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Candidate Debate Forum Tonight!

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CANDIDATE DEBATE FORUM

With very strong turnout, Rocky River voted Democratic in last year’s Midterms and voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.  Yet, turnout is low in off-year local elections, and Rocky River is left with an all Republican city council.
Election Day is November 5th! Please encourage EVERYONE you know to participate in democracy!
We hope that you’ll attend the Candidate Debate Forum tonight that is sponsored by The League of Women Voters.
Thursday, October 3, 7 PM
Don Umerley Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd.

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR ROCKY RIVER CITY COUNCIL 

The Democratic Candidates for Rocky River City Council need your support and vote!

Support includes placing yard signs and volunteering to distribute literature in the community.  Surprisingly, many of our neighbors are unaware that we have local elections this year.  Please help us get the word out!

Click each candidate’s name to go their website where you can learn more and volunteer for a specific candidate.

At-Large
CHRISTINA MORRIS
PATRICIA ROBERTS-LICHKO
CASSIMIR SVIGELJ

Ward 3
ROBERT E. McRAE

If you’d like to volunteer for any and all candidates, please contact us at: submit@rockyriverdems.org and we’ll get in touch with you.  We realize everyone is busy, and ask only for an hour or two of your time. Watch for Club Door Hanger opportunities!


IMPORTANT DATES
Monday, October 7: Deadline to register to vote.  Please share this link – https://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/voter-registration.aspx – with anyone you know who needs to register.  It’s fast and easy.
Tuesday, October 8: The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections begins mailing absentee ballots

Tuesday, October 15: Next Democratic Presidential debate.

Solutions to the Crisis of Drug Addiction

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The Rocky River Democrats thank the excellent speakers who shared their time and expertise to address “Solutions for the Crisis of Drug Addiction” on September 24th.

They are: Matthew Vanyo, Olmsted Township Police Chief and Chairman, Safe Passages Advisory Committee; Beth Zietlow-Dejesus,  Director of External Affairs, The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County; Molly Smith, Probation Department, Rocky River Municipal Court; and Barbara Folds, Health Care Professional and Advocate.

If you, a family member, or friend are in need of treatment for drug addiction, there are a variety of comprehensive services available.  Two very helpful points of contact are:

You or someone you love are not alone.  Help is available.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 27 and Save the Date for September 12th!

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SAVE THE FOLLOWING TWO DATES!
Tuesday, August 27
Next Club MeetingOhioans for Gun Safety
and Immigration
Thursday, September 12
Fundraiser for Democratic Candidates for City Council and Debate Watch Party

Next Meeting of the
ROCKY RIVER DEMOCRATIC CLUB
Tuesday, August 27, 7 PM
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton, Rocky River
Susan Reis with Ohioans for Gun Safety.  Learn what community organizations are doing to help prevent future tragedies such as Dayton and El Paso.

Ashley Jones of the Westshore Bar Association will address:  A view from the border — what was it like to be at the largest facility in the United States holding women and children.


LOCAL CANDIDATE FUNDRAISER AND DEBATE WATCH PARTY
Thursday, September 12, 7 PM
Cleveland Yacht Club
Support and meet the four Democratic candidates for Rocky River City Council:
CHRISTINA MORRIS, At-Large Candidate
PATRICIA ROBERTS, At-Large Candidate
CASSIMIR SVIGELJ, At-Large Candidate
ROB McRAE, Ward 3 Candidate

Guest Speaker: Tim Hagan

and stay for the next Democratic Presidential Debate
that will be broadcast live on premises.

The League of Women Voters will host a Rocky River city council candidate debate next month, and we’ll provide details as they become available.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 25 – Meet the Candidates!

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TOWN HALL MEETING

WITH YOUR

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
FOR ROCKY RIVER CITY COUNCIL

ROB McRAE, Ward 3 Candidate
CHRISTINA MORRIS, At-Large Candidate
PATRICIA ROBERTS, At-Large Candidate
CASSIMIR SVIGELJ, At-Large Candidate

Ask questions and share your views on Rocky River’s schools, taxes, city budget, Lake Erie, commercial development, services for Seniors, and any other concerns and issues that you might have.  Get to know these fellow residents who seek to serve you on the Rocky River City Council.

GUEST SPEAKER:
EILEEN ANN PATTON, Mayor, Fairview Park.

Mayor Patton will address the important role that local government plays in each of our lives.  It’s more than snow removal and fixing potholes!