20th Anniversary Freedom Fund PAC Virtual Event


We are so proud to share our 20th anniversary Freedom Fund PAC virtual event that was streamed live on September 20, 2020. We have accomplished so much as an organization and are looking forward to the next 20 years!

Go to www.clevelandstonewalldems.org to get involved and donate to help pro-equality Democrats up and down the ballot.

Posted by Cleveland Stonewall Democrats on Monday, September 21, 2020

We are so proud to share our 20th anniversary Freedom Fund PAC virtual event that was streamed live on September 20, 2020. We have accomplished so much as an organization and are looking forward to the next 20 years!

Twenty in ’20: Lakewood
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm



The ACLU turned 100 in January. 🎉To honor this milestone, we’re hitting the road! Newly familiar with the ACLU or a decades-long member, all are welcome for these free get-togethers. We’ll discuss our justice work, make new friends, share appetizers, and lift a glass for civil liberties! PLUS it’s Primary Eve. Let’s talk about voting!

Primary Day, Remember to Vote!
Mar 17 @ 6:15 am – 7:00 pm
(Canceled) March CSD Meeting: Primary Debrief, Deep Canvasing, Census Info @ Market Avenue Wine Bar
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


At this time we all need to follow the recommendations of public health officials to try and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. With that effort in mind, we have made the decision to cancel this month’s CSD meeting. Primary results, deep canvassing information, and census information will be shared here and to our page next week. Self isolate as you can, please vote, and wash your hands. Thank you.

We have a lot to go through. It’ll be great night of discussion and information.
-Primary Election Debrief
-Deep Canvassing Training
-Census Information
-Presidential Discussion



March CSD Membership Meeting
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Agenda to be announced by 3/6

What you need to know about  THE 2020 OHIO PRIMARY – AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE –  @ Zoom Call, details below
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For those who still have questions about the 2020 Ohio Primary
and vote-by-mail application and ballot


What you need to know about 

Join us Wednesday evening for a Zoom meeting 

Election Official Meredith Turner, of the Vote-by-Mail Division at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, will give information and answer questions on vote-by-mail applications and ballots, including in-person voting for persons with disabilities, deadlines, and mistakes to avoid. Cosponsored by

The Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus
The University Heights Democrats, The South Euclid Democrats

The Northeast Ohio Young Black Democrats, Cleveland Heights Democrats
The Chagrin Gateway Democratic Club, Shake-It-Up Shaker Indivisible
Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
National Congress of Black Women Greater Cleveland Chapter
Cuyahoga County Young Democrats, Cleveland Stonewall Democrats

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
7:00 PM via Zoom
Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NO CSD Meeting in April
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CSD Virtual Meeting, Program and call in info TBD
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CDWC and CSD a Virtual Forum: Why We Need the Ohio Fairness Act @ Link in Description
Jul 13 @ 2:23 pm – 3:23 pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/208573017033170/

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87833420502?pwd=dmRoNmpHVGsvb0U0REpjb3FjdXlOUT09

Although we celebrated the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that federal law prohibits employment discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, it is not enough. State law can still be used to undermine civil rights. The Ohio Fairness Act is bipartisan legislation that would protect LGBTQ individuals and families throughout Ohio from discrimination not only in employment, but in housing and in accessing basic goods and services. Join us for an important and informative discussion on why the Ohio Fairness Act is so important, and why it must be passed.

State Sen. Nickie Antonio, Sponsor, SB 11 Ohio Fairness Act
State Rep. Mike Skindell, Sponsor, HB 369 Ohio Fairness Act
University Heights Councilman Justin Gould, President, LGBTQ Community Center, Greater Cleveland.

August CSD Endorsement Vote Meeting
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


– Discussion and voting on general election endorsements.
– Your membership must be current prior to the meeting to vote. We will not be able to renew memberships the day of. If your membership is not current please renew it ASAP. Unique ballots will be sent by email in advance. Non-members and non-current members will not be able to attend the meeting.
– Agenda to be provided closer to date.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqduuvpzstG9SLqu40XhMtWvwNPADepj5p

20th in 2020 Freedom Fund Anniversary Celebration @ Zoom Call, details below
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

***20th in 2020 Freedom Fund Anniversary Celebration will be held virtually on 9/20/20 at 7:30pm! Please save the date!***

Cleveland Stonewall Democrats Freedom Fund 20th Anniversary Celebration will be live-streamed and open to the whole community.

Proudly Announcing the 2020 CSD 20th Anniversary Freedom Fund Award Recipients:

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Freedom Award
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus:
State Rep. Stephanie D. Howse, President
State Rep. Thomas West, 1st VP
State Rep. Catherine Ingram, 2nd VP
State Rep. Janine Boyd, Treasurer
State Rep. Representative Tavia Galonski, Secretary
State Rep. Phillip M Robinson Jr, Sgt. of Arms
State Rep. Erica Crawley, Parliamentarian
State Rep. Minority Leader Emilia Sykes, State Rep. Assistant Minority Whip Paula Hicks-Hudson, State Senate Assistant Minority Leader Cecil Thomas, Assistant Minority Whip State Senator Sandra Williams, State Rep. State Rep. Juanita Brent, State Rep. Terrence Upchurch, State Rep. Sedrick Denson, State Rep. Fred Strahorn, State Sen. Hearcel Craig, State Sen. Vernon Sykes, State Sen. Tina Maharath

Cleveland Stonewall Democrats Leadership Award
Phyllis Seven Harris, Executive Director LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

Dave Ream Standing OUT Award
Ken Schneck Editor of the The Buckeye Flame

Cleveland Stonewall Democrats

2020 Freedom Fund Host Committee

Dara Adkison
State Senator Nickie Antonio
Joe Bahhur
Stephen Bennett and Hal Krassen

Anne Boron 

Brooks Boron
Bryce Boron
Jason Bristol and Alex Frondorf

Kathleen Connors
John Corlett and Doug Van Auken 

Cuyahoga County Democratic Party

Cindy Demsey

David Douglass
John Farina and Adam Tully
Lisa Forbes
Congressperson Marcia Fudge
Hon. Shannon Gallagher
James Helmink
Aqueelah Jordan
Kate Kennedy and Karen Slaven
Cindy Marx
Erik Meinhardt

Mary Oliver-Lidgey
Rob Rivera and Dan Seifried

State Representative Phil Robinson

Andrew Santoli
Lakewood City Councilperson Jason Shachner
Patrick Shepherd and Jason Lansdale
County Councilperson Cheryl Stephens
Anne and Cullen Sweeney
Kyle Weigand
Jack and Karen Weigand
State Senator Sandra Williams

Margaret W. Wong

Brian Wright
Keli Zehnder

Zoom link registration:


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