Cleveland Heights Democracy Day Returns Jan. 17

January 4, 2019
Chris Mosby

The public will again have a chance to voice their displeasure with the current American political system.

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH — Democracy Day will be celebrated in Cleveland Heights on Jan. 17, 2019.

The annual event is a rallying cry for residents frustrated by the current American political climate. Specifically, residents will decry the poison of money flooding into politics. At 7 p.m., on Jan. 17, in City Council chambers, participants will have the chance to voice their displeasure on the record.

Six years ago, in 2013, Cleveland Heights voters passed Issue 32, in support of a 28th Amendment that would clearly state: "1. Only human beings, not corporate entities, have Constitutional rights; and 2. Since money is not speech, money spent on elections can be regulated."

During the public hearings on Jan. 17, residents will be able to discuss the impact of corporations and money on municipal, state and national politics. Each speaker will be given five minutes to speak.

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After the meeting, members of Cleveland Heights City Council will summarize the hearings and send detailed letters to U.S. congressional officials asking for support for the 28th Amendment.

The event is free to attend and open to the public.

Council Chambers are located at Cleveland Heights City Hall, 40 Severance Circle.

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