The Publications Center, a division of the Voter Information Center, provides printed
materials about government, voting and citizen participation published by the League
of Women Voters of Cleveland, the League of Women Voters of Cuyahoga County, the
League of Women Voters of Ohio and the League of Women Voters of the United States.
This is where you’ll find more than 50 publications available to the public at little
or no cost including, A Citizen’s Guide to Cleveland, the New Voter’s Guide
to Practical Politics and the Public Officials Guide for Cuyahoga County.
To order any of these publications, please call (216) 781-8375.
- Getting In Touch
- Be A Better Voter
- Special Topics: History of the Black Vote, The Youth Vote
- About Cleveland
- Ohio Government
- Cuyahoga County Government
- Organizing Voter Registration/Education Drives
- Leadership Skills
|1||Public Officials Guide to Cuyahoga County
Contact numbers/addresses of municipal and Cuyahoga County public officials, and the County’s representatives in State and Federal government (new edition each March).
|2||Ohio Legislative Directory
Names, addresses and phone numbers of Ohio’s Senators, Congressional Representatives, State House and State Senate members and committees.
|3||Tell It To Washington
This pamphlet helps citizens “send a message.” Lists all U.S. Senators and Representatives House and Senate Committees, plus “how to lobby” tips.
|4||Write Your Representative
The do’s and don’ts of letter writing, correct salutations and closings for federal and state officials, space to list your current state and national legislators.
|5||Democracy – A User’s Guide
Assists the reader in participating in the process of making public policy, getting the message to the right people at the right level of government and acting as an effective advocate.
|6||New Voter’s Guide to Practical Politics
Recently revised, this 64 page booklet includes information on registration and voting procedures, political parties, special interest groups and lobbying, campaign finances and more. Includes information keyed to high school citizenship proficiency exams.
|7||Pick A Candidate
Citizen’s tool for evaluating candidates at all levels, identifying personal issue priorities and spotting misleading campaign tactics.
|8||First Voter’s Guide to Ohio Registration and Voting Procedures
Everything you wanted to know about voting, but were afraid to ask. Targeted for the 17-21 year olds.
|9||“You Want to Know What I Think?”
An informative video with a brochure that simplifies the voting process: from registration to punch card voting on Elevtion Day. (5 min)
|10||Now You’re 18
Everything a young adult should know about their legal rights and responsbilities.
|11||A History of the Black Vote
A detailed pamphlet describing the “road to black suffrage” from 1890 to the present
|12||The Youth Vote: The Registration and Voting Patterns of Youth Since the Passage of the 26th Amendment in 1971
Explains the history of the passage of the 26th Amendment, the obstacles youth have faced since gaining the franchise and why youth have failed to show up at the polls on election day. A great teaching tool, the book also contains an extensive annotated bibliography for further reference.
|13||A Citizen’s Guide to Cleveland
A handbook to the City of Cleveland, with complete information on its history, communities, institutions and government.
|14||Know Your Ohio Government
A concise reference book on state and local government: the branches of government, the agencies and their funding and how citizens can influence policy at all levels.
|15||There Oughta Be A Law
Tells how Ohio’s legislative branch of government works and how citizens can become effective lobbyists for their special concerns.
|16||Forms of Government and Systems of Elections in Cuyahoga County
A summary of the three basic forms of municipal government and the basic structure of local municipalities.
|17||Here’s Cuyahoga County
A guide to the structure, systems and programs of county government.
|18||Cuyahoga County Congressional Districts Map||$0.25|
|19||Cleveland City Ward Map||$0.25|
|20||Cuyahoga County Ohio Senate and Ohio House District Maps||$0.25|
|21||Getting Out the Vote: A Guide for Running Registration and Voting Drives
A comprehensive citizen’s guide. Contains practical information on organizing, working with volunteers and officials and maintaining nonpartisanship.
|22||A Guide to Preparation of an Agenda
A complete explanation of how to establish an agenda for your meeting.
|23||Checklist for Planning an Effective Meeting
Helps you lay the groundwork for a successful meeting.
Purposes, types, chairman duties and limitations.
|25||Dealing with Conflict and Controversy
Offers techniques of negotiation and the rules of a good argument.
|26||Duties of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer
Helps in spelling out the duties of your group’s key officers.
|27||OK – So We’re Organized. Now What?
What to do when your group has decided that is wants to act on a situation or issue.
|28||The Whos, Whys and Whats of Bylaws
Designing the structure of your organization.
|29||Leadership Skills Packet. Includes publications #22-29||$3.5|
|30||Simplified Parliamentary Procedure
Based on Robert’s Rules of Order.