Mayor Frank G. Jackson Encourages Clevelanders to Participate in Democracy Day

Monday, May 10, 2021

CLEVELAND – Cleveland City Council passed an ordinance in 2016, establishing “Democracy Day” in the City of Cleveland. Democracy Day is an opportunity for residents to engage their local elected officials about the impact of political influence by corporate entities and big money on our city, state and nation.

Cleveland City Council will hold a virtual public hearing today, May 10th 2021 at 6 p.m. Residents can watch today’s Virtual Democracy Day via YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/clevelandcitycouncil.
The purpose of the Democracy Day hearing, as required by the ordinance, is to examine the impact on our city, our state, and our nation of political influence by corporate entities and big money. Members of the public are invited and will be given the opportunity to speak on these matters.

“The influence of political contributions in the civic sphere is a worthy discussion not only by government officials but with the valuable input of citizens,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “Democracy Day is an important opportunity for residents to voice their opinions and concerns on this issue to further the goal of preserving and protecting our democracy.”

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