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Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, February 23, 2013
11:00am
The Phoenix, Cincinnati Susan B. Anthony Luncheon. Keynote Speaker, Elisabeth MacNamara, President, League of Women Voters of the United States
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Noon-6pm
5800 Red Bank Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
LWVCA @ Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival 2013. Juneteenth is a nationwide celebration of the end of legal slavery in the United States. Cincinnati's annual Juneteenth Festival began in 1988. It's a family-based event with a a wide variety of entertainment (and a lot of it), historical and cultural attractions, organized children's activities, and, of course, great food. The League will host the Information booth.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Noon
Cincinnati Bar Assn, 225 East 6th St, 5th floor Woman's City Club - Civil Justice Lecture/Discussion. The Right to Counsel in Civil Cases: Civil Gideon and Legal Services for the Poor

2013 is the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Gideon v. Wainwright regarding the right to counsel for criminal defendants who cannot afford a lawyer. As a practical matter, has the promise of Gideon been met? Should there also be a right to counsel in civil cases? Sponsored by The Woman's City Club, the Cincinnati Bar Association, BRIDGES for a Just Community and the LWVCA.

*Brown bag lunch - drinks provided*

Saturday, June 22, 2013
9am-3pm
Yeatman's Cove
705 East Pete Rose Way
LWVCA at Paddlefest. Volunteers needed for LWVCA booth at Paddlefest at Yeatman's Cove! Come and enjoy the great outdoors and have fun with fellow Leaguers! Whether you can do 1 hour or 3 or more, call the League office to sign up! (see the May issue of "The Voter" for details)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
10 am-Noon
Potter Stewart United States Courthouse
100 E Fifth Street, Cincinnati
2013 Summer Tour. Carpool from the League office (leaves @ 9:15 a.m.) or meet @ Courthouse. Park in Fountain Square garage. Join us for lunch following the tour! Call League office to register. $5 donation requested.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
3pm after the parade
Sawyer Point LWVCA @ Cincinnati Pride Festival. The LWVCA will be at the Pride Festival, supporting the Cincinnati GLBT community, on Saturday, June 29. Fun begins at 3pm, after the parade. Celebrate 40 Years of Pride with great, live entertainment.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
12:00 Noon
  LWVO All-Member Conference Call. This Month's Topic: The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission is reviewing the state constitution and contemplating changes, several of which are of great interest to the League. These include redistricting reform, voter rights, and judicial elections reform. Please join us to hear more about prospects for reform and how League can help support these efforts.

Call-In Number: 866-740-1260
PIN Number: 4691505#

(In order to anticipate the number of people on the call, the LWVO asks for an RSVP to lwvoinfo@lwvohio.org. It is not required; however, it will help LWVO administer the call effectively.)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
7-8:30pm
Mt Auburn Presbyterian Church
Social Room
103 William Howard Taft Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45219
2013 LWVCA Ballot Issues Forum. This event is designed to inform League members, friends and interested parties regarding upcoming ballot issues. The forum is free and open to the public. Presentation of the November 2013 ballot issues will include two Hamilton County levies and a City of Cincinnati Charter Amendment. Visit our Voting Help page for more information.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
7pm
The Greenwich
2442 Gilbert Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Cincinnati City Council Candidates Forum. Join us at 6:00 pm for a social hour with light hors d'oeuvres and stay for question-and-answer sessions with candidates for Cincinnati Council. Meet candidates before and after their sessions. An opportunity to submit questions for the forum is available through CityBeat.
Moderator: Kathy Wilson, CityBeat
Media Panel: Kevin Osborne, politics and government reporter for WCPO Digital; and German Lopez, staff writer, CityBeat
Cosponsors: LWVCA, The Greenwich, CityBeat
CANDIDATE SCHEDULE:
Session #1 (7:00- 7:35) Amy Murray, Laure Quinlivan, P.G. Sittenfeld, Charlie Winburn
Session #2 (7:40- 8:15)
Vanessa White, Mike Moroski, Tim Dornbusch, Michelle Dillingham
Session #3 (8:20-8:55)
David Mann, Kevin Johnson, Kevin Flynn, Sam Malone
Session #4 (9:00- 9:35)
Wendell Young, Yvette Simpson, Christopher Smitherman, Chris Seelbach
Session #5 (9:40- 10:15
Pam Thomas, Shawn Butler, Greg Landsman, Angela Beamon
Session #6 (10:20- 10:55)
Melissa Wegman

The schedule could potentially be altered as a result of candidates not showing to participate in the forum. In that event, candidates (in turn) could be moved into the positions of those scheduled ahead of them.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
7pm
Freedom Center
50 E Freedom Way
CIncinnati, OH 45202
City of Cincinnati Mayoral Debate. Broadcast LIVE without commercial interruption on WKRC-TV Channel 12 as well as streamed live on local12.com. Moderator: Dan Hurley
Media Panel: Jeff Hirsh of WKRC-TV; and Lincoln Ware, Buzz Radio
Cosponsors: LWVCA, WKRC-TV, Cincinnati Enquirer
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
7pm
WCPO-TV Studios
1720 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202
City of Cincinnati Mayoral Debate. The debate will be broadcast live on WCPO-TV Channel 9.
Cosponsors: LWVCA, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Cincinnatus Association, and WCPO-TV.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
6:30pm
St John's Unitarian Universalist Church
320 Resor Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Beyond Civility: Side-by-Side Series with Greg Hartmann and Todd Portune. This is the first event in the 2013-2014 series and will feature Hamilton County Commissioners Greg Hartmann and Todd Portune.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm for a reception with light refreshments. The program will begin at 6:30 pm and conclude at 8:00 pm.

The Side-by-Side series is being co-sponsored by the Hamilton County Republican Party, the Hamilton County Democratic Party, the Charter Committee of Cincinnati, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, the YWCA and the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area. WCET and WVXU are media partners.

For more information, and to make your reservation, please visit Beyond Civility

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
6pm
Mayerson Academy
2650 Highland Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education Candidates Forum. Open to the Public. Eight Candidates (one incumbent, seven non-incumbents) are running for four open seats.
Moderator: Dan Hurley
Cosponsors: LWVCA, Parents for Public Schools, Women's City Club, Cincinnatus, American Jewish Committee
Sunday, October 27, 2013
7pm
St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church
320 Resor Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Changing CO2urse Series: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis. Innovation in Agriculture: What must we change to survive on this planet?
Speaker: Professor Kathleen Smythe, Environmental Sustainability, Xavier University. Cosponsors: Woman's City Club, LWVCA and St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church

Agriculture may be the single most important and most ecologically disruptive development in human history. This session will focus on ways that people are creating new agricultural systems.

