Club Updates

Next Club Meeting: Tuesday January 28 and More!

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Next Meeting of the

Rocky River Democratic Club
Tuesday, January 28, 7 PM

Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton

Open to the General Public
The meeting will include the following speakers:
MONIQUE SMITH, Democratic candidate for the State Government of Ohio, District 16 (that’s Rocky River, Bay, Fairview, Westlake and North Olmsted).  Scroll below for more information about a Meet & Greet for Monique on Sunday, February 16.
CRAIG SMITH, Northeast Ohio Regional Organizing Director for Elizabeth Warren’s campaign.
MICHELE POMERANTZ, Director of the Cuyahoga County Office of Regional Collaboration to address the Human Services Levy that will be on our ballots
CHRISTINA MORRIS (D-Council At-Large) to provide an update on the Rocky River City Council

An Evening In Support of Jennifer O’Donnell
Thursday, February 6, 5 – 7 PM, Tartine Bistro, 19110 Old Detroit Rd., Rocky River.  Rocky River resident Jennifer O’Donnell is a candidate for Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge. For more information about the fundraiser and to RSVP (optional), please click HERE.
Meet & Greet for Monique Smith
Sunday, February 16, 4:30 – 6 PM.  Hosted by Rocky River Democratic Club president, Mike O’Neil.  Spend time with Monique Smith in an intimate, informal setting and share what’s important to you and our community.  Click HERE to RSVP and for more information.
Ohio Presidential Primary:
Tuesday, March 17th is Election Day
Wednesday, February 19: Early vote-by-mail begins
To check your own voter status, update your address, or register, please click HERE to go to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
You may want to contact U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and encourage him to invite witnesses and serve as an impartial juror.

Cleveland Office:  216-522-7095
Washington D.C. Office:  202-224-3353
Email (complete online form): click HERE


Human Rights Campaign Cleveland Volunteer Open House 
Wednesday, January 29, 6:30 to 8 PM, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Headquarters, 3615 Superior Ave, Cleveland.  Members of the  HRC Cleveland Steering Committee will be in attendance to share upcoming volunteer activities and leadership opportunities for those looking to step up and join HRC in the fight for LGBTQ equality.  For more information, click HERE

Cleveland Power of Moms: Ohio 2020 (Moms Demand Action) 
Sunday, February 16, 3 PM,
 Rocky River United Methodist Church, 19414 Detroit Road, Rocky River.  Hear from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and local gun sense leaders about the movement’s momentum in Ohio and nationally.  For more information, click HERE

Congratulations, Christina Morris!

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CONGRATULATIONS to CHRISTINA MORRIS, the new At-Large Democratic Member of the Rocky River City Council!

Christina MorrisWe’re delighted that the voters of our community elected Christina Morris, a Representative who will bring fresh, new leadership to our local government.

We’re grateful to all of the volunteers who shared their time and effort to help win this election!

Please join us to celebrate!
Tuesday, November 19th, 7 PM
Rocky River Public Library

Together, we’ll share this well-earned victory, and look to the future of our great city.  Everyone is welcome on this festive evening – bring your family and friends!  Desserts and refreshments will be served.

Thank you for all of your support, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Mike, Deb, Rick, Rob

Next Club Meeting: Tuesday, October 29th

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Tuesday, October 29, 7 PM
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton, Rocky River

During the Meeting:

Tri-C: Where Futures Begin
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Cox, Director of Access and Community Engagement.  His remarks will address the benefits of the renewal of the tax levy for Northeast Ohio.  This proposal will be on your ballot. Additional background from Crain’s Cleveland Business can be found here.

Postcard Activity for Our Local Candidates
Every vote matters!  You’ll help get the word out by completing postcards to fellow residents of Rocky River encouraging them to cast a ballot.

Click each candidate’s name to go their website where you can learn more.


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If you’d like to volunteer for the candidates and/or take one of their yard signs, please contact us at: and we’ll get in touch with you.


The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website, HERE, is easy to navigate and contains all the information needed to:

– Vote by mail
– Where to vote
– What’s on your ballot

Please share the link with family, neighbors, and friends.  If you have any questions about voting, you can also email us at:

Candidate Debate Forum Tonight!

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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.


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.


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If you’d like to volunteer for any and all candidates, please contact us at: 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!

Monday, October 7: Deadline to register to vote.  Please share this link – – 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.