5/14/2015 – Joint meeting with Cleveland Stonewall Dems!

May 13th, 2015

14May2015 CH Dems Meeting Notice

City Councilwoman Melissa Yasinow with Prof. Becker and Dean Entin.

4/1 – Conversation with U.S. Attorney Dettelbach

April 1st, 2015
TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 1, 2015: You are invited to participate in a conversation with U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach. At 7 p.m. at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, Mr. Dettelbach will discuss Civil Rights: from Selma to Cleveland. The event is free and open to the public. Please join us!

4/9/2015 Club Endorsement Meeting – Issue 2

March 26th, 2015

The Cleveland Heights Democrats Club

 Invites you to participate in the

2015 Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District
Operating Levy Issue Endorsement Meeting!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

7:00 p.m.

 Cleveland Heights Community Center

1 Monticello Boulevard (between Mayfield and Lee Road)


Join the Cleveland Heights Democrats as we discuss Issue 2, the 5.9 mill Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District Operating Levy. Issue 2 is on the ballot May 5th and the Cleveland Heights Democratic Club has an opportunity to weigh in on the debate. Following remarks and discussion, club members will vote on whether or not to officially endorse Issue 2!

This meeting is a great chance learn more about the operating needs of the schools and discuss the levy proposal and make sure that the voice of the Cleveland Heights Democrats is heard before the May primary – don’t miss it!

3/12 CH Dems Meeting: “Grassroots Advocacy in Cleveland Heights: How you and fellow Democrats can get involved!”

February 26th, 2015

The Cleveland Heights Democrats are thrilled to announce our March Meeting! We hope you can join to meet our two dynamic guests and vote for our 2015 officers – read on for more details:

Please join us on Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 PM as we gather to discuss “Grassroots Advocacy in Cleveland Heights: How you and fellow Democrats can get involved!”

Thursday, November 12, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Boulevard (between Mayfield and Lee Road)

A our meeting, we will welcome Lillian Sharpley (Executive Committee Member, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party) and Julian Rogers (former Cuyahoga County Councilmember and newly appointed Democratic Ward Leader, Cleveland Heights) to learn how you can get involved with the local Democratic Party and build momentum for the “Blue Wave” of Democratic electoral turnout in 2015 and 2016!

Note! We will start this meeting with a vote on the nominated slate of Officers and Trustees for 2015. Names are listed below and bios can be read by clicking “Cleveland Heights Dems 2015 Slate”, below. We hope you will join us in voting on your club leaders!

Cleveland Heights Dems 2015 Slate
(as proposed by the Nominating Committee)

Ryan Pierce – President
Carol Roe – Vice President
Kahlil Seren – Secretary
J.J. Costello – Treasurer

Julian Rogers (City Ward Leader & Trustee)
Mike Gaynier
Melissa Yasinow
Richard Stewart
Nancy Welchans

This is an important meeting and we hope you can join. See you on Thursday!

Don’t forget! 2/10 Meeting w/ ODP!

February 2nd, 2015

Join us next Tuesday, February 10th, 7:00 PM at the Cleveland Heights Community Center to learn about what the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) will be doing to advance progressive candidates to fight for good education, access to healthcare, a fair and strong economy, equality and more! You are a BIG part of this – don’t miss your chance to weigh in and lend a hand.

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Everything in politics starts at the local level—good candidates, good ideas, critical services.

Mayors, city councilmen and women, school board members and township trustees make important decisions every day that shape the lives of Ohioans. And next week, Democrats across Ohio will be filing to run for local races. These candidates are determined, passionate, and have a vision for their community. Their success is all of our success, now and in the future.

This is why, in 2015, the Ohio Democratic Party is reinforcing our commitment to electing Democrats at the local level, in communities across Ohio.

We are calling this strategic effort the Main Street Initiative.

The Main Street Initiative will be laser-focused on providing direct support to local candidates, including financial investments to targeted races, messaging, voter contact, and fundraising trainings, as well as access to cutting edge technology and data. Senator Turner and I kicked off the Main Street Victory Fund with $12,500 in contributions from our respective campaign accounts, and others are joining in as well.

Click HERE to learn more about the Main Street Initiative and how YOU can help!

