Congratulations to the April 28th Primary Winners!

First, congratulations TO YOU, THE VOTER!  This was the first primary election that was entirely vote by mail, and you voted in huge numbers!  We’ll be in touch again soon about voting by mail for the General Election in November.

We congratulate all the winning Democratic Candidates, and would like to highlight a few that follow.   These results are based on April 28th and can be viewed on the Board of Elections website HERE .   Because of the April 27th postmark deadline and provisional voting, the Board of Elections will release final voting results on May 8th.

Thank you to the candidates who ran, but were unsuccessful.  You enriched our democratic process and we hope to see you in the future.


JOE BIDEN
For President of the United States

Joe Biden is the Presumptive Democratic Nominee for President.  As it has with most everything else, the pandemic has changed traditional campaigning.  Here are two ways you can help:

1. To volunteer for digital campaigning, click HERE. The link takes you to Vice President Biden’s action center on his website 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.  As soon as we learn about activities on the West Side, we’ll be back in touch with concrete ways that you can become involved.  To sign-up, click HERE.


AARON GODFREY
For the U.S. Congress, District 16
Aaron Godfrey is a physicist in the Ohio aerospace industry, a nonprofit professional, environmental advocate, a life-long democrat, and resident of Westlake.  Thankfully, Democrats won Congress in the 2018 midterms — imagine if that had not happened!  Let’s help send Aaron to Congress to serve with Nancy Pelosi and Adam SchiffTo go to Aaron’s website, click HERE.


MONIQUE SMITH
For State Representative of Ohio House District 16
Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, Westlake

Monique Smith resides in Fairview Park and combines her political experience, having served as a Lakewood Councilwoman, with corporate experience in marketing and sales for some of Ohio’s best-known companies.  Our district voted Democratic in the 2018 midterms.  Let’s have a Democrat represent us in the Ohio Statehouse.  To go to Monique’s website, click HERE.


CAMPAIGN RELATED: U.S. CENSUS AND CLUB DUES

U.S. Census:
We’ve voted; now let’s stand up and be counted.  67.6% of Rocky River households have taken part in the 2020 Census, but we still need everyone’s help.  An accurate count brings more federal funds to our city for schools, health care, road construction, and more.  Also, political districts at all levels are drawn based on population data.  Please remind family and friends to complete the census by returning the form they receive in the mail.  It’s fast and easy; and can also be completed online and by phone.  To go to the U.S. Census website, click HERE or call 844-330-2020 every day from 7 AM until 2 AM.
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Rocky River Democratic Club Dues:
The entire Club is volunteer-driven and all member dues are used to promote Democratic candidates. You probably received a door hanger or postcard produced and distributed by the Club.  It’s at our local level where grassroots efforts take place.  This is the time of year we ask for member renewals.  Dues can be paid online on our website, or the form can be downloaded from our website and dues paid by check.  To renew, please click HERE. Thank you!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Analysis of the Primary and What to Expect in November Featuring Leadership of the County and State Democratic Parties
Tuesday, May 5, 7 PM (digital town hall)
Join Shontel Brown, Chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, and David Pepper, Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, for an analysis of the April 28th primary and a preview of efforts in our area to elect Democrats in November.  The digital town hall will be moderated by Erik Meinhardt, President of the Lakewood Democratic Club.  To register and receive a link to the meeting, click HERE.


OHIO REOPENS

Governor DeWine has outlined his plan to reopen Ohio amid the Covid-19 pandemic.  Click HERE for more information on:

May 1: all nonessential medical procedures at hospitals that do not require an overnight stay will be allowed to resume
May 4: Offices, construction and manufacturing
May 12: Retailers and service companies

Please also check the City of Rocky River municipal website HERE for local updates.