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WOMEN'S MARCH CLEVELAND'S RALLY AGAINST THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE

BELOW PICTURE: Women's March Cleveland Head Organizer Kathy Wray Coleman (2nd from left) leads 2,500 people in a march for reproductive rights on Oct 2, 2021 on Market Square in Cleveland, Ohio. It was one of the largest marches in the country that day. Photo and coverage by the Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com. CLICK HERE TO GO GO TO CLEVELAND.COM TO READ ON THE COVERAGE OF THE EVENT

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SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2022-NOON-2PM

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS  TO BE ANNOUNCED

EVENT CONTACT TEL: WOMEN'S MARCH CLEVELAND (216) 659-0473

Women's March Cleveland's Save Roe Rally & March for Civil

Rights and against the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

is Sat., June 11, 2022, noon- 2pm, City Hall steps in

Cleveland, Ohio, 600 Lakeside Avenue E  44114

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Shontel Brown wins over Nina Turner and will face Republican Eric Brewer in Ohio's race for the 11th congressional district seat, GOP Mike DeWine will face Deocrat Nan Whaley and Trump-endorsed J.D. Vance will face Tim Ryan

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Ohio 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Shontel Brown (D-OH), Journalist  and former East Cleveland mayor Eric Brewer, Ohio GOP Governor Mike DeWine, former Dayton mayor Nan Whaley, Author and venture captalist J.D. Vance, and  Democratic U.S. Rep Tim Ryan. A Democrat, Brown will face Brewer, a Republican, in November for the race for the congressional seat in Ohio's largely Black 11th congressional district, DeWine will face Democrat Nan Whaley for the gubernatorial election, and Vance, who is endorsed by former president Donald Trump, will face Democrat Tim Ryan in the race for the U.S. seat up for grabs due to the upcoming retirment of GOP Sen. Rob Portman
Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com Tel 9216) 659-0473 Enail: editor@clevelandurbannews.com

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, political reporter

CLEVELAND, Ohio- There were no major surprises as to the outcome of Ohio's primary election on Tues., May 3 with voters in Cuyahoga County, the state's second largest county behind Franklin County and a Democratic stronghold, turning out to vote at 18.5 percent, down from 19.5 percent in 2018 and 39.5 percent in 2014. According to unofficial results of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland, Ohio, the breakdown of the closely watch races in Ohio, which has general national news as the midterm elections near, is as predicted. The results of key political races in Ohio, coupled with our critique, are as follows:

-U.S. Rep. Shontel Brown wins 11th congressional district rematch with former Ohio Sen. Nina Turner in the Democratic primary and will face Eric Brewer in November's general election, Brewer a controversial Cleveland journalist and former East Cleveland mayor who won the GOP primary (Turner came in second behind Brown via last year's special Democratic primary for the congressional seat and lost by less than 5,000 votes but Brown, a former county councilwoman and chair of the county Democratic party, took advantage of her incumbency status in this year's primary election, winning over Turner with 66 percent of the vote to Turner's 44 percent. Ohio's largely Black 11th congressional district includes the majority Black city of Cleveland and several of its eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County, a 29 percent Black county).

-GOP Governor Mike DeWine cruises to victory and former Dayton Nan Whaley beats former Cincinnati mayor John Cranley in Ohio's Democratic primary for governor with Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Cheryl Stephens running for lieutenant governor on Whaley's ticket

-Ex-president Donald Trump's endorsement catapults author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance to a victory in Ohio's Republican U.S Senate primary, with former Ohio treasurer Josh Mandel coming in second, (Mandel's race baiting politics against Black Lives Matter activists while on the campaign trail backfired and Mandel could not even win in Cuyahoga County where he resides, Guardians owner state Rep Matt Dolan winning the county and coming in third overall Tuesday night behind Vance and Mandel).

-Congressman Tim Ryan, who opted not to run for reelection to Congress following a loss of one of Ohio's 16 congressional seats following redistricting, wins Democratic nomination in Senate race to succeed the retiring Rob Portman

-Former Trump-aide Max Miller wins the Republican primary Ohio for an open congressional seat

A state that Trump won over Hillary Clinton in 2016 by eight points and over Joe Biden by roughly same margin in 2020 when he ousted him as president, Ohio remains a pivotal state for presidential elections, and has been considered a red state in recent years, at least by some measures.  And with the former president's endorsement the impetus for J.D. Vance upsetting former Ohio treasurer Josh Mandel to win  the crowded  U.S Senate race in Ohio, the state became even more of a battleground, Trump silencing critics to show that he still has political muster and that his endorsement still has meaning.