Monday, November 11, 2013
5:30pm
Interact Health
3805 Edwards Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Global Gaggle: 21st Century Health Challenges. Join the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council and discuss with international visitors from Bangladesh, Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Palestinian Territories the opportunities and challenges within health care: public health, breast cancer research, diabetes, cancer genomic research, university hospitals.

Light drinks will be provided! RSVP Required: Email Michelle at mharpenau@cincyworldaffairs.org or call at 859-448-8984.

Visit the event on Facebook for more information.

Thursday, November 14, 2013
5pm
Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Discussion on Future Ohio Legislation Affecting Public Education. Future of Public Education in Southwest Ohio: The work of Prepare the Future Ohio + A project of the Faith Community Alliance of Greater Cincinnati through grants from the Procter Fund of the Southern Ohio Episcopal Diocese and The Murray and Agnes Seasongood Good Government Foundation

Registration 5:00 + 5:30

Ask your legislators:

  • Senator William Coley
  • Senator William Seitz
  • Representative Denise Driehaus

Question a panel of Education professionals

This program is sponsored by Woman's City Club, League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area, AIR, Inc., Faith Community Alliance, and Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati.

(COMPLIMENTARY FOOD AVAILABLE & FREE PARKING)

Space is limited to 150 guests. Please RSVP by November 11th via e-mail to fcacincinnati@aol.com. Provide names and phone numbers of persons attending. For more information, e-mail fcacincinnati@aol.com.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6pm
Public Services Building
1115 Bates Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45225
City of Cincinnati Open Budgeting Discussion. Do you want to help your city make budget decisions that reflect your community values? Come share your thoughts at an Open Budgeting session.

This open discussion, sponsored by the City of Cincinnati, will focus on how the City's residents, employees, and businesses can better engage in a meaningful, collaborative dialogue around the next City budget.

Pizza will be provided. Please RSVP by sending an email to PriorityBudget@cincinnati-oh.gov

Thursday, November 21, 2013
6:30pm
First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati
536 Linton Street
Cincinnati,OH 45219
Beyond Civility: Back-to-Back Series - Tim Burke & Alex Triantifilou. Voter Suppression -vs- Voter Fraud: Hear Democratic Party Chair Tim Burke, Esq., and Republican Party Chair Alex Triantafilou, Esq., argue the other side's position in a "reverse debate" on controversial voting issues.

Visit Beyond Civility.org to register and learn more about the event.

Sunday, November 24, 2013
7pm
St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church
320 Resor Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Changing CO2urse Series: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis. Genetically Modified Foods
Speaker: Alison Aucielo, Food & Water Watch Cosponsors: Woman's City Club, LWVCA and St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church

Alison is Ohio's organizer for Food & Water Watch, and she passed the resolution in Cincinnati that calls for a federal mandate to label all Genetically Modified Foods. She will show excerpts from "The World According to Monsanto" and lead a discussion on what we can do to label GMOs in Cincinnati.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
7-9:00pm
Rockdale Temple Social Hall
8501 Ridge Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236
A Forum on Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing). Learn what Fracking is about - why some support it, why some oppose it, and how it may affect you.

Topics will include

  • Energy independence/Geo-political concerns.
  • Jobs - what kind, how many, permanent/temporary.
  • Community, environmental, and health impacts.
  • Government policy on clean water, air, local decision-making.

Moderator: Carolyn Miller, League of Women Voters

Panelists:

  • Michael Miller, Aquatic ecologist and water quality scientist.
  • Jim O'Reilly, Public health concerns and legal regulation.
  • Benjamin Schlesinger, Energy economist and gas industry consultant.
  • George Ten Eyck, Certified petroleum geologist & certified professional geologist.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Email your questions for the panelists to frackingquestions@lwvcincinnati.org

Questions about the forum? Phone (513) 281-8683

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
7-9pm
Rockdale Temple Social Hall
8501 Ridge Rd.
Amberley Village, OH 45236
A Forum on Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing). Learn what Fracking is about: why some support it; why some oppose it; and how it may affect you.

Topics will include:

  • Energy independence/Geo-political concerns
  • Jobs - what kind, how many; permanent/temporary
  • Community, environmental and health impacts
  • Government policy on clean water, air, local decision-making

Moderator: Carolyn B. Miller, Vice President, Program, LWVCA

Panelists:

  • Michael Miller, Aquatic Ecologist/Water Quality scientist
  • Jim O'Reilly, Public Health concerns/legal regulation
  • Benjamin Schlesinger, Energy Economist/Gas Industry consultant
  • George Ten Eyck, Certified Petroleum Geologist/Certified Professional Geologist

This Forum is FREE and open to the public

Email your questions for the panelists to frackingquestions@lwvcincinnati.org

Or phone your questions to (513) 281-8683

This Forum is co-sponsored by the LWVCA, the American Jewish Committee and The Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University.

Sunday, December 22, 2013
7pm
St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church
320 Resor Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Changing CO2urse Series: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis. Screening/Discussion of "A Place at the Table" - a film starring Jeff Bridges
This is a provocative film about the growing problem of hunger in America. 50 million Americans + 1 in 4 children +don't know where their next meal is coming from. This film tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat in a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about hunger, malnutrition, and obesity. It doesn't have to be this way. This is a call to fix our broken food system.

Cosponsors: Woman's City Club, LWVCA, Sierra Club and St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church

Sunday, December 22, 2013
7pm
St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church
320 Resor Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Changing CO2urse Series: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis. Screening/Discussion of "A Place at the Table" - a film starring Jeff Bridges
This is a provocative film about the growing problem of hunger in America. 50 million Americans + 1 in 4 children +don't know where their next meal is coming from. This film tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat in a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about hunger, malnutrition, and obesity. It doesn't have to be this way. This is a call to fix our broken food system.

Cosponsors: Woman's City Club, LWVCA, Sierra Club and St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church

Monday, January 6, 2014
7pm
First Unitarian Church
536 Linton St
Cincinnati, OH 45219
POSTPONED Cincinnati NOW Commemorates 41 years of Roe v. Wade. This event has been POSTPONED.

Jennifer Branch, Civil Rights Attorney from the law firm of Gerhardstein and Branch, will lead the discussion, "Is It Too Late to Stop-41 Years of Erosion of Abortion Rights?"

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
12:00 Noon
  LWVO All-Member Conference Call. This Month's Topic: "Ohio's Watersheds: What are some of the major concerns, and what can we do about them?"

Call-In Number: 866-740-1260
PIN Number: 4691505#

(In order to anticipate the number of people on the call, the LWVO asks for an RSVP to lwvoinfo@lwvohio.org. It is not required; however, it will help LWVO administer the call effectively.)

