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Drive Thru Yard Sign Pickup!!

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Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 8th for our YARD SIGN DRIVE THRU!!

Visit the link HERE for more information and to share on Facebook!!

Please come to Fairview High School (4507 W. 213th St, Fairview Park) from 10am-1pm to pick up signs for Democratic Candidates (Troy Greenfield, Matt Diemer, Nan Whaley, Chris Ronayne) as well as Judicial Candidates and signs stating “Protect Women’s Rights”!!

Please stop by to pick up signs so you are able to show your support for our candidates in this important election!!

We are also asking for volunteers that are able to attend to help us distribute signs and get them into people’s cars. If you are interested and able, please RSVP at the link HERE as soon as possible and we will contact you with more information. We will need volunteers to be able to arrive at 9:30am this Saturday.

Thanks in advance to all planning to stop by and those able to volunteer, you are making a real difference!!

Rocky River School Levy Endorsement

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We want to sincerely thank everyone who attended our
Postcard Action Night!!!
Your help and efforts are SINCERELY APPRECIATED!!!

At our regular meeting on Tuesday, September 27th, the Rocky River Democratic Club endorsed the Rocky River School District’s Levy that will be on the ballot for voting in the General Election this upcoming November.

This levy is vital to maintaining high-quality academics, school safety, and activities and athletics programs for all students. It will also support current staffing levels to maintain class sizes, allow the district to follow refresh plans for instructional materials (e.g. textbooks, ChromeBooks), and maintain and repair district equipment.

For more information, visit the School District’s site for the levy HERE or feel free to reach out to us at submit@rockyriverdems.org for questions.

Thanks to all for your continued support, we are making a difference together!!

 

 

Upcoming Volunteer Activities & Opportunities

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Saturday 9/24: Door-to-Door Canvassing: Middleburg Heights–Troy Greenfield/Matt Diemer; 10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm, 4pm-7pm

            Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/2022coordinatedcommittee/event/499839/

Sunday 9/25: Door-to-Door Canvassing: Middleburg Heights–Troy Greenfield/Matt Diemer; 1pm-4pm, 4pm-6pm, 6pm-8pm

            Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/2022coordinatedcommittee/event/499839/

Tuesday, 9/27: RR Dems Postcard Action night and meeting – 6:30-8:30PM

Saturday, 10/1: Canvas for Tim Ryan and Troy Greenfield 10AM and 1 PM

            Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/2022coordinatedcommittee/event/501778/

Saturday, 10/15: Canvas for Tim Ryan, Nan Whaley, and Matthew Diemer 10AM and 1PM

            Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/2022coordinatedcommittee/event/501781/

Tuesday, 10/25: RR Dems Postcard Action night and meeting – 6:30-8:30PM

Saturday – Sunday, 11/5-11/6 FINAL GOTV Canvas

            Sign Up Herehttps://www.mobilize.us/rockyriverdemocrats/event/501608/

Tuesday, 11/8 – ELECTION DAY

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities and Activities

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Tuesday, 9/27: RR Dems Postcard Action night and meeting – 6:30-8:30PM

 

Saturday, 10/1: Canvas for Tim Ryan and Troy Greenfield 10AM and 1 PM

Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/2022coordinatedcommittee/event/501778/

Saturday, 10/15: Canvas for Tim Ryan, Nan Whaley, and Matthew Diemer 10AM and 1PM

Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/2022coordinatedcommittee/event/501781/

Tuesday, 10/25: RR Dems Postcard Action night and meeting – 6:30-8:30PM

Saturday – Sunday, 11/5-11/6 FINAL GOTV Canvas

Sign Up Herehttps://www.mobilize.us/rockyriverdemocrats/event/501608/

Tuesday, 11/8 – ELECTION DAY

ANNUAL PARTY, CAMPAIGN EVENTS, AND VOTING INFO!!

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HELLO ROCKY RIVER DEMOCRATS!!

(and District 17 neighbors!!)

If you haven’t had a chance to RSVP for our Annual Party on August 30th at Elmwood Cabin, please see the info and RSVP at the links below!!

Our next meeting, Tuesday August 30th, is our
ANNUAL PARTY!!

