Making Democracy Work

Past Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
 
Hamilton County Board of Elections
4700 Smith Road
Norwood, OH 45212
OR places listed
Deadline for 2018 Voter Registration. Register to VOTE at any of the following: The office of the Secretary of State; The Hamilton County Board of Elections; Any deputy registrar of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles; Public libraries; Public high schools or vocational schools; County treasurer's offices; or Offices of designated agencies, including: The Department of Job and Family Services; The Department of Health (including the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program); The Department of Mental Health; The Department of Developmental Disabilities; The Rehabilitation Services Commission; or The office of any state-assisted college or university responsible for providing assistance to disabled students. OR ...Download a form to mail (must be RECEIVED by 10/9) OR Register on-line at https://boe.hamilton-co.org/register-to-vote-and-update-registration/registration-form.aspx
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.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
6-8pm
Community Shares
Cincinnati Fire Museum
318 W. Court St, 2nd fl
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Dinner with Beryl Love and the League. Join us to hear Beryl Love, Executive Editor and Vice President of the Cincinnati Enquirer on September 27 from 6-8 PM. We will be hosted by Community Shares at 318 Court Street on the 2nd floor of the Cincinnati Fire Museum. We'll have a buffet dinner for $30 at 6 PM followed by the speaker, Beryl Love, and Q and A.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7pm
Anderson Government Center, 7850 Five Mile Rd., Cincinnati, OH Anderson Election Forum. Issues and Candidates on Anderson-area ballots
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
6pm
Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
103 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.
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.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10am-12noon
Cincinnati Fire Museum
315 W Court St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Education Town Forum, "Candidates- What Do You Know About School Funding?". Sponsored by Educational Justice Alliance
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, July 28, 2018
10-11am
Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
Geier Room
103 William Howard Taft Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Voter Registration Training. This one-hour course will review Ohio procedures and voter registration materials to give participants confidence to conduct their own registration efforts at festivals, fairs, churches, etc. The registration deadline is October 9 for the November 2018 election.

Free and open to all. Please RSVP at info@lwvcincinnati.org or call 513-281-8683

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
6-7:15pm Doors open at 5:30
Sanctuary
Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
103 William Howard Taft Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45219


Doors open at 5:30 for registration and seating.
(Parking in rear; enter rear entrance; parking lot can be entered from McMillan across from Cincinnati Dental which also provides overflow parking.)
What is Ohio Issue 1?. The Vote on Statewide Redistricting explained... Why Ohio creates new districts. Why gerrymandered districts are unfair to voters. The amendment we are voting on. Questions and Answers.

Opportunity to fill out voter registration form, and/or apply for an absentee ballot.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6-8:30pm Doors open at 5:30
Social Hall
Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
103 William Howard Taft Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Doors open at 5:30 for registration and seating.
(Parking in rear; enter rear entrance; parking lot can be entered from McMillan across from Cincinnati Dental which also provides overflow parking.)
Update on the Metropolitan Sewer District: Conversations with MSD experts. The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area invites you to join us for a night of group discussions with experts, and learn about our sewage system. After a general introduction by Economic Environmental Solutions International Consultant Karen Luken, participants will choose 1 or 2 topics for small group conversations with experts. Groups will discuss:
  • Sewage back-ups, flooding, reimbursement for home damage
  • MSD rate structure and affordability
  • Infrastructure Construction + Project Groundwater, EPA consent decree, future plans
  • Governance of MSD, public oversight and the contract between the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Invited experts include Metropolitan Sewer District's former Director Gérald Checco; Wastewater Collection Division Director Mike Pittinger; Deputy Directory Marylynn Loder; Sierra Club's Marilyn Wall; Rate Affordability Task Force Chair, Tom Moeller; Legal Aid Society, Amanda O'Toole; Communities United for Action (CUFA) members. There will be plenty of time to ask questions; together, we are educating and looking for solutions.

