City council has voted to liquidate Lakewood’s community hospital at the behest of Cleveland Clinic—but council does not have the final say. Lakewood citizens are gathering signatures for a fair, direct referendum to approve or reject council’s vote. Please support this opportunity for an honest, firm decision on the future of our city:
- Sign a petition: Several open petition signings are planned; check back for times (or subscribe to e-mails). You can also contact referendum organizers any time to arrange a time to sign at your convenience.
- Help gather signatures: Pick up petition forms at a brief training session and pitch in.
- Spread the word: Share information about the referendum and Lakewood Hospital on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and in good old face-to-face conversation.
Signature collection will continue through the first half of January—watch for updates—but like all New Year projects getting started sooner rather than later is best!