The date will be here before we know it and we wanted to reach out early to start to get a head count for food. We will be having food from Pelicano’s, as well as desserts, and are currently working to line up local and national candidates as speakers, among others. We will have more information to follow, but we wanted to give everyone an opportunity to RSVP as soon as possible. The meeting will be at Elmwood Cabin (600 Elmwood Rd, Rocky River) and will start at 6:30 pm. We will also have activities for kids as well, so please also indicate on your RSVP if you will be bringing guests, family members, or children. The more the merrier!! This should be a great opportunity to meet and interact with other Democrats in the Rocky River community and other Democrats in our new district’s communities as well. Please RSVP at the link HERE. We look forward to seeing you there!!

PLEASE RSVP HERE!!

(If you have already RSVP’d, THANK YOU!! No need to RSVP again!)

The map below shows the location of the cabin (600 Elmwood Rd, Rocky River) and locations for parking. The black circle is immediate parking around the cabin and the red circle is overflow/extra parking (located by the baseball fields), for when the parking around the cabin fills up. The cabin is located on Elmwood, between Wagar Road to the east and Lake Road to the north.

 

Troy Greenfield, our candidate to represent our District 17 in the State House is holding a campaign event next Wednesday, August 24th, at Vosh in Lakewood (1414 Riverside Dr, Lakewood, OH)!! Please consider attending and donating, get a chance to meet and connect with Troy and work to make sure her campaign to represent our voices in the State House is a SUCCESS!! 

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Troy is a relentless advocate for middle-class families. As your State Representative, she will provide new leadership that advocates for a stronger economy, women’s reproductive health, including abortions, and safer and better-supported schools.

Troy Greenfield Campaign Fundraiser

Wednesday, August 24th – 5:30pm – 7:30pm

VOSH in Lakewood, 1414 Riverside Drive, Lakewood, OH 44107

Special Guest Senator Nickie Antonio

Host Committee includes: Honorable Kim Thomas, Debbie Anderson, Brooks Boron, Cindy Demsey (CDWC), Kimberly Mann, Pam Mascio, Susan Stechsculte, Preet Jesrani, MBA, Susan Shaw (Grr), Adam & Liz Gerstenhaber

(Host committee in formation)

Suggested Donation:

Champion: $1,000 Sponsor $500 Booster $250 Supporter $100 Friend $50

Please RSVP by Monday, August 22, 2022

Donate for the event HERE

Reach out to Troy at: TroyforOhio@gmail.com

At our last meeting, Hannah Servedio from Pro-Choice Ohio gave us a great presentation on the work that Pro-Choice Ohio is doing and the messaging that they are getting out the population of Ohio in educating everyone that abortion is an issue for everyone to rally around. As she mentioned, they hold monthly training sessions called Ramp Up for Repro that engage and educate participants in how to address and advocate for reproductive rights issues. Whether you are new to repro work, or have been volunteering for a long time, this training is a great if way to get more information and deepen your commitment. Their monthly 90-minute Ramp Up for Repro trainings will further acquaint you with political advocacy tactics, repro lingo, and help you find your niche in the movement. Every month, they dive into movement ecology, abortion messaging, the current landscape of abortion access, and provide concrete steps for you to take action! Please consider attending and help us to solidify our messaging for this upcoming election season!

Register for the Wednesday, August 24th (6:00 pm) Ramp Up for Repro

 

Please consider attending the fundraiser for Matthew Diemer, our Democratic Candidate for Congress, as he is hosted by Indivisible Strongsville next month!!

Matt is running for Ohio’s 7th Congressional District, which will represent us in the US Congress. The seat is being vacated by Bob Gibbs, a Republican, who has held the seat since 2011. This district has also been gerrymandered, so it is EXTREMELY imperative that we support him and his campaign to the fullest to ensure that our Democratic voices in Congress. This fundraiser is a great way to meet and connect with Matt, learn about his platform, ways you can get involved with the campaign, and make sure his run is a SUCCESS!! Please consider attending and lending your support!!

Click HERE to donate and email nicole@diemerforcongress.com to RSVP!!

 

It’s not too early to think about voting in November!

Voter Registration deadline: October 11, 2022
In Cuyahoga County, register to vote or to confirm or update your registration HERE.
If you or someone you know has moved, and to check or update your voter registration conveniently online, CLICK HERE.

