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"A legal pioneer for gender equality"
We will forever be grateful.
An amazing woman, an amazing life.
Rest In Peace RBG, you've earned it.

We couldn't be more thrilled and proud that this year's CDWC Annual Brunch Keynote Speaker, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, is Joe Biden's running mate!

The CDWC stands with the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, Cleveland City Council, Cuyahoga County Council, and others in calling upon the State of Ohio to declare #RacismAsAPublicHealthCrisis.
We are committed to taking action and joining in necessary efforts to fight racism in Ohio and across our country.

A Recap:

This year's brunch, which took place on Saturday, May 16, was a virtual gathering of nearly 350 activists, candidates, and elected officials from all levels of government and from around the state. 

Congratulations to our awardees:
CDWC Civic Leadership Award - Erika Anthony and Crystal Bryant, co-founders of Cleveland Votes
CDWC Visionary Award - County Councilwoman Sunny Simon 

And heartfelt thanks to our dynamic speakers:
Cuyahoga County Democratic Chair and County Councilwoman Shontel Brown, State Representative Juanita Brent, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, U.S. Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge,  Richmond Heights City Councilwoman Kim Thomas, and, of course, our amazing keynote speaker, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris!


Much gratitude to all who helped make this special event happen!

The CDWC congratulates the candidates who emerged victorious from the extended March 2020 Primary campaign and acknowledges all those who worked tirelessly but fell short of winning. 

We salute all who participated in the electoral process, either by running for office or working on a campaign.
We thank you for your commitment to our community!

These winners were endorsed by the CDWC:

Ohio House District 6 - Phil Robinson
Ohio House District 7 - Joan Sweeny
Ohio House District 8 - Kent Smith
Ohio House District 9 - Janine Boyd
Ohio House District 11 - Stephanie Howse
Ohio House District 12 - Juanita Brent
Ohio House District 14 - Bride Rose Sweeney
Ohio House District 15 - Jeff Crossman
Ohio House District 16 - Monique Smith

Ohio Senate District 24 - Tom Jackson

Cuyahoga County Council District 2 - Dale Miller
Cuyahoga County Council District 10 - Cheryl Stephens

We also congratulate all who worked to achieve successful passage of the Cuyahoga County Health & Human Services Levy.


We have added a "donate" button to our website so that we can accept gifts via online payment. Now you can support us with your annual membership and with an additional donation of whatever amount is right for you.

Every donation will make a difference in our efforts to support strong local, county, and state Democratic Party strategists, leaders, and candidates - especially women - to win at all levels of government. 

Remember, you must be a paid member in order to vote at our endorsement meetings.
If you have questions, please email info@cuyahogadwc.org or call 216-798-8948. 

Stay Informed
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. 
The League of Women Voters online voter's guide, VOTE411.org, is where you can find essential information that includes voter guides, absentee ballot and early voting information, biographical information about candidates, and both upcoming candidate forums and videos of forums. 

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE (just because)!

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.

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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