Kellie Copeland, Exec Director of Pro-Choice Ohio to speak on Issue 1 and messaging and we are stoked to welcome her back! The general election will be uber important and we all need great and diverse ways to parle our message for freedom and the greater good!
We want to thank everyone that made it to our holiday party/December meeting this past Tuesday AND further thank everyone that volunteered their time and energy in 2022 to help support Democratic initiatives and our Democratic candidates.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you are what inspires us!!
We awarded a few community and club members with awards to recognize their exemplary efforts during the 2022 campaign season and through our club last year. The award winners are as follows:
Rocky River Democrat of the Year: Patrick O’Connor
Rocky River Democratic Precinct Leader of the Year: Russ Carson
Rocky River Democratic Volunteer of the Year: Tim Piai
Rocky River Democratic Epistolarian of the Year: Mark Szabo
Rocky River Democratic Club Election Volunteer of the Year: Liz Harmath
Not all were in attendance, but Patrick, Russ, and Tim were able to make it in and County Chair of the Democratic Party, Dave Brock, was delighted to present them with their awards!!
Only two short years ago, all seven members of the Rocky River City Council were Republican men.
Then, in 2019, Christina Morris (D) won her race for council at-large; and won re-election a few weeks ago. She is now joined by Councilwoman-elect Jeanne Gallager (D) in Ward 3.
Join us to celebrate with:
Director of Law Elect:
MICHAEL J. O’SHEA
CHRISTINA MORRIS, At Large Re-elected
JEANNE GALLAGHER, Ward 3 Elect
Thank you again to Stacey Schrantz Reid, Katie Timmons, and Lisa Havemann for running for office. They exemplify the amazing talent among our residents. Their professional skills and experience would be an asset to our local government.
Our thanks, also, to the Rocky River Executive Committee, Rocky River Precinct Representatives, and the many volunteers for your hard work and effort. Together, we made a difference in our local government!
The form will ask whether you will attend in-person or via Zoom
- In-person at the Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton, is limited to the first 20 who RSVP. Masks and proof of Covid vaccine or negative test required.
- If attending by Zoom, the link will be sent to you on November 30th
If you’ve already RSVP’d, no need to do so again (it will be a duplicate).
The Rocky River Democratic Club is pleased to endorse Issue 11 — The Rocky River City School levy.
There are only two in-person voting locations in Rocky River on May 4th:
- Rocky River United Methodist Church, 19414 Detroit Rd.
- Rocky River Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd.
To check where you are assigned to vote in-person, visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website “Where Do I Vote” by CLICKING HERE or call them at: 216-443-8683.
Or, if you show-up at the wrong location, a poll worker will simply direct you to the other location.
Next Meeting of the Rocky River Democratic Club
Tuesday, December 1, 7 PM via Zoom
This Meeting Is Open To Everyone
MONIQUE SMITH, our next State Representative for Ohio District 16 — Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Westlake!
RYAN PUENTE, Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. Ryan will provide a detailed overview of election results throughout Cuyahoga County, including the west side suburbs. He will also describe the various efforts throughout the County that led to the Biden/Harris win in our area.
To RSVP and receive the Zoom logon/phone, PLEASE CLICK HERE
GEORGIA SENATE RACE
So much is riding on the outcome! Following are ways that you can help the candidates:
JON OSSOFF. To volunteer and/or donate, CLICK HERE
RAPHAEL WARNOCK. To volunteer and/or donate, CLICK HERE
FAIR FIGHT (Stacey Abrams). To volunteer and/or donate, CLICK HERE
VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT KAMALA HARRIS
Proudly and patriotically display them on January 20th — Inauguration Day!
Ohio Supreme Court:
EMANUELLA GROVES, LISA FORBES, WILLIAM VODREY, ANDREW SANTOLI, RICHARD BELL AND COLLEEN ANN REALI
State Board of Education:
AARON PAUL GODFREY AND TOM JACKSON. Aaron and Tom ran for office because they believe in a better Ohio. Our Congressional and State Senate districts are highly gerrymandered to Republican advantage. Despite this built-in disadvantage, Aaron and Tom had very strong showings of voter support. We would be proud to support them again in any future candidacies.
To receive the Zoom link, please send an email to: email@example.com
Anthony Perlatti, Director, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
He will present an overview and demographics of voting by mail and in-person voting in Cuyahoga County, security, how and when different ballots are counted, what to expect on November 3rd when the polls close, and answer your questions.
PLAN YOUR VOTE — DECIDE NOW
VOTE BY MAIL:
Step 1 – The Application:
- Everyone in Ohio received a vote by mail APPLICATION from the Secretary of State. Fill it out, use their return envelope, put a stamp on it, and mail it in today.
- If you’ve misplaced it, print an application from the Board of Elections by CLICKING HERE. Put a stamp on your envelope and mail it to: Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, PO Box 89448, Cleveland, OH 44101-6448. You can also request an application by calling them at: 216-443-8683.
- If you’ve already sent in your vote by mail application, you can track the status by CLICKING HERE.
Step 2 – Your Ballot:
- Wait to receive your actual BALLOT in the mail. Ballots will begin being mailed on October 6th to everyone who has sent in their vote by mail application.
- Complete your ballot when you receive it, put it in the provided envelope, put a stamp on it, and drop it in the mail the same day.
Vote by Mail Options:
- Drop-off your application locally: You can drop-off your completed vote by mail APPLICATION with two groups who will drive them to the Board of Elections. Save a stamp! — see more information below.
- Deliver your vote by mail ballot to the Board of Elections: You can drop-off your completed, sealed BALLOT at the secure drop box located at the Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Note: only family members and legal guardians can drop-off a BALLOT on behalf of someone else.
