The next meeting of the
Rocky River Democratic Club
Tuesday, May 21, 7 PM
(not May 28 due to Memorial Day)
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton, Rocky River
THE MUELLER REPORT, CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS, AND WHAT CONGRESS DOES NEXT
Steve Dettelbach, former Counsel detailed to United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary; former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio; and former Democratic Candidate for Ohio Attorney General.
He recently signed a letter of former federal prosecutors plainly stating that based on the report, President Trump’s obstruction of justice violated the law. To view a related news article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, click HERE. During his presentation, Steve will provide a Prosecutor’s perspective on the Mueller Report, and examine potential next steps that can be taken by Congress.
…and more! We’ll be back in touch with additional information about the upcoming meeting.
CLIMATE CHANGE IN OUR BACKYARD
The distinguished panel of speakers provided valuable information on the causes of climate change and its effect on northeast Ohio. Their message was both urgent and hopeful. While the global impact of climate change will include rising sea levels and extreme weather events, in Ohio the effects will include increased insect-borne diseases, growing algae blooms, severe storms that will affect infrastructure, and more. Ohio is sixth in emissions in the country, yet more populous states have lower emissions. Closer to home, Rocky River has fallen below the Cuyahoga County average in tree-canopy coverage.
There are many ways each of us can make small changes that have a cumulative impact. These include reducing energy usage in our homes and transportation, purchasing locally grown food, and planting more trees. We are also members of churches, schools, civic organizations, and businesses where our advocacy can be multiplied. And, importantly, we are voters who can make our voices heard to current and future legislators.
Our thanks again to the speakers. They are noted below with links to their organizations for more information.
● Grant Goodrich, Director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute
● Jim Rokakis, Vice President, Western Reserve Land Conservancy; Director, Thriving Communities Institute
● Bob Shields, Former Chair, Ohio Chapter of the Sierra Club
● Dr. Nick Sutfin, Visiting Professor, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
We would also like to thank Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive, for attending and describing efforts by the county to increase the number of bike paths and tree planting. We also thank the Westlake High School Environment Club for staffing a resource table during the event.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS OF INTEREST
Saturday, May 18, 8 – 11 AM., City Hall Campus, 21016 Hilliard. Presented by the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Groundworks. Gather to beautify the landscaping around the pool and ice arena. All ages welcome. For more information, please click HERE. RSVP’s are requested, click HERE.
Rocky River Chamber Music Society
Monday, May 20, 7:30 PM, West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River. Performance by the Carpe Diem String Quartet. No admission charge. For more information, please visit: www.rrcms.org.