Women’s forum set

Women’s forum set


The City Club of the Mahoning Valley and the City Club of Cleveland are hosting the “Reflections on the 2017 Women’s March and Next Steps for Equality” forum at Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts, 34 N. Phelps St., at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The event is free and open to the public. The panelists for this event are Cryshanna Jackson Leftwich, Youngstown State University associate politics professor, and Patricia Kelvin, editor for Jewish Journal Monthly Magazine. The event will be moderated by Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Carla Baldwin.

Meanwhile, the anniversary of the march, which drew 500,000 people to the nation’s capital, will be marked with a Power to the Polls march at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

The event will start at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Sunday. Marchers can participate for free. Organizers say the event will be more like a rally than a march, according to the Women’s March website. Smaller rallies will be take place in several U.S. cities, including Cleveland.

Running mate

Ex-state Rep. Connie Pillich, a Democratic candidate for governor, announced that Marion Mayor Scott Schertzer will be her lieutenant governor running mate.

“I knew I needed a local leader to join me in making Ohio a place that works for everyone,” Pillich said Thursday. “Scott Schertzer had to make hard choices and tough calls during the depths of the recession, compounded by a state government that actively took away tools from local public safety and first responders. Scott has experience making tough decisions under pressure and that’s exactly the type of leadership Ohio needs.”

Pillich is among five Democrats running for governor in the party’s May 8 primary. The others are state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, former state Attorney General and Treasurer Richard Cordray, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill and ex-U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich.

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