Volume 2 | March, 2018
Message from the Chair
We are getting closer to the May 8 th Primary Election and in this important election our voices must be heard! We have a team of candidates who can go toe-to-toe with Republicans, and they need your support. We also have 999 Candidates for Central Committee positions!
 
We will Take Ohio Back and send a message to Columbus and Washington that we are strong, unified and standing up for all Ohioans. We are mobilizing to re-elect Sherrod Brown, take back the Governor's office, sweep the statewide races for Attorney General, Auditor, Secretary of State, Treasurer and Supreme Court-- AND we are proud to support our Democratic candidates throughout Cuyahoga County. Click Here for the CCDP list of Endorsed Candidates. The Endorsed ODP candidates can be found Here .
 
We are moving the Party forward and after visiting many Democratic Clubs throughout Cuyahoga County, I see and feel the enthusiasm around rebranding, rebuilding and reviving our Party. I am also impressed with the commitment made by more than 50 candidates to participate in our Precinct Committee Training at our Headquarters. As a result, we have scheduled 2 more Training Sessions this month and would love to see more candidates attend!
 
I am confident we can increase voter turnout in May, and even more in November which will put us in position to Take Ohio Back. If you would like to be part of the #BlueWave2018, contact us [ hsheehan@cuydem.com ] and be part of the team that is #StrongerTogether because Together We Will Win!
 
Don't forget to Save The Date for the Annual Cuyahoga County Party Dinner, Sunday, April 22, 2018. More details will follow.
  
Yours in Democracy,
 
Shontel Brown, Chair
Democrats of Cuyahoga County
SAVE THE DATE: ANNUAL DINNER SUNDAY APRIL 22, 2018. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Precinct Committee Training Session at CCDP Headquarters
Candidates for Central Committee for the CCDP learned about the role of Central Committee [Precinct Committee], basics of campaigning and the importance of GOTV.

More sessions will be held in March. See information below
Upcoming Events
Black Votes Matter- Training and Panel Discussion
March 10, 2018 11:00 AM -1:00 PM CCDP Headquarters 3615 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Oh 44114 For more information and to sign up, Click Here
Calendar of events:  http://www.cuydem.com/events

Main Street Candidate Training: March 13, 2018
11A-1P OR 6p-8p at CCDP Headquarters, 3615 Superior Ave . Free Parking on-street or across the street at Bahn Mi Noodle parking lot.
Join Cuyahoga County Democratic Party and leaders from Main Street Initiative of the Ohio Democratic Party for training sessions on messaging, canvass operations, phone banking and more. See attachment for more information. RSVP Here

Campaign Finance Workshop
March 14, 2018    5:30 PM
First Floor Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
Free parking is available behind the building.
(Enter the building from E. 30 th Street lot)
There’s no cost to attend, but seats will fill up quickly.
We urge you to register in advance for the workshop by responding to this via email at campaignfinance@cuyahogacounty.us   or by calling 216-443-3231 today!

Precinct [Central] Committee Candidate Training
3/22/18 OR 3/28/18 from 5:30-7:00PM
CCDP Headquarters 3615 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Oh 44114 Free Parking on-street or across the street at Bahn Mi Noodle parking lot.

Learn about the role of the Precinct [Central] Committee Member and participation in the Midterm Election. RSVP events@cuydem.com

All candidates for Central Committee are welcome to attend this free event. On Street parking in front of and across the street from HQ. Parking also available in lot across the street from Headquarters.
BOWLING WEST AND EAST SIDE
This is a fun way to meet fellow Dems, have an evening of fellowship and challenge West vs. East Side!

West Side: March 24, 2018
Brookgate Lanes in Brook Park from 6-9 PM
$20/person includes bowling, shoes and food.
 
East Side: March 25, 2018
The Lanes in Maple Heights [formerly Southgate Lanes] from 3-6 PM
$20/person includes bowling, shoes and food.



COORDINATED CAMPAIGN
FOR SHERROD BROWN
Sherrod Brown's campaign launches in Northeast Ohio! Khalid Sarsour, Che Gadison, and Aleena Starks are making calls and organizing neighbors to get involved in electing Sherrod in November. If you are interested in joining the team, Call or email Khalid Sarsour 734-657-9378, ksarsour@ohiodems.org or give us a visit at HQ ( 3615 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114 ) from 12-6pm Monday through Saturday! Free Parking on-street or across the street at Bahn Mi Noodle parking lot.
Democrats Engaging in Cuyahoga County
The Hillcrest/Mayfield Heights/Mayfield Village and Highland Heights Democrats are reinvigorating participation in the Democratic Party. They recently held their first meeting and heard from fellow Dems, like County Executive Armond Budish and Chair Shontel Brown. Mike Okrent and Julia Chessler are the organizers.