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Support Rocky River Candidates Who Are On The Ballot!

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A few reminders to share with family and friends:

  • Vote by Mail ballots must be postmarked by Monday, November 5th.
  • The last phone bank in Rocky River will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 6 – 8 PM at 2625 Westmoor.  Speaking with fellow voters is one of the best ways to get people to vote; and for some folks it takes this extra effort.  Please mark your calendars to show up on Westmoor with your cell phone for this final push.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at submit@rockyriverdems.org. Thank you to everyone who is volunteering to help increase voter turnout!  You exemplify what is best about our community.

Let’s Keep The Momentum Going!

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It’s about 15 days until the most important Midterm Election in a generation.

All efforts are focused on getting people to vote. 

If you’d like to make an impact on November 6th, here’s how:

Your Favorite Candidate:

Each of the candidates has a website with ways to volunteer.  These include Sherrod Brown, Richard Cordray/Betty Sutton, Kathleen Clyde, Susan Moran Palmer, Cassimir Svigelj and everyone up and down the ballot.  Visit your favorite candidate’s website to learn what you can do to help.

Rocky River Phone Bank:

Tuesday, October 23rd and 30th, 6 – 8 pm
2625 Westmoor, Rocky River

Just show-up on Westmoor with your cell phone at the above dates/time.  You’ll contact neighbors to emphasize how important it is that they vote.  Some folks simply need a nudge and a reminder.  This year, literally every vote matters.

Texting Out The Vote:

While remaining completely anonymous, download an app and begin reaching a lot of voters quickly and efficiently via text. Your full name and number are not revealed, you’ll use pre-formatted texts, and interact live with anyone who responds.  Get started by clicking HERE.

Distribute Door Hangers:

Many amazing fellow residents have already distributed thousands of door hangers in our community.  Yet, there are thousands more voters to reach, particularly those who are Independent.  If you’d like to distribute door hangers in your neighborhood, please send an email to submit@rockyriverdems.org.  It’s easy.   Leave one at a home and move on.  It may be the reminder that someone needs.

Canvass:

Knocking on doors and speaking with registered Democrats and Independents is one of the most effective ways to increase voter turnout.  There are multiple upcoming opportunities to canvass in Lakewood, Fairview Park and Bay Village.  To see the complete list and pick one, click HERE.

Yard Signs:

Yard signs for candidates are limited, but if you’d like one for your residence, please send an email to submit@rockyriverdems.org.  We’ll let you know what is available and deliver them to your door.

Other Grassroots Organizations:

While the Rocky River Democratic Club can help direct your efforts in specific ways, there are many other organizations that are mobilized to help Get Out the Vote.  Whether it’s the League of Women Voters, NOVA or others, pick one and volunteer a few hours.  It’s a good feeling helping to make a difference.

Shareable Information to Help Increase Voting:

Please share the following with family, friends and neighbors.  It just might be the one thing they need to know.

  • Vote by Mail: Yes, we have until Noon on Saturday, November 3rd to submit the application.  The actual ballot must be postmarked by Monday, November 5; or returned in person to the Board of Elections by 7:30 PM on Election Day.  Complete information can be found HERE.
  • To check your voting status and where to vote:  Click HERE and further click on the options in the upper left box.

Not Sure What To Do?:

If you have any ideas, suggestions or comments about helping to increase voter turnout in Rocky River, please send an email to submit@rockyriverdems.org.   We are in this together and every effort will make a difference.

A Quick Review:

Support your favorite candidate, phone bank, text, distribute door hangers, canvass, place a yard sign, help another grassroots organization, share important voter information, or contact the Rocky River Democratic Club.

None of us can do all of the above alone, but when each of us does one thing, our combined efforts have a powerful, cumulative effect.  Thanks to the many incredible volunteers who have already contributed their time and effort.  Let’s keep the momentum going!

October Events and Actions!

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We all know what’s at stake on November 6th for our State and our Country.  This election is that important.   It will all come down to voter turnout which is, unfortunately, low for midterm elections.  To help increase turnout, below are ways we can work together to multiply our efforts.



Monday, October 8, 2018, 7 PM
Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Debate
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

Richard CordrayDemocratic candidate for Ohio Governor and Republican candidate Mike DeWine.  For updates, click HERE.  To watch the debate live online, visit the Ohio Debate Commission website HERE.