Friday, January 10, 2014
9am-1pm
Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
1740 Langdon Farm Road
Cincinnati, OH 45237
How Long Will YOU Live?. Join the Conversation....Community Roundtable to discuss the provocative findings of a study of life expectancy in Cincinnati, and how it varies among groups and neighborhoods. The study shows Cincinnati's 47 neighborhood groupings with the highest and lowest life spans. What factors are associated with life expectancy in your neighborhood, and how can you improve it?

Please register for the event by visiting the Health Department's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CincinnatiHealthDepartment or by contacting Ms. Jenni McBride, (513) 357-7272

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
5:30-8pm
Mayerson Hall, Hebrew Union College
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati,OH 45220
The Charter Commitee of Greater Cincinnati Presents: A Forum on Civility Moderated by Beyond Civility. Over the past few weeks, the dynamic nature of politics has been displayed at City Hall through the contentious debate around a number of issues. No matter how politically loaded an issue is, good communication is key to effective governance.
5:30 - Light Refreshments
6:30 - Program begins
Event is free but reservations are required
http://beyondcivility.org/ai1ec_event/a-forum-on-civility/?instance_id=87
Saturday, February 8, 2014
11:00am
The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W 5th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
27th Annual Susan B. Anthony Luncheon. Plan to join us for our annual fundraiser benefiting the LWVCA Education Fund! Keynote Speaker Dr. Santa J. Ono, President of the University of Cincinnati, will discuss, "Engaging Young Adults in Today's Political Process."
Tickets are $40 per person.
11am - Noon Social Hour and Raffle/Auction
Noon - 2pm - Luncheon and Keynote Address

Please visit our RSVP page for details and to make reservations.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
5:30-8pm
St John's Unitarian Universalist Church
320 Resor Ave
Cincinnati,OH 45220
Beyond Civility: Back-to-Back on Death Penalty Issues in Ohio featuring Joe Deters and David Singleton. Joe Deters, Hamilton County Prosecutor, and David Singleton, Executive Director of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center and Assistant Professor at the Chase College of Law, will explore the various issues surrounding the Death Penalty in Ohio.

Visit Beyond Civility.org to register and learn more about the event.

Thursday, February 13, 2014
7pm
First Unitarian Church
536 Linton Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Woman's City Club Public Forum. Woman's City Club presents its 4th public forum, featuring Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, speaking on his "Youth Engagement Platform for Cincinnati." The Chief believes that engaging youth in our city in positive ways will cut down on crime, including homicides, most of which are being committed by gangs and drug dealers. Come listen to his ideas and see how you can help.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
10am-12:30pm
LWV Dayton
Talbot Tower
131 N. Ludlow St.
Dayton, OH 45402
LWVO Southwest Regional Meeting. Topics will include: LWVUS Agriculture Study Update (first hour)
Cuyahoga Area Leagues' Proposed Study of Primary Elections (10-15 minutes) -- The three Leagues in Cuyahoga County are proposing a national study of different ways to run primary elections. Join us to learn the details of this proposed study.
Judicial Voter Education (second hour) -- The second part of the meeting will discuss next steps in our judicial voter education program and anticipated voter service needs in 2014.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
7pm
St John's UUC
320 Resor Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Changing CO2urse Series: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis. Saving the Planet...With Your Fork! (Rescheduled from 01/26/14)
Local artist, curator, critic, and first amendment and environmental activist, William Messer, will discuss the environmental and health impacts of meat consumption and production. We will view a short animated documentary "The True Cost of Hamburgers" as well as clips from "Making the Connection", a British film that presents the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Cosponsors: Woman's City Club, LWVCA, Sierra Club and St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
5:30-8pm
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Merck Auditorium
620 Oak St
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Beyond Civility: Side-by-Side: Chris Monzel & Wendell Young. The next Side-by-Side event will feature Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel and Cincinnati City Council member Wendell Young.

Doors open at 5:30 for a reception with light refreshments. Program begins at 6:30 and concludes at 8:00 pm.

Visit http://www.beyondcivility.org for more information.

Thursday, March 13, 2014
7:30pm
Hyde Park Community UMC
1345 Grace Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Woman's City Club presents Candy Crowley. Candy Crowley, CNN Chief Political Correspondent and anchor of "State of the Union" will lecture on "The White House vs. Capitol Hill." Ms. Crowley came to national attention with her assertive performance during the 2012 Obama vs. Romney debate. She was the first woman to moderate a presidential debate since 1992.

Tickets: $35 for lecture; $10 for student; $135 for lecture plus private reception afterward. For more information call 513-751-0100, or visit http://www.womanscityclub.org

Monday, March 17, 2014
7pm
Xavier University Cintas Center
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Town Hall Meeting: Building Sustainable Local Economies in an Age of Globalization. With Michael Shuman, Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute and author of How to Shift Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity. Also with Kristen Barker, founder, Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative and Michael Bertaux, Southwestern Ohio Slow Money Group. In a period where the transnational corporations seem to hold all the power, where the big box stores dominate our cityscape, where the only investments seem to be Wall Street, people are looking for new ways to invest in and build our local economies. Ideas such as local stock exchanges, slow money, and new cooperatives are beginning to appear. What can we do in Cincinnati to invest in our community, to develop new levels of self-sufficiency and new models of locally-oriented economic development? Sponsored by Green Umbrella.
Friday, March 21, 2014
7pm
St John's UUC
320 Resor Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Screening of Chasing Ice. The award-winning documentary Chasing Ice is the story of one man's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. James Balog, working for National Geographic, deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world changing glaciers. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. A photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
7:30pm
Esquire Theatre
320 Ludlow Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Free Screening of Triple Divide. Triple Divide is said to be the only documentary of its kind on the controversial subject of fracking capable of speaking to all sides, with exclusive interviews from the industry, experts, and Americans suffering in the wake of shale gas development. "It's the best movie on fracking to date [using] facts, not fiction or spin" wrote Pennsylvania resident, Robert Donnan.

Following the movie, we will have a short Q&A with State Representative Denise Driehaus and Food & Water Watch organizer Alison Auciello. Rep. Driehaus has co-sponsored legislation to ban the underground injection of toxic fracking waste.

Hosted by: Food & Water Watch; Southwest Ohio No Frack Forum; LWVCA; Woman's City Club; and State Rep. Denise Driehaus.

For more information on the film, visit: http://tripledividefilm.org/

Sunday, March 30, 2014
7pm
St John's UUC
320 Resor Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Changing CO2urse Series: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis. Revisiting Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth: New Realities and Local Impacts presented by Larry Falkin, Director of the City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability.
A lot has happened since 2007 when Al Gore won the Nobel Prize for his Oscar-winning documentary, Inconvenient Truth. The threat of future climate change has turned into a reality, the effects of which we see almost every day. How has Al Gore's message changed since 2007? What does climate change mean for Cincinnati? Mr. Falkin will present the updated Al Gore Climate Reality presentation and discuss what it means locally.