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/392837191187316

Saturday, February 10, 2018
11:30 - 2:30 p.m.
The Phoenix, 812 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Making Democracy Work Celebration Luncheon. Join us for the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area celebrating Making Democracy Work for 98 years! We invite community members, local officials, League members, supporters and democracy lovers to join us for our annual celebration! The event starts at 11:30 a.m. with networking and silent auction. The luncheon and presentation of the Making Democracy Work Award to Lydia and Noel Morgan begins at 12:30 p.m. Learn more about this event, including purchasing tickets.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
9-12pm
LWVCA League All-Member Meeting. Discuss and provide input on LWV local and national positions and priorities.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
noon
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, downtown Cincinnati Cincinnati Women's Mardch.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
6-7:30pm
League Conference Room
103 William Howard Taft Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Communications Committee. Review our communications program: The Voter, emails; social media, Vote411. Plan for the new year.
Monday, December 4, 2017
10:30AM
LWVCA Conference Room
103 William Howard Taft Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Natural Resources Committee meeting.
Monday, November 13, 2017
7-8:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
4th and Sycamore
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Chuck Collins, at the Taft Lecture of Christ Church Cathedral. Chuck Collins speaks on his best-selling book Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good. This is a free event, but tickets are required. Order free tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chuck-collins-born-on-third-base-tickets-37843402636?aff=es2 Chuck Collins is an author and a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is also co-founder of Wealth for Common Good. He is an expert on economic inequality in the US, has pioneered efforts to bring together investors and business leaders to speak out publicly against corporate practices and economic policies that increase economic inequality.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6:30am-7:30pm
Election Precincts 2017 General Election.
Monday, November 6, 2017
ends at 2 pm
Hamilton County Board of Elections
4700 Smith Rd.
Norwood, OH 45212
Early voting in person. Weekdays: 8am-5pm, Oct. 11-13, 16-20, 23-27. 8am-7pm, Oct. 30-Nov. 3. 8am-2pm, Nov. 6.

Weekends: Saturday Nov. 4, 8am-4pm. Sunday Nov. 5, 1-5pm.

ID Requirements: +Ohio driver's license or state ID with your name & photo. The card cannot be expired, but it can have an old address. +U.S. Military ID with your name & photo (address not req.) +Unexpired gov. ID with your name, current address, and photo. Student ID is not accepted. +Original or copy of one of the following documents with voter's name & current address: utility bill (including cell phone bill), bank or financial advisor statement, pay stub, government check, or other government document. Must be dated within the last 12 months.

Monday, November 6, 2017
Postmark deadline for USPS mailed ballots
  Last day to mail absentee ballots for 2017 election. Ballots sent in USPS mail must be postmarked by 11/6/17. Or you can take them to the Board of Elections office, 4700 Smith Rd., Norwood, Ohio, 45212 before 7:30 pm on November 7, 2017 when the election ends.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
6 pm
United Way Convening Center
2400 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Panel on Poverty and the Environment. Doors open at 5:30pm for refreshments and meeting others.

The League and others are partnering with the Women's City Club to sponsor a panel of speakers on the Intersection of Poverty and the Environment.

The lower a family's income, the more likely the family's health, safety and livelihood are to suffer from the ill effects of environmental degradation, climate change, and natural disasters. This is an economic justice issue.

The panel consists of Heather Taylor-Meisle, Director of the Ohio Environmental Council; Cathy Bailey, Director of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works; Laura Brunner, Director of the Port Authority; and Nancy Laird and Donna Jones of Price Hill.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6pm-8:30pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)
Mayerson Academy
Mt. Auburn
South Banquet Room
2650 Highland Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Board of Education, Cincinnati Public Schools. Format: Meet in a succession of small groups with different candidates to hear their understanding of important school district issues and possible approaches they might use to address them. Ask questions, share views and concerns:

Sponsors: LWVCA, Parents for Public Schools, Northside Community Council Education Committee, Interfaith Worker Center, Woman's City Club, Cincinnatus Association, Cincinnati Educational Justice Coalition, Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council, AIR, Inc., Urban League, Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition, Citizens for Civic Renewal. info@lwvcincinnati.org. Flyer

Sunday, October 15, 2017
6-8pm
New Prospect Baptist Church
1580 Summit Road, Bond Hill
Cincinnati OH 45237
Racial & Economic Justice Candidates Forum. We are expecting our two Mayoral candidates and 20 candidates for City Council to respond to the State of Black Cincinnati report developed by the Urban League in 2015. Collaboration between the Amos Project, Urban League, UC Political Science Dept.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
5:30-8:30pm (Doors open at 4:30)
Niehoff Urban Design Studio Corryville
2728 Vine St
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Policy Learning with Candidates (Cinti City Council) - Forum. Format: Interactive discussions with candidates, topic experts and citizens of specific policy questions. Topics: Race, Equity, Inclusion; Environment, Sustainability; Housing, Economic Development. Sponsor: Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council, Interact for Health RSVP Info
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6pm-7:30 p.m. (Doors Open at 5)
Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, 3458 Reading Road, Cincinnati OH 45229 Who are you to Judge? Municipal Court Candidates Forum. Format: Panel preceded by Meet and Greet; Sponsors Urban League, League of Women Voters, Cincinnati Bar Association, Rookwood Civic Collaboration, Woman's City Club. Moderated by The Honorable John S. West. Get an overview of the Municipal Court system and hear from the candidates before you vote in the election. Info
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
 
Hamilton County Board of Elections
4700 Smith Rd.
Norwood, OH 45212
Early voting in person. Weekdays: 8am-5pm, Oct. 11-13, 16-20, 23-27. 8am-7pm, Oct. 30-Nov. 3. 8am-2pm, Nov. 6.

