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    Beachwood OH 44122
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    Click here for larger map of Cuyahoga County          Source: nationalatlas.gov

    Akron – portions of Wards
    Bedford Heights
    Broadview Heights
    Brooklyn Heights
    Cleveland – most Wards
    Cleveland Heights
    Cuyahoga Heights
    East Cleveland
    Garfield Heights
    Highland Hills
    Maple Heights
    Newburgh Heights
    North Randall
    Pepper Pike
    Richfield Township
    Richfield Village
    Richmond Heights
    Seven Hills
    Shaker Heights
    South Euclid
    University Heights
    Warrensville Heights


    Congressional District 11 includes the cities of Cleveland and Akron and 29 Northeast Ohio suburbs.

    • 705,659 total residents
    • 54.2% are Black
    • 40.1% are White
    • 3.6% are Hispanic
    • 2.3% are Asian

    Reference: (Ballotpedia, 2016)

    Congressional District 11 residents face very serious challenges:

    • Cleveland ranks Number 3 in the United States in Hunger (WRAAA [Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging] website, 2016)
    • Of all 435 US House Districts, only 14 districts are poorer than D-11 (reported on WTAM 1100, March 17, 2016)
    • Over 21,000 persons in Cuyahoga County, and over 6,600 persons in Summit County, are homeless (2013 Data, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless website, 2016)
    • Project ACT, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, identified 4,048 homeless district children attending (Help Line Statistics, August, 2015)
    • District -11 Median Household Income is $32,014 vs. $48,081 for Ohio as a whole (Ballotpedia website, 2016)
    • District-11 includes five of the top 20 most affluent communities in Cuyahoga County: Pepper Pike, Orange, Bratenahl, Beachwood and Shaker Heights.  Add the Summit County communities of Bath, Richfield, and Fairlawn to this affluent mix.
    • Unemployment in District-11 is 17.3% (Ballotpedia website, 2016) [This includes our district’s most wealthy communities]
    • Cleveland has an extremely high infant mortality rate. The Black infant mortality rate is 18.1 per 1,000 births, compared to a 4.8 White infant mortality rate (2012-2013 Community Health Status Assessment, Center for Community Solutions website, 2016)
    • Domestic Violence – 2013
      • Total Population of Cuyahoga and Summit Counties: 1,806,970
      • Total reported Domestic Violence cases: 6,850
      • Victims with reported injuries requiring hospital visit: 3,190    (Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless website, 2016)

    My campaign is challenging our Economic Depression through Ohio General Assembly already-adopted Energy Solution Policies, and prioritizing improvements in the lives of those affected by Domestic Violence through creation of community consortia and ongoing intensified community education.

    • Identify
    • Prioritize
    • Label
    • Advocate
    • Fund
    • Treat
    • Educate and Train

    Everyone is excited to advocate for the Empowerment of Women: better education and training, heightened self-concepts, and greater career advancement.

    But our Congressional District statistics on domestic, family and interpersonal violence are high and growing.

    My Congressional office will partner with every community resource group that we can identify, including, but not limited to, the Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center, Victim to Survivor, CCF Beyond Abuse Project, the NEOCH, Women in Need Ministries, Renew “U” Outreach, Sheree’s Mirror Project, Right to Protect Training Academy, The CLE Project, The Inner City Republican Movement, Black on Black Crime and others which we continue to identify throughout the campaign.

    The first step to Empowering Women is to ensure safety in their homes and neighborhoods for them personally and for their children.  Other facets of empowerment of women cannot be realized when women do not live in safe surroundings.