CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Service Employees International Union District 1199, representing nearly 30,000 members, today endorses Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson to be the next Mayor of the City of Cleveland.
“Councilman Johnson has demonstrated a real commitment to the people of Cleveland, standing up to corporate and political opponents to lift up the voices of people throughout the city,” said Becky Williams, President of SEIU District 1199. “The failed leadership of Frank Jackson has left too many people without good jobs, safe neighborhoods and struggling to survive in the most impoverished city in the nation.”
“With Frank Jackson as Mayor, Cleveland now has the highest homicide rate in 10 years, he has risked millions of taxpayer dollars by closing public square to bus traffic, willfully denied nearly 40,000 Cleveland residents their right to vote on a citizen initiative for higher wages, and spends money in downtown that would be better served in our neighborhoods,” continued Williams. “Jeff Johnson’s vision for Cleveland will mean less working people having to struggle to provide for their families and will solve the challenges that face our community head on.”
In addition to the endorsement for Johnson, SEIU District 1199 has launched a grassroots ‘justice team’ that will work independently of the Johnson campaign to activate, communicate and educate Cleveland voters about the real issues facing working people in the upcoming election with a focus on voter registration and empowerment.
¡Pleibol! is a celebration of Latinos and African Americans in America’s favorite pastime with special guests including Carlos Baerga, Davey Nelson and Luis Mayoral! This unique event includes guest speakers, a private dinner reception and more! ¡Pleibol! will take place on Friday, September 30 at historic League Park, located in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood.
This event(s) will take place on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1.
Friday night consists of a private dinner reception with anticipated guests, Carlos Baerga, Dave Nelson and Luis Mayoral, with ticket packages available from $50 – $100.
VIP Meet and Greet – 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6 – 7 p.m.
Program: 7 – 8 p.m.
Tour of Facility and Park: 8 – 9 p.m.
Sponsorships are also available.
Saturday is an entire day of softball games that are free and open to the community.
Games and Clinics (with guest players) 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
For more information, call 216-789-1083 or 216-894-5664.
To purchase tickets for Friday night’s event, go to: http://www.juliadeburgos.org/
History on Tap | What’s Your Cause?
at the Cleveland History Center on Thursday, September 8th from 5pm-8pm.
Reflect on periods of unrest in the city of Cleveland. This event will feature stories, activities, and crafts designed to make you think. What’s your cause? What can you do to support issues that matter to you? Draw inspiration from places where past and present intersect in the fight for justice and equality.
As an added bonus, enjoy happy hour libations, light hors d’oeuvres, trivia, rarely-seen artifacts, photo ops, hands-on activities and other special guests.
$7 in advance | $10 at the door
$5 for WRHS Members & Students with ID
You don’t want to miss this event!