Event Calendar

Events for Thursday, January 30, 2020

CASA Informational Session
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County invites you to become an advocate for abused and neglected children.

What is a CASA volunteer? A Court Appointed Special Advocate is a trained community volunteer appointed by the Juvenile Court to represent the best interests of an abused or neglected child. Join us to learn what it means to be a CASA volunteer in our community. Invite a friend or coworker to come with you! Find out how you can help end the cycle of abuse. Please RSVP to Michele Blazina at mblazina@cfadvocates.org.

CASA volunteers:

Are at least 21 years old
Pass a background check
Participate in pre-service training
Make a two-year time commitment (10-12 hours monthly)
Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Investigate, advocate, facilitate, and monitor

We hope to see you there!

Lakewood Public Library (Main Branch)
15425 Detroit Road, Lakewood, OH 44107
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Annual Teen Poetry Slam
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Hosted by Heights Libraries, Lake Erie Ink, & Heights High, the Annual Poetry Slam returns Thursday, January 30, from 6:30PM – 9PM. Open to all high school students in Cleveland, budding poets can showcase their poetry in a supportive yet competitive environment. There will be prizes!
Heights Libraries, Lee Road Branch
2345 Lee Rd
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
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Cleveland Heights "Democracy Day" Public Hearing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
When money “equals” speech and corporations have
constitutional “rights,” what happens to democracy?

In 2013, Cleveland Heights voters passed, with a 77% “yes” vote, Issue 32 in support of a 28th Constitutional Amendment clearly stating that: 1. Only human beings, not corporate entities, have Constitutional rights; and 2. Since money is not speech, money spent on elections can be regulated - https://movetoamend.org/amendment.

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 – i.e. the impact on health care, education, food, the environment, the economy, jobs/wages, foreign policy, transportation, guns/safety, the opioid crisis, home rule, taxes, etc.

Cleveland Heights City Council will hold its annual public hearing on January 30 at 7:00 p.m. at Cleveland Heights City Hall.

“Members of the general public will be afforded the opportunity to speak on these matters for up to five minutes per person.” City Council will send letters to our U.S. congressperson and senators summarizing the hearing and calling for their support for the 28th amendment.

Whether you wish to speak or just to listen, please plan to attend.

It’s your democracy!

This January marks the 10th Anniversary of the
Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:00 pm
Cleveland Heights City Hall
40 Severance Circle, Cleveland Heights

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