or update your voter registration no later than 30 days prior to an election.
This year's remaining voter registration deadlines: 
  • July 10, 2017 for the August 8, 2017 Special Election.
  • October 10, 2017 for the November 7, 2017 General Election.

Looking for meetings, marches, rallies, or other action near you and around Ohio?
ProgressOhio's Progressive Action Calendar

If you are just getting started, there is also a basic Action Page with some things you can do right away: http://progressohio.org/takeaction/

35 E. Gay Street, Ste. 404, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Please check our CDWC Events page and our Other Events to Know About page for listings of happenings of particular interest to Democratic women in Cuyahoga County. 

The Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus is a chapter of the Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus, which is an official caucus of the Ohio Democratic Party. We are dedicated to bringing women into the political process by educating, engaging, and mobilizing women voters to help elect Democrats to office.


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P.O. Box 6143, Cleveland, OH 44101