The general election is Tues,  Nov. 8.

By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor. Coleman is a seasoned Black Cleveland journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper for 17 years and an experienced investigative and political reporter. She is the most read independent journalist in Ohio per Alexa.com

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


Last Updated on Thursday, 05 May 2022 00:15

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez endorses Nina Turner for Congress in Ohio's 11th congressional district race on the eve of Ohio's May 3, 2022 primary election, Turner a Cleveland Democrat and former Ohio senator....By Clevelandurbannews.com in Ohio

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Pictured are U.S. Rep Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-14) (wearing blue), a New York Democrat, and U.S. Congressional District Candidate Nina Turner, a Cleveland Democrat
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By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor

CLEVELAND, Ohio- U.S. Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOG), a progressive New York Democrat and Sen. Bernie Sanders ally, and a member of the "Squad," a nickname given to AOC and a group of three other progressive congresswomen of color who are not afraid to challenge the status quo in Washington, has endorsed Nina Turner for the congressional seat up for grabs in Ohio's 11th congressional district, and on the eve of the May 3, 2022 primary election.

A former Ohio senator and Bernie Sanders surrogate who co-chaired his 2016  and 2020 campaigns for president, Turner has been endorsed by AOG, 32, among a host of others, including Sanders himself.

"Nina is exactly the kind of progressive leader we need more of in Congress,"  said Ocasio-Cortez, who represents New York's 14th congressional district. "She has spent her entire career advocating for working people — on the Cleveland City Council, in the Ohio State Senate, and on Senator Bernie Sanders' 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns, serving as National Co-Chair in 2020."

The congresswoman went on to say, via a spokesperson, that Turner "will be a powerful voice for policies that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of working people across this country — like Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage, and a Green New Deal."

Turner faces current Congresswoman Shontel Brown, a former county councilwoman, for a rematch, via Tuesday's election, of last year's  special primary election that Brown won over Turner by less than 5,000 votes. Brown then went on to beat Republican opponent Lavern Jones Gore in last year's general election.

Rep. Brown replaced U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, who vacated the congressional seat in March of 2021 when Biden tapped her to become a member of his cabinet, and after she was confirmed by the Senate for the post. Fudge's departure opened up the congressional seat as to her unexpired term. This year's election is an election relative to the two-year full congressional term for Ohio's 11th congressional district that begins in January of next year.

The congressional district includes the majority Black city of Cleveland and several of its eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County. It is heavily Democratic and is roughly 53 percent Black, and it is one of two majority minority districts in Ohio impacted by the redistricting provisions under the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2022 09:27

Nina Turner for Congress May 3, 2022 election night watch party announced....A former Ohio senator who was the surrogate for the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns of Bernie Sanders, Turner will spend election day meeting with voters

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Pictured is U.S. Congressional Candidate Nina Turner will spend Election Day greeting Ohio-11 voters at the ballot box. The Campaign will later host an election night watch party at the Front Stage in Cleveland Hts, Ohio  where doors will open at 6:30pm.

CLEVELAND, OHIO – U.S. Congressional Candidate Nina Turner, a Cleveland Democrat, and former Ohio senator, has announced the time and place for her election night watch party as well as an election day tour of Ohio's largely Black 11th congressional district, which includes the city of Cleveland and several of its eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County. Early voting concluded on Sunday at the county board of elections and the primary election for Ohio's statewide and congressional and other races, including a gubernatorial race, and an internationally watched U.S. Senate race, is  Tues, May 3, 2022. (Editor's Note: Ohio remains a pivotal state  for presidential elections. Read on below for specifics on Nina Turner's election night watch party).