Cosponsors: Woman's City Club, LWVCA, Sierra Club and St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church

Sunday, April 27, 2014
7-9pm
St. John's UU Church
32 Resor
Clifton
Changing Course: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis. Part of the Changing Course: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis

"ADVENTURES IN THE GARDEN OF EATIN'"

Wes Duren, VP of Organic Landscape and Construction at Marvin's Organic Gardens, will help us explore the connection between nature, nutrition, and sustainable living.

Wes has held many workshops on planting native edible and medicinal plants in our local neighborhood and school gardens. He holds interactive seminars at schools and universities showing students, teachers, and parents how to integrate the concept of "The Edible Schoolyard" into their curriculum and into their daily practice as a sustainable source for nutritional school meals.

He and his family have a "Giving Garden" program at their farm near Lebanon, OH, that offers tips and incentives to encourage families to plant extra produce for local food pantries.

Wes will also talk about his two trips to the heart of the Congo on a mission to promote sustainable farming in a war-torn country highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and famine.

COSPONSORS: St John's UU Green Sanctuary Partners, Woman's City Club, Environmental Action Group League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, The Environmental Community Organization (ECO)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
6:30am-7:30pm
  Primary Election. REMEMBER TO VOTE! Visit VOTE411, our new online voter guide, for a sample ballot including candidates and issues for the upcoming election.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
5:15-8pm
Geier Room, Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
103 Wm. Howard Taft Rd.
Cincinnati OH 45219
Annual Meeting. Join us as we celebrate our accomplishments from the past year!

We will be electing our Board for the coming year; receive reports on League activities; and approve our budget.

Spouses and guests are also welcome to join us. We will have a buffet dinner catered by Power Inspires Progress.

5:15 p.m. - REGISTRATION AND SOCIAL 6:00 p.m. - DINNER 6:30 p.m. - COMMITTEE REPORTS 7:00 p.m. - BUSINESS MEETING 7:30 p.m. - LOOKING AHEAD WITH THE LEAGUE

DINNER & MEETING: $20 MEETING ONLY: $5

DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS - MONDAY, MAY 12

Saturday, June 14, 2014
10am-12pm
Washington Park
Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH
Housing Tour of Over-the-Rhine. The LWVCA's Summer Tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 14 and will focus on Development and Housing Issues in Over-the-Rhine. Please register for the Summer Tour, which is free, by calling the LWVCA office 513-281-8683 or e-mailing info@lwvcincinnati.org.

The event's agenda:

10 a.m. Meet at the performance stage at the north end of Washington Park. There is parking underneath the park and the elevator from the parking garage is close to this area. Some people will be car-pooling from the LWVCA office parking lot in Mt. Auburn. Meet there at 9:30 a.m. if you would like to catch a ride.

10 - 10:30 a.m. Walk with a tour guide for about three blocks. The guide will point out housing owned by the nonprofits Tender Mercies and OTR Community Housing, along with new condos.

10:30 a.m. Gather at the Miami University Center for Community Engagement (1300 Vine St.) to discuss the changes in Over the Rhine, the successful development of market rate housing and attempts to preserve affordable housing for low-income residents. Learn about relocation of the Drop Inn Center and efforts to create mixed-income housing.

Noon On your own to enjoy lunch at one of the numerous restaurants on Vine Street or explore the City Flea Market in Washington Park.

Saturday, June 14, 2014
12pm-9pm
Daniel Drake Park
5800 Red Bank Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival. Juneteenth is a nationwide celebration of the end of legal slavery in the United States. Cincinnati's annual Juneteenth Festival began in 1988. It's a family-based event with a a wide variety of entertainment (and a lot of it), historical and cultural attractions, organized children's activities, and, of course, great food. Visit the website for more information.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
7-9pm
St John's Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor in Clifton Designing Resilient Communities. Part of Changing CO2urse: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis

Peter Seidel, environmental architect-planner and author, will lead us in a discussion to imagine ways we can reshape our cities so that we can better adapt to the complex changes that threaten our future. He will examine some of the root causes of our environmental predicament as presented by Paul Ehrlich and John Holden. How can we correct for past errors -- such as urban sprawl -- in order to meet the demands of our changing environment and improve our chances of survival?

The majority of the world's population now lives in cities, but most of our cities are in crisis as a result of increasing population, inadequate infrastructure, diminishing resources, and the challenges posed by climate change. We will look at what a city really is, examine how can we reshape our communities to be better places in which to live.

Peter urges us to rethink the city as a noble expression of our specie's interdependent nature. He has authored/ co-authored three books on the topic:

"2045: A Story of Our Future" "Global Survival: The Challenge and its Implications for Thinking and Acting" "Invisible Walls: Why We Ignore the Damage We Inflict on the Planet...and Ourselves."

COSPONSORS: Woman's City Club's Environmental Action Group, St John's UU Green Sanctuary Partners, League of Women Voters' Natural Resource Committee, Miami Group Sierra Club and ECO

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
1:30-3:30pm
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
2400 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH
"Make your Mark" Nonprofit Voter Engagement Training. Few building blocks are more integral to the strength of our democracy than educating, motivating and mobilizing voters. As nonprofits, we have the unique opportunity to offer these activities, all of which help us advance our missions and build awareness for the work we do and the people we serve. A strong democracy helps build a stronger community, so getting involved in nonprofit, nonpartisan civic engagement is a win-win proposition!

We hope youʼll join us for our Cincinnati "Make your Mark" training on July 30. Weʼll give you month by month plans and tips on how to make your voter engagement efforts successful and effective.

Sponsored by:

OhioVOTES, a program of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) 175 S. 3rd St., Suite 250, Columbus, Ohio 43215 614-280-1984 x25

League of Women Voters of Ohio 17 S. High St, Columbus, OH 43215 614-469-1505

Saturday, August 2, 2014
7-10pm
American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth St
Cincinnati, Ohio 45225
Community Shares' Gourmet Grub for Good 2014. Join LWVCA partner Community Shares for their Gourmet Grub for Good 2014, an amateur chef competition and fundraiser.

Gourmet Grub for Good Highlights:

Free Valet Parking Included with Tickets Guys and Gals compete for culinary greatness! Guys, Griddles and Grub now known as Gourmet Grub for Good! 300 guests come together for great food and a great cause! Up to 50 amateur chefs present their specialties in one of 6 categories: appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, side dishes and desserts. Guests sample as many dishes as they wish and vote for their favorite in each category. Prizes presented to winning chef. Great musical entertainment and premium wine raffle. Silent auction filled with enticing artwork, jewelry, gifts and special theme packages.