Tuesday, October 9, 7 PM
Rocky River Democratic Club Meeting
Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton

Featured speakers on The State of the Race:

Tommy Greene, Deputy Finance Director, Friends of Sherrod Brown Campaign and former candidate for State District 16
Sarah Montell, Deputy Political Director, Friends of Sherrod Brown Campaign and former Obama White House Staffer

Also during the meeting:

Dedicated time to write postcards in support of Susan Moran Palmer,Democratic Candidate for the United States Congress, District 16.  Susan has just received the endorsement of President Obama!  District 16 is the ONLY open Congressional seat in the state of Ohio and she needs our help to win against her well-funded opponent.


Wednesday, October 10, 3 – 4:30 PM
Early Vote Rally
Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

Join our Ohio Democratic statewide candidates, local candidates, and the Shaw High School Marching Band for a Early Vote Rally.


Tuesday, October 16, 7 – 8:30 PM
Susan Moran Palmer Postcard Party
Fairview Park Library
21255 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park

Please join us in writing postcards on behalf of Susan Moran Palmer, Democratic candidate for the United States Congress, District 16.  These hand-written postcards to infrequent voters make a difference!


Tuesday, October 16, 7 PM
Westlake Democratic Club Meeting
Western Cuyahoga Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police
26145 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake (parking in rear)

Attend the Westlake Democratic Club to meet Rob Richardson,Democratic candidate for Ohio State Treasurer.  For more information, email: coachvlong@gmail.com


Thursday, October 18, 6 – 8 PM
Grab Them by the Midterms
Lakewood Civic Auditorium
14100 Franklin Blvd., Lakewood

A women’s rally to support Democratic candidates on November 6.  Scheduled to appear include: Betty Sutton, US Representative Marcy Kaptur, Steve Dettlebach, Susan Moran Palmer and more. Senator Sherrod Brown and Kathleen Klyde are scheduled to appear via video.  For updates and more information, click HERE.


PHONE BANKS

Even if you only leave a voice message, your personal call conveys the importance of voting in this election.  Simply show-up and you’ll be provided with all the necessary information.

Rocky River Phone Bank
Every remaining Tuesday in October (the 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th), 6 – 8 PM
2625 Westmoor, Rocky River

Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus Phone Bank
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until the election
11910 Detroit Rd., Lakewood
Tuesday and Thursday Hours: 5 pm to 8 pm.
Saturday Hours: 12 – 3 pm.

Bring a laptop if you want to connect to auto dialer. Make sure you bring your cell phone and charger.


VOTER RESOURCES

Monday, October 9.  Last day to register to vote.  Share or print the voter registration form HERE.  For Cuyahoga County, the form is mailed to: Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
Share THIS LINK with others to register online.  Sometimes it takes this small effort to help someone register; and every vote counts!

Tuesday, October 10.  Start of early voting.  Voting by mail is a two-step process: 1) request or print a vote by mail ballot application, and 2) receive, complete and return the official ballot.  If you or someone you know would like to conveniently vote by mail, click HERE for complete information.


ROCKY RIVER CANDIDATES

As the Rocky River Democratic Club, we are proud of the following residents of our community who are candidates for office:
Emily Haganfor Cuyahoga County Judge 
Ashley Kilbanefor Cuyahoga County Judge
Michelle J. Sheehanfor State Appeal Court
Cassimir Svigeljfor Ohio House of Representatives

Please remind everyone to vote the entire ballot!

Help Make a Difference in the Next 4 Weeks!

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SAVE THE DATES!

Next Meeting of the

ROCKY RIVER DEMOCRATIC CLUB

 Tuesday, October 9, 7 PM
(NOT the usual last Tuesday of the month)
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton, Rocky River
And

CANVASSING

For the May primaries, voter turnout in Rocky River was about 30 percent.  This means that A LOT of our fellow residents did not vote.  To make a difference in the outcomes on November 6th, we need to increase that percentage. Following are a number of proven ways to make this happen; and we need your help.


Saturday/Sunday, October 6/7, 11 AM or 1 PM
Canvassing
2625 Westmoor, Rocky River
Knock on doors of fellow Democratic and Independent voters in our community.  This face-to-face interaction with neighbors is the most effective way to increase voter turnout.  Select a date/time that is most convenient for you.  Bring your children along.  Simply arrive at 2625 Westmoor with comfortable walking shoes; or for more information, please email stretar@sbcglobal.net


Tuesday, October 9, 7 PM
Rocky River Democratic Club Meeting
Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton

Meeting agenda: 

  • Dedicated time to write postcards in support of Susan Moran Palmer, Democratic Candidate for the United States Congress, District 16 (Rocky River south of Detroit Ave.)  Susan has just received the endorsement of President Obama!  District 16 is the ONLY open Congressional seat in the state of Ohio and she needs our help to win against her well-funded opponent.
  • Pick-up a packet of door hangers to distribute in our community.  The door hangers list the candidates specific to our voting precincts.  Simply drop them at each residence and move-on.
  • During the meeting, the featured speakers are: Tommy Greene, Deputy Finance Director, Friends of Sherrod Brown Campaign and former candidate for State District 16; and Sarah Montell, Deputy Political Director, Friends of Sherrod Brown Campaign and former Obama White House Staffer

If you’re unable to join us on October 9th, please send an email to submit@rockyriverdems.org and we’ll get back to you with ways you can help.  Thank you for being a part of the team that will make a difference in November to bring balanced Government back to our great country.

