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candidates competed in the 2017 Cleveland mayoral primary. The final two
candidates are Frank G. Jackson and Zack Reed. Jackson,
elected in 2005, is Cleveland's 57th mayor and is seeking his fourth four-year
term. If elected, he will become Cleveland's longest serving mayor. He began
his public service career as an assistant city prosecutor in the Cleveland
Municipal Court Clerk’s Office. From 1990 through 2005, Jackson served on
Cleveland City Council, representing the 5th Ward. Reed
has served as a City of Cleveland councilman for Ward 2 since 2001. He began
his public service career coordinating a jobs program for youth through the
Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Reed then worked on public housing
initiatives for the city of San Francisco before returning to Cleveland to work
for Cuyahoga County’s Children and Family Services. Join
climate change is not just an emerging threat to the environment and public
health, it is a current threat to both. Climate change stresses natural
ecosystems, undermines our health and wellbeing by contaminating the air we
breathe, the water we drink, and eroding the soil that sustains our food
a lack of environmental security means billions of people do not have access to
safe water, clean air, adequate food, and proper healthcare. The World
Health Organization estimates that between 2030 and 2050, climate change is
expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year due to heat
stress, diarrhea, infectious diseases, childhood undernutrition; resulting in
billions of dollars more in health care costs. We
need to better understand our impact and relationship to the natural
environment, the direct costs associated with it, and learn how we can adapt to
or alter these imminent threats.&n...
Last summer, U.S. cities found themselves overwhelmed with thousands of people disrupting public spaces while playing Pokémon GO, an augmented reality (AR) game which overlays digital images onto what is seen in real life. Virtual reality (VR), which places the user in a new setting while maintaining the use of their body, has also exploded in popularity. It is seeing increased use in gaming,
workplace, and in the
classroom, and could even revolutionize how we empathize. However, VR and AR do not exist without intense scrutiny. In Milwaukee, the county board supervisor proposed an amendment in response to the popularity of Pokémon GO, requiring VR companies to get a permit before integrating the game into the community. Senator Franken of Minnesota, Minority Leader of the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, is concerned about the sharing of
users’ personal data, which now include physical movements and dimensions. Furthermore,...
In 2018, Ohio will elect new statewide office holders. Leading up to the election, the City Club will be hosting conversations with candidates seeking statewide office. On March 13, Connie Pillich announced her candidacy for Governor of Ohio. An Air Force Veteran, Pillich served in Berlin during the cold war and during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield before moving to Cincinnati to attend law school.Beginning in 2009, Pillich served three terms in the House of Representatives, representing Ohio’s 28th District in the Cincinnati area. While in office, she worked in support of military service members by introducing legislation to connect veterans to their benefits, help military families meet the financial challenges of military transfers, and help veterans and their families get back to work. This is Pillich's second run for state office; her first bid was for Ohio State Treasurer in 2014. Join us for a conversation with gubernatorial candidate Connie Pillich...
This forum is canceled. Congressman Gutierrez and Oscar Lopez Riveria will remain in Puerto Rico to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In January 2017, President Obama commuted the sentence of perhaps the most recognizable Puerto Rican nationalist, Oscar Lopez Rivera. Lopez walked free in May after 35 years in prison for “seditious conspiracy” during his time as a member of the militant group FALN. In those 35 years, much changed in Puerto Rico, but one visible movement remained constant - the independence movement, first from the Spanish Empire and then from the United States. In a June plebiscite, 97 percent of Puerto Rican voters overwhelmingly voted for statehood. Puerto Rico has held four plebiscites in the past 20 years gauging public sentiment surround independence and statehood. The current government in Puerto Rico is pro-statehood and has adopted “The Tennessee Plan,” modeled after Tennessee’s 1796 expedited path to statehood. What are t...