Every resident of Cleveland has the right to be safe in their home. Every resident of Cleveland has a right to live in a neighborhood that is safe for themselves and their family. There is nothing more important.
Clevelanders need jobs. Cleveland’s industries need skilled, qualified workers. It is unconscionable that the same community can have unemployment and underemployment coexisting with available, family-sustaining jobs.
The time to merely talk about addressing the digital divide in Cleveland must come to an end. City government must lead the development and creation of broadband internet access for all city residents, and the necessary support technology to create universal digital inclusion across our community.
The effects of housing instability can be – and often are – devastating to families in Cleveland. I view this issue as a core challenge to our community – a challenge that needs to be both understood and regarded as a key priority for city government.
In the leadup to the arrival of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in 2016, a local film project known as “The Fixers” sought to highlight the challenges faced by low-income Clevelanders that otherwise would have been missed by the thousands of journalists who came to town to cover the convention.
The State of Ohio is intent on making voting as inconvenient and difficult as legally possible. During the 2020 election cycle, Ohio led the nation in a voter-purge law that made it to the United States Supreme Court.