Making Democracy Work

Upcoming Events

This is a compilation of sponsor meetings and events for the public and League membersCalendar graphic. For details about any given event, please contact the event sponsor. All spaces are wheelchair accessible; please notify the sponsor of other disability and hearing accommodations needed. See our Calendar for a complete list of all Leauge Committee meetings and events. Click here for a printable list of election events.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, August 18, 2018
10-11:30am
1250 Tennessee Avenue, Cincinnati OH, 45229 LWVCA's Summer Tour - FreeStore Foodbank. Close-toed shoes are required for the tour.

Please join us for a guided tour of the Freestore Foodbank's Mayerson Distribution Center where volunteers are providing typical activities that include Power Pack assembly, food sorting, and senior box assembly. Our tour guide, Ragani Menon, will inform us about the many and varied programs and services that the organization provides. We will have ample time to ask questions during and after the tour.

The Freestore Foodbank began in 1971. Its early beginnings come with a story + a man with a heart to help others. Frank Gerson, a worker at Cincinnati's incinerator, saw useable household items being tossed away. He began collecting those items and distributing them to disadvantaged families. From that humble beginning, in the following years, the organization evolved into working to reduce hunger in the Tri-State area. They have the tremendous support of more than 10,000 volunteers and a network of 400 community partner agencies. This includes food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, community centers, program sites, senior centers and daycare facilities.

Dwinelva Zackery, St. Elizabeth Healthcare "The work of the Freestore Foodbank is vitally important to addressing barriers to self-sufficiency among the most vulnerable in our community. I believe the vast array of quality services provided are essential to building capacity and addressing the broad impact of poverty. Fulfilling the basic need of food for our families is a social justice issue. I look forward to working hand in hand with the dedicated Freestore team to make a difference in our region."

Saturday, September 15, 2018
10am-12noon
  Education Town Forum, "Candidates- What Do You Know About School Funding?". Sponsored by Educational Justice Alliance
Monday, September 17, 2018
6:30 pm
First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton Street, Cincinnati, OH Forum on Ohio Issue 1. Explanation of Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative also known as the Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment, and Rehabilitation Amendment. Sponsored by the Woman's City Club.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
6pm
Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, 105 William Howard Taft Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45219 Hamilton County Ballot Issues Briefing, Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area. Pros and Cons of November 2018 Hamilton County ballot issues.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6pm
Anderson Government Center, 7850 Five Mile Rd., Cincinnati, OH Anderson Election Forum. Issues and Candidates on Anderson-area ballots
Monday, October 8, 2018
6pm
Urban League, 3458 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH Who are You to Judge?. Judicial Candidates forum for candidates for Common Pleas and Court of Appeals. Sponsored by Cincinnati Bar Association, League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area, Urban League, and Woman's City Club.
Friday, October 19, 2018
6pm
First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton St., Cincinnati, OH City Charter Issues Forum. Covers City of Cincinnati proposed Charter Amendments, including council terms, executive session, campaign contributions, legislative referral, city manager removal.