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City of Cleveland Primary Election is set for September 14, 2021

City of Cleveland Primary Election is set for September 14, 2021 (Plain Press, September 2021)           The date for the Primary Election in the City of Cleveland is set for September 14, 2021.  Cleveland registered voters will be able to vote for their choice of mayoral candidates and city council candidates with primary races. Ballots are available in … Continue reading

Redistricting: What’s the Big Deal?

Redistricting: What’s the Big Deal? by Joel Gorski (Plain Press, September 2021)      Monday morning, August 23, Cleveland State University’s student center ballroom was filled with a standing-room-only crowd estimated at 200 people.  Many were preparing comments and questions for Ohio’s very first Redistricting Commission as they waited. Most, if not all, of the attendees at this first … Continue reading

Participatory Budgeting Cleveland (PB CLE) to launch budget recommendations

Participatory Budgeting Cleveland (PB CLE) to launch budget recommendations by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, August 2021)     Town meetings were first established in the earliest New England settlements as a form of direct democracy in which most or all members of a community come together to discuss policies, laws, and budgets for their community. The first town meeting was … Continue reading

Cleveland needs leaders with a moral compass

Cleveland needs leaders with a moral compass by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2021)       As Clevelanders prepare to select a new mayor and consider their choices for city council representatives for the next four years, we may be asking ourselves how do we best judge who will make a good mayor or city council representative? What qualities … Continue reading

Election information for voters residing in the 11th Congressional District

Election information for voters residing in the 11th Congressional District (Plain Press, July 2021)       A special Congressional Primary Election will be held on August 3, 2021 in the 11th Congressional District for the seat that opened up due to the appointment of former Congressional Representative Marcia Fudge to be the United States Secretary of the Department of Housing … Continue reading

Presidential Debate Protest for Black Lives and Climate Justice

Inconsistent Ballot Application Data Leads to Undercount of Disenfranchised Voters

Inconsistent Ballot Application Data Leads to Undercount of Disenfranchised Voters by Rachel Dissell and Lucia Walinchus Eye on Ohio  (Plain Press, October 2020) Haley Belisle, a recent graduate of Ohio Northern University, was baffled this spring when the Hardin County Board of elections rejected her application to vote absentee in the state’s presidential primary.  The problem … Continue reading

  COVID-19 evictions could leave more women without a vote by Malcolm Burnley and Rachel Dissell, The Fuller Project  This story was originally published by The Fuller Project, a nonprofit newsroom reporting on issues that affect women. (Plain Press, September 2020)       Lynn Rodemann walked up the driveway, a mask fixed tightly to her face. A … Continue reading