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Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin Johnson lives in Shaker Heights with her family. She is the communications director at Policy Matters Ohio and sits on the board of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative.

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Former teen mom Linda Howard mothers young mothers, builds political power

Linda Howard makes it her life’s work to provide care to young moms when family and governmental and nonprofit assistance aren’t enough. She provides person-to-person help with material goods, low-cost rent, mental health care, and mentoring – and she’d do even more, if it weren’t for a decade-old conviction that bars her from participation in some efforts. 

Bratenahl declared racism a public health crisis, now it should stop over-policing its neighbors and reform the mayor’s court

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter protests that have rocked our cities and small towns, the village of Bratenahl recently sponsored a resolution calling on Congress and the state legislature to “ensure Black Americans have equal protections under the law” and declare racism a public health crisis.

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