Learn more here: http://cintishares.org/gourmet-grub-for-good/

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
5:30-8pm
DePaul Cristo Rey High School
1133 Clifton Hills Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Beyond Civility: Income Disparity. Income Disparity: Causes, Consequences and Remedies

George Vincent and David Mann "Back-to-Back"

About the Back-to-Back Series

This series features informative "reverse debates" that challenge high-profile advocates on opposite sides of major public policy issues to demonstrate their understanding of the other side's point of view by explaining it until their counterpart concedes that they couldn't have said it better themselves. This format promotes civil, informative discussion of hotly contested issues by trading facts and clear explanations for a typical debate's spin and obfuscation.

The goal: to learn and practice techniques for communicating about our differences; communicating to hear and be heard, to understand and be understood, to show and receive respect, and to find new and better ways to solve problems...together.

George Vincent Managing Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Former Chairman, Hamilton County Republican Party Former Chair, Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce,

David Mann Vice-Mayor, City of Cincinnati Former U.S. Congressman Partner, Mann and Mann LLC

5:30 Reception & Refreshments 6:30 to 8:00 Program

General RSVP: http://www.beyondcivility.org/reservations Attorney CLE Reservation: Click here

Parking: Parking is located behind the school

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Space is limited!

Monday, September 22, 2014
6-8pm
Cincinnati Bar Association
Fifth Floor Conference Center
225 E. Sixth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Behind the Gavel: Meet the Common Pleas Judicial Candidates. Meet the candidates running for judge of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas and learn what these courts do at Behind the Gavel, a voter education and candidate event.

See the flyer for this event here.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Simply Grand Catering before the formal program begins at 6:30. Space is limited, so please RSVP your intention to attend the event by emailing to becky@lwvcincinnati.org or calling the League office at 513-281-VOTE (8683).

All eighteen judicial candidates have been invited to address the public on their candidacies and there will be time before and after the formal program to informally speak with the candidates. At press time, thirteen of the eighteen candidates have committed to attend the event.

To enhance understanding there will be Live Captioning of each speaker. In addition, the Court Administrator for Common Pleas has been invited to share information on the function of the court and briefly touch on the different divisions involved (drug court, domestic relations, probate and juvenile).

Nonpartisan information will be provided to voters on all the judicial offices on the ballot in November and on electing judges in general.

This event is presented by the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area (LWVCA) and the Cincinnati Bar Association and co-sponsored by the Over-the-Rhine and Downtown Residents community councils. It is made possible in part by the Joyce Foundation and the League of Women Voters of Ohio Education Fund.

Interested in volunteering? Please call 513-281-VOTE (8683) or email becky@lwvcincinnati.org.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
7pm
UC Clermont College
Krueger Auditorium
Batavia
LWV Clermont County Candidates Forum. Moderator Cindi Andrews of the Cincinnati Enquirer will preside over a forum featuring candidates from:

  • US 2nd Congressional District
  • Ohio State House 66th District
  • Ohio State House 65th District
  • Clermont County Commissioner

US Congressional Dist. 2 reaches into Hamilton County, so some of LWVCA's members may be interested in attending.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7pm
Huenenfeld Room
The Public Library of Cincinnati Main Branch
800 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Issues Forum. The LWVCA Issues Forum, our annual event designed to explain the issues that will appear on the November ballot, is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Huenefeld Tower Room at the Public Library's main branch (downtown). This forum is free and open to League members, guests and the public. It offers a great chance to hear about all the issues in one setting. If you are wondering about any aspect of an issue, speakers will take questions from the audience. To enhance understanding there will be Live Captioning of each speaker.

Issues to be presented are as follows:

  • Hamilton County Tax Levy Renewal + Family Services and Treatment Programs
  • Hamilton County Tax Levy Renewal + Health and Hospitalization Services
  • Hamilton County Sales and Use Tax + Union Terminal
  • Cincinnati City Schools Tax Levy Renewal
  • City Of Cincinnati Proposed Charter Amendment

The League of women Voters is committed to providing citizens with fair and impartial information for making voting choices. Our goal is to provide information both in favor of and in opposition to the issues. At the time of this writing, no organized opposition to the ballot issues has been identified.

The library is located at 800 Vine Street. The closest city garage is the Garfield Garage located on the south side of 9th Street between Vine and Race. For driving directions, detailed parking information and more, visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org.

We look forward to seeing you at the forum! Volunteers are needed for various support functions - It is a fun, easy and non-stressful way to become involved. If you are interested in volunteering, call the office at 513-281-8683.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
7-9pm
Anderson Center
7850 Five Mile Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Anderson Candidate Forum. LWVCA's Anderson Unit has organized a Candidate Forum featuring two candidates for state representative in the 27th district, Tom Brinkman (R) and Joe Otis (D). Held at the Anderson Government Center on Five Mile Road, it will be televised on Anderson Cable TV.
Monday, October 20, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Clifton Cultural Arts Center
3711 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
First Public Discussion of City of Cincinnati Charter Issues. The Cincinnati Charter Review Task Force will host a public discussion about what city residents perceive to be the successes, shortcomings and dysfunction in Cincinnati city government and how these issues relate to city charter reform at a forum to be held Monday October 20, 2014 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Avenue (note: free parking at CRC lot next door)

The event is free and open to the public. Task Force leaders will explain the process for examining and proposing reforms to the city charter. Future public forums focused on specific issues will be announced.

The Charter Review Task force was created by Cincinnati City Council but it functions independently and without public financial support. This forum is being made possible by the Cincinnati Research Institute (CRI), a non-partisan, non-profit organization that is dedicated to elevating political discourse by conducting, collecting and commissioning objective public policy research.

For more information, visit mycharterreform.org or facebook.com/CharterReviewTaskForce

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Program Planning General Meeting
Geier Room, Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
103 Wm. H. Taft Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Program Planning General Meeting. Snow date: Jan. 31 at 10 a.m.

This new year, we are trying something new! In place of the January Unit meetings, the League will hold a large group discussion on state program planning. 

Join us in the Geier Room (103 Taft Road, Cincinnati, OH 45219) for good conversation, camaraderie and refreshment.

You bring the lively discussion and we will provide lunch to keep body and soul together.  Program planning is your opportunity to make your voice heard. One of the highlights of state Convention (May 15-17 in Cincinnati) is the adoption of a state program that will position the League as a leader in advocacy and education in Ohio. In selecting issues that are important and relevant, you can ensure that the League will have an impact on the significant policy issues facing our state. During the process, members have the opportunity--especially with email and discussion lists--to organize support for topics of concern.

