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UPDATE: Former Governor Ted Strickland & Cincinnati Councilman PG Sittenfeld to attend Cuyahoga Dem Committee Meeting - April 25th @ 10am
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The Cuyahoga County Democratic Party will host a countywide Central & Executive Committee meeting on the morning of April 25th. In addition to both Democratic US Senate candidates, the committee will hear updates from County Executive Armond Budish, State Senator Sandra Williams, State Rep. Nickie Antonio, ResponsibleOhio (marijuana legalization campaign) and the Arts & Culture levy.
City Club w/ Martha Bergmark from Voices for Civil Justice - April 24th @ noon
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thumbnail Civil legal aid helps ensure fairness for all in America’s justice system, regardless of how much money you have.  It provides legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and ...
CSU Forum on Reflections on 50 Years of African-American Mayoral Leadership in the U.S. - April 27th @ 9am
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thumbnail As part of our yearlong celebration of our 50th Anniversary, the community is invited to a special series of panels featuring nationally-renowned thought leaders who will explore the future of educ...
City Club Youth Forum on Political Activism w/ Nina Turner - April 27th @ noon
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thumbnail Civil legal aid helps ensure fairness for all in America’s justice system, regardless of how much money you have.  It provides legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and ...
BBH Dems Public Forum on Fracking and the Community Bill of Rights - April 28th @ 7pm
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bbhdemsc­.ipower­.com - Residents of Brecksville, Broadview Heights, and North Royalton are suffering from the devastating effects of nearly uncontrolled oil drilling and fracking. This is due to a 2004 change in state la...
PG Sittenfeld, Candidate for US Senate – April 30th @ 7:30pm
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thumbnail clevelandstonewalldems­.org - PG Sittenfeld, Candidate for US Senate – Hosted by Lakewood Dems, CSD, Westshore Dems, West Side Dems, CDWC When: Back to Calendar April 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Where: Lakewood Woman's Pavilli...
Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus Brunch & Conversation w/ Congresswoman Marcia Fudge - May 9th @ 11am
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thumbnail The CDWC is dedicated to increasing women's participation in the political process. We invite you to attend this gathering of dynamic women officeholders and activists as we empower one another to be advocates for equality and justice, run for office, and chart a progressive course for our community, state, and country...
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Why Hillary Clinton Is Probably Going to Win the 2016 Election
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thumbnail nymag­.com - Skeptics have pushed back by claiming that the youngest voters — the ones entering their voting years since 2008 — are turning back toward the Republican Party. Their main evidence has been polling...
Hillary Clinton has been outspoken on voting rights
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thumbnail www­.msnbc­.com - If Hillary Clinton is to succeed in her second quest for the presidency, she’ll need to at least come close to matching President Obama’s performance with the groups that made up his most enthusias...
Hillary Clinton Reaches Out To Meet With Hispanic Business Owners In Early States
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thumbnail www­.buzzfeed­.com - Hillary Clinton has reached out to meet with Hispanic business owners in the early stages of her campaign. Clinton’s political director, Amanda Renteria, played phone tag with the U.S. Hispanic Cha...
Hillary Clinton Shifts Stance On Major Immigrant Policy Issue
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thumbnail thinkprogress­.org - by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on April 16, 2015 at 3:32 pm "Hillary Clinton Shifts Stance On Major Immigrant Policy Issue" Shifting gears away from her position eight years ago, former Secretary of S...
DNC anticipates ‘competitive primary’ as Hillary Clinton enters 2016 race
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thumbnail www­.msnbc­.com - Explore Watch Join In Speak Out Layout selectors Default view Expand comments Expand video Feedback Help The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart 04/13/15 DNC anticipates ‘competitive primary’ as Hillary ...
Hillary Clinton: Elizabeth Warren is holding my feet to the fire
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www­.politico­.com - Hillary Clinton hailed Elizabeth Warren as a progressive champion in a short article praising the Massachusetts senator’s achievements in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in ...
Hillary Clinton's 404 Page Is Perfection
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thumbnail www­.huffingtonpost­.com - If the idea of a punning president makes you uncomfortable, then we've got some bad news for you. Hillary Clinton stands a pretty good chance of becoming president, and her new website shows she's ...
Tea Partier Says He May Vote For Hillary So He Can Keep Obamacare
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thumbnail talkingpointsmemo­.com - "Hello, YouTube. I'm kinda having a difficult decision," Webb lamented in the 3-minute video. "I don't know which party to vote for. ... I don't know whether to go for a Republican or a Democrat --...
The GOP attacks on Hillary Clinton's family foundation are bogus and bizarre
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thumbnail theweek­.com - Hillary Clinton has been in the national eye for almost a quarter of a century. Over that time, seemingly every aspect of Clintonland has been picked over by the national media, taxpayer-funded inv...
Can Hillary Clinton Solve the Democrats' White Voter Problem?
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thumbnail www­.bloomberg­.com - It never really dawned on Leslie Combs that Hillary Clinton might lose. Combs, a new state legislator from Pike County, Kentucky—Democratic turf since the Union fought the Confederacy—had endorsed ...