Big Announcement! 2/10 CH Dems Meeting ft. David Pepper & Nina Turner

January 23rd, 2015

On Tuesday, February 10, the Cleveland Heights Democrats are hosting a multi-club meeting at the Cleveland Heights Community Center to discuss the future of Ohio’s Democratic Party. Mark your calendars now (click to view full-size):

Pepper Turner Meeting Announcement

Please join co-hosts Shaker Heights Democrats, Cleveland Stonewall Democrats, Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus, and the Northeast Ohio Young Black Democrats as we welcome special guests David Pepper (Chair, Ohio Democratic Party) and Nina Turner (Chair, Political Engagement for the Ohio Democratic Party).

Snacks and drinks will be provided (!) and, as always, this meeting is open to all. Spread the word and invite your friends, family, and progressive neighbors to discuss the role we will play in shaping our Ohio Democratic Party!

UPDATE! Carol Roe Recommended for City Council Appointment

January 9th, 2015

Following last evening’s meeting, the Cleveland Heights Democrats are proud to announce our recommendation for Carol Roe to be appointed to the Cleveland Heights City Council. With 30 members voting, Carol received the necessary support (50% or more of eligible membership) to secure our club’s recommendation. Her focus on common-sense, meaningful steps to engage with community members throughout our city clearly impressed the club. Congrats Carol!

To learn more about Carol Roe, please review her application to City Council HERE

The club was impressed with all candidates and we are thrilled to know that members of the Cleveland Heights Democrats are willing to serve our city in public office. Thanks to all who came out!

UPDATE! 1/8 CH Dems Meeting – Weigh in on City Council Appointment!

January 5th, 2015

Happy New Year!

Come hear Club applicants looking to fill the seat vacated by newly elected State Representative Janine Boyd on Cleveland Heights Council.

Thursday, January 8th at 7pm
Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Boulevard
Rooms A and B

This will be our first meeting of the new year, and you don’t want to miss it! Club applicants to replace newly elected State Representative Janine Boyd will be addressing our membership to detail their reasons for seeking this appointment to Council. There will be plenty of time for each applicant to speak and answer questions from the floor.

The idea is to add our Club voice to the selection process to replace Janine. We’d like our recommendation vote to be helpful and influential with City Council, which will ultimately select our new Councilperson

We have previously asked that all Club Members pay their 2015 dues prior to January 1st to be eligible to participate in this recommendation vote. Since this date is so close, we will accept dues payments up to and at the meeting on January 8th.

Payments can be securely made anytime on our website: Please see link in upper-right corner. Membership payments for 2015 are still just $15!

Can’t wait to see you there!

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We are pleased to announce our 3 current candidates for club recommendation:

1.) Carol Roe
2.) Kahlil Seren
3.) Keba Sylla

Please click on each applicant’s name to view their application and come prepared to make an informed decision on Thursday!

12/11 CH Dems Holiday Party!

December 4th, 2014

Celebrate the Holidays with the Cleveland Heights Democrats and hosts Mike & Lisa Gaynier!

Thursday, December 11th
6pm till 9pm

The Excel Building
2412 Euclid Heights Blvd. Apt 401, Cleveland Heights

(Parking available on EHB eastbound past Derbyshire, on Derbyshire & Surrey outside the Alcazar, on Lennox 1 block south of the Excel, in the city lots on Lennox and behind the Cedar Rd. businesses between Surrey & Lennox)

Bring your family and friends and enjoy good food and cheer with your fellow Democrats.

Please bring a beverage, a dessert item or a donation of $10 to help cover event expenses.

Membership payments for 2015 are still just $15!
Pay on our website or bring a check to the party.

We’ll see you there!

11/13 CH Dems Meeting – Moving Forward: Next Steps, Housekeeping for Dems in Cleveland Heights

November 12th, 2014

Please join us Thursday night as we get to work on important issues for our club.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Boulevard (between Mayfield and Lee Road)

1. We will be selecting a nominating committee that will get to work on identifying and recommending candidates for 2015 club officers and trustees. Why not you? This is very important work and a great opportunity to share your leadership skills with our club to improve our organization.

2. We also will have a discussion about what kinds of meetings and activities to plan for 2015. How do we want to engage with each other? Where and when do we prefer to meet? What can we do to grow our support and membership? How should we get more engaged with the county and state party organizations to promote positive change and more effective election strategies?

3. Of course we will also share our thoughts on the election, and the changes to be made in our leadership.

Look forward to seeing you there!