Weekends: Saturday Nov. 4, 8am-4pm. Sunday Nov. 5, 1-5pm.

ID Requirements: +Ohio driver's license or state ID with your name & photo. The card cannot be expired, but it can have an old address. +U.S. Military ID with your name & photo (address not req.) +Unexpired gov. ID with your name, current address, and photo. Student ID is not accepted. +Original or copy of one of the following documents with voter's name & current address: utility bill (including cell phone bill), bank or financial advisor statement, pay stub, government check, or other government document. Must be dated within the last 12 months.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
 
  Last day to register for November 7, 2017 election.
Monday, October 9, 2017
6pm
Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency. Bond Hill
1740 Langdon Farm Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45237
Cincinnati Mayor. Format: Debate. Sponsors: NAACP
Saturday, October 7, 2017
9-11:30am (Doors open at 8)
American Red Cross, Cincinnati Area Chapter. Evanston
2111 Dana Ave,
Cincinnati, OH 45212
Conversations with Candidates (Cinti City Council) Part 2 - Forum. Format: Rounds of informal and candid conversations with City Council candidates and your neighbors on important issues. Topics: Session 2A: Race, Inclusion, Equity. Session 2B: Economic Development, Jobs, Transportation. Sponsors: Rookwood Civic Collaboration, CCA Community Action Agency rookwoodcivic@gmail.com <https://www.facebook.com/events/112465549372902>
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6:00-7:30pm
Urban League of Greater Cincinnati; 3458 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229 Election 411: Voter Education Forum. Sponsors: Urban League, Hamilton County Board of Elections Topics: Registration, where to vote, precinct information, early voting, what to bring etc. RSVP Asimmons@ulgso.org
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6-7:30
Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio
3458 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Voter Education Forum - Election 411. Get your Election Questions Answered . Voter Registration . Absentee Voting . Where to Voter? . What ID do you need to Vote? . Precinct Information . Can I Vote? . Early Voting Open to the Public Presented by Hamilton County Board of Elections RSVP to Asimmons@ulgso.org
Sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6pm
Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency. Bond Hill
1740 Langdon Farm Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45237
Cincinnati City Council Part 2. Format: Panel. Sponsors: NAACP
Thursday, September 28, 2017
12:00
Christ Church Cathedral
318 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati OH
Community Issues Forum: Mayoral Candidate Yvette Simpson. Sponsor: AIR, Inc. Lunch can be purchased for $6.50, or you can bring a brown bag
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6-8pm (Doors open at 5:30)
Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
103 William Howard Taft Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45219

(Enter by parking lot door)
Ballot Issues Briefing - Forum. What are the State and Hamilton County issues on the 2017 ballot? Explanation of purpose of each issue; then opportunity for a pro and a con speaker to present their reasoning - with audience questions. Sponsor: League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area. info@lwvcincinnati.org
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6pm
Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency. Bond Hill
1740 Langdon Farm Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45237
Cincinnati City Council Part 1. Format: Panel. Sponsors: NAACP
Thursday, September 21, 2017
12:00
Christ Church Cathedral
318 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati OH
Community Issues Forum: Mayoral Candidate John Cranley. Sponsor: AIR, Inc. Lunch can be purchased for $6.50, or you can bring a brown bag
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
6:30pm
LWVCA Conference Room Discussion Leaders Briefing - September.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
6:30pm
Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
Geier Room
103 Willam. Howard Taft
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Speaker Bureau Meeting. Come and learn how to educate the public on 2017 election issues - particularly the State and Hamilton County ballot issues. RSVP to (513) 281-8683
Monday, August 21, 2017
8:30am
Board of Elections
4700 Smith Rd
Cincinnati
Board of Elections Meeting.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
10:00am
Board of Election
4700 Smith Rd.
Cincinnati, OH
League Tour of New BOE Office.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
5:15 pm
Mt. Auburn Presybertian Church
Geier Room
2017 Annual Meeting.
Monday, May 15, 2017
7:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral
318 E. 4th St.
Cincinnati, OH
Author of Evicted, Matthew Desmond to speak.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6:30pm
Mt. Auburn Presybertian Church
Geier Room
103 Wm Howard Taft Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Refugee Connect Discussion. Discussion on refugee presence and support efforts in the Cincinnati region
Sunday, March 26, 2017
3-5pm
Anderson Township Senior Center
7970 Beechmont Ave,
Anderson Township 45255
HealthCare Town Hall. How will repeal/replacement of the Affordable Care Act affect you? The public is invited to participate in a Q&A with a panel of distinguished healthcare professionals. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH Dist 2) has been invited as an honored panelist.
Friday, March 10, 2017-Saturday, March 11, 2017
All Day
Cintas Center, XU 2017 Neighborhood Summit - Building Equitable Furtures. Widespread neighborhood revitalization and growth is unsustainable without equity of opportunity, access, and inclusion across a broad spectrum, including health, education, housing, jobs and civic participation. This year's theme, Building Equitable Futures, encourages our community to come together to tackle the challenges and bring forward ideas for building a future for all. Go to the website to learn more and to register.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
All Day
Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square
75 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215
LWVO Statehouse Day. Join us for LWV Ohio Statehouse Day on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Registration: Member $45, Non-member $50, Student $25, *Walk-In $55 Click here to register today!

We are very pleased to announce that our lunch keynote speaker will be David Daley, author of the book Rat F**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy.

In his book, Daley chronicles the unprecedented effort by political operatives to hack American democracy through an audacious plan to flip state legislatures and redraw state and congressional legislative district lines in their party's favor. Mr. Daley is the former editor-in-chief of Salon and the Digital Media Fellow at the Wilson Center for Humanities and the Arts at the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia.

All attendees will have the option of requesting a meeting with their legislator through the LWVO office and can be teamed up for the meeting with a member of the Lobby Corps if desired. Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here to learn more. Please contact the LWVO office at 614-469-1505, if you, your organization, or your business is interested in sponsoring this event. Register today - and bring a friend!

Saturday, February 11, 2017
1:30-4pm
Kennedy Heights Arts Center Annex
6546 Montgomery Rd # 1
Cincinnati, OH 45213
Making Democracy Work Celebration. LWVCA is excited to announce we will be giving the second LWVCA's Making Democracy Work Award to the Ohio Innocence Project. The Making Democracy Work Award is the League of Women Voters' signature award program and is presented to individuals who, or organizations that empower citizens to shape better communities.

To make this event successful, we need your help! Please get the word out about this event. More information will be added to our website by the end of December. Please consider inviting your friends and family or asking a business to donate a silent auction item. We will again be selling advertisements in the program book and selling yellow roses at the event. We also need volunteers: Silent Auction Chair or volunteers, Program Ad Coordinator, Stage Manager and Decorations and more!

Please contact VP of Development Melissa Currence at fundraising@lwvcincinnati.org or at 513-281-VOTE if you have any questions or would like to volunteer!

Buy tickets today! http://www.lwvcincinnati.org/makingdemocracyworkcelebration.html

Saturday, January 21, 2017
9 am
Mt. Auburn Presbyterian , Geier Room
103 William Howard Taft Rd.
Cincinnati, OH
All Members Consensus Meeting. All members are encouraged to review the full state LWV position statements. Do any need updating or should any be deleted? Are there issues not covered that need to be studied and new positions developed? Remember that in addition to the state positions, the League can take action based on local or national positions. Bring your ideas to the January 21 general meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, comments on the state program may be sent before January 21 to info@lwvcincinnati.org.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
4-6pm
Mt Auburn Presbyterian Church
LWVCA Conference Room
103 William Howard Taft Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45219
PreSchool Promise Update Meeting - with Greg Landsman.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
6:30am-7:30pm
Your Polling Location Election Day. Your Vote Counts!Check Vote411.org for specific details for your polling location.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
 
Ohio Early Voting Starts in Ohio. Early voting in Ohio will begin Wednesday, October 12. Find out 3 ways to cast your ballot in this election (PDF)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
 
Ohio Last Day to Register to Vote in Ohio. The deadline to register to vote in Ohio is Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Check to see if you are registered at the following websites:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
 
Nation-wide National Voter Registration Day. In 2008, 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register. In 2016, we want to make sure no one is left out. On September 27, 2016, 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. Get involved at nationalvoterregistrationday.com
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Showings at 3pm and 7pm
Showboat Majestic
435 E Mehring Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Watch Iron Jawed Angels with the League of Women Voters on Saturday, Sept 24, 2016. League of Women Voters and Cincinnati World Cinema invites you to watch a screening of Iron Jawed Angels, the story of how women gained the right to vote in 1920. We are hosting this powerful film because history and the right to vote truly matter; and because informed voices need to be heard at all levels of government. We encourage family attendance by grandmothers, mothers, and daughters as well as educators and students.

We will be hosting screenings on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Showboat Majestic. Purchase tickets today!

Thursday, August 4, 2016
9:30-12pm
United Way of Greater Cincinnati; 2400 Reading Rd.45202 Ready Set Vote Ohio - Nonprofit Voter Engagement Training. With all the interest in the upcoming Presidential election and the all important role of Ohio in selecting the next president, its' time to get Ready Set Vote Ohio. OhioVotes will be offering Nonprofit Voter Engagement Trainings. We'll give month-by-month plans adn tips on how to make your voter engagement efforts successful and effective. Also, League of Women Voters will offer up-to-date primer on voting in Ohio