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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) 

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.

Election Update

The next election is the November 7, 2017, General Election. 
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 deadline: 
  • October 10, 2017 for the November 7, 2017 General Election.
Other Voter Deadlines for the November 7 General Election: 
  • 10/11/2017 - Opening of Vote by Mail (Absentee) voting
  • 11/04/2017 - 12:00 Noon - Deadline for applications by mail for an absentee ballot to be mailed
  • 11/06/2017 - Voting in person at the Board of Elections ends
  • 11/06/2017 - All Vote by Mail/Absentee ballots mailed anywhere in the U.S. must be postmarked on or before this date and received at the Board of Elections on or before 11/17/2017 in order to be counted
  • 11/07/2017 - All overseas Vote by Mail ballots must be signed and submitted for mailing by 12:01 AM EDT on or before this date and received on or before 11/17/2017 in order to be counted.
  • 11/07/2017 - 6:30 am - 7:30 pm - Election Day - Provisional voting at the Board of Elections
  • 11/07/2017 - All Vote by Mail/Absentee ballots returned in person must be received at the Board of Elections by 7:30 pm in order to be counted.
Stay Informed
2018 Midterm Elections are a year away, but we should all stay up to date on the Democratic candidates! The following is a list of Democrats who have announced their candidacy:
  • U.S. Senator: Sherrod Brown (Incumbent)
  • Ohio Governor:
    • Former Ohio State Rep. Connie Pillich
    • Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley
    • State Senator Joe Schiavoni
    • Former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton
  • Secretary of State: State Rep Kathleen Clyde
  • State Attorney General: Steve Dettelbach  
Judicial Votes Count
The Ohio Supreme Court, Bar Association, League of Women Voters of Ohio, and others have joined together for "Judicial Votes Count" (JVC) an online website with information on candidates for judge across the state and with educational information about what judges do and how to evaluate candidates. You can visit online at www.judicialvotescount.org. 

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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