Cleveland East Move to Amend

Date Established: 

January 2013 (merged December 2017)

The local network of Move to Amend affiliates representing Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, and South Euclid in northeast Ohio.

Cleveland Heights Shaker Heights South Euclid

Carla Rautenberg

Kathy Hazelton

Madelon Watts

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Press Coverage

Cleveland Heights Democracy Day Returns Jan. 17

January 4, 2019

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.

A few more thoughts on Democracy Day

March 1, 2018

In our January column, we wrote about the history of Democracy Day in Cleveland Heights. Since we were writing for the Heights Observer, we kept our focus local. However, Robert Shwab’s letter to the editor in response to that column, published in the February issue, takes a national view. That letter contained some misconceptions, which several readers have asked us to address.

The backstory to Democracy Day

January 1, 2018

On Thursday, Jan. 25, Cleveland Heights City Council will convene the city’s fifth annual Democracy Day, and you, dear reader, are most cordially invited.

For the uninitiated, Democracy Day gives the public an opportunity to address council about how the political influence of corporate entities, added to obscene amounts of money spent in the political process, is degrading the democratic institutions of our city, our state and our nation. Following the hearing each year, a letter stating the reason for the event and summarizing citizens’ remarks is sent by council to our U.S. senators, our U.S. congress member, and the presidents of the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House. That letter, the full text of the petition, plus written minutes and a video, can be viewed on the city’s website under Government, Archived Agendas and Minutes, Public Hearings.