This will be a fun take on the very serious business of setting LWV Ohio priorities, so please bring your ideas and your appetite for great conversation!

To ensure we have enough refreshment, please RSVP to  LWVCA Office Manager Becky Haltermon at Becky@lwvcincinnati.org or 513-281-8683.

Saturday, February 14, 2015
2-4pm
The Phoenix
812 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
95th Anniversary Celebration. Join us for the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area's 95th Anniversary Celebration at the Phoenix Cincinnati, 812 Race Street, downtown.

Our Development Committee has been hard at work on planning this event, and we have revamped our format. Our 95th Anniversary Celebration will be Valentine's Day themed with passed hors d'oeuvres and tasting stations of chocolate, appetizers and wine pairings! You will be able to network with your fellow League members while sampling the appetizers and desserts.

What's a party without presents? Our silent auction will be a great place to find that special something for your Valentine!

Consider meeting your League friends before or after the event. The President's Room, the Phoenix new restaurant, will be open for dinner following our celebration. Make your reservations at 513-721-2260.

The ticket price is $50 for an individual ticket and $95 for a sustainer ticket, which includes a $45 tax-deductible donation to the LWVCA Education Fund. A group of ten tickets is available for $450.

Please RSVP by Feb. 6, 2015, by returning your mailed invitation or by registering online here.

All proceeds from the 95th Anniversary Celebration support LWVCA Education Fund, and LWVCA's nonpartisan voter education activities such as the Who & What of Elections Voter's Guide, Vote411.org, They Represent Us Public Officials Guide, voter hotline at 281-VOTE, voter registration events and candidate and issues forums.

Parking is available at the Garfield Garage located on W. 9th Street. Contact the League office at 513-281-8683 or info@lwvcincinnati.org with questions.

The League of Women Voters was founded on Feb. 14, 1920, by Carrie Chapman Catt during the National American Woman Suffrage Association convention. Six months later, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote after a 72-year struggle.

That same year, the Woman Suffrage Committee of Greater Cincinnati met at the Woman's City Club and voted to be become the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area with Martha B. Taft serving as the first president.

League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area's 95th Anniversary Celebration 
Saturday, February, 14, 2015
2 - 4 p.m. 
The Phoenix Cincinnati
812 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 

Saturday, February 14, 2015
2-4pm
The Phoenix
812 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
95th Anniversary Celebration. Join us for the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area's 95th Anniversary Celebration at the Phoenix Cincinnati, 812 Race Street, downtown.

Our Development Committee has been hard at work on planning this event, and we have revamped our format. Our 95th Anniversary Celebration will be Valentine's Day themed with passed hors d'oeuvres and tasting stations of chocolate, appetizers and wine pairings! You will be able to network with your fellow League members while sampling the appetizers and desserts.

What's a party without presents? Our silent auction will be a great place to find that special something for your Valentine!

Consider meeting your League friends before or after the event. The President's Room, the Phoenix new restaurant, will be open for dinner following our celebration. Make your reservations at 513-721-2260.

The ticket price is $50 for an individual ticket and $95 for a sustainer ticket, which includes a $45 tax-deductible donation to the LWVCA Education Fund. A group of ten tickets is available for $450.

Please RSVP by Feb. 6, 2015, by returning your mailed invitation or by registering online here.

All proceeds from the 95th Anniversary Celebration support LWVCA Education Fund, and LWVCA's nonpartisan voter education activities such as the Who & What of Elections Voter's Guide, Vote411.org, They Represent Us Public Officials Guide, voter hotline at 281-VOTE, voter registration events and candidate and issues forums.

Parking is available at the Garfield Garage located on W. 9th Street. Contact the League office at 513-281-8683 or info@lwvcincinnati.org with questions.

The League of Women Voters was founded on Feb. 14, 1920, by Carrie Chapman Catt during the National American Woman Suffrage Association convention. Six months later, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote after a 72-year struggle.

That same year, the Woman Suffrage Committee of Greater Cincinnati met at the Woman's City Club and voted to be become the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area with Martha B. Taft serving as the first president.

League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area's 95th Anniversary Celebration 
Saturday, February, 14, 2015
2 - 4 p.m. 
The Phoenix Cincinnati
812 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 

Thursday, March 5, 2015
7pm
Geier Room, Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church
103 Wm. H. Taft Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Criminal Justice System and African Americans (Discussion Leaders Briefing). The Discussion Leaders' Briefing regarding "Slavery by Another Name" that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 4 been postponed due to the weather.

It will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 in the Geier Room at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church.

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You are invited to join the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area and the Juneteenth Cincinnati in a discussion of the Criminal Justice System and African Americans.

Please review the League's study pages on this subject by visiting: http://lwvcincinnati.org/files/2015-03_slavery.pdf

This year is the 150 anniversary of the adoption of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution intended to abolish slavery. Community organizations throughout the City are learning about the history of criminalization and forced labor following the 13th amendment and discussing their impact on current events involving shootings by police and the mass incarceration of Black men. We are encouraging people to watch the PBS documentary "Slavery by Another Name" prior to the March 4 meeting. It can be viewed for free on the PBS website at http://www.pbs.org/tpt/slavery-by-another-name/watch/. "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander will also be considered in this discussion.

The March 4 meeting is an opportunity to discuss the issues raised by this history and how it impacts us to this day. It also will serve as a discussion leader briefing for seven small group LWV unit meetings in March. The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission is joining us for the March 4 meeting and we invite other organizations and individuals to join us.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
10 am
LWVCA Board Room, Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church
103 Wm. H. Taft Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Criminal Justice System and African Americans (Discussion Leaders Briefing). You are invited to join the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area and the Juneteenth Cincinnati in a discussion of the Criminal Justice System and African Americans.

Please review the League's study pages on this subject by visiting: http://lwvcincinnati.org/files/2015-03_slavery.pdf

This year is the 150 anniversary of the adoption of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution intended to abolish slavery. Community organizations throughout the City are learning about the history of criminalization and forced labor following the 13th amendment and discussing their impact on current events involving shootings by police and the mass incarceration of Black men. We are encouraging people to watch the PBS documentary "Slavery by Another Name" prior to the March 4 meeting. It can be viewed for free on the PBS website at http://www.pbs.org/tpt/slavery-by-another-name/watch/. "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander will also be considered in this discussion.

The March 4 meeting is an opportunity to discuss the issues raised by this history and how it impacts us to this day. It also will serve as a discussion leader briefing for seven small group LWV unit meetings in March. The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission is joining us for the March 4 meeting and we invite other organizations and individuals to join us.