Ballot information:
vote411.org
jvc.ohio.gov (info on judicial candidates)

Early In-Person Voting:
Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
2925 Euclid Ave, Cleveland 44115

  • Weekdays* October 12-28: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 29: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Weekdays* October 31-November 4: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 5: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 6: 1:00-5:00 pm
  • Monday, November 7: 8:00 am-2:00 pm

*Weekdays are denoted as Monday through Friday

Vote-by-Mail:

  • Request or print a Vote-by-Mail application (online HERE) contact the Board of Elections at 216-443-8683.
  • Complete the application and mail to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections by noon on November 5 (P.O. Box 89448 Cleveland, OH 44101)
  • When you receive your ballot, complete, seal, and return by mail (postmarked on or before November 7), or deliver it in person to the Board of Elections by 7:30 pm on November 8 (use the secure drop-box in the Board of Elections parking lot behind the building at 2925 Euclid Ave, Cleveland 44115).
  • Track your ballot HERE

On Election Day, November 8:

  • Polls are open 6:30 am- 7:30 pm.
  • Valid ID required

To find your voter information, your polling location, or see a sample ballot, CLICK HERE

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

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

Mike, Dave, Erin, Nick, Sue
Rocky River Democratic Club
submit@rockyriverdems.org
www.rockyriverdems.org

Election Day & Troy Greenfield Meet and Greet!

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HELLO ROCKY RIVER DEMOCRATS!!

TODAY (August 2nd) IS ELECTION DAY!!

Voting is open at your designated polling place and downtown at the Board of Elections (2925 Euclid Ave, Cleveland 44145) from 6:30am-7:30 pm–make sure to vote to support Troy Greenfield in her push for Ohio House District 17!!

If you need to find your polling place or want to view your ballot, please click HERE

All vote-by-mail ballots returned in person must be received at the Board of Elections by 7:30pm TODAY (August 2nd) in order to be counted!!

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



Please consider coming out to meet Troy Greenfield TOMORROW (August 3rd) at Buffalo Wild Wings in Fairview Park!!



Troy Greenfield is running to be our next Representative in the Ohio State House!

Fairview Park’s own Democratic City Leader and Democratic Club president Troy Greenfield is running to be the State Representative for Ohio House District 17 – our new district starting in 2023. This district will include Rocky River, Fairview Park, Brook Park, Middleburg Heights, and Strongsville.

Please consider attending to meet and connect with Troy, learn about her platform for change in the Ohio Statehouse, let her hear your voice on important issues and, represent the Rocky River Democrats!

July 26th Meeting!!

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HELLO ROCKY RIVER DEMOCRATS!!
Please Join Us!
For the next meeting of the

Rocky River Democratic Club
Tuesday, July 26th at 7:00 PM

Alternatives to Despair in Post-Roe Ohio

Via Zoom and In-Person at the Rocky River Library

This meeting is intended to educate and inform the group about life, activism, and options in post-Roe Ohio. Our speakers are well-versed in how to understand and combat the radical voices in the Federal government and Ohio Statehouse that are actively working to strip the rights and freedoms away from women, especially, and all Americans alike. Their insight will serve to help us analyze how exactly these draconian measures will manifest in our daily lives, how they restrict the basic freedoms we have come to rely on, and what we can do to fight back.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Hannah Servedio, Pro-Choice Ohio

Hannah is a Senior Organizer with Pro-Choice Ohio and has extensive non-profit experience, most recently working in the domestic and sexual violence fields. She is skilled in many facets of advocacy work including educational programming, volunteer management, training facilitation, and community mobilization/engagement. An enthusiastic volunteer herself, Hannah is a lead escort with a Northeast Ohio abortion clinic, a CASA/GAL with Summit County Juvenile Court and an active participant in a variety of additional causes she feels passionately about. She will speak to us about how to navigate the post-Roe environment in Ohio and the US, how we can help those affected by the ruling, how to message our cause effectively, and engage our electorate and looks forward to taking questions from the group.

Meaghan Winter, Author 

Meaghan is a freelance magazine writer and author of “All Politics Is Local: Why Progressives Must Fight for the States.” Her work has appeared in many publications including Best American Magazine Writing, The New York Times, ESSENCE, New York Magazine, Dissent, Cosmopolitan, Bloomberg Businessweek, Slate, The Believer and The Kenyon Review. Meaghan has taught writing at Columbia, The New School, and CUNY. She lives in New York City. Meaghan will draw on her research to discuss how we can continue to fight for reproductive freedom. She is greatly looking forward to engaging with and taking questions from the group.

