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

Thursday, May 2, 2019

CLEVELAND – In 2016, Cleveland City Council passed an ordinance 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 public hearing on May 6, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. in the Mercedes Cotner Committee Room, room 217, at Cleveland City Hall. 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.”