Monday, April 20, 2015
7-9pm
Clifton Recreation Center
320 McAlpin Ave.
Cincinnati, 45220
Charter School Reform Forum. A public forum on April 20 will present varied perspectives on Ohio's "community schools," commonly referred to as charters. Panelists for "Ohio's Charter Schools: Are They Accountable?" will include Aaron Churchill, research analyst of the Thomas Fordham Institute, also a charter school sponsor; Steve Dyer, an attorney and education policy fellow of Innovation Ohio; and Mary Ronan, superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools. Journalist Krista Ramsey will serve as moderator for the forum.

Charter Schools were authorized by the Ohio legislature in 1997 to offer urban school children an alternative to their public schools. As incubators for innovation, they have fewer regulations so they can try different educational approaches. They could also provide competition to public schools, which would need to improve in order to maintain enrollment. They have proved popular with parents: about 380 are currently in operation, serving over 100,000 students.

Unfortunately, as widely reported in the media, many have not lived up to this promise. In Ohio their performance has been lackluster + particularly among the for-profit schools -- and finances sometimes mismanaged. Their accountability is in question. Critics worry that charters are competing with public schools for scarce resources. While acknowledging these problems, proponents of charters argue they have been allocated too few resources to operate more effectively.

The panel will address these issues: cover basic facts about the founding and funding for charter schools, as well as their promise, performance, and strategies for improvement. Speakers will present their findings and answer questions from the audience.

The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area sponsors the forum with these cosponsors: the Xavier University School of Education; University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Service; Cincinnatus Association; Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati; Woman's City Club of Greater Cincinnati; Applied Information Resources, Inc., Prepare the Future Ohio, a project of Faith & Community Alliance., and the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio. For more information and questions, call 281-VOTE.

Focus for the evening: Everything you ever wanted to know about charter schools in Ohio, what works, and what the problems are.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
6-9pm
The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge Condominiums
1 Roebling Way
Covington, KY 41011
Spring Social for New Members. Join us for a evening of networking and refreshments at the Ascent.

Enjoy fantastic views of Cincinnati and stellar conversations with members both new and veteran.

Thursday, April 23 | 6 to 9 p.m. Drop-in

Friday, May 15, 2015-Sunday, May 17, 2015
 
Hyatt Regency
151 West 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
LWV Ohio Convention. Don't miss the fun! LWVO State Convention May 15-17, 2015 Cincinnati, Ohio

1920 to 2015: Celebrating 95 years of Empowering Voters and Better Government

Click here to register today!

How about making your trip to Cincinnati a combo of both work and fun?

What kind of fun? This year's state convention - during which he will be celebrating LWVO's 95th anniversary - will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio's largest playground offering a range of entertainment and recreational activities including theater, museums, nature trails and sightseeing tours of the city.

The LWVCA Convention host committee has compiled a list of attractions and activities that you can do while you are in town - check them out here.

To register for the convention, click here and to see the convention schedule, click here.

Click here for Convention Registration Information - Registration closes on Friday, May 8th. There will be an additional late fee of $20 starting May 8th, including for walk-ins.

Click here for Convention Hotel Information - The cut-off for our special rate is on Wednesday, April 15.

Promotions: Early Bird Discount: $5 of if you register before April 15th. Student and New Member Discount: $5 off for students and new members who joined within the last 12 months or join at Convention.

Please watch your email for additional Convention announcements.

If you have any questions, please contact the LWVO office (614) 469-1505 or email at lwvoinfo@lwvohio.org.

Don't miss the fun! Register today - and bring a friend!

Friday, May 15, 2015
12-2pm
Christ Church Cathedral
318 E 4th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Redistricting Reform Workshop. Come learn what's next in Ohio's long fight for fairer districts and fairer elections. Interested in working with others to push for a stronger democracy? This session provides a good overview of this November's Issue 1, an opportunity to explore ways to engage voters, and insight into how redistricting reform came to be on this November's ballot.

Panelists include: Professor Emeritus of political science at The Ohio State University Richard Gunther; Sandy Theis of ProgressOhio; Sam Gresham of Common Cause Ohio; and Gavin Devore Leonard of One Ohio Now.

RSVP to Catherine Turcer at cturcer@commoncause.org and reserve a box lunch by May 13. For questions, please call Catherine at (614) 441-9145 or Bill at (513) 381-4994.

The event is free. Drinks are complimentary and lunches are available for $6, or you can bring your own.

This event is sponsored by AIR Inc, Common Cause Ohio and the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
5:15-8pm
Social Room
Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
103 Wm. H. Taft Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45219
LWVCA Annual Meeting. 5:15 p.m. Registration and Social

6:00 p.m. Dinner

6:30 p.m. Speaker: Harry Black, Cincinnati City Manager

7:00 p.m. Business Meeting

Dinner and Meeting $20

Meeting Only $5

Spouses and Guests are welcome!

Join us for an evening of business and socializing, as we enjoy refreshments, network, review the new budget, select members for leadership roles and enjoy the insights of a speaker.

Buffet Dinner Menu: Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Green Beans, Garden Salad with Ranch or Italian Dressing, Noodles and Company Penne Rosa (Vegetarian), Shadeau Bread and Butter, Apple pie

Deadline for reservations is Friday, May 15

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
9:00 am to noon
United Way Building, 2400 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH Summer Go-See Tour. Women and Homelessness - tour the new Anna Louise Inn and hear a speaker from the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
5-8pm
Geier Room
Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
103 William Howard Taft Road
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Speakers Bureau Training. Educate voters by becoming a speakers bureau volunteer! Train to be part of our Speakers Bureau on Thursday, August 27, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. You will receive training that will allow you to explain ballot issues to voters throughout Cincinnati in an unbiased way. You will also gain skills on debate/forum moderating and public speaking. Many organizations request information from LWVCA, and we are only able to accommodate as many requests as we have volunteers to help. Dinner will be provided. Experienced and new speakers are welcomed. To register, contact hayley@lwvcincinnati.org or (513) 281-8683.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
 
  National Voter Registration Day. On September 22, 2015, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will "hit the streets" for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters who we could not reach otherwise.

Learn more at nationalvoterregistrationday.org

Monday, September 28, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
American Red Cross - Cincinnati Area Chapter
Auditorium
2111 Dana Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Legalizing Marijuana: Is it Responsible for Ohio?. Legalizing Marijuana: Is it Responsible for Ohio? is a public forum to sort through the weeds and find the facts about the upcoming ballot initiative.

This fall, Ohio's voters will have the choice on Tuesday, Nov. 3, whether or not to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use. Theirs is a momentous decision and difficult to make, with passionate arguments for and against both legalization in general, and specific proposals. 