COUNTY POLITICS
Highlights from the 2015 State of the County Address - Office of the Cuyahoga County Executive
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executive­.cuyahogacounty­.us - Job Growth and Opportunity “We must support businesses as they create and grow jobs at all levels. Creating job openings, alone, is not enough, though. We, the County, must also help people get the...
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish to announce plans to open three high-tech workshops in county libraries
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thumbnail www­.cleveland­.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, during his first state-of-the-county address Wednesday night, is expected to announce plans for the county to open three high-tech worksh...
Cuyahoga County Council confirms Cliff Pinkney as new county sheriff
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thumbnail www­.cleveland­.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cuyahoga County Council on Tuesday voted to confirm Cliff Pinkney as the next county sheriff. Pinkney, 52, previously had worked as the county's chief deputy. He replaces former ...
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ODP endorses Strickland
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thumbnail www­.dispatch­.com - The Ohio Democratic Party's executive committee Saturday endorsed former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland over Cincinnati City Councilman in the race for U.S. Senate. Both Strickland, 73, and Sittenfeld, 3...
Uncontested primaries have consequences
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thumbnail www­.msnbc­.com - Dorian Warren talks to Zephyr Teachout, former candidate for New York’s Democratic Gubernatorial nomination and former Missouri politician Jeff Smith about the importance of primaries in national e...
Everything You Think You Know About Primaries Is Probably Wrong
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thumbnail www­.plunderbund­.com - [Disclosure:  I worked for then-Congressman Ted Strickland and lived down the street from the Stricklands growing up and I make no bones about supporting Ted Strickland’s Senate bid.] As it relates...
STATE POLITICS
House GOP's revised budget plan is better but still loaded with problems, Democrats say
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thumbnail www­.cleveland­.com - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio House Democrats said Thursday that the GOP's revised budget plan is marginally better than before, but they still expressed concerns about tax reforms and a number of new mea...
More of the same bad tax policy
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thumbnail www­.policymattersohio­.org - A new state budget bill now being heard in the Ohio House Finance Committee would cut the state income tax by 6.3 percent, while expanding an existing tax break for business owners. The House budge...
Kasich Economics Wilt Under Scrutiny
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thumbnail www­.plunderbund­.com - Last year, when Gov. John Kasich was running for a second term as governor of Ohio, no one who has even half-way followed his career as a politician thought for a second he wasn’t interested in run...
Money for absentee ballot applications added to proposed state budget
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thumbnail www­.dispatch­.com - After initially rejecting Secretary of State Jon Husted’s request for $1.25 million to mail absentee-ballot applications statewide in 2016, Ohio lawmakers will include the measure in the two-year b...
Ohio lawmakers discuss pushing back primary election date
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thumbnail www­.daytondailynews­.comState representatives are questioning whether a bill that would move Ohio's 2016 primary election date might cause confusion among voters and candidates...
Democratic operative Tommy Greene launches campaign for Ohio House District 16 seat
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thumbnail www­.cleveland­.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Tommy Greene, a young Democratic operative who has worked on campaigns for Sherrod Brown and Ed FitzGerald, has launched a campaign of his own -- for next year's open seat in Ohi...
Dem messaging & strategy
The ODP Main Street Initiative is Underway
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thumbnail ohiodems­.org - This phrase, popularized by House Speaker Tip O’Neill, has so embedded itself in the political lexicon, we hardly stop to consider what it means. It means electoral success depends on staying respo...
4 Reasons Why State and Local Races Are Great News for Democrats
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thumbnail bluenationreview­.com - “A cadre of wealthy liberal donors aims to pour tens of millions of dollars into rebuilding the left’s political might in the states, racing to catch up with a decades-old conservative effort that ...
Wealthy donors on left launch new plan to wrest back control in the states
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thumbnail www­.washingtonpost­.com - SAN FRANCISCO — A cadre of wealthy liberal donors aims to pour tens of millions of dollars into rebuilding the left’s political might in the states, racing to catch up with a decades-old conservati...
Liberal groups aim to register a million climate voters
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thumbnail www­.politico­.com - Gene Karpinski, president of the League of Conservation Voters, says the | AP Photo A coalition of environmental, civil rights and progressive groups aims to register a million climate-conscious vo...
6 questions for your first campaign hire
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thumbnail www­.campaignsandelections­.com - The first hire on a campaign sets the tone. Bring in the wrong person and it could stunt your candidacy. The right personnel decision, meanwhile, can be the first step toward winning on Election Da...
Online fundraising best practices for non-profits and campaigns
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thumbnail powerthruconsulting­.com - The first and most important principle for online fundraising for non-profits and political campaigns: You must ask! Most people are not going to wake up this morning and think to themselves, today...
The Hillary coalition: Why white women will play kingmaker in 2016
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thumbnail theweek­.com - Hillary Clinton is in it to ... assure you that she'll work hard to deserve your vote, especially if you're an everyday American. "Everyday American" is a short phrase that encapsulates the grand s...
