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Elections Laws

Our Picks for the November 2023 General Election

Contributors: Becky Alexander, Rachel Jamison, Deb Wang, and Aaron Yeager.

November’s General Election will focus on local candidates and state-wide issues. From enshrining reproductive rights and health care into the Ohio constitution (Yes on Issue 1!) to funding programs and services for neighbors with disabilities, read on for our recommendations on who and what to vote for, including a sample ballot for Stow.

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Board of Education Elections Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates: Kari Suhadolnik for Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education

Kari Suhadolnik, 2023 candidate for Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education.
Kari Suhadolnik, 2023 candidate for Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education.

THE GENERAL ELECTION IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2023.

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Stow Collaboration for Change is excited to endorse Kari Suhadolnik for re-election to the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education (SMF BoE). Kari has served on the BoE for a little less than 1 year after being appointed to fill a Board vacancy in November 2022. We had the opportunity to talk with Kari about her work on the board so far, and her priorities going forward.

Follow Kari’s campaign on Facebook @KariforStow. You can donate to Kari’s campaign at paypal.me/Kari4Stow. Interested in volunteering? Email kari4stow@gmail.com!

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Board of Education Elections Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates: Nancy Brown for Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education

Nancy Brown, 2023 candidate for Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education.
Nancy Brown, 2023 candidate for Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education.

THE GENERAL ELECTION IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2023.

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Stow Collaboration for Change is excited to endorse Nancy Brown for re-election to the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education (SMF BoE). Nancy has served on the BoE since January 2020, and served as Board President since August 2022. We had the opportunity to talk with Nancy about her work on the board so far, and her priorities going forward.

Follow Nancy’s campaign on Facebook @BrownSMF. To donate or volunteer, email BrownforSMFBoard@gmail.com!

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Elections Laws

Vote NO on Issue One in the August 8, 2023 Special Election

Contributors: Rachel Jamison and Aaron Yeager.

Vote NO on Issue 1, on August 8, 2023

The upcoming August election will determine if Ohio’s Issue One will pass. Vote NO to protect the precedent of “one person, one vote,” reproductive freedoms, and our right to determine the future.

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Board of Education

Speak in Support of the Anti-racism Policy

Contributors: Rachel Jamison and Aaron Yeager.

Show your support for the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education's Anti-racism Policy at their meeting on July 17, 2023, at Stow City Hall.

The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education will soon vote on the Anti-racism Policy, which continues to face pushback. Opposition has been VERY vocal, so please consider sharing and coming to speak in support of it — this is an opportunity to share our experiences, and make our voices heard.

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Year in Review

2022 Annual Report

Contributors: Rachel Jamison, Miguel Carvallo, and Aaron Yeager.

2022 was big for us — read below, or download the PDF, to find out what we did, and how we used our funds, to help the community.

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History

2023 Black History Month Events in Greater Akron

Contributors: Rachel Jamison and Aaron Yeager.

Want to learn more about Black history, both locally and beyond? Take a look below, for ways you can get involved this month.

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Elections Laws

Our Picks for the November 2022 General Election

Contributors: Deb Wang, Rachel Jamison, and Aaron Yeager.

In the aftermath of the January 6, 2021 insurrection, the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and the murder of Jayland Walker, the General Election in November is extremely important. Below, you’ll find our recommendations on who and what to vote for, including a sample ballot for Stow.

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Board of Education LGBTQ+

Show Your Support for the Pride Month Resolution

Calling all Stow-Munroe Falls LGBTQIA+ students, staff, friends, families, and community allies! Share your stories and your support for the Pride Month Resolution!

At the most recent Board of Education Meeting, Dr. Pamela Wind proposed the Pride Month Resolution, which would recognize June as Pride Month in Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools, while also laying out some concrete action steps to make sure LGBTQIA+ students and staff are in a safe and accommodating environment at school.

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Laws

Tell Gov. DeWine No To Arming Teachers in Schools

Becky Alexander and Rachel Jamison contributed to this article.

Tell Governor DeWine and your representatives "No" to Ohio House Bill 99.

Last week, the Ohio House and Senate passed House Bill 99 (HB99), which would allow teachers and staff to bring guns to school with less than 24 hours of training. Supposedly, if teachers can arm themselves, they can stop school shootings from happening, or intensifying, which is ridiculous, and dangerous to everyone involved.

If you’d like to stop Governor Mike DeWine from signing this bill into law, we’ve created a script for calling him, and telling him how you feel.