"Following a day of meeting OH-11 voters, Team Turner will host an election night watch party alongside current and former elected officials, advocacy groups, union workers, community organizers, faith leaders, volunteers and supporters," said Kara Turrentine, campaign manager for the Nina Turner campaign, who added that people who want to walk the campaign trail with Nina Turner on election day can email her at Kara.Turrentine@ninaturner.com


The data as to specifics regarding the watch party for Turner, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 11th congressional district seat now held by Congresswoman Shontel Brown, a Warrensville Hts. Democrat and former county councilwoman who edged her via a special Democratic primary last year for the seat, is as follows:


TEAM TURNER ELECTION NIGHT WATCH PARTY

DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM- PRESS ARRIVAL 6:00 PM

EVENT: 6:30 PM -11:00 PM

The Front Stage

3492 Mayfield Rd

Cleveland Hts, Ohio  44118


Also a former Cleveland council woman and surrogate for the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns for U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders, Turner will spend election day visiting voters at ballot boxes to talk about her record of service to the people and her ability to energize a diverse coalition of Democratic voters.

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Semi bio: Nina Turner is a former Cleveland city council member and former state senator for Ohio's 25th district. She co-chaired the Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations after which she served as the Chair of Engagement for the Ohio Democratic Party and focused on building party infrastructure and support for Democrats across the state. Nina Turner is nationally known for her work championing progressive values such as a $15 an hour living wage, Medicare for All and expanded public education from pre-kindergarten to college during the Bernie Sanders' presidential campaigns of 2016 and 2020. Learn more about Nina Turner at www.ninaturner.com


Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2022 05:59

Cuyahoga County's sheriff in Cleveland resigns after the death of another Black county jail inmate as inmates continue to die in droves even after a 2018 U.S. Marshals' report that deemed the county jail inhumane and unconstitutional

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Pictured are outgoing Cuyahoga County Sheriff Paul Viland and Shondo Moffitt, who collapsed and died Mon, April 11, 2022 as an inmate in the Cuyahoga County jail in Cleveland, Ohio
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By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief, investigative reporter-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Following the death three weeks ago of another Black inmate in the troubled Cuyahoga County Jail in Cleveland where more than 12 inmates have died since 2018, coupled with a 2018 U.S. Marshals report that deemed the gross mistreatment of the majority Black inmates inhumane and unconstitutional, the county sheriff has resigned.

Sheriff Christopher Paul Viland, who was confirmed as sheriff in March of 2021 by County Council following a recommendation from County Executive Armond Budish, was relieved of his duties as county sheriff last week. The current warden, Michelle Henry, the jail's first female warden, however, will remain on the job, at least for now.

Both Viland and Henry are White.

A former police inspector general for Cleveland’s Department of Public Safety and former Solon police officer, Viland was surprised at the shakeup, sources said, with Budish' office  issuing a statement saying Viland, a law enforcement veteran, would stay on with the sheriff's department through the transition process as to his replacement. The county appoints its sheriff and other top officials such as the clerk of courts and county treasurer via a voter-adopted county governance structure comprised of an 11- member elected county council and an elected county executive. The change took effect in 2011 per an amendment to the county charter.

While it is unclear exactly what Viland will be doing until his official departure date, it is without question that Budish has either demoted him or taken away his power as sheriff.

The shakeup comes following the death last month of yet  another  inmate.

According to a county spokesperson, Shondo Moffitt , who was Black, collapsed at the jail at around 12:30 p.m. on Mon,  April 11. He had been in the facility since Feb 15 for failure to appear for a Feb 25 hearing. He was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was later declared dead.

The attorney for the  39-year-old man had  filed a motion with a judge requesting that his client be released to continue his medical treatment. While the dead inmate was Black, both the sheriff and the county jail warden are White. The county is roughly 29 percent Black and a disproportionate number of the inmates are Black, mainly Black men.

A cause of death has not yet been determined by the county examiner following an autopsy.

Moffitt had two open felony cases in Cuyahoga County, one from a year ago for illegal possession of a firearm where he skipped his sentencing in that trial, and  another, a felony theft case.

In early January the family of a man who authorities say was beaten to death by his cellmate in 2020 received $1.1 million to settle a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit against the county, and others. The man, Shone Trawick, a 48-year-old father of six, was serving a six months sentence for assault

Twenty-eight-year-old Devauntae Rayshon Daye, who was a Black transgender woman, is also among the fallen, and died in the jail in August of 2020 She was found unresponsive in her jail cell, authorities said, and was later pronounced dead. She was facing charges of felonious assault and aggravated robbery for allegedly robbing a man and hitting him with a brick.

