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Next Club Meeting Via Zoom: Tuesday, December 1 at 7 PM

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Save the Date! 
Next Meeting of the Rocky River Democratic Club

Tuesday, December 1, 7 PM via Zoom

This Meeting Is Open To Everyone

Featured Speakers:

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



CONGRATULATIONS!

PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN
VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT KAMALA HARRIS
SAVE YOUR BIDEN/HARRIS YARD SIGNS! 
Proudly and patriotically display them on January 20th — Inauguration Day!
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More Congratulations:

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Ohio Supreme Court:
JENNIFER BRUNNER
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Judges:
EMANUELLA GROVES, LISA FORBES, WILLIAM VODREY, ANDREW SANTOLI, RICHARD BELL AND COLLEEN ANN REALI
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State Board of Education:
CHRISTINA COLLINS 

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THANK YOU:

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.

Next Club Meeting: Wednesday, September 30, 7 PM via Zoom

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To receive the Zoom link, please send an email to: submit@rockyriverdems.org

AGENDA
Featured Speaker:

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.

 
 
Featured Candidates:
Aaron Godfrey, Democratic Candidate for the U.S. Congress
Monique Smith, Democratic Candidate for the Ohio House
Tom Jackson, Democratic Candidate for the Ohio Senate

 


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.

Deadlines:

  • 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

VOTE IN-PERSON

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!

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 25, 7 PM Via Zoom

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NEXT DEMOCRATIC CLUBS MEETING

The Democratic Clubs of Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted and Rocky River are pleased to partner together for a Club meeting on:
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Tuesday, August 25 at 7 PM via Zoom
To RSVP and receive the Zoom logon/phone, please click HERE
(The Zoom link/phone will be sent on August 25 to all who RSVP)
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Special Guest Speaker:
TED STRICKLAND, former Democratic Governor of Ohio.
Governor Strickland once won a plurality of voters in our state.  During his remarks, he’ll share how we can reach independent voters in our communities. Governor Strickland will be introduced by Tim Hagan.

Featured speakers will include:

AARON GODFREY, our Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress.  Visit Aaron’s website HERE.

TOM JACKSON, our Democratic candidate for the Ohio Senate. Visit Tom’s website HERE.

LIZ GERSTENHABER, Campaign Field Director for Monique Smith, our Democratic candidate for the Ohio House. Visit Monique’s website HERE.

Along with his endorsement of Monique Smith, Senator Sherrod Brown will be participating in a private Zoom call on Thursday, August 20th from 5:30 – 6:30pm with Monique and other endorsed candidates.  If you would like to participate, please RSVP and purchase VIP tickets by clicking HERE.

RYAN PUENTE, Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party.  Ryan will discuss the state of the race in Cuyahoga County.

To RSVP and receive the Zoom logon/phone for Tuesday, August 25th at 7 PM with Governor Strickland, PLEASE CLICK HERE

VOLUNTEERS:
The response in Rocky River has been amazing.  Thank you to everyone who has already signed-up to volunteer for postcards and the literature drop!  We will be in touch with you directly in a separate email soon with greater detail about each activity.  

More volunteers are still welcomed.  We have a lot to do until Election Day!

To volunteer for literature drops in Rocky River, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

If you’ve already signed-up for postcards or the literature drop, thank you, and no need to sign-up again. We’ll be in touch with you soon in a separate email with more information.



PHONE BANKING
The Club plans to do our own phone banking closer to Election Day and target fellow residents who have not yet voted by mail.

If you’d like to get started phone banking to a broader range of voters with the Biden/Harris campaign, please click HERE.



YARD SIGNS
We’re being told that free Biden/Harris yard signs will be available around September 3rd, or shortly thereafter.

  • To receive a yard sign, residents of Rocky River can click HERE.
  • If you are a resident of Bay Village, Fairview Park, or North Olmsted, please click the highlighted name of your city to contact your local Democratic Club.


VOTE BY MAIL

Help the Board of Elections to “flatten the curve” and submit your vote-by-mail application now to avoid overwhelming them in the months of September and October; and avoiding other issues.

  • 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. Call: 216-443-8683
Once you have submitted your vote-by-mail application, you can track it on the Board of Elections website by clicking HERE.

ON OCTOBER 6TH, the Board of Elections will begin mailing ballots to everyone who has submitted their vote-by-mail application.  Many in our community have already submitted their application.  Be among the first to vote for Biden/Harris and all Democrats on your ballot!



On behalf of the Democratic Clubs of Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted and Rocky River, we look forward to you joining us with Governor Strickland and our District 16 candidates on:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 7 PM VIA ZOOM

Everyone is welcome.  Please share this message with friends!

To RSVP and receive the Zoom logon/phone, PLEASE CLICK HERE
(The Zoom link/phone will be sent on August 25 to all who RSVP)

Next Club Meeting Via Zoom: Tuesday, August 25 at 7 PM

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Early voting in Ohio begins in about 60 days.  Imagine how you’ll feel when you cast your vote for Joe Biden and other Democratic candidates shortly after October 6th!

According to polls this week, the race in Ohio remains a tie.  Every Democrat needs to vote this year.  Grassroots efforts have proven time and again to make a difference in voter turnout.  To achieve that goal:

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FOLLOWING:

POSTCARD WRITING
We need to reach Rocky River Democrats who live in apartment/condo buildings (a sizable number).  Postcards and a script will be provided; you provide the thirty five cent stamps.  This can be done from the comfort of your own home on your own schedule.  To volunteer for postcard writing, please send us an email by clicking HERE.

LITERATURE DROP
Many of you remember 2016 when you committed 2 or 3 hours to knocking on doors for Hillary Clinton.  Because of Covid-19, there will be no door knocking and interacting with our fellow residents; but we still need to get information to every voter.  Territory to cover will be reasonable and can be done at your convenience over several days.  To volunteer for literature drops, please send us an email by clicking HERE.

You’ve been waiting to do something to make a difference.  NOW IS THE TIME!  Both the postcard writing and literature drops are being scheduled for the week before and through Labor Day weekend when the State of Ohio is expected to mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters.  

Next Club Meeting Via Zoom On July 28

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Featured Speaker:

STEVE CRAFFEY
Biden Organizer for Cleveland West Side and Eastern Colleges

When we meet next Tuesday, it will be 98 days until the most consequential election in generations, and 70 days until early voting begins on October 6th.  Despite recent national polls, nothing can be taken for granted.  In Ohio, the race between Joe Biden and the person in the White House is a tie.

Please join us on the 28th to discuss what we’ll do in Rocky River to ensure a Biden Victory, as well as support Monique Smith, Democratic candidate for our district in the Ohio Statehouse; and Aaron Godfrey, our Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress.

To receive the phone number and link to this meeting on Tuesday, July 28, 7 PM that will be held via Zoom, please click HERE.

Next Club Meeting via Zoom: Tuesday, June 30th, 7 PM

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Featured Speaker:
Dr. Michael G. Shoaf, Superintendent, Rocky River Board of Education.  Dr. Shoaf will discuss plans for the upcoming school year, the impact of budget cuts, and answer your questions.

Please feel free to share this with your friends and neighbors in the community; everyone is invited to participate.  To receive the phone number and link to this meeting that will be held via Zoom, please click HERE.