Meeting March 25
Please join us for our March general meeting this Thursday, March 25 at 7:00pm via Zoom (click here to register).
In honor of Women's History Month, we welcome State Representative Monique Smith (HD16) and local activists Susan Shaw and Misty Elek to discuss their 2020 victories and the future of organizing in Ohio.
State Representative Monique Smith (top photo) was elected on November 3, 2020 to be the State Representative for Ohio's 16th House District. Rep. Smith's election was the only Statehouse race where the Democrats flipped a formerly red seat blue. She is also a former Lakewood City Councilperson at-Large.
Susan Polakoff Shaw (bottom left photo) organized GRR (Grass Roots Resistance) after the 2016 election along with some women who live in her West Park neighborhood. What started as a dozen ladies crying in their wine glasses has turned into a group of 250 kick-ass women who in the past four years, have circulated petitions, registered voters, supported the campaign of local candidates, organized and fundraised for reproductive rights and bugged the s*** out of Rob “Spineless” Portman. And Mike “Please wear a mask and warsh your hands” DeWine. And Frank “Dropbox” LaRose.
Misty Elek (bottom right photo) became an activist and leader for the Bay Village Nasty Women, a group that formed as a result of the 2016 election. Most recently, Misty managed the successful campaign for Monique Smith, who ran for State Representative for House District 16. The Bay Village Nasty Women have organized around issues and causes such as ending gerrymandering, fighting for women’s reproductive rights, supporting common sense gun legislation and supporting pro-women, democratic candidates. The mission of Bay Village Nasty Women is to provide an online forum for Bay Village women that inspires, respects, supports, and empowers them to work toward social justice and political reform. The group is entirely grassroots and is not a formal organization with dues or bylaws.
Democratic Club meetings are currently online in response to limits on in-person gatherings, and the closure of the Woman's Club Pavilion rentals.
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The Woman's Club Pavilion
14532 Lake Avenue
Doors Open - 6:30pm,
Program/Meeting - 7:00pm
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