 

This latest county jail inmate death comes as county officials embark upon plans to build a 1904-inmate capacity jail that has an inmate expansion unit to house more Black people, sources said, a multi million dollar project funded primarily by taxpayers. Cuyahoga County is the second largest of 88 counties statewide, and it is a Democratic stronghold.

The damning report released in November of 2018 by U.S. Marshals on county jail conditions generated local and national news, a dreadful look at how inmates are mistreated such as withholding food for punishment, jailing juveniles with adults, rat and roach infested jail facilities, and a paramilitary jail corrections officers unit dubbed "The Men in Black" who intimidate and harass inmates. The report also found profound mistreatment of female inmates, and that pregnant women were being jailed on floor mats and denied adequate healthcare.

Several lawsuits remain pending regarding the county's now infamous jail and County Executive  Budish, who is not seeking reelection this year and whose offices in downtown Cleveland have been raided twice since the series of jail deaths. There have been indictments and convictions of at least nine jail guards, the former jail director, and former  jail warden Eric Ivey, who is Black. .

Ivey took a misdemeanor plea deal with no jail time before Common Pleas Judge Nancy Fuerst with an agreement that he  act as a snitch. In the midst of it all, then sheriff Cliff Pinkney, the county's first Black sheriff  whom Budish recommended, resigned in may of 2019.

Hired in 2015 after Budish took office for a first term,  Pinkney was succeeded by Gregory Croucher , who resigned in  April of 2021 amid controversy, and  Croucher, who is White, was succeeded by Viland last year, Viland hardly lasting a year himself when Budish, last week , ousted him from his sheriff duties.

Though he became sheriff just last year, news of Viland's fate, or removal as sheriff, is not surprising, sources said, particularly since county big wigs are looking for an scapegoat. The FBI and other authorities have been swarming the jail since 2018 after inmates began popping up dead. The Cleveland jail merged with the county  jail per a regionalism plan adopted by county and city officials in 2017, which created nothing but more problems.

Activists say the jail remains a problem and that they are also concerned with an array of other issues, including excessive bail, malicious prosecutions, racism, grand jury tampering, indictment fixing, denial of indigent counsel and speedy trial rights to Black defendants, and excessive sentences. Data also show that White inmates were getting favorable treatment and that Black inmates were more harshly disciplined.

 

Cleveland community activists picketed in front of the Cuyahoga County Justice Center in 2018 over judicial and prosecutorial malfeasance, police misconduct, and the overcrowding of the county jail, a continuation of activist rallies that began in 2016. Hastened by the coronavirus outbreak, activists had been picketing regularly at the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland over jail conditions, in front of Budish' gated home in affluent Beachwood, where they called for his resignation, and at county administrative headquarters before county council meetings.By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor. Coleman is a seasoned Black Cleveland journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper for 17 years and an experienced investigative and political reporter. She is the most read independent journalist in Ohio per Alexa.com

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2022 01:31

Women'sMarch Cleveland to host My Body My Choice Seymour Avenue anniversary rally as to the escape of the Ariel Castro kidnapping and rape victims....Head organizer Kathy Wray Coleman said that violence against women and girls in Cleveland is escalating

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Pictured are Seymour Avenue in Cleveland escape victims  Michelle Knight (wearing red hair), Amanda Berry (wearing ponytail) and Gina DeJesus (wearing pink blouse)  and  Michelle Knight, the trio  abducted, raped and held captive for a decade by the late serial rapist Ariel Castro

CLEVELAND, Ohio-May 6, 2022 marks the anniversary of the escape, after a decade of captivity, of Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry from the late Ariel Castro's since demolished Seymour Avenue home on Cleveland's near west side and the community, led by activists, will gather to remember the incident. The annual anniversary rally will be held at 5:30 pm at 2207 Seymour Avenue in front of Castro's since demolished home on Fri, May 6, which is the ninth year anniversary since Berry, DeJesus and Knight got away from Castro after a neighbor, upon hearing Berry's cry for help, broke down the home door and rescued her. (Contact organizers Kathy Wray Coleman at (216) 659-0473 and Alfred Porter Jr at (216) 804-7462 for
more information).

Organizers said that activists will also rally relative to women's reproductive rights, given that the U.S. Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal nationwide.

A local guitar player, divorced father of two, and former Cleveland schools bus driver, Castro hanged himself in prison in September of 2013, a month into his life sentence without the possibility of parole. He was a sad character and a serial rapist of children and women.

