SEIU Endorses Jeff Johnson For Mayor Of Cleveland, Launches Grassroots Justice Team

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. 

City of Cleveland is “All In” as we “Rally Together” to Host World Series and Cavaliers Home Opener

Here we go again!! 🙃🤓😁

Straight from City Hall

The World Series has returned to the City of Cleveland as the Cleveland Indians begin a best-of-seven series with the Chicago Cubs. The City of Cleveland and our Downtown area partners are excited to welcome visitors and baseball fans from all over the world for Games 1 and 2.

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The first game of the 2016 World Series begins on Tuesday, October 25th at 8:08 p.m. at Progressive Field with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. That same night the Cleveland Cavaliers will open their 2016-2017 season against the New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m. in Quicken Loans arena. There will be a free, public event in the parking lot outside Quicken Loans Arena between Huron Road and Prospect Avenue beginning 2:00 p.m.

Anticipated crowds at these events combined with the evening work commute will cause traffic delays. In order to improve traffic flow, the Division of Police will be implementing “NO…

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CLEVELAND SAYS “NO MORE”

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TOMORROW TUESDAY OCTOBER 4, 2016
8:00AM – 10:00AM
Cleveland says “NO MORE” Breakfast
Cleveland City Hall Rotunda
601 Lakeside ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Keynote Speaker: Calvin D. Williams Chief, Cleveland Division of Police.
No cost, open to the public but RSVP is required.
Contact: Cassandra Bledsoe, Community Liason to the Police Chief. (216) 623-6264 or at cbledsoe@city.cleveland.oh.us

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You’re invited to ¡Pleibol! at League Park!

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¡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.

Friday’s schedule:

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/

You’re invited to ¡Pleibol! at League Park!

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The Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center in collaboration with the Baseball Heritage Museum cordially invites you to ¡Pleibol!

¡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.

Schedule of events:

6:00-6:30PM: VIP Meet and Greet

6:00-7:00PM: Dinner and networking

7:00-8:00PM: Program

8:00-9:00PM: Tour museum and park

Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 216-894-5664. Tickets are $50 and VIP tickets are $100 each.

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Cleveland Police Reform Roundtables Sep 15th & 20th: Proposed Use of Force Policies

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The City of Cleveland, Cleveland Division of Police, the Department of Justice, the Monitoring Team, and the Cleveland Community Police Commission have now come to the point in the police reform process where it is time for community feedback on the CPD’s revised Use of Force policies. We are collectively hosting two community roundtables, one on the Eastside and one on the Westside, each covering the same content. You are invited to attend one of the roundtables:

  Eastside Roundtable RSVP                          Westside Roundtable RSVP

5:30- 8:30pm, Thursday, September 15th        5:30-8:30pm, Tuesday, September 20th

Jerry Sue Thornton Center                                Urban Community School

2500 East 22nd Street                                       4909 Lorain Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115                                        Cleveland, OH 44102

If you are interested in attending a community roundtable, pleas use the RSVP links above or send an RSVP to the Monitoring Team at info@clevelandpolicemonitor.com. The roundtables will include an overview of the Use of Force policy, with an opportunity for small group discussions for community members to inform the policies.

The policy is not complete or finalized.  It reflects CPD’s efforts to date to create a policy that conforms to the requirements of the Consent Decree.  None of the Court, Monitor, City, or Department of Justice have yet approved the policies.  The policies are likely to change further as community feedback is incorporated.  Regardless, the development of the policies is far enough along that community input is timely and necessary.

You are invited to read the policy by going to the Monitoring Team’s website. You may also engage in the process by using our online community feedback form to submit any thoughts on the policy by visiting the Monitoring Team’s website.

We hope you strongly consider being part of this important conversation about how we can work together to create a Use of Force Policy consistent with the goals and interests of the Cleveland community.

This outreach is a part of our ongoing effort to engage the Cleveland community in the police reform process. Earlier this year, we sought community input on the Cleveland Division of Police body-worn camera policy, the mission statement, and several other key policies.  On behalf of the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team, We want to thank everyone who participated for their engagement with and contributions to the discussion surrounding police reform under the federal Consent Decree in Cleveland.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Use of Force Policy and seeing you at one of the community roundtables.

Cleveland Police Monitoring Team

History on Tap | What’s Your Cause? A History of Organizing, Community Change, and Social Enterprise

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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!