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Vote FOR Issue 23


Issue 23 is a renewal levy and is not a tax increase. Funding from Issue 23 can only be used where it matters most…delivering the services that our most vulnerable people—children, seniors, and those faced with a range of crisis situations—need and depend on. Without Issue 23, our County will suffer.

This March, VOTE FOR ISSUE 23 — to ensure our vital health and human services are there when we need them the most.

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    By Paul Marnecheck, Ward 4 Councilman, North Royalton This primary election affords voters the opportunity to keep our health and human services levy in place to help over 200,000 children, families and seniors in our county. Issue 23 is a 4.8-mill renewal levy that is not a tax increase and will provide approximately $130 million…

    The middle of the night can be a busy time for first responders and social workers. A LifeFlight helicopter may shuttle a severely burned patient to MetroHealth Medical Center or a neglected child may need a foster family at 2 a.m. Those are just some of the services that Issue 23, which would renew Cuyahoga…

    City council has formally expressed its unanimous support, in the form of a resolution, for Issue 23, the Cuyahoga Health and Human Services levy on the March 15 ballot. This 4.8-mill levy, often referred to as a good Samaritan levy, is not a tax increase but is a renewal that officials say will ensure the…

    Mary Louise Madigan says there’s a simple reason Cuyahoga County voters have continued to pass its health and human services levy since the 1970s. “The services are needed,” said Madigan, communications director for the county. “Cuyahoga County residents understand it’s a good value. We value our neighbors’ health and wellbeing. It’s a very generous community,…

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    Vote For Our Health & Human Services

    Protect Our Health & Human Services Vote FOR Issue 23 – Not a tax increase Each year hundreds of thousands of families, children and seniors depend on the vital and often lifesaving services available through our county's health and human service programs. These programs ensure that children are safe in their homes, that the elderly are supported, that healthcare is accessible to all, and that families in poverty are linked with benefit programs providing childcare and nutritional support. In order to protect these vital programs, County Council and the County Executive unanimously adopted a measure to place Issue 23, a 4.8 mill renewal levy on the March 15, 2016 ballot. This is NOT a tax increase. This issue protects services for any health, human or social service for any citizen in need, due to emergency, illness or poverty. Without voter approval, these programs will lose $130 million in funding in 2017, forcing deep cuts in essential programs. Issue 23 ensures that children, seniors, families and people in crisis across the county will continue to receive the vital services we depend on. * Programs to protect children from abuse and neglect. * Critical emergency services like the Level One Trauma and Burn Center at MetroHealth, Metro Life Flight and the intensive care unit for newborns. * Early childhood and preschool education programs that ensure children enter school healthy and ready to learn. * Home health care and support services that make it possible for seniors to continue to live in their own homes. * Emergency shelters for the homeless, drug & alcohol treatment programs, counseling for those people living with mental illness, poison control & suicide prevention hotlines, rehabilitation for stroke victims and many more services. Funding from Issue 23 can only be used where it matters most…delivering the services that our most vulnerable people –children, seniors, and those faced with a range of crisis situations – need and depend on. Without Issue 23, our County will suffer. Vote For Issue 23 on March 15 or early – vote by mail applications available now! Visit www.cuyahogahhs.org to request one today.
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    Vote For Our Health & Human ServicesWednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 8:19am
    Thank you Cuyahoga County voters for your overwhelming support of Issue 23!
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    Vote For Our Health & Human ServicesTuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 11:09am
    Today is the day to vote FOR Issue 23! No excuses -- Polls are open until 7:30 pm. Thank you for your support!
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    Vote For Our Health & Human ServicesMonday, March 14th, 2016 at 11:04am
    Thank you for your column Paul Marnecheck! Issue 23 generated dollars provide the largest share of our local support for programs that serve the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. Vote FOR Issue 23! Reminder -- vote by mail ballots must be postmarked today!
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    Vote For Our Health & Human ServicesMonday, March 14th, 2016 at 10:49am
    Last day to vote at home FOR Issue 23! Vote by Mail ballots must be postmarked today! Protect our health and human services in Cuyahoga County.
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    Vote For Our Health & Human ServicesSunday, March 13th, 2016 at 10:28am
    Vote FOR Issue 23! Watch WKYC Tom Beres explain how Issue 23 protects essential Health and Human Services - for children, for parents, for all of us -- in Cuyahoga County. Thank you Tom!
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    Election Day is Tuesday March 15, 2016. Polls are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. If you're voting early please remember to have your ballot postmarked on or by March 14.

    The Board of Elections will NOT automatically send applications to vote by mail. Applications are also available at your library or by calling the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 216.443.3298.


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    Campaign Endorsers

    Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive
    Dan Brady, County Council President
    Pernel Jones, Jr., County Council Vice-President
    Shontel Brown, County Council Member
    Yvonne M. Conwell, County Council Member
    Michael J. Gallagher, County Council Member
    Charles M. Germana, County Council Member
    Dave Greenspan, County Council Member
    Anthony T. Hairston, County Council Member
    Dale Miller, County Council Member
    Jack Schron, County Council Member
    Sunny M. Simon, County Council Member

    U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge, 11th Congressional District 
    State Senator Sandra Williams
    , District 21
    State Representative Janine Boyd
    , District 9
    State Representative Nicki Antonio, District 13

    Mayor Ann Marie Donegan, Olmsted Falls
    Mayor Charles Smith, Woodmere
    Mayor Gary Norton, East Cleveland
    Mayor Mike Byrne, Parma Heights
    Mayor Merle Gordon, Beachwood
    Mayor Earl Leiken, Shaker Heights
    Mayor Anthony Togliatti, Independence
    Mayor Bob Stefanik, North Royalton
    Mayor Cheryl Stephens, Cleveland Heights
    Mayor Fletcher D. Berger, Bedford Heights
    North Royalton City Council
    Shaker Heights City Council
    Olmsted Falls City Council
    Dan Langshaw, North Royalton City Council
    Paul Marnecheck, North Royalton City Council
    Nancy Moore, Shaker Heights City Council
    Tres Roeder, Shaker Heights City Council
    Earl Williams, Shaker Heights City Council
    Ed Icove, South Euclid City Council
    Kyle Miller, Olmsted Falls City Council
    Harvey L Brown, Bedford Heights City Council President
    Alton A. Tinker, Bedford Heights City Council Vice President
    Lloyd Anderson, Bedford Heights City Council
    Philip Saunders, Bedford Heights City Council
    Kathie Kelso-Perez, Bedford Heights City Council
    Wendy J. Grant, Bedford Heights City Council
    Kay Gary, Bedford Heights City Council

    Greater Cleveland Congregations
    United Pastors in Mission
    Baptist Ministers Council
    East Cleveland Concerned Pastors

    Greater Cleveland Partnership
    Cleveland Building & Construction Trade Council
    Laborers Local 310
    North Shore AFL-CIO
    League of Women Voters
    Cuyahoga County Mayors & Managers Association

    Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
    Lakewood Democrats Club
    Cleveland Stonewall Democrats

    The Alcohol, Drug Addiction, & Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County
    The Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition
    The Council of Agency Directors
    Community Partnership for Arts & Culture
    Beech Brook

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