GCC

Ohio Supreme Court, Referendum, community organizing in Ohio

GCC Prevails at Ohio Supreme Court re: Referendum Petitions

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Cleveland.com
In a major ruling setting an important legal precedent, the Ohio Supreme Court ordered the Cleveland City Council Clerk to accept referendum petitions collected by GCC and its allies seeking to put on the ballot the deal to vastly expand Quicken Loans Arena with $160 million in public funds....
 
GCC

Quicken Loans Arena, GCC, Ohio IAF, Cleveland Cavaliers

GCC Wins Councilmember Pledges to Stop Fast-Track of Arena Renovation

Friday, March 10, 2017
Clevescene & Cleveland.com GCC

stadium, Quicken Loans, Detroit, investor meeting, Cleveland

GCC Fighting to Create a Community Equity Fund

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Metro IAF

GCC loaded three busloads of leaders and held a 175-person action outside the corporate headquarters of Quicken Loans in Detroit. Read more about GCC Fighting to Create a Community Equity Fund

GCC

Stadiums, Taxpayer Dollars, Cuyahoga County, Tax Subsidies

Opponents, Some Supporters, of Q Renovation Plan Pack Meeting

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Cleveland.com

More than 200 people packed Cuyahoga County Council chambers Tuesday on both sides of a proposed plan to spend tax dollars to renovate Quicken Loans Arena...the largest crowd ever to attend a meeting since council formed six years ago, a resolution allowing the county to sell $140 million Read more about Opponents, Some Supporters, of Q Renovation Plan Pack Meeting

GCC

Stadiums, Financing, Neighborhood Development, Public Finance

#NOTallin: Regional Faith-based Coalition Announces Opposition to Q Renovations

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Cleveland Scene

Representatives from the Greater Cleveland Congregations announced their opposition to using public dollars on arena renovations without public input or benefit. The GCC, said several speakers, is "NOT all in." 
Read more about #NOTallin: Regional Faith-based Coalition Announces Opposition to Q Renovations

GCC

Early Voting Locations in Cleveland, ATU, Board of Elections, march

Hundreds March to Cast Ballots, Protest Dearth of Early Voting Sites

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Cleveland.com

Several hundred voters marched to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections on Sunday to cast ballots and protest the limited number of in-house early voting locations in Ohio. Read more about Hundreds March to Cast Ballots, Protest Dearth of Early Voting Sites

GCC

Cuyahoga County Prosecutors, McGinty, O' Malley, Assembly

1,000 of Greater Cleveland Congregations Put Justice "On Trial"

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Cleveland.com

Faith leaders put the justice system "on trial" Tuesday as they outlined their demands for reform to Cuyahoga County prosecutor candidates Timothy J. McGinty and Michael O'Malley. Read more about 1,000 of Greater Cleveland Congregations Put Justice "On Trial"

GCC

Tamir Rice Shooting, Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, Black Lives Matter, Police

GCC Rabbi Speaks on Dialogue Re: Tamir Rice Grand Jury Ruling

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Cleveland Jewish News

Given the Cuyahoga County grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, things in our community are tense. Elevating the dialogue about law enforcement could help release some of that tension. Read more about GCC Rabbi Speaks on Dialogue Re: Tamir Rice Grand Jury Ruling

GCC

Tamir Rice, police shooting, Rabbi Caruso, Very Rev. Lind, Pastor Gibson

Failed Justice in Tamir Rice Death Galvanizes Faith Community

Friday, January 1, 2016
Cleveland.com

Western religions generally counsel against pure anger. In scripture, God is lifted up as one who is "slow to anger." Indeed, being slow to anger is aspired to as a virtue for every living being. Yet there are times when anger serves us well – when it is harnessed to confront society's systemic ills and catalyze change. Read more about Failed Justice in Tamir Rice Death Galvanizes Faith Community

GCC

Public Safety, Police, Community Policing, Gun Safety, Protest

Credit Cleveland [and GCC] for Largely Peaceful Protests

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Cleveland.com

What came through loud and clear this past week, however, is that -- rather than descend into violence and chaos -- the citizens of Cleveland chose to express their feelings of anger and dismay in a way that elevated their passionate message. Nothing got lost in a flash of fire or pile of rubble.

Maybe it was the call for peaceful protest by the Greater Cleveland Congregations... Read more about Credit Cleveland [and GCC] for Largely Peaceful Protests

GCC

Pages