To attend our club meeting, July 26th, 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.

If you have already RSVP’d, thank you! No need to RSVP again, your responses have been recorded!

Please review the minutes from the June meeting for acceptance at the July meeting by clicking HERE



We also want everyone to SAVE THE DATE for our annual Summer Party and Campaign Season Kickoff!! Our party will be co-sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Young Democrats and will be held at Elmwood Cabin, Tuesday August 30th at 6:30 pm!!  Please SAVE THE DATE and we will have more details and info to come!!



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Troy Greenfield is running to be our next Representative in the Ohio State House!

Fairview Park’s own Democratic City Leader and Democratic Club president Troy Greenfield is running to be the State Representative for Ohio House District 17 – our new district starting in 2023. This district will include Rocky River, Fairview Park, Brook Park, Middleburg Heights, and Strongsville.

Troy Greenfield’s CAMPAIGN LAUNCH PARTY
Wednesday, August 3rd, 6-8pm
Buffalo Wild Wings at Westgate Mall

Please consider attending to meet and connect with Troy, learn about her platform for change in the Ohio Statehouse, let her hear your voice on important issues and represent the Rocky River Democrats!



August 2nd Is Primary Election Day

7/5/2022
Close of voter registration
If you or someone you know has moved, and to check or update your voter registration conveniently online, CLICK HERE.

7/6/2022
Opening of early in-person voting and vote-by mail voting. To request your mail-in ballot, please CLICK HERE or contact the Board of Elections at 216-443-8683.  

Early voting schedule at the Board of Elections (2925 Euclid Avenue):

Weekdays (July 6 – July 22): 8 am – 5 pm
Weekdays (July 25 – July 29): 8 am – 7 pm
Saturday July 30 : 8 am – 4 pm
Sunday July 31: 1 pm – 5 pm
Monday August 1: 8 am- 2 pm

7/30/2022: 12:00 Noon
Deadline for applications for vote-by-mail ballots to be mailed

8/1/2022
Voting in-person at the Board of Elections located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH ends at 2:00 pm

8/1/2022
All vote-by-mail 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 08/12/2022 in order to be counted

8/2/2022: 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
Election Day – Provisional voting at the Board of Elections

8/2/2022
All vote-by-mail ballots returned in person must be received at the Board of Elections by 7:30 p.m. in order to be counted

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



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

Mike, Dave, Erin, Nick, Sue
Rocky River Democratic Club
submit@rockyriverdems.org
www.rockyriverdems.org

August 2nd Primary Voter Info

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We will be having another primary, due to re-districting and the timelines that changed while the re-districting cases were being adjudicated. All relevant info is below, make sure you mark the dates if you’re planning to vote early or by mail. Please reach out to the Board of Elections or to us with any further questions. Your participation as a voter is our best defense against losing our Blue seats in the Statehouse! Thanks for your continued support!

August 2nd Primary Election Day

7/5/2022
Close of voter registration
If you or someone you know has moved, and to check or update your voter registration conveniently online, CLICK HERE.

7/6/2022
Opening of early in-person voting and vote-by mail voting. To request your mail-in ballot, please CLICK HERE or contact the Board of Elections at 216-443-8683.  

Early voting schedule at the Board of Elections (2925 Euclid Avenue):

Weekdays (July 6 – July 22): 8 am – 5 pm
Weekdays (July 25 – July 29): 8 am – 7 pm
Saturday July 30 : 8 am – 4 pm
Sunday July 31: 1 pm – 5 pm
Monday August 1: 8 am- 2 pm

7/30/2022: 12:00 Noon
Deadline for applications for vote-by-mail ballots to be mailed

8/1/2022
Voting in-person at the Board of Elections located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH ends at 2:00 pm

8/1/2022
All vote-by-mail 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 08/12/2022 in order to be counted

8/2/2022: 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
Election Day – Provisional voting at the Board of Elections

8/2/2022
All vote-by-mail ballots returned in person must be received at the Board of Elections by 7:30 p.m. in order to be counted

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

June 28th Meeting!!

