Marcia Fudge

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YOUR VOICE OHIO

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Dec. 6:

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The state is honoring two men from Ohio who helped make Labor Day a national holiday more than a hundred years ago.

Ohio was the first state to recognize Labor Day in 1890 with a law sponsored by State Rep. John Patterson Green of Cleveland. Bob Saffold, a businessman and minister from Warrensville Heights and the stepfather of Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH 11th district), said that idea influenced Ohio-born U.S. Senator James Henderson Kyle, who represented South Dakota in 1893.

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MOVE TO AMEND

Cleveland is one of more than 25 cities across the US where activists gathered Tuesday to support the "We the People Amendment" to the Constitution. The amendment would take away corporations’ ability to fund political campaigns. Madelon Watts organized a demonstration outside Representative Marcia Fudge’s Cleveland office.  Watts said they have two main goals.

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Akron's small businesses, nonprofits and job seekers spent the day with Google sharpening their digital skills.

It was standing room only at the opening workshop of a day-long training initiative tech giant Google brought to Akron.

Grow with Google,” held at the main branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, was designed to help job seekers, small businesses and nonprofits succeed in an increasingly digital world.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Feb. 15:

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WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, November 21:

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WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, November 16:

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JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The term limited state treasurer has revealed what he may be planning as his next move.

Josh Mandel leaves office at the end of this year, and quit his campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in January, citing his wife’s health condition.

Amazon Representatives Stop in Northeast Ohio

May 4, 2018
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ADRIAN MA / IDEASTREAM

Representatives from Amazon were in Northeast Ohio Thursday to meet with elected officials and talk about what the company can do to aid small businesses. 

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Democratic Cleveland-area congresswoman Marcia Fudge endorsed Frank Jackson Tuesday for another term as mayor of Cleveland. The endorsement comes six weeks before a primary that includes nine candidates.

Fudge announced her support to a small group of Jackson’s supporters, and focused on the personal.

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With President Donald Trump preparing to unveil a revised travel ban on residents from seven mostly Muslim countries, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge visited a Cleveland mosque to voice her continued opposition.

Ohio's Congressional Race is Low-Key for Incumbents

Oct 28, 2016
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OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE

Ohio’s 16 congressional races have gotten little notice this year. That’s because none of the seats are competitive. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Matt Richmond has this story on two Ohio districts and how the incumbents are spending their time in Washington.

Marcia Fudge, Democratic congresswoman for the 11th District, represents the east side of Cleveland down to part of Akron.

“We pick presidents, that’s what we do…”

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MATT RICHMOND / WCPN

Ohio has 16 Congressional districts, 12 held by Republicans and four by Democrats. None of them are considered competitive. Here are the challengers for those two seats and the motivations for their long-shot bids.

The 11th District is Democrat country. It covers the east side and eastern suburbs of Cleveland, and a sliver of land south to Akron. Incumbent Marcia Fudge won the seat in 2008, and for 40 years before that it was held by Democrats Louis Stokes and Stephanie Tubbs-Jones.

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About four weeks remain between now and Election Day, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare for their second debate. The activity is picking up in Ohio, as well. ideastream and WKSU political reporters Nick Castele and M.L. Schultze wrap up a week in Ohio election news.

This weekly political roundup by Nick Castele and M.L. Schultze is part of WKSU and ideastream’s election collaborative.

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Donald Trump’s depiction of African-American communities drew a harsh rebuke today  from Northeast Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on what Fudge dismisses as a composite of stereotypes masquerading as outreach.

During his speech to an overwhelmingly white audience in Akron, Trump described some American cities as war zones, where blacks and Hispanics live in constant fear. And he asked “What do you have to lose?” in voting for him.

Fudge, whose district stretches from Cleveland down to Akron, picked up on that refrain in her response.

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The Ohio congresswoman who unexpectedly took over as chair of the Democratic National Convention this weekend is predicting the party will emerge united behind Hillary Clinton. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more from Philadelphia.

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge is a Clinton supporter who took over as convention chair after Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned amidst leaks of emails showing what many see as a tipping of the Democratic primary scales to boost Clinton over Bernie Sanders.

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JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Some top Democrats say they want to make sure messages they say are false and are being sent by speakers at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are corrected. 

Affordable Care Act Deadline Looming

Jan 21, 2016
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Federal and local officials are urging anyone without health insurance to see if they qualify for coverage through the Affordable Care Act before the enrollment deadline Jan. 31st. They made their case today at the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland