Our Revolution in Northwest Ohio Events

Raising Political Consciousness…
Bernie Sanders says, 
"Get involved with Our Revolution. 
Power to the People!"
(And check back often for updates of upcoming progressive events.) 

Sign the "Endorse the Glass Steagall Act!" letter to present to Trump before the inauguration and send in before January 18, 2017. 
Click here for letter and instructions.
or go to this online Google docs form and sign and send:

Read a good article on the letter drive and explaining more about the Glass Steagall Act: http://wallstreetonparade.com/2017/01/bernie-sanders-supporters-launch-glass-steagall-drive/

We have set out an ambitious plan for the first part of 2017:  Pass Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur's Prudent Banking Act. Learn more about the Prudent Banking Act and how we will break up the big banks, the letter to the president-elect and our exciting plans for this month.  
Our Revolution in Northwest Ohio Calendar for January 2017

(Meetings at Oregon Public Library unless otherwise noted.)
6:30-8:30 PM  in the Conference Room, Oregon Public Library

 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon, Ohio

Monday, January 16: Public Forum by CCPC in Cleveland (cuycpc.org) 

* Newburgh Heights Village Hall in Newburgh Heights, OH, CCPC Community Issues Forum Part 2:

This event is a continuation of the standing room only Community Issues Forum we had on December 1. It's a partial preview of issues, communities and campaigns CCPC will be supporting in 2017. Speakers include: Chris Stocking from Clevelanders for Public Transit; Debbie Silverstein, State Director of Single Payer Action Network Ohio; Danielle Drake, Community Relations Manager of Us Together, a refugee resettlement organization and Isam Zaiem, Board President of the Northeast Ohio Council on American-Islamic Relations. 

Wednesday, January 18: Return all President-Elect letters to Dennis Slotnick slotnicks4@aol.com 

Monday, January 23, Pittsburgh, PA: Stop Pipelines Rally. (Details to be announced. ) The next big Nexus. 

Tuesday- Thursday, January 31 to February 2: Lobby Day Field trip to Washinton DC. Cars and busses bring citizen activists to press our legislative leaders to pass the modern day Glass Steagall Act. 

Action links: Sign petitions, call and write congressmen, find events
Ourrevolution.org, Ohiorevolution.us, SPANohio.org, cuycpc.org, PDA.org, nwopc.org

Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition (http://nwopc.org
Has Weekly Demonstrations


Other upcoming events of interest from the 
Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus (Cleveland area):

Speaking of Nina Turner. Want to see her run for Governor of Ohio in 2018?
If so click here and sign the draft petition urging her to run.

Welcome New Members!
Over 200 new CCPC members this past week! A special thanks to those of you who came to the Cleveland First Stand Rally last Sunday and became members then. About 400 people packed the hall with many standing or sitting on the floor! Thanks also to those of you who came to The Local Conversation on the Department of Justice event last Saturday, the MoveOn.org Resistance to Trump event last Sunday at our office, the January CCPC Community Issues Forum last Monday and to those of you who connected with us through The Indivisible Guide's find a group near you email. What a great week of activism to inspire us as our struggle begins for real tomorrow! For great photos of last week's events please check out (and like if you have not already done so) our Facebook page by clicking here. Not yet a CCPC member - What are you waiting for? Join now by clicking here. Membership is free! And our all-volunteer staff works for free. However, our office rent and supplies are not free. Click here to help us stay open and continue to be Northeast Ohio's Premiere Progressive Organization!

Inauguration Weekend - Our Resistance Begins!

Women's March on Cleveland
Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at Public Square
In solidarity with the March on Washington. Hosted by Resistance CWRU. We will meet at 10 am and after some inspirational speakers begin our march up Ontario St. eventually arriving at City Hall/Willard Park then circling back to Public Square. The march will finish with some more speakers providing us with some action steps we can take to resist Trump. CCPC is tabling this event and marching behind our banner. Please wear your CCPC t-shirt and/or button if possible so we can have a great showing during the march. Also, if you can help out at the table and/or circulate through the crowd to recruit new members please try to arrive around 9 am. Great weather is forecast with temperatures near 60!

Women's March on Washington
Saturday from 10am to 4pm at the Capital Building at Independence NW Ave. and Third Street SW, Washington, DC
On January 21 we will unite in Washington DC for the Women's March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and our children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health and our families- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. This is an INCLUSIVE march and EVERYONE who supports women's rights are welcome.

Year of Vibrant Green Space Kickoff
Tomorrow from 11am to 2pm at the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda 601 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland 44114
This is the first event for this new year of Sustainable Cleveland 2017. Learn what you can do to help create thriving green spaces for our communities. Free and Open to the Public.

Shutdown J20
Tomorrow from 11 am to midnight
On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be sworn into office. We will be marching in opposition to this racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, xenophobic fascist. We will show him that we will continue to resist. Hosted by Come At Me Trump.

Renew, Resist, Recommit: a Vigil for Justice
Tomorrow from noon to 2 pm at the Amistad Chapel at United Church of Christ 700 Prospect Ave. Cleveland 44115
The incoming presidential administration has threatened to send our nation's climate policies into reverse at a time when we should be accelerating our movement forward with heightened moral resolve. Now is the time to renew ourselves to resist harmful policies and recommit to a brighter future that reflects our values. Our vigil will begin at the same time the new administration officially starts its term.

CCPC February Regional Membership Meetings
The February Regional Membership Meetings are organized by Congressional District so that we can discuss specific Trump resistance strategies for your district. If you are unsure of your Congressional District please click here. Please try to read through the Indivisible Guide before your meeting as we intend to discuss it. If you are a Trump Emergency Response Team member please make every effort to attend your meeting since more specifics of the team will be discussed. Please click here for more information on the team and/or to join if it's something you can do. Meeting agenda items 1) CCPC Strategy Discussion 2) Using the Indivisible Guide in your District and 3) The role of the Trump Emergency Response Team in your district. 14th District Regional Meeting - Sunday, February 5 from 2 to 3:30 pm at Cuyahoga County Library Solon Branch, 34125 Portz Parkway Solon 44139. 16th District Regional Meeting - Monday, February 6 from 7 to 8:30 pm at Cuyahoga County Library Middleburg Heights Branch, 15600 Bagley Rd. Middleburg Heights 44130. 9th District Regional Meeting - Cuyahoga County Library Brooklyn Branch, 4480 Ridge Rd. Brooklyn 44144. For more information and to RSVP to these meetings please click our calendar link at the bottom of this email. 11th District Regional Meeting - Time and location not yet set. Will be in next week's CCPC News and Events

New CCPC Office Hours
Many CCPC members have indicated that they want to do volunteer work. We have and will provide specific action steps that you can take at home, at specific events or in the streets. However, if you can make it to our office during office hours you'll enjoy the camaraderie of others in the resistance. And we'll put you to work either writing letters, making calls or doing something else that is urgent. If you come in please bring your laptop and cell phone if possible. If not that's OK. Next week's focus will be on fighting the repeal of the Affordable Healthcare Act by making calls and continuing the letter writing campaign to Rob Portman we introduced at last week's events. After that, we'll see what's most urgent. For those of you who are new our office is located at 11910 Detroit Ave. Lakewood 44107. Office hours, for now, are Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 8 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. We hope to expand these hours soon.

CCPC Lobbying Trip to Washington DC
A group of CCPC members are traveling to Washington to lobby with our representatives in Congress to restore the Glass-Steagall Act as Trump promised during the campaign. Lobby Day is February 1. The plan is to leave the 31st and return on the second. We do have some free housing available. If you think you might be able to join us call Steve Holecko at 440 220 1874 for more details.

Other Upcoming Events

Cleveland Heights Democracy Day Public Hearing
Wednesday, January 25 from 7 to 9 pm at Cleveland Heights City Hall 40 Severance Circle Cleveland Heights 44118
Think there's too much money in politics? Does it seem that corporations have too much power? In 2013 Cleveland Heights voters passed with a 77% "yes" vote, Issue 32 in support of a Constitutional Amendment clearly stating that corporations do not have Constitutional rights, and money is not speech. Issue 32 also established annual public hearings " to examine the impact on our city, our state and our nation of political influence by corporate entities and big money" in elections. This is the 4th Annual Public Hearing.  Members of the general public will be afforded the opportunity to speak on these matters for up to 5 minutes per person. Speakers do not have to be Cleveland Heights residents to speak. Whether you wish to speak or just listen please plan to attend. It's your Democracy!

A Talk with my Daughters: Spiritual Healing for African American Women
Saturday, February 4 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Maple Heights Regional Library 5225 Library Lane Maple Heights 44137
Join the Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition, National Section of Negro Women Cuyahoga Section, Girl Trek, New Voices Cleveland, The Brown Report, Coalition of 100 Black Women, Elyria YWCA, Trumbull County African American Achievers, Lorain County Negro Business and Professional Women, as we honor the birth of the mother of civil rights Rosa Parks. Village Elders Lady Gilmore, Lucky Caswell Harris, Jessica Home and others will guide us as we reflect on our past, challenge our present and take control of our future. African American women will discuss how we can channel our ancestors in order to heal ourselves. our loved ones and our spirit relations to help build a better Northeast Ohio.

17th Annual Social Justice Teach-in
Saturday, February 4 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm at Tinkham Veale Center 11038 Bellflower Rd. Cleveland 44106
$10 admission fee (students free). Sponsored by IRTF and CWRU. Choose from over 30 workshops on local and global justice issues. Get skills to work for social change. For more information call 216 916 0003 or email yeamelake@irtfcleveland.org

Shelter From the Storm: A Concert to Benefit the Metanoia Project
Saturday, February 4 from 8 to 11 pm at Wilberts Food and Music 812 Huron Rd. Cleveland 44115
Shelter From the Storm: A concert to benefit the Metanoia Project that provides food, clothing, shelter, showers and resources to the homeless men and women of Cleveland featuring the songs of Bob Dylan. Performers include Michael McDonald, Sur Lawrence Trupe, Kevin Telecky, Tracy Marie, Mike Pella, Howard Micenmacher, John D. Miller, Ann-Marie Micenmacher and Austin Stambaugh.