Support Susan Moran Palmer and Richard Cordray

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Save the Dates for:

MEET SUSAN MORAN PALMER, OUR NEXT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE U.S. CONGRESS

 Monday, September 24, Tartine Bistro, 6 PM, 19110 Detroit Rd., Rocky River

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ROCKY RIVER DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING

Tuesday, September 25, 7 PM, Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton

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MEET RICHARD CORDRAY, OUR NEXT GOVERNOR OF OHIO

Wednesday, September 26, 4:30-6 PM, Cleveland


MEET SUSAN MORAN PALMER

Monday, September 24,  6 PM

Tartine Bistro, 19110 Detroit Rd., Rocky River

Please bring your kids and neighbors to this free event to meet our next Representative to the United States Congress!

Co-hosting is Harriet Applegate, head of the North Shore AFL-CIO.  The Democratic Party recognizes that unions helped build the middle class, and it will stand with unions to fight for American workers.

Our Congressional District 16 (Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Westlake, much of Rocky River and beyond) is Ohio’s only open congressional seat contest.  With your support, our chances are very strong that Susan will replace Jim Renacci and represent our values in Congress.    

Susan is facing a well-funded opponent.  Nearly 90 PAC’s including KochPac,  Mike Pence’s and Paul Ryan’s Pacs are contributing to her Republican opponent. If you can make a contribution at any of the suggested levels, or any amount,  it will help Susan counter their influence.


ROCKY RIVER DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING

Tuesday, September 25, 7 PM

Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton

The agenda will include:

  • Local candidates who are on the November 6 ballot
  • Tim Hagan, former Cuyahoga County Commissioner, discussing what’s at stake on November 6th
  • Steve Dever, former Rocky River City Leader with an update on Leedco’s Lake Erie wind farm
  • A Get Out The Vote participatory postcard activity

Tuesday, September 25th is also National Voter Registration Day.  For information about events in our area, please click HERE 


MEET RICHARD CORDRAY

Wednesday, September 26, 4:30 – 6 PM

Cleveland (Exact location provided with RSVP)

Richard will be joined by Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee and Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana.   By all important measures such as job growth and education, Ohio has declined under the state’s Republican leadership.  Richard Cordray and Betty Sutton will bring the change that’s needed to improve the lives of all Ohioans.  

Save the Dates: Meet Susan Moran Palmer on the 24th and Next Club Meeting on the 25th

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SAVE THE FOLLOWING TWO DATES!

Fundraiser/Meet & Greet with
SUSAN MORAN PALMER
Democratic Candidate for the
United States Congress, District 16

Monday, September 24, 6 – 8 PM
Tartine Bistro
19110 Detroit  Rd.
Old River Shopping Center, Rocky River

Next Meeting of the
ROCKY RIVER DEMOCRATIC CLUB
Tuesday, September 25, 7 PM
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton, Rocky River


FUNDRAISER/MEET AND GREET WITH SUSAN MORAN PALMER

Monday, September 24, 6 – 8 PM, Tartine Bistro 

Everyone is welcome to attend the free Meet & Greet.  Please bring your children and neighbors to meet our next Representative to the United States Congress!

If you’re inclined, contributions will be accepted to help Susan buy airtime, ads and other means of communicating her message.  Contributions can be any amount you are comfortable giving.  All contributions add up!

Congressional District 16 encompasses Westlake, Fairview Park, North Olmsted and much of Rocky River.  Democrats must succeed in winning Congress or the country faces two more years of further damage by Trump and his Republican enablers.


ROCKY RIVER DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING

Tuesday, September 25, 7 PM, Rocky River Public Library

The agenda will include:
  • Local candidates who are on the November 6 ballot
  • Tim Hagan, former Cuyahoga County Commissioner, discussing what’s at stake on November 6th
  • Steve Dever, former Rocky River City Leader with an update on Leedco’s Lake Erie wind farm
  • A Get Out The Vote participatory postcard activity
Tuesday, September 25th is also National Voter Registration Day.  For information about events in our area, please click HERE


VOTE BY MAIL:
If you previously voted by mail, you should have received your ballot application.  Please remind friends and family to look for theirs.