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HELLO ROCKY RIVER DEMOCRATS!!

Please Join Us!
For the next meeting of the

Rocky River Democratic Club
Tuesday, June 28th at 7:00 PM

Via Zoom and In-Person at the Rocky River Library

Hello Rocky River Democrats! We want to share the info and RSVP link for our June meeting.

We all received the troubling news that the Supreme Court struck down the nearly 50 year old protection on reproductive rights enumerated by Roe v. Wade. The gathering storm of a having an activist Conservative judiciary has officially come to every single American. We no longer have the luxury of sitting on the sidelines and hoping for the smarter voices in the room to win out over the radical assault on our core values. Now, more than ever, we as Democrats need to organize our efforts to fight to maintain our American democracy. Your participation now could make a difference affecting all future generations. We strongly encourage everyone to attend this month’s meeting and hear from our speakers, Dave Brock and Scott DiMauro (highlighted below) as they explain what we can do and what is being done to combat the radical agendas in our legislatures and our classrooms.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Dave Brock

Incoming Chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, elected by the Central Committee on Saturday, June 18th, will speak to his role, his visions for the future of the Party in the county, and his plans for achieving and sustaining victories for Democratic candidates in 2022 and 2024. He looks forward to speaking our group as well as taking questions from the audience.

Scott DiMauro
President of the Ohio Education Association (OEA)

Scott was elected President of the OEA in 2019 after having served as vice president for six years. Over his 30-year career as an educator, Scott has worked to provide students the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need to be successful citizens in our democratic society. He has likewise advocated for students, educators and strong public schools at all levels of his union. Scott’s priorities as president include strengthening local affiliates, enhancing professional supports for members, and elevating the voice of educators in public policy issues to ensure all students are given access to a high-quality education that inspires their creativity, imagination, and desire to learn. Scott will be speaking to the legislative push to “harden schools” as well as installing restrictive controls on school curriculum, and how OEA plans to combat these efforts. He looks forward to speaking our group as well as taking questions from the audience.

 

To attend our club meeting, June 28th, please first CLICK HERE

**Link should be working now, please let us know if you have any further issues**

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.

If you have already RSVP’d, thank you! No need to RSVP again, your responses have been recorded!



We also want everyone to SAVE THE DATE for our annual Summer Party and Campaign Season Kickoff!! Our party will be held at Elmwood Cabin, Tuesday August 30th at 6:30 pm!!  Please SAVE THE DATE and we will have more details and info to come!!



We want to invite and encourage everyone to support our neighbors in the Westlake Democratic Club by attending their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 29th from 7-8:30 pm at the Porter Public Library in the Porter Room.

Featured speakers:

Marquez Brown 
AFSCME Cleveland Regional Director:
Building Worker Power- A Guide to Organizing Your Workplace

Chris Glassburn
Democratic mapmaker for Ohio House and Senate Democrats: Redistricting, Where Are We Now?

They will also welcome local Democratic candidates and have an update on Club and local issues. Light refreshments will be served.



August 2nd Primary Election Day

7/5/2022
Close of voter registration
If you or someone you know has moved, and to check or update your voter registration conveniently online, CLICK HERE.

7/6/2022
Opening of early in-person voting and vote-by mail voting. To request your mail-in ballot, please CLICK HERE or contact the Board of Elections at 216-443-8683.  

Early voting schedule at the Board of Elections (2925 Euclid Avenue):

Weekdays (July 6 – July 22): 8 am – 5 pm
Weekdays (July 25 – July 29): 8 am – 7 pm
Saturday July 30 : 8 am – 4 pm
Sunday July 31: 1 pm – 5 pm
Monday August 1: 8 am- 2 pm

7/30/2022: 12:00 Noon
Deadline for applications for vote-by-mail ballots to be mailed

8/1/2022
Voting in-person at the Board of Elections located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH ends at 2:00 pm

8/1/2022
All vote-by-mail 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 08/12/2022 in order to be counted

8/2/2022: 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
Election Day – Provisional voting at the Board of Elections

8/2/2022
All vote-by-mail ballots returned in person must be received at the Board of Elections by 7:30 p.m. in order to be counted

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



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

Mike, Dave, Erin, Nick, Sue
Rocky River Democratic Club
submit@rockyriverdems.org
www.rockyriverdems.org