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!

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

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Election Night with Cleveland Stonewall Democrats @ Zoom Call, details below
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Let’s join together to take in the election night results. We’ll have live results being shared regularly and good community to discuss them and speculate as vote totals come in.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 871 6936 2430
Passcode: 948514
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Lame Duck 2020 Information and Action Plan
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lame Duck 2020 is here. Please join us tomorrow for information and a plan of action!
Lame duck is the period between election day and December 31 every two years when any bill that hasn’t passed must be signed into law.
Otherwise the Bill dies and must be introduced next year.
Watch for the the #supermajority party (ugh) Republicans to try and sneak through their most controversial stuff in Lame Duck. “StandYourGround, abortion bans, changes to voting rights, restrictions on protests.
It’s all possible. Yikes.
We want to be prepared !
No one better than Rachel Coyle to fill us in and tell us how to have an impact!


CSD Board of Directors Election and 2021 Discussion @ Zoom Call, details below
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

🏳️‍🌈Vote on the 2021 CSD Board of Directors
🏳️‍🌈Discuss advocacy plans and 2021 local races

Zoom Registration Link:


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CSD March Meeting: How We Win Swing Districts
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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CSD May Meeting: A Conversation with State Representative Stephanie Howse
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/1lIOr33Bt

CSD May Meeting: A Conversation with State Representative Stephanie Howse
Join us at 7pm on May 20th for a conversation with Representative Howse, a long time ally and advocate in office.
Conversation topics may include: voting restriction bills, protest and free speech restriction bills, Black maternal health bills, trans sports ban, redistricting updates and more.
This event is free and open to the public.
Register here:

OH-11 Congressional Candidate Equality Forum
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/1pXysI1qC

OH-11 Congressional Candidate Equality Forum
A discussion dedicated to addressing issues impacting women and the LGBTQIA+ community
Proudly hosted by The Cleveland Stonewall Democrats and the Cuyahoga County Democratic Women’s Caucus
Wednesday May 26th, 2021 at 7pm
Free Registration Link:
Event will be recorded and available for viewing after the 26th.