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April 2017

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Rocky River Democratic Club Meeting

Tuesday, April 25th, 7 p.m.
Rocky River Public Library
While we achieved a recent victory with healthcare, we must remain vigilant across a number of important issues.   Nick Turner, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur’s Congressional Assistant, will show us how and where to focus our opposition to Trump’s cuts in key areas of the budget.  He will share strategies on how to effectively talk to members of Congress, and we will learn how to take action right away.

Also featured during the meeting is Cynthia Demsey, Chair, Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus (CDWC).  The goals of the CDWC are: participate in the selection and development of strong local, county, and state Democratic Party strategists, leaders, and candidates — especially women — to win at all levels of government; help formulate a winning Democratic agenda for Ohio; and advocate and promote Democratic positions, issues, and values by forming coalitions with other local, state, and national organizations.  Learn what is new from the CDWC during a discussion with Cynthia Demsey.

Next week’s dynamic and informative meeting will also examine Rocky River’s Master Plan that will have long-term effects on the city; we’ll receive an update on Democratic Club activity on the Westside; and have Sam Gifford of the Rocky River City School District available to answer any questions you might have about Issue 13.  We are also delighted to officially unveil the Club’s new website during the meeting!

The complete agenda for our meeting next week is below.

Push Alert Notifications and Digital Activism

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Knowing who to call and when may seem overwhelming.  The following organizations help provide focus by pushing alerts to you about timely issues while providing simple ways to contact your representatives or take action.  Please consider adding one or more to your personal commitment to activism.

Fair Districts Ohio is focused on reforming Ohio’s Congressional districts.  Sign-up to receive text or email updates and help make fair districts a reality.

5 Calls gives you the option of receiving weekly texts or emails with links to details on specific issues about which you can call, as well as links for easily contacting representatives.

Daily Action sends users an alert every weekday with a simple action to take to push back on government stances with which they disagree.

Call Them In focuses on tax reform and protecting healthcare, and provides email alerts with scripts for calling.

We are the 65 has facebook and twitter alerts that you can follow, and provides scripts for calling legislators.

Resistbot turns your text messages into daily letters to Congress (faxes, actually!).  Visit the site or simply text “resist” to 50409 to be walked through a few quick steps.

Ultraviolet provides links to specific boycotting and petition campaigns to protest gender inequality.

Calling Legislators is more effective than emailing them.  Learn more here.

Helpful tips for making calls can be viewed here.

Contact Your Representatives Often! Our Combined Voices Make a Difference.

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As a resident of Rocky River, Ohio, your elected Executive and Legislative Representatives are:

  • Mayor: Pamela Bobst (R)
  • City Council: Thomas Hunt (R), James Moran (R), Michael McDonnell (R), John Sheperd (R), David Furry (R), Brian Sindelar (R), Christopher Klym (R)
  • President: Donald Trump (R)
  • Vice President: Mike Pence (R)
  • United States Senate: Sherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R)
  • United States Congress: Marcy Kaptur (D), 9th District or Jim Renacci (R), 16th District
  • Ohio Governor: John Kasich (R)
  • Ohio Senate: Matt Dolan  (R), 24th District
  • Ohio House of Representatives: Dave Greenspan (R), 16th District

Contact information for your Ohio Representatives

Did you notice? – There are a lot of “Rs” above.

Did you know? – Hillary Clinton won in Rocky River.

Print a copy of your state Representatives here as a handy reference guide.