If you have not voted by mail in past elections, and would like to do so for the November midterm elections, please click HERE to go to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections for the application and complete information.

CHANNELING YOUR ENERGY:
If you’re unsure of how to make a difference in this critical election year, please attend the meeting on September 25th or send an email with your thoughts and questions to: submit@rockyriverdems.org   Our energy and impact is multiplied when we work together.

Thank you for being a part of the team that will make a difference in November to bring balanced Government back to our great country.

 

Tuesday, August 28th Club Meeting, 7 PM

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Save the Date!

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting of the
Rocky River Democratic Club

Tuesday, August 28, 7 PM
Rocky River Public Library

Remember how you felt when Hillary Clinton lost?

 The last eighteen months of the Trump Administration have been painful (or fill-in your own adjective).  In less than 100 days, we have the opportunity to do something about it – voting for Democratic Candidates for the US Senate, Congress, Governor, and offices in the Ohio Statehouse!
More than just our own votes, it is important that we increase the number of Democratic votes among those who are not registered, unengaged, or uninformed about what Democrats stand for.
If you’ve been waiting to channel your energy against Trump and all that his presidency has wrought, now is the time to become active.

Please attend on August 28th to get plugged into concrete ways that you can help in the final weeks before early voting begins. 

At the meeting, the following speakers will focus on actions to Get Out the Vote!

  • Trevor Elkins, Mayor of Newburg Heights and Progressive Democratic Party Activist
  •  Khalid Saursour, Field Organizer, the Coordinated Campaigns for Senator Brown and Richard Cordray/Betty Sutton
  •  Heather McCalla, Member, Bay Village Nasty Women
 
 If Democrats win the Senate and Congress, Trump’s reckless agenda can be stopped!
 
Help get others registered and committed to voting for Democrats because votes are all that matter.

Please join us on August 28th and bring someone along!

June Events!

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Susan Moran Palmer was the featured speaker at our May 22 Club meeting.  She is the Democratic candidate for the United States Congress, District 16, which includes much of the Westside, including Rocky River.  Susan shared her vision about preserving healthcare, growing jobs and wages, saving public education, addressing the opioid and gun crises, and much more. 

We know that we need to turn Congress blue to save our country from the extremes of the current Administration.  Help elect Susan to make that happen.  For more information, to volunteer or contribute, click HERE.


SAVE THE DATES!

For Cassimir Svigelj
Friday, June 15, 7 – 10   PM
Home of Mark Dent
247 Clark Street, Berea

Cassimir Svigelj is the Democratic candidate for State Representative, District 16.  Unlike the Representatives currently in the Ohio Statehouse, Cassimir will fight for every constituent in Rocky River, North Olmsted, Fairview Park, Bay Village, and Westlake to guarantee that we have clean air, clean water, great educational opportunities, and great career opportunities for the jobs of tomorrow.

Join Cassimir for snacks and beverages.  The special guest will be State Representative Kent Smith.  Suggested donation is $20 (cash or check).  To learn more about Cassimir’s vision for our District and Ohio, click HERE

For the Bay Village Nasty Women
Wednesday, June 20, 7 – 9 PM
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton, Rocky River

During the 2016 Presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump referred to Hillary Clinton as a “nasty woman” and as a result, the Nasty Women movement began.  The dynamic Bay Village Nasty Women group will meet on June 20th to create strategies for high voter turnout in November.  Working with Democrats across the Westside, together we’ll make change happen in November.  The meeting is free and everyone is welcome!

For the Rocky River Democratic Club
Tuesday, June 26, 7 – 8:30 PM
Don Umerley Civic Center
21016 Hilliard, Rocky River

The next meeting of the Rocky River Democratic Club is scheduled on June 26, before taking a summer break during July and August.  More information about this meeting will be provided soon.


VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are needed to join a phone bank to call our Westside neighbors and get their commitment to volunteer later in the campaign.

The next phone bank will be held on Tuesday, May 29 beginning at 4:30 PM at the Democratic Party headquarters, 3615 Superior Avenue, Cleveland.  Pizza will be served.  Future phone banks will be held weekly on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 PM at 2625 Westmoor Rd., except on Rocky River Democratic Club meeting evenings.  For more information, contact Dave and Marianne at: (440) 333-3485 or stretar@sbcglobal.net

Please share the above information with family and friends to grow the network of people who are committed to change in November.