In an effort to help voters by providing objective, factual information on the issues, several civic organizations will hold a public forum on Monday, Sept. 28, featuring four experts. They will discuss current proposals, research evidence supporting pros and cons, medical marijuana, and the Colorado experience. RSVPs are not required.

There will be ample time for audience questions and comments. Light refreshments will be available.

Event co-sponsors: The Cincinnatus Association, Citizens for Civic Renewal, League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area, and the Woman's City Club of Greater Cincinnati.

Monday, October 5, 2015
7-8:30pm
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Huenefeld Tower Room
800 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Election 2015 Issues Forum. 2015 General Election Issues Forum is Monday, October 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Huenefeld Tower Room, Main Library of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Speakers will present both pro and con positions on each of the ballot issues facing voters this fall. This event is free and open to the public.The event is presented by League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area, Urban League of Southwester Ohio Young Professionals and Woman's City Club of Greater Cincinnati.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
7-9pm
The Anderson Center
7850 Five Mile Road
Cincinnati, OH
Anderson Township: Meet the Judicial Candidates and Ballot Issues Forum. The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area's Anderson Unit presents a discussion of Issue 1: Redistricting Reform Proposal and other ballot issues, followed by a "Meet & Greet" with candidates running for District 4 judicial office, as well as candidates for local office. The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mt. Healthy Community Center
1541 Hill Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Money in Politics Consenus General Meeting. The League of Women Voters is conducting a national update of its position on campaign finance. Supreme Court decisions and the rise of super PACs make it necessary to update our position so we can continue to be a strong voice for reform. We are fortunate to have one of the nation's leading experts on money and politics to help us understand these complex issues. Professor Daniel Tokaji is a Professor of Constitutional Law and Senior Fellow in Election Law at Ohio State University Moritz Law School. Regularly consulted by the LWV of the United States, he is author of "The New Soft Money: Outside Spending in Congressional Elections." At the January 9 general meeting, held jointly with other Southwest Ohio Leagues, Professor Tokaji will provide an overview on money and politics issues. We'll have time for question and answers, and will then break into small groups for each league to discuss the consensus questions. To prepare we suggest (1) reading the January 2016 Study Pages (available in the January Voter Newsletter), review the background reading for each consensus question, and check out Prof. Tokaji's book online.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
2-4pm
The Phoenix Cincinnati
812 Race St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Making Democracy Work Celebration. Join the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area as we celebrate 96 years of Making Democracy Work! Community members, local officials, League members, supporters and democracy lovers are invited to celebrate informed and active participation in government. The Making Democracy Work Celebration is our biggest event of the year to benefit the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area Education Fund, an IRS-recognized charity. We will be presenting Mimi Gingold and Al Gerhardstein with our first ever Making Democracy Work Award. Our celebration will be Valentine's Day themed with passed hor d'oeuvres and tasting stations of chocolate, appetizers and wine pairings. What's a party without presents? Our silent auction will be a great place to find that special something for your Valentine. Find out more about this event.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
 
  Deadline for voter registration for March 15 presidential primary election. Feb. 16, 2016, is the last day to register to vote in the Ohio presidential primary. Find out how to register to vote or update your address or name on the Hamilton County (Ohio) Board of Elections at votehamiltoncounty.org
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Ohio Presidential Primary
Ohio Primary Election Day. Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. throughout Ohio. Find out more about the presidential primary process through the LWV's nonpartisan guide, Electing the President: A Guide to the Election Process. With the battle for the White House already underway and presidential primaries looming soon, the League has answers to voters' most frequently asked questions.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
9 a.m.-4p.m.
Sheraton Hotel at Capitol Square, 75 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215 League of Women Voters of Ohio Statehouse Day. Join us for LWV Ohio Statehouse Day on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Our theme this year is "What the Candidates Should Be Talking About (But Aren't)." We will be exploring some of the big issues effecting Ohio that people want solved and yet are left waiting for government to act. Register at LWV Ohio's website
Thursday, May 19, 2016
5:30 pm
Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
Geier Room
103 William Howard Taft Road
Cincinnati, OH 45219
League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area Annual Meeting. Join LWVCA for our 2016 Annual Meeting. It's a great opportunity to get (re)acquainted with new and old members, remind ourselves why we are part of this organization, and vote on various topics to keep our League moving forward. If you have questions, contact us at info@lwvcincinnati.org.
Thursday, June 16, 2016-Sunday, June 19, 2016
 
Washington, DC League of Women Voters of the United States 52nd Convention. You are invited you to save these dates and plan to join hundreds of passionate and engaged leaders for this vibrant national gathering in our Nation's Capital in June. Find out more about the 2016 Convention at LWV.org. Interested in attending as a LWV of the Cincinnati Area delegate? Contact the League office at info@lwvcincinnati.org
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
1-3 p.m.
MSD Administration Building, 1085 Woodrow St. Cincinnati 45204 LWVCA Summer Tour: Metropolitan Sewer District Lick Run Project Tour. Join LWVCA on Wednesday, June 29 for our Summer Tour! LWVCA's Program Development Committee invites you to join us at the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) Lick Run Project Tour on Wednesday, June 29 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.in Cincinnati's South Fairmount neighborhood. The Project is working to reduce sewer overflows during rain storms and includes storm sewers, stormwater detention basins, bioswale, wetland and stream restoration. We will be meeting at the MSD Administration Building, 1085 Woodrow St. Cincinnati 45204 (Lower Price Hill area of Gest Street) to board vans for the tour. Directions: Turn from Gest Street onto Woodrow. Pass the MSD Engineering Building and drive to the end of Woodrow Street. There is parking to the right across from Administration building. RSVP is required. Contact us today at 513-281-8683 or email info@lwvcincinnati.org.

For more information on this issue, see our March 2016 study pages on MSD.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
 
4700 Smith Rd, Norwood Primary Election for Cincinnati Mayor. There is a primary election for Cincinnati mayor on May 2, 2017. This is a non-partisan election. Any qualified voter living in the City of Cincinnati can cast a vote for any of the candidates; no one will ask whether you are Democrat or Republican.

Three candidates are running Yvette Simpson, John Cranley, and Rob Richardson, Jr. The two candidates with the most votes will have a run-off election in November.

Early voting begins on April 4 at the new Board of Elections office in Norwood. NOTE: It is no longer possible to vote downtown. You must go to the new office in Norwood in April or wait until Election Day, May 2, and vote at the polling place in your neighborhood. It is also possible to vote by mail by requesting an absentee ballot from the Board of Elections at 513 632-7000.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
6:00 pm
LWVCA Conference Room
103 Wm. Howard Taft Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45210
LWVCA Board Meeting.