Knight was a young woman when Castro abducted her, and DeJesus and Berry were teenagers. The kidnappings caught international attention and highlight the dangers women and girls face in Cleveland Ohio, which has been dubbed one of the most dangerous major American cities for Black women via data compiled  by CityLab

Led by activist groups Women's March Cleveland Imperial Women Coalition, the Laura Cowan Foundation, Black on Black Crime Inc and the Carl Stokes Brigade, greater Clevelanders rally annually on the anniversary date of the escape of the Seymour Avenue  kidnapping victims, who were raped repeatedly by Castro. He even had the nerve to father a child by Berry during the ordeal, and would come to missings persons rallies sponsored by community activists and famly members of the captive woman and teens.

His since demolished home on Seymour Avenue would later come to be known in Hollywood terms as "the House of Horrors."
Activists, elected officials and community members and mothers of women and girls who have been raped and/or murdered in Cleveland are among the speakers at Friday's anniversray rally,  and supporters of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and the Journey Center for Safety and Healing are also slated to attend the event, organizers said.

"Activists will rally for the reprpoductive rights of women and we invite city and county officials to the event to come tell us what has been done to find missing women and children and to minimize violence against women in the largely Black city of Cleveland as crimes against women and girls, including rape and murder, continue to escalate," said activist Kathy Wray Coleman, who has been the head organizer of all but one of the Seymour Avenue anniversary rallies and is a former high school biology teacher who leads Women's March Cleveland and the Imperial Women Coalition (Editor's note: The Imperial Women Coalition was formed following the murders of 11 Black women by the late serial killer Anthony Sowell on Imperial Avenue on Cleveland's largely Black east side).

Activist Laura Cowan, a CNN Hero and domestic violence survivor, said that "while we are pleased that the Ariel Castro victims got to safety we still have so many more missing women who are not getting the attention they got, particularly women of color."

Cleveland activist women in particular say the anniversary event will also address the Violence Against Women Act, local, county, statewide and national public policy changes sought, and a demand for resources as to violence against women and children, human trafficking, and the epidemic of missing persons.

Statistics on nationwide violence against women and girls include the following:
-Violence against women and girls, including rape and murder, remains an epidemic, as does human trafficking
-Women and girls ages 12-34 are at the highest risk for sexual assault
-Poor women are 12 times more likely to get raped
-One out of every six American women has experience an attempted or completed rape and 22 percent of African-American women and 14 percent of Hispanic-American women experience at least one rape or attempted rape in a lifetime.
Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 May 2022 23:48

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to join Congressional candidate Nina Turner for Get-Out-The-Vote week in Cleveland as will activists and faith leaders who will participate in a "Souls To The Polls" march to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

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CLEVELAND, OHIO – U.S. congressional candidate Nina Turner has announced that she will be hosting a series of Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) events during the final week of early voting leading up to the May 3 primary election, including a "Souls to the Polls" event on Sun, May 1 with faith leaders and events Saturday with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison that will begin with a community breakfast with Ellison. TO RSVP FOR THE BREAKFAST WITH MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL KEITH ELLISON CLICK HERE AND READ FURTHER BELOW FOR SPECIFICS ON EACH GOTV EVENT WITH TURNER THIS WEEK. OTHER EVENTS BELOW ALLOW FOR RSVP BUT IT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR ATTENDANCE

The campaign will feature themed events with local activist groups such as the Progressive Caucus, unions such as SEIU, and ethic groups, including progressive Blacks, Latinos and others that have supported the campaign. Turner will vote for herself in the primary on Sat., Aug. 30. at noon at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections on Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland.


"We are excited to get out the vote and we ask people to please join us at the get-out-the vote events this week and to vote early or vote on May 3," said Kara Turrentine, campaign manager for the Turner for Congress campaign.


A former Cleveland councilwoman and former Ohio senator, Turner was the surrogate for U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders' 2016 and 2020 campaigns for president, and he has endorsed her in this current race to win a seat in Congress.


Ohio's largely Black 11th congressional district includes Cleveland and several of its eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County, a county that is roughly 29 percent Black and is a Democratic stronghold.

The weekend will be marked by a number of GOTV events that are listed below and that begin on Thurs. April, 28 and end on Sun., May 1 with the Souls to the (Board of Elections) Polls caravan led by faith leaders.

