Progressive Caucus Will Host Forums for Ohio Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates

[image-1]The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus has announced a series of forums to continue familiarizing Northeast Ohio voters with Democratic gubernatorial candidates.

Beginning tonight (Monday) with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, and over the next several weeks, the CCPC will host four Democrats at Newburgh Heights Village Hall, and the Green Party candidate, Constance Gadell-Newton, at CCPC headquarters in Lakewood.

In a press release, CCPC said that the invitation to Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, who was derided for a Facebook post Friday that conflated consensual sex and sexual assault, has been rescinded.

The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus is a left-leaning coalition that evolved from the local Bernie Sanders campaign apparatus. They were heavily involved in the campaign against the Q Deal and they organized Frank's Fat Cat Festival in Gates Mills to rally against big corporate money in local elections. CCPC's Political Director Steve Holecko said that the organization would endorse a candidate for Governor via a vote by its membership in early 2018.

Here's the forum schedule:

Nan Whaley Gubernatorial Candidate Forum
Monday, November 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Newburgh Heights Village Hall,
3801 Harvard Ave. Newburgh Heights 44105

Connie Pillich Gubernatorial Candidate Forum
Thursday, November 30, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Newburgh Heights Village Hall, 3801 Harvard Ave. Newburgh Heights 44105

Joe Schiavoni Gubernatorial Candidate Forum
Monday, December 11, 6 - 8 p.m., Newburgh Heights Village Hall,
3801 Harvard Ave. Newburgh Heights 44105

Constance Gadell-Newton (Green Party) Gubernatorial Candidate Forum
Thursday, December 14, 6 - 8 p.m., CCPC Office
11910 Detroit Ave. Lakewood 44107

Betty Sutton Gubernatorial Candidate Forum
Tuesday, December 19, 6 - 8 p.m., Newburgh Heights Village Hall,
3801 Harvard Ave. Newburgh Heights 44105

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