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 to the Q, today, March 28 from 4 to 7 pm at Cuyahoga County Administrative Headquarters, 2079 E. 9th St. Cleveland 44115

Sadly, County Council is expected to approve the Q renovation deal at their March 28 meeting at 5 pm. Ever seen traffic on East 9th street between 4 and 7 pm on a weekday? Let’s have a large street presence with signs and maybe banners to show the folks going home during rush hour what’s happening inside the County Council Building and what we think of it. Suggested sign: Neighborhoods First: Corporate Welfare Last but if you have another idea feel free to use it. Although we are not likely to stop County Council’s approval of the deal with this protest remember it goes to Cleveland City Council next and the deal cannot go through without their approval.Remember also that they’re all up for re-election this year and as the narrow 9-7 vote for the Dirt Bike Scam showed there may be some dissension in the ranks. A large presence Tuesday will help set the stage as they discuss the deal the next few weeks. Our friends from SEIU #1199 will be joining us for this event. Please RSVP here.

We’re Not All In Presence at Cleveland City Council Committee Meeting today, March 28 and Tuesday, April 4 from 9 am to noon at Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland 44114. The Development and Sustainability Committee will be meeting to discuss and hear testimony concerning the $88 million Corporate Welfare giveaway to billionaire Dan Gilbert for the Q renovations project. The bill must be voted on favorably in this committee before it goes to the rest of City Council or it dies. Let’s try to stop it here! CCPC will be giving testimony at the April 4 meeting. Let’s try to have a large presence to support our testimony and to show we oppose the deal. If you can make it to these meetings please wear your CCPC t-shirt if possible. Something else you can do at home: Contact the committee members and voice your opposition to the deal. Committee members are Anthony Brancatelli (216 664 4233), Phyllis Cleveland (216 664 2309), Brian Cummins (216 664 4238), TJ Dow (216 664 2908), Kerry McCormick (216 664 2691) and Terrell Pruitt (216 664 4944). Please RSVP here.

Steve Holecko
CCPC Political Director
440 220 1874

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