Thursday, April 28, 2022-5:00 PM: Cleveland Stonewall Democrats Host LGBTQIA+ GOTV for Nina  RSVP HERE

As an ally and a long time supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community, Nina Turner has  earned the endorsement of the The Cleveland Stonewall Democrats. Members of the LGBTQIA+ community are encouraged to vote in solidarity at the polls to optimize the early vote. There will be food, music, and entertainment..

Location: 2921 Prospect Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44115


Friday, April 29, 2022-3:00 PM:  People United for Nina RSVP HERE

Please join the diverse communities across the district on Friday, April 29 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM as we march to the Board of Elections to vote for U.S. Congressional Candidate Nina Turner. Remarks will be at 3pm.

Location: 2921 Prospect Ave Cleveland, Ohio 4411

Saturday, April 30, 2022-12:00 NOON VOTE WITH NINA RSVP HERE

9:00 AM GOTV BREAKFAST KEYNOTE: ATTORNEY GENERAL KEITH ELLISON; RSVP HERE

Join Nina Turner and Special Guest Attorney General Keith Ellison for a GOTV Breakfast

Location: La Villa Conference and Banquet Center, 11500 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44130

12:00 pm-Nina Turner will vote early in the May 3 primary at 12:00 noon. Join Nina Turner for Congress and vote early with Nina Turner. Refreshments will be provided.

Location: 2921 Prospect Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44115

12:00 PM: SEIU 1199 hosts Working Families for Nina GOTV  RSVP HERE

Nina Turner is  an unapologetic champion for working families. Corporations are trying to block the very values we hold and Nina Turner is the only one standing in their way. We invite all union members of SEIU and all union members and working families across greater Cleveland to join Nina Turner, the true champion for working people to vote early.

Location: 2921 Prospect Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44115

1:00 PM: Progressives for Nina  RSVP HERE.

Please join our allies from Our Revolution, Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, Cleveland DSA, Cleveland Sunrise, Case Western Reserve Sunrise and all Progressive across greater Cleveland to vote early for Nina Turner! Nina Turner is the only progressive in the race and a true champion for a Living Wage, Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. We are gathering at 1pm near the Board of Elections for food, music and voting.

Location: 2921 Prospect Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44115


2:00 PM: Latinos Con Nina  RSVP HERE

Join the Nina Turner campaign and local Latino movement leaders for a parrillada at the polls! We're firing up the grill and firing up nuestra gente for Nina Turner! Join us at 2921 Prospect Ave for food and mingling, followed by a short walk to the Board of Elections to cast our ballots for Nina! Adelante!

Location: 2921 Prospect Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Sunday, May 1 , 2022-3:00 PM: Souls to the Polls for Nina Turner RSVP HERE.

Faith Leaders for Nina is hosting a Souls to the Polls event to encourage the community to vote early for Nina Turner. After worship please join us in solidarity to send a real champion of the people to Congress.

Location: 2921 Prospect Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44115

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Candidate's semi bio: Nina Turner is a former Cleveland councilwoman and former state senator for Ohio's 25th district. She co-chaired the Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations after which she served as the chair of engagement for the Ohio Democratic Party and focused on building Party infrastructure and support for Democrats across the state. Turner is nationally known for her work championing progressive values such as a $15 an hour living wage, Medicare for All and expanded public education from pre-kindergarten to college during the Bernie Sanders presidential campaigns of 2016 and 2020. The date of the special primary election is May 3, 2022. Learn more about Nina Turner at www.ninaturner.com.

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com.
Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2022 17:24

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The annual11th Congressional District Caucus Parade is Monday, September 2

11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat who also chairs the Congressional Black Caucus of Blacks in Congress. waives to the crowd last year at the annual 11th Congressional District Caucus Parade.  This year's parade kicks off on Monday, September 2 on Cleveland's east side at 10:00 am from E. 149th Street and Kinsman Road and ends at Luke Easter Park where the picnic will begin. The event will be replete with political speeches and entertainment from various sources, including local musicians and bands. The well-attended caucus parade was initiated by Democrat Louis Stokes, the retired congressman before Fudge, and the tradition was furthered by the late Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Fudges' predecessor. Stokes was the first Black congressperson from Ohio and Tubbs Jones was the first Black congresswoman from Ohio