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Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums

Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums

 

These engaging forums are held at various locations throughout the greater Cleveland area and focus on current public policy issues facing Northeast Ohio.

This series is co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Northeast Ohio Media Group plus Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems. Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

 

Cleveland Skyline

Tuesday, August 29 | 7-8:30 p.m.

 

Panelists: 

Tom Beres, Reporter, WKYC-TV (retired)
Michael Nelson, President Cleveland NAACP
Chris Quinn, Editor and President, Advance Ohio

Moderator: Leila Atassi with Cleveland.com

 

The city of Cleveland finds itself at a critical juncture in 2017. The upcoming Mayoral and Council elections in September (primary) and November (general) offer the publica virtually unprecedented choice of candidates in almost every ward of the city. This forum will discuss the critical issues and positions that have been staked out by the major candidates.  

 

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Northeast Ohio Media Group plus Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems. Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

 

Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom, CWRU Campus | Free (advanced registration recommended) | REGISTER >

Tuesday, September 19 | 7-8:30 p.m.

 

Panelists: TBD

Moderator: Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.com

 

The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act is a citizen-initiated statute slated for the November ballot. It would require the state of Ohio to pay no more for prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which has negotiated a discount of up to 40 percent. Is this a good idea? Panelist will include people on both sides of the issue.

 

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, Advance Ohio, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Lakewood Public Library, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, Solon Community Center, and corporate sponsor, First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

 

Cuyahoga County Public Library-Bay Village | Free (advanced registration recommended) | REGISTER >

 

Wednesday, September 27 | 7-8:30 p.m.

 

Panelists: TBD

Moderator: Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer

 

Ohio has one of the worst levels of infant mortality in the entire country. How is this possible and what is being done to improve survival rates. The discussion promises to be thoughtful and reflective of current policy and new thinking for future initiatives.
 

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, Advance Ohio, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Lakewood Public Library, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, Solon Community Center, and corporate sponsor, First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

 

Cleveland Heights-University Height Public Library | Free (advanced registration recommended) | REGISTER >

 

Tuesday, October 17 | 6:30-8 p.m.

 

Panelists: TBD

Moderator: Tom Beres, WKYC-TV emeritus

 

Municipal home rule was a critical objective for Cleveland Mayor Tom L. Johnson and his followers which they successfully included in the Ohio Constitution of 1912. However, ever since, the Ohio state legislature and Supreme Court have taken local power away in many key policy areas. We will discuss both sides of this issue and how it relates to Northeast Ohio cities today.

 

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Northeast Ohio Media Group plus Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems. Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

 

Lakewood Public Library - Main | Free (advanced registration recommended) | REGISTER >

 

Thursday, November 16 | 7-8:30 p.m.

 

Panelists:  TBD

Moderator: Andrew Tobias, Cleveland.com


2018 promises to be an interesting year for politics in Ohio. This panel will explore the major political races including campaigns for U.S. Senate, Ohio Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Auditor, Treasurer and the state legislature.

 

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, Advance Ohio, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Lakewood Public Library, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, Solon Community Center, and corporate sponsor, First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

 

Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma-Snow Branch | Free (advanced registration recommended) | REGISTER >

 

 

 

Video of Previous Forums:

3/21/17 | Public Policy Forum, "The Impact of State Budget Cuts on Northeast Ohio Communities" |  Watch >

1/31/17 | Public Policy Forum, "The Proposed Merger of Cleveland and East Cleveland. How could this happen? Should it?" |  Watch >

11/17/16 | Public Policy Forum, "Sports Stadium Financing in Cleveland" |  Watch >

11/15/16 | Public Policy Forum, "Relationship Between Cleveland Police and the Community" |  Watch >

10/13/16 | Public Policy Forum, "Marijuana Legalization in Ohio" |  Watch >

9/15/16 | Public Policy Forum, "Water Quality of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River" |  Watch >

8/25/16 | Public Policy Forum, "Redistricting and Voting Rights in Ohio" |  Watch >

5/17/16 | Public Policy Forum, "2016 Republican National Convention: What's it mean to Cleveland?" | Watch >

5/16/16 | Public Policy Forum, "Cleveland's Radio Superstars" | Watch >

2/9/16 | Public Policy Forum, "Cuyahoga County Waterfronts and Neighborhood Development" | Watch >

1/19/16 | Public Policy Forum, "Your Money, Your Healthcare: Accessing Quality Treatment at a Time of Rapid Change" | Watch >

10/7/15 | Public Policy Forum, "Housing Crisis in Northeast Ohio--Where Are We in 2015?" | Watch >

8/19/15 | Public Policy Forum, "How to Become an Education Activist in Northeast Ohio" | Watch >

7/29/15 | Public Policy Forum, "Land Use in Cuyahoga County" | Watch >

6/17/15 | Public Policy Forum, "Regional Cooperation or How to Get 59 Civic Entities to Play Together" | Watch >