OHIO: Move to Amend "Democracy Day" Public Hearings - 2023

Mandated municipally-sponsored public hearings following the passage of ballot initiatives organized by Move to Amenders. The initiatives had two components. [1] Municipalities were required to sponsor a public hearing, dubbed "Democracy Day" hearings, inviting residents and/or anyone to testify on the impact money in politics and corporate rule on their lives, communities or world. Congress that voters in these communities, and [2] Municipalities were required to send a letter to all state and federal elected officials representing their area summarizing the hearing and informing them that the voters of that municipality voted in support of a Constitutional Amendment to abolish all corporate constitutional rights and money defined as free speech. Several communities were considered more politically "conservative" or "moderate." 

Below is a schedule as of this date of hearings that have already taken place or are planned.


February 9, 7 pm

Defiance City Hall 

Recording at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GToGp15IxC4

Contact: Dolores Whitman, Contact: [email protected], 419-633-9031 


February 15, 5:30 pm

Mentor Municipal Center, Council Chambers


Contact: Dave Lima, [email protected], 440-220-0204

Chagrin Falls

Wednesday, March 1, 7 pm

Chagrin Falls Township Hall

Article at https://www.movetoamend.org/move_to_amend_democracy_day_gathering_is_march_1_in_chagrin_falls

Contact Becky Thomas,  [email protected], 440-247-6878


Monday, March 20, TBA

Painesville City Hall 

Contact: Kathy Deane, [email protected], 440-488-1113


Thursday, March 23, 5 pm

Toledo City Hall

Contact: Dennis Slotnick, [email protected], 419-704-1863


Late March - early April

Brecksville Community Center

Contact: Robert S. Belovich, [email protected], 440-503-8770

South Euclid

Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 pm

S Euclid Community Center, 1370 Victory Dr, S. Euclid 

Contact: Madelon Watts, [email protected], 216-291-4450


May 8 (tentative), 5 pm

Cleveland City Hall

Contact: Steve Norris, [email protected], 440-532-0962

Cleveland Heights


Cleveland Hts City Hall

Contact: Carla Rautenberg, [email protected], 216-224-7679

Shaker Heights


Newburgh Heights




Kent City Council

Contact: William Wilen, [email protected], (330) 608-2553

March 20, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8pm
in person
7 Richmond St
Painesville, OH 44077
United States
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