MIDDLE CLASS ECONOMICS
Rally for $15 minimum wage to include professors in poverty
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thumbnail www­.cleveland­.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio - Name some low-wage positions, and these are apt to appear on most lists: Fast-food worker, retail worker and home health aide. But here is another that should come to mind -- adju...
Standing up for fair wages
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thumbnail www­.policymattersohio­.org - Tax Day rallies around the country are calling attention to wage inequality and the need to raise the minimum wage. Rallies in some 200 cities are “the biggest ever mobilization” by organizers to r...
State Sen. Yuko Touts Boost To Minimum Wage Bill
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thumbnail www­.plunderbund­.com - Democratic State Senator Kenny Yuko, who represents the 25th District and is the primary sponsor of SB 25, talked Tuesday about his bill to increase Ohio’s minimum wage shortly after House Republic...
3 takeaways from $15 minimum wage rallies, fast-food strikes
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thumbnail www­.cleveland­.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio - The rally was over, but somehow it felt like a beginning. The demonstrators, numbering nearly 300, marched along the sidewalks of Euclid Avenue as evening rush hour traffic crawle...
EQUAL PAY
Here's What The Gender Pay Gap Looks Like By Income Level
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thumbnail fivethirtyeight­.com - Tuesday, April 14, is the 19th annual Equal Pay Day. The day is a symbolic representation of the gender pay gap: The average woman would have had to work all last year and into April this year to e...
Gender Pay Disparity is Particularly Stark for Women Retail Workers and Women of Color
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www­.demos­.org - Gender Pay Disparity is Particularly Stark for Women Retail Workers and Women of Color (New York, NY)- Today is Equal Pay Day, which marks how much longer women must work to earn what men earned in...
Tavis Smiley Battles O’Reilly on Police, Race: ‘How Many Isolated Incidents Equal a Pattern?’
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thumbnail www­.mediaite­.com - Bill O’Reilly tonight went off on “cop haters” who he believes are trying to demonize all cops, when the reality is most cops aren’t bad. Of course, O’Reilly said, what Officer Michael Slager did i...
Ohio community-police relations task force focuses recommendations on training, accountability and building trust
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thumbnail www­.cleveland­.com - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A task force charged with improving relations between police agencies and the communities they serve will offer Gov. John Kasich a series of specific recommendations aimed ensurin...
Here’s Where GOP 2016ers Stand on Equal Pay | Factivists
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thumbnail factivists­.democrats­.org - The President and Democrats have been clear that equal pay is a top priority and the fact that women make only 78 cents to the dollar is not only wrong, it’s harmful to our economy. As the party of...
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Jeb Bush's Administration Steered Florida Pension Money to George W. Bush’s Fundraisers
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thumbnail www­.ibtimes­.com - Four years before the financial collapse, Goldman Sachs executive George Herbert Walker IV had much to be thankful for. "I've been fortunate to be a small part of teams leading U.S. restructurings,...
The tax break for the rich that muddles Marco Rubio’s middle class message
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thumbnail www­.washingtonpost­.com - Hillvetica font by Rick Wolff, who wants to release the font for free Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) gave a speech Monday that Mitt Romney never could have. He talked about his father, an immigrant barte...
Greater Cleveland school districts dominate list that would lose money under Ohio House proposal
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thumbnail www­.cleveland­.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- More than 30 Greater Cleveland school districts are among the 89 statewide that would receive less money from the state next year under a proposal introduced this week by the Ohi...
EDUCATION
Charter school operators and authorizers would face more scrutiny and pressure, under new bill from Ohio Senate
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thumbnail www­.cleveland­.com - COLUMBUS, Ohio - The for-profit companies that run many of Ohio's charter schools would face increased scrutiny under the latest charter school reform proposal from State Sen. Peggy Lehner, as woul...
How state school board members voted on "5 of 8" rule
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thumbnail www­.cleveland­.com - COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state school board voted along party lines Monday in eliminating minimum requirements for how many nurses, counselors, social workers, librarians and arts teachers that schools...
The Atlanta teachers' trial: A perfect example of America's broken justice system
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thumbnail theweek­.com - During a sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter announced that the crime under consideration was "the sickest thing that's ever happened in this town." Given...
LOCAL POLITICS
Parma Council President Sean Brennan runs Boston Marathon (photos)
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thumbnail www­.cleveland­.com - PARMA, Ohio -- As Parma Council President Sean Brennan crossed the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon -- the second since the 2013 bombing that killed three people -- he said it was an emotion...
Calling all Cuyahoga County municipal candidates: NEOMG to host video debates this fall
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thumbnail www­.cleveland­.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Running for a suburban city council or school board in November? Northeast Ohio Media Group will host debates in our downtown studio for each contested race in Cuyahoga County an...
South Euclid Councilwoman Ruth Gray officially announces run for mayor: 7 things to know
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thumbnail www­.cleveland­.com - SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- South Euclid Councilwoman Ruth Gray, an outspoken critic of Mayor Georgine Welo who calls herself an advocate for transparency, is running for mayor.  Gray, who was elected in...
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