NE Ohio Public Policy Forums

Skyline of Cleveland at night with the lake in front

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.

Ginger Christ
April 25, 2018|6:30-8 p.m.

Some think that single payer healthcare is the answer to our healthcare problems and others think it will bankrupt the country and won't work. This forum will explore both sides with a particular emphasis on how it might impact Northeast Ohio.

Karen Beckwith & Nina Turner
May 16, 2018|7-8:30 p.m.

Women make up over 51% of the voting electorate and yet men still far outnumber women in elected office in Ohio and across the country. This forum will explore options increasing the number of women who run and hold elected office, particularly in Ohio.

Video of Previous Forums:

8/29/17 | Public Policy Forum, "The Election for Mayor: A discussion about the future of Cleveland"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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