Archive for the 'Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus' Category

ALLARD DISSECTS Q DEAL AND REFERENDUM…

May 3rd, 2017

For the first time since I moved to Cleveland back in November of 1984, Cuyahoga County’s corporate elites may actually get their hands slapped for digging down to the bottom of the cookie jar and I think we have to thank President Donald John Trump because he created this toxic political climate that has progressives […]

BERNIE IN CLEVELAND TO TALK TRUMPCARE…

May 1st, 2017

Sam Allard, reporting in Bernie Sanders Promotes Progressive Agenda, Disses Trump, at City Club Event for Scene, writes: In a lively question and answer period—it was the longest line for questions we’ve ever seen at a City Club event—Sanders touched on issues of political activism, gerrymandering, the national Democratic agenda, his support for a Pro-Life […]

PAST KEEPS REPEATING ITSELF FOR WEALTHY HERE

April 27th, 2017

We don’t pay attention to the past. So we repeat it. To our disgrace and heavy cost. The latest Quicken Arena deal—$282 million in all—repeats the mistake of feeding the beast. Further, it opened a new source of tax revenue, ignoring the voted sin tax receipts. As of the end of March, the sin tax […]

PHASE TWO OF THE Q FIGHT IS ON…

April 27th, 2017

That really should be Q for queue and not Q for Quicken because the fight here is about people lining up to get ahead of Cleveland voters to suck the cash out of the city. We may have reached a turning point in Cleveland politics. Richard Andrews writes in Coalition forms to put Q Deal […]

Q RENOVATIONS REFERENDUM IS ON…!

April 26th, 2017

Steve Holecko, political director for the Cuyahoga County Political Caucus writes: And the clock starts ticking today. Mayor Jackson signed the legislation yesterday. That means we have 30 days from today to gather around 6000 valid signatures of registered City of Cleveland voters. If we are successful the issue goes on the ballot and the […]

CLEVELAND COUNCIL DUMP ON VOTERS, AGAIN…!

April 25th, 2017

From Steve Holecko, political director for the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: Yesterday Afternoon… This is Honestly the Best the Cavs Could Come Up With? describes a feeble attempt by Cleveland City Council and the Cavs to sweeten the deal and pretend to the public that a Community Benefits Agreement had been negotiated and the concerns […]

CCPC RESPONDS TO COUNCIL’S POSTPONEMENT…

April 18th, 2017

From the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: It’s Still On! Tonight, Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelly, realizing he didn’t have the votes to pass the Q Deal as an “emergency ordinance,” chose to postpone the vote another week. He hopes that he can buy off one of the six council members that have, thus far, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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