- October 31 – last day to request your vote by mail ballot. Don’t wait that long!
- November 2 – final accepted postmark for vote by mail ballots
Following are the two in-person voting locations in Rocky River on November 3rd:
- Rocky River Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd
- Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 21750 Detroit Rd.
To check your in-person voting location, CLICK HERE
Vote In-person Options:
- You can vote in-person at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections located at 2925 Euclid Ave., Cleveland beginning Tuesday, October 6th through Monday, November 2nd. No lines or waiting are expected. To view the dates/times at the Board of Elections, CLICK HERE.
NOTE: if you requested a vote by mail ballot, but change your mind and show up to vote at the Civic Center or Church, you will need to cast a provisional ballot that is counted much later. It is important to decide NOW how you plan to vote; and stick with your plan!
Save the Date!
Next Web Meeting of the
ROCKY RIVER DEMOCRATIC CLUB
Tuesday, May 26 at 6 PM via Zoom
If you received an email from us confirming that we received your registration, you do not need to register again!
Andrew Bemer, Law Director, City of Rocky River
Mr. Bemer will address how the City of Rocky River is dealing with Covid-19 issues in the community; and discuss the City’s plans for the remainder of the year.
FEATURED CANDIDATE SPEAKERS:
Democratic candidate for the United States Congress, District 16
On November 3rd, Aaron will face incumbent Republican Anthony Gonzalez who votes in line with Trump 93% of the time; and who voted not to impeach Trump along with his Republican congressional colleagues. To go to Aaron Godfrey’s website, click HERE.
Democratic candidate for State Representative of Ohio House District 16 – Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, Westlake
On November 3rd, Monique will face incumbent Republican Dave Greenspan. Our district voted Democratic in both the 2016 presidential and the 2018 midterm elections. Let’s have a Democrat represent us in the Statehouse. To go to Monique Smith’s website, click HERE.
The Club will vote on electing Cassimir Svigelj as the new Treasurer of the Rocky River Democratic Club. The timing of this Club Officer election is the result of Rob McRae’s removal as Club Treasurer by majority vote of the Club on February 19th.
Mr. McRae and Mr. McRae’s PAC, Democrats of Rocky River (DemsofRiver), have no official role or affiliation with the following: Our Club – the Rocky River Democratic Club, the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, the Ohio Democratic Party, or the Western Cuyahoga County Democrats (WCCD) PAC. We wish Mr. McRae the best in his future endeavors.
The Club will also vote to enact the updated Constitution and Bylaws of the Rocky River Democratic Club. To view a draft of the Club Bylaws, click HERE. To view a draft of the Club Constitution, click HERE. To view proposed amendments, click HERE.
Zoom simply allows you to see speakers on the screen of your phone/computer/tablet; and allows you to be seen, if you so choose.
You will need to receive a link to join the Zoom (visual) part of the meeting. You can also join the meeting just by phone. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
If you received an email from us confirming that we received your registration, you do not need to register again!
Vote by Mail for November 3rd
Even though you voted by mail in the primary, unfortunately, you’ll need to repeat the application process for November 3rd.
to receive your vote by mail ballot at the appropriate time
for the November 3rd General Election.
- Online: To request or print a vote by mail application from the Board of Elections website, click HERE
- Phone: Call the Board of Elections and request that a vote by mail application be mailed to you. Phone: 216-443-8683
- Email: Send an email to the Rocky River Democratic Club and we’ll deliver an application to your home. Email: email@example.com
On the vote by mail application, please remember to: 1) select General Election, and 2) write the year “2020”
1. To volunteer directly with the Biden campaign, click HERE. The link takes you to Vice President Biden’s website action center where you can sign-up for phone banking and view digital events.
2. Send the Rocky River Democratic Club Team an email and be added to our volunteer list for local efforts on the west side when they become available. To sign-up, click HERE.
This Memorial Day Weekend, we join with you in honoring those who gave their lives to preserve our Democracy. “America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.” – Paul Tsongas
Remember to click HERE to register for our web meeting, and we look forward to you talking with you on the 26th!
MARCH 17, 2020 ELECTION DAY UPDATE
Two Polling Locations Affected
THE NORMANDY APARTMENTS, 22701 Lake Rd. CLOSED TO NON-RESIDENTS
If you do not live at the Normandy, but it is your usual voting location, you will vote at the Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 21750 Detroit Road on March 17th.
THE PINZONE TOWER APARTMENTS, 21900 Addington Blvd. CLOSED TO NON-RESIDENTS
If you do not live at the Pinzone Tower Apartments, but it is your usual voting location, you will vote at the Rocky River Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Boulevard on March 17th.
These are not permanent changes. The Board of Elections is expected to resume voting at the Normandy Apartments and the Pinzone Tower Apartments in the November 2020 Election.
The following voting locations in Rocky River will be OPEN on March 17th. If you usually vote at one of these locations, continue to do so:
- United Methodist Church, 19414 Detroit Rd. OPEN
- Presbyterian Church, 21750 Detroit Rd. OPEN
- Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd. OPEN
You must complete the request form and send it in the mail by Saturday, March 14th. To request an absentee ballot click HERE or call the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at (216) 443-8683.
EARLY VOTE IN-PERSON
Individuals can cast their ballot at the Board of Elections located at 2925 Euclid Avenue during the following early voting hours:
- Friday, March 13th, 8:00am – 7:00pm
- Saturday, March 14th, 8:00am – 4:00pm
- Sunday, March 15th, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
- Monday, March 16th, 8:00am – 2:00pm
All voters are advised to check their voting location before going to vote on Election Day. This can be done by visiting the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website HERE or calling (216) 443-8683.
Please share the above information with family, friends and neighbors. We’ll provide more information and updates if it becomes available. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.