CUYAHOGA: Braver Angels – Media Impact on Our Political Climate

Join us on January 17th where we will learn tips on how to have a civil conversation
when dealing with ‘hot’ topics, followed by a discussion on how we use the media to
form and confirm our positions. Share your thoughts and listen to others express theirs
on topics such as:
✔ What are the top 3 media sources that you access on a regular basis? (Print,
radio, TV, podcasts, social media)
✔ How might your choice of media impact how you view politics?
✔ Where do those sources fall on the media bias continuum?
Meeting format will be small group discussions allowing you to share your thoughts with fellow
Braver Angels from both sides of the aisle.
Join us for your opportunity to be heard and engage with others with opposing views!
Refreshments will be provided.

Dan Messina, Red Co-Chair Mary Ogden Blue Co-Chair
northeastohio.braverangels.org
braverangels.org

CUYAHOGA: Braver Angels: Our Rights Eroding? Responsibilities to Renew?

Join us on October 18th to discuss these two American rights. Reds identified “Equal Justice Under the Law” as the top concern & will initially focus on that right. Blues identified “Voting Rights” as a top concern & will initially focus on that one. Please come prepared to explain:
1. What do these rights mean to us – ho do we define them?
2. What are specific examples of how these rights appear to be eroding?
3. Why is this a concern to me, to the country?
The meeting format will then include small group discussions allowing you to share your thoughts with fellow Braver Angels from both sides of the aisle.
This meeting will be the second in a 3-part series as we delve further into our rights as American citizens. Attendance at all meetings is not required to participate. Each meeting will bring its own nuance, making it easy to join in on the discussion if you are unable to attend all sessions. Come when you can! For planning purposes, the date for meeting #3 is November 20th.
Join us for the opportunity to be heard and to hear from others about the issues of our time!
Dan Messina, Red Co-Chair & Mary Ogden, Blue Co-Chair
BraverAngels.org

CUYAHOGA: Braver Angels: Our Rights Eroding? Responsibilities to Renew?

Join us on September 20th to discuss the importance of our American rights. What rights do you feel are eroding? What rights do you feel should be strengthened?

Meeting format will be small group discussions allowing you to share your thoughts with fellow Braver Angels from both sides of the aisle.

This meeting will be the first in a 3-part series as we delve further into our rights as American citizens. Attendance at all meetings is not required to participate. Each meeting will bring its own nuance, making it easy to join in on the discussion if you are unable to attend all sessions. Come when you can! For planning purposes, here are the dates for meetings #2 and #3:

October 18th Deep dive into the rights (1/Blue, 1/Red) that were identified on 9/20
November 20th Discussion on our responsibilities to ensure our rights.

Dan Messina, Red Co-Chair & Mary Ogden & Frank Motz, Blue Co-Chair
BraverAngels.org

CUYAHOGA: “We The People” – Dinner and a Fight – Dialogue

Join In: To experience civil dialogue about a tough topic. Volunteer to be an on-stage-participant. Or join just to observe. We will use the 5-Chair Civil Dialogue(R) method developed over the last 19 years at Arizona State University.

Hot Topic: TBD, vaccine, immigration, voting repairs?

Purpose: A recent survey concluded that 77% of Americans are exhausted by politics! Is it because our political environment often asks us to vilify our neighbor!? Are you ready to get back to “We The People”?

The organizer of this event, Fighting-To-Understand, is a local non-profit 501(c)3 organized for civic education.

Tickets are $25 each + 3.52 fee = $28.52

Get tickets on Eventbrite at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-and-a-fight-dialoguetm-tickets-627929252297?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

See flyer for more details.

LAKE: NOACA Panel Discussion

Please join Lake County Liberty Coalition on Friday, May 12 at CitiPointe Cleveland for panel discussion with Lake County Commissioners John Hamercheck, John Plecnik, and former Geauga County Commissioner Skip Claypool. All members of this panel either have been or are currently voting members of NOACA.

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) “is the transportation and environmental planning agency that represents state, county, city, village, and township officials in Greater Cleveland,” which includes Lake as well as as Cuyahoga, Geauga, Medina, and Lorain Counties. Its vision is to “STRENGTHEN regional cohesion, PRESERVE existing infrastructure, and BUILD a sustainable multimodal transportation system to SUPPORT economic development and ENHANCE quality of life in Northeast Ohio.”

Date: Friday May 14, 2023
Time: Doors open 6:00 pm, event begins 6:30 pm
Location: Citipointe Cleveland at 4095 Kirtland Rd., Willoughby, OH, 44094
Max Attendance: ~100

The purpose of the panel is to give the public a better understanding about the workings of this somewhat obscure agency, and for Lake County residents to understand the perspective of our commissioners who hold seats on the board and vice versa. The panel will be moderated by Ashtabula County assistant prosecutor and Lakeland Community College trustee Matthew Hebebrand.

We hope you are interested in attending and will spread the word to all interested parties that are covered by NOACA. Public questions for the panel will be handed to the moderator for presentation.