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TIMES HAVE CHANGED BUT NOT FOR THE BETTER

April 10th, 2017

I was, but I shouldn’t have been, surprised to see Michael Nelson, leader of the local Cleveland NAACP, appearing before City Council today as a cheerleader for the newest huge subsidy for Dan Gilbert and the Cavs. The NAACP, I thought, was supposed to represent primarily those who have needs, not a white billionaire. A […]

THE USUAL GAME & PREDICTABLE SCORE

April 6th, 2017

It was like a bad dream. What was? The Ch. 20 viewing of some six hours of almost meaningless discussion of the city council’s give-away of millions of dollars to Dan Gilbert and his Quicken Arena gang. As if he needs it. I’ve seen this movie before. Too many times. Up close. This time it […]

WE’RE NOT ALL IN PROTEST TODAY, BE THERE…!

March 28th, 2017

From Steve Holecko and the Cuyaghoga County Progressive Caucus: Just a reminder about today’s We’re Not All In Protest, upcoming Cleveland City Council Committee hearings on the the Q renovations and something you can do at home. We’re Not All In Protest Outside County Council Building as they vote inside to hand out Corporate Welfare […]

FISCAL RAPE OF CLEVELAND/COUNTY TAXPAYERS

March 26th, 2017

Between Progressive Field, First Energy Stadium and Quicken Arena, and the Republican National Convention at the Q, the city of Cleveland provided more than 100,000 hours of extra police protection downtown in 2016. To be exact, 100,767.75 hours of police time were expended downtown through the last pay period of 2016, according to the city […]

PD & SOLD-OUT POLS BACKED SORDID ARENA DEAL

March 7th, 2017

Dan Brady used to be a man of the people. Now he’s servant of the anti-people. A stooge. Fallen deeply for the Establishment he once made his reputation by opposing. Nothing could be worse. Here is his quiet spanking of civic protest of the Quicken Arena give-away: “It’s become very clear that after listening to […]

EVEN PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RUNNING FOR COVER…

February 26th, 2017

I posted yesterday how my Republican representatives—Senator Rob Portman and Representative Jim Renacci—are running for cover (along with many others Republican members of Congress), but silly me, I thought presidential Donald John Trump would show some class and backbone. Dang, was I wrong. Martin Pengelly, writing in Donald Trump will not attend White House correspondents’ […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
SPEAKS TO DONORS, IGNORES CONSTITUENTS…

February 25th, 2017

[Update @ 0824 on 25 February—GOP Lawmakers Duck Town Halls, But Still Make Time to Meet with Campaign Donors.] [Republicans are going to ground…] More than 150 people have signed up to take part in a National Day of Action tomorrow in Parma. According to Steve Holecko, political director of the Cuyahoga County Political Caucus: […]

WHERE WE NEED TO BE SATURDAY IN CLEVELAND…

February 22nd, 2017

From Bernie Sanders, the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus and Our Revolution: These are tough times. The future of our country and planet are at stake. Our job: Fight Back. Donald Trump and his Republican friends thought it was going to be easy. They would get to Washington and ram through their agenda, taking health care […]

SHOWDOWN COMING ON PUBLIC SUBSIDIES

February 12th, 2017

For the first time in more than two decades two civic organizations are opposing an Establishment desire to seize more public dollars to subsidize a downtown development—the Quicken Arena. Citizens are actually challenging the political leadership and their corporate dictators, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, which represents high-powered business and legal elites. This is not apparently […]

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, SENATOR PORTMAN…!

February 9th, 2017

News and events from the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: CCPC Valentine’s Day Doubleheader Game 1 (Pregame)—Sending All Our Love to Senator Portman: A CCPC and Indivisible Guide Project. We hope you can pick up the sarcasm! We should not be happy with Portman’s support of the Swamp Cabinet. Now we want to be sure that […]

WE THE PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE, JOIN IN…!

February 7th, 2017

Ralph Nader could have been addressing any meeting of the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus with this essay. Nader, in Citizens Getting Justice Done, writes: Far from the corrosive political circus unfolding in Washington, DC, local citizen groups are improving conditions for the people in their own backyards. Although they receive almost no national media attention, […]

REALITY IS THAT WHICH DOESN’T GO AWAY…

February 7th, 2017

Last evening at the Middleburg Heights meeting of the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, those in attendance were asked if the organization ought to reach out to Trump voters. Some thought we should, but I preferred the option of gathering in all the disaffected and ignored progressives in our communities first. Perhaps some Trump voters can […]

SEND SEN. ROB PORTMAN SOME VALENTINE LOVE…

February 5th, 2017

From the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: Tell Senator Portman you Oppose Trump’s Supreme Court Pick. On Tuesday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day), the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus and Indivisible Cleveland are delivering 1,000 handwritten “We love America and oppose Judge Gorsuch” notes to Senator Portman’s office. Please, handwrite or type a note to Senator Portman. Some […]

CLEVELAND MARCH FOR REFUGEES, SANCTUARY…

February 3rd, 2017

From The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: Emergency Rally Todayt! March for Refugees and Sanctuary. 4 to 6 pm @ corner of West 25th St. and Lorain. The new US president is moving forward on his walls, blocking refugees, punishing sanctuary cities and islamophobic policies. A coalition of human rights groups are calling on people of […]

CCPC ACTION IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY GROWING…

February 1st, 2017

From The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: Local Resistance to Trump off to a Great Start! Women’s March on Cleveland: 15,000 showed up last Saturday for this glorious event in solidarity with the millions who marched around the world! A special thanks to all of you who marched and to our CCPC Super Volunteer’s who staffed […]

VITAL CCPC ACTION ALERT FOR 11 AM TODAY…

January 24th, 2017

Well, this didn’t take long. From The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: We apologize for breaking with our tradition of one email a week but as Resistance to Trump begins more frequent communication is necessary. Tuesday, January 24th CCPC joins MoveOn.org, Working Families and Indivisible, in the nationwide resistance effort known as Resist Trump Tuesdays. The […]

PROGRESSIVES INVIGORATED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP…

January 23rd, 2017

One of the secondary reasons that I voted for Bernie Sanders in the Ohio primary and then for Jill Stein in the general election is that I knew that a second President Clinton would mean continued business as usual which meant a continued erosion of progressive gains made in my lifetime and further empowerment of […]

START BUILDING BRIDGES (AND NOT TO CANADA)…

January 21st, 2017

Oliver Burkeman, writing in How to get stuff done (and maybe change the world, too) for The Guardian, suggests: In the context of great battles over politics, or the fate of societies, this talk of inboxes and apps may seem soul-crushingly mundane. But that’s the point: however world-changing your aims, it’s only through mundane actions […]

CUYAHOGA COUNTY PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS ACTS…

January 14th, 2017

I was one of more than 100 people who attended the monthly regional membership meetings last week. The CCPC now has more than 1,400 members in Cuyahoga County and the number—encouraged by the pending inauguration of Donald John Trump as our 45th President—continues to grow. If you think that President Trump, and his billionaire agenda, […]

DEATH BY POLITICIANS

January 10th, 2017

Photo used courtesy of Scene. He’s a nice guy. He’s earnest. He’s honest for a politician. He’s likely a good family man. He’s competent. He’s reliable. Don’t think he’d purposely do anyone a wrong. A stand-up guy. But he’s going to KILL someone. He’s a Republican Senator. Rob Portman. Of Ohio. He’ll vote with the […]

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