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April 2022

Next Club Meeting: Tuesday, April 26th!

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Please Join Us!
For the next meeting of the

Rocky River Democratic Club
Tuesday, April 26th at 7:15 PM

Via Zoom and In-Person at the Rocky River Library

Featured Speaker:

RICK HARNISH

Rick Harnish is the Executive Director and co-founder of the High Speed Rail Alliance and will speak to the aims of the organization in expanding the infrastructure and impact of rail to reconnect families and regions, creating new housing and economic development and reducing the carbon impact of automobile travel and commuting. He will also speak to the impact that high speed rail and public transit infrastructure can have throughout the Northeast Ohio region and beyond. He looks forward to taking questions from and interacting with the audience.

MATTHEW DIEMER

Matthew is a Congressional candidate looking to represent Ohio’s 7th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives. He is a local small business owner and is a passionate candidate who aims to serve the public and bring change to Washington so Northeast Ohioans have more economic opportunities, access to affordable healthcare, and feel safe in their communities. He will speak to his platforms, mission and hopes for Northeast Ohio and looks forward to taking questions from and interacting with the audience.

Invitations have also been extended to Nan Whaley, former Mayor of Dayton, a Democratic candidate for Governor of Ohio and Teresa Fedor, current Ohio State Senator and running mate of Gubernatorial Candidate John Cranley.  We will keep you apprised to any developments or news about their potential appearances and look forward to their participation at a future Rocky River Democratic Club meeting. 

To attend the meeting, please first CLICK HERE

The online form will ask whether you will attend in-person or via Zoom:

  • In-person at the Library is limited to the first 40 who RSVP.  Please wear a mask.

Please review the minutes of our March meeting HERE



CLUB BUSINESS

Membership:

We are currently in our membership drive for 2022 and encourage all former and current members to please renew via one of the options listed below. Please encourage other Democrats you may know in Rocky River to join as well or gift a membership to friends and family, we welcome as many Democratic voices as we can have! Membership dues helped the Club produce and mail postcards that reached every registered Democratic voter before last November’s local election, maintain the Club’s presence on the internet, hold events like the summer party at Elmwood Cabin, and more. 

Dues:

  • Student:  $5
  • Senior:  $10
  • Individual:  $20
  • Family:  $30

There are four easy ways to renew or become a new, dues-paying member:

1. Pay securely on the Club’s website by CLICKING HERE. Click the appropriate level for you on the right of your screen.

2. Print the member application form by CLICKING HERE.  Mail the form and your check to the Club’s Treasurer (name and address are on the application)

3. Save a stamp and request that the Club send you an application form and pre-stamped return envelope.  Send that request now with a quick email by CLICKING HERE.

4. Attend the Club meeting at the Library on April 26th.  You can complete an application form and provide a check in person!

Record-keeping is easier if everyone completes the membership process as soon as possible.  As a Rocky River resident and registered Democrat, becoming a paid member confers the ability to vote on  items such as Club Officers, endorsements made by the Club, changes to the Club’s bylaws, and other decisions that require voting by members.  We also welcome supporters who wish to become  Associate Members (registered Democrats who are non-residents of Rocky River — does not confer Club voting rights).

Thank you in advance!



ELECTION 2022: MAY 3RD PRIMARY

In this critical midterm election year, Democrats across the country — including us in Rocky River — will work to preserve our majority in the U.S. House and Senate.  President Biden can’t do it alone.  Our votes and activism will help elect Democrats who will protect voting rights, address climate change,  strengthen middle class incomes, and so much, much more.

In Rocky River this year, we’ll be voting for a U.S. Senator and Congressional Representative, Ohio Governor, State Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Board of Education, Ohio Statehouse Representatives, Cuyahoga County Council offices, judges, and more.

Voter registration has already closed but for those that have registered, please vote early if you are able and encourage others to do so to ensure our voices are heard!!

April 5
Opening of vote by mail and early in person voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (BOE) located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH.  See the schedule for early in person voting at the BOE at the end of this message. 

May 2:
Close of early in person voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
Vote by mail ballots must be postmarked by this date.

May 3:
Primary Election Day.  Local polling locations in Rocky River will be open 6:30 AM  – 7:30 PM.

If you have any questions about voting, please call the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at: 216-443-8683.  



Voting as part of good citizenship is important every year.  Last year, we cast our votes for Rocky River Mayor, Law Director, City Council and School Board. We’ll do so again next year in 2023 (our local elections are every two years).  In 2024, we again vote for President. 

This year, though, is the all important midterm.  The outcomes will have profound consequences for the direction of our Country and the state of Ohio; and will set conditions that will prevail for many years beyond. 

Please visit Common Cause Ohio at this LINK to see the legislative maps discussed at our February meeting and find resources to contact our legislators to demand fair maps and districts. The ramifications of redistricting can affect us locally and statewide for years to come so please take the opportunity to reach out and make your voice heard!

Please scroll back up and renew or become a new Club member to help us make a difference together again in Rocky River this year.

We look forward to seeing you at the Club meeting on Tuesday, April 26th at 7:15 PM via Zoom or at the Library. 

To attend the meeting, please CLICK HERE

Thank you for you continued support!  We are making a difference together.