Fundraiser to Benefit Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
Wednesday, February 15 from 5 to 8 pm at Toast Restaurant 1365 W. 65th St. Cleveland 44102
$20 suggested donation includes valet parking. light hors d'oeuvres and a bar discount. Stay for dinner! 10% of all checks will be donated to Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio.

Cleveland City Club: Lessons from the Bernie Revolution with Nina Turner
Thursday, February 16 from 5 to 8 pm at Cleveland City Club 850 Euclid Ave. Second Floor Cleveland 44114
What can politicians and policy makers learn from the Bernie Sanders campaign? How can Democrats mobilize his supporters to continue to affect change? Join us as City Club CEO Dan Moulthrop talks with Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and Sanders campaign surrogate on the campaign trail about lessons learned from the Political Revolution. Tickets are $20 for City Club Members and $30 for non-members and can be reserved here.

Fix It - Healthcare at the Tipping Point Movie
Monday, February 20 from 7 to 9 pm at Lakewood Public Library Main Branch 15425 Detroit Ave. Lakewood 44107
The average American family of four incurs an annual healthcare insurance tab of $23,000. In many cases, this astronomical sum doesn't afford them nearly enough coverage for emergency medical care. That's just one of the startling realities presented in Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point, a distressing examination of the country's badly broken system.

State of Education Disparities in the African American Community
Saturday, February 25 from 9 am to 1 pm at Warrensville Heights Library Branch Friends Branch 4415 Northfield Rd. Warrensville Heights 44128
African American students educational attainment across the country still significantly lags that of white students despite overall gains in academic achievement. African American students come to school behind their white peers and never catch up due to systems and circumstances that are beyond their control. The State of Education Disparities in the African American Community Workshop will explore the graduation deficit, the school to prison pipeline, the gifted education program, and the charter and public education systems.

Save the Date:
Tuesday, April 4th @ 4pm
7th Annual March in Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Education, Employment, Social Justice, and Women's Equality. Grand Marshals Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. Sponsored by National Action Network (NAN) Greater Cleveland Chapter. Location TBA.

For more details and links to RSVP to any of the above events that do not have a separate link please click here

Please let us know if you know of other events that should be included in CCPC News and Events

Steve Holecko
CCPC Political Director
440 220 1874
Tristan Rader
CCPC Operations Director
Yvonka Hall
CCPC Outreach Director
216 802 8101

Check out CCPC's Website!
It's cuycpc.org While there check out our numerous blogs, other CCPC events and our commitment to the Fight for 15 campaign in Cleveland. If you are not yet a CCPC member you can join and take our membership survey and if you can spare some money please click the donate link.
Politics Reborn Events
 (New York City area)

A New Staffer
Politics Reborn is proud to announce the hiring of Nina Sherwood as our Community Organizing Director. Nina was a Connecticut delegate for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Presidential Campaign and was one of the most diligent and passionate organizers anyone could ever come across. We are excited to have her join the team. 

NY1 is calling

NY1 news reporters are looking for people who live in Queens, NY that plan on going to D.C. to attend the Women’s March. Please email michael@politicsreborn.org if you are interested as soon as possible.

Filmmaker Assistance For Tell Your Story
The directors of our project, Tell Your Story, are looking for people to assist them on the final touches of the footage. They would like to hold a meeting this weekend with anyone wanting to help. If interested, use this link to fill out times that would best work for you.  

Upcoming Democratic Socialists of America Event:

Queens Inaugural Meeting on January 24th at 7 pm at WeWorks, 35-37 36th street, 2nd floor, Astoria, NY. Details and RSVP here.  

Politics Reborn Events
  • 1-21-17 January Member Recruitment: Women’s March NYC: 833 1st Ave street, New York, NY. Details and RSVP here.
  • 1-21-17 D.C. Recruit Members at Women’s March in DC. Details and RSVP here.
  • 1-26-17 NY Health Act Petitioning: 11255 Farmers Blvd, St. Albans, NY. Details and RSVP here.  
  • 1-28-17 January Fundraiser: Game Day/Night & Bake Sale: 35-37 36th street, 2nd floor, Astoria, NY. Details and RSVP here.

Activists Needed - 
Contact Us Regarding the Volunteer Opportunities Listed Below 
  • Web Designers to assist on maintaining and improving our website.
  • Nonprofit Lawyers to guide our organization on certain legal aspects
  • Regional and State Leaders - to utilize the tools Politics Reborn can provide while rapidly expanding this organization throughout the country, and organizing and empowering communities everywhere! 

Conference Call Schedule
Get involved and schedule a one-on-one conference call with our staff today by clicking here. Our job is to find ways you can help continue this movement while still having fun and time for yourself. We are already providing support to people in California, Connecticut and Florida! 

In Solidarity,
Politics Reborn

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