June Meeting!! Please RSVP!! Kira Krivosh!! Election Resources!!

Rocky River Democrats June Meeting

Our next meeting will be Tuesday June 25th at the Rocky River Public Library and on Zoom, 6:30pm social time, 7:00pm meeting start.

Our speaker for this month will be Bob Parker, member of the SPAN State Council, who will speak about efforts to achieve single-payer healthcare access in Ohio, advocacy about the initiatives of SPAN Ohio, and how you can get involved!! Please come out to see this great presentation!!


Kira Krivosh!

Please come out and support our friend Kira Krivosh!!

The Krivosh for Judge campaign will be marching in the Lakewood Parade on July 4th and would love for you to participate in this event. Please respond by email (info@krivoshforjudge.com) or text Faith at 330-268-6713 and let us know if you plan to be there.If you are walking, please wear your Krivosh for Judge shirt or let us know your size so we have one ready for you that morning.  You will need to arrive no later than 9:30am at Edgewater Drive between Webb and Kenneth.There will be a great deal of traffic so plan to arrive at 9:15am. You will need to park at Lakewood Park. 

Thanks as always for your support!!

PARADE DATE: Thursday, July 4, 2024 (rain or shine) 
PARADE ROUTE: East on Lake Ave., from Kenneth to Lakewood Park 
LINE-UP TIME: 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. We ask that all organizations arrive no later than 9:30 AM. 
LINE-UP LOCATION: Edgewater Drive, between Webb and Kenneth 
The parade will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. by exiting Kenneth Drive south onto Lake Avenue and will proceed east past the reviewing stand before the entrance to Lakewood Park. Parade officials will be available along the parade route to provide radio communication or information if required.
• All units, equipment, and passengers are to be dropped off at the corner of Webb and Lake OR the corner of Kenneth and Lake.
• Parade participants who are NOT driving their vehicles in the parade must park their vehicles at Lakewood Park. A shuttle will be available to transport drivers only to the parade line-up point on Edgewater Drive. Drivers are advised to drop off all passengers before parking their vehicles at Lakewood Park, as the shuttle will be limited to drivers only.
• Parade officials will be available to provide line-up and route information. Identified by their “Parade Official” t-shirts, they can also provide radio communication.

Ohio Supreme Court Race!

The Supreme Court race in Ohio is going to be beyond monumental to preserving our democracy in Ohio and making sure we have a fair, open-minded, and non-reactionary judiciary is ESSENTIAL to protecting our rights! Please consider attending this event with our three judicial candidates coming up on Thursday June 27th!

Voting Information!

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has set up a Rumor Control Center
Elections are governed by state and federal laws and procedures. Learn more about how Cuyahoga County and the State of Ohio administer elections and get the facts about various election myths. Mis- and disinformation can undermine public confidence in the electoral process, as well as in our democracy. 
Our goal is to combat and dispel rumors with facts.
When you talk with someone who doesn’t trust our elections, tell them about the Rumor Control Center! 
They’ll find facts about voting by mail, drop boxes, voting equipment and handling of ballots, and more.
Updating your voter registration is good practice! 
Be ready for next Election Day, update your voter registration today at https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/
See below (under “Take Action!”) for how you can help purged voters re-register!
The November 5, 2024 Presidential General Election will be here before you know it! 
Be prepared, and request or print your Vote-by-Mail application at www.443vote.us!
Birthdays are important! A leading reason for rejected Vote-by-Mail applications is incorrect Date of Birth!
Double-check your application before returning it!

Check to make sure you haven’t been purged!

Ahead of the November election, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has instructed officials to purge inactive voters from the rolls. Here is what you need to do to find out if you are still registered — plus how you can stay registered!

Ohio Votes Count Act!

House Bill 472, also known as the Ohio Votes Count Act, was recently introduced in the Ohio House, as announced by co-sponsor of the legislation, State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester). The bill is sponsored by State Reps. Bernie Willis (R-Springfield) and Bob Peterson (R-Sabina).

According to Rep. Gross, “the Ohio Votes Count Act aims to increase election integrity by reforming Ohio’s voter registration system and establishing cyber security protections and standards.”

This bill represents yet another attempt by the Republican-dominated legislature to make sweeping changes to how voting and elections work in Ohio. Among others, it includes provisions that would make it harder for some Ohioans to register to vote and cast absentee ballots (Ohioans have been able to register to vote and cast mail-in ballots by using the last four digits of their Social Security number. With HB 472, voters would have to provide a legible copy of their driver’s license or state ID card).

Read about the bill and its status here

Read an analysis of the bill here

Read Columbus Dispatch reporting here

Read Axios Columbus reporting here

Membership Renewals!

We are currently in our membership drive for 2024! If you have not renewed your membership, see one of us at the next meeting, or you can renew online HERE

Due to the rising costs of postage, scheduling of events, and other club duties, we unfortunately have had to raise our membership rates only slightly–individual memberships have increased to $30 (from $20), and family memberships have increased to $40 (from $30)–senior and student memberships will remain the same, at $10 and $5, respectively. While we hate to have to raise rates, it will go a long way to help us stage events, including postcard parties and community gatherings, maintaining the website, room rentals, printing, and sponsoring get-out-the-vote events and yard sign drives, all of which will become INCREDIBLY important in this CRUCIAL election year!

As always, if you can add more, it will cover someone who can afford less.  Everyone is welcome at the amount you are comfortable contributing.

Citizens Not Politicians!

Citizens Not Politicians needs your help! Go to Fair Districts Ohio HERE to learn more about the initiative and learn how you can help gather signatures prior to the June filing deadline! You’ll need to sign up for short training, which you can do HERE, and then volunteer to help add names to the petitions!

Please visit the link HERE to see where you can sign the petition if you haven’t already!! Time is running out!!

We Need Your Help!

We are looking for a volunteer to join the Rocky River Democrats Executive Committee as the Corresponding Secretary. We are looking for some with good writing and technical skills to help with email communication and website updates. If you, or someone you know is interested, please fill out the form HERE. This is a great opportunity to put your talents to work, get more involved with the club, and help in this crucial election year!!

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