Thursday, January 3, 2013
The US Congressman finished his last term, after redistricting — then Rep. Marci Kaptur — ousted him from the post. But the building on Detroit Avenue won’t be vacant for too long.
Bundled-up employees from an area moving company braved freezing winds on Wednesday to haul countless boxes and office furniture out of the space most-recently occupied by US Rep. Dennis Kucinich. The former congressman has occupied the space at 14400 Detroit Avenue since 1997 when he began the first of his six terms in the 10th Congressional District. At the end of December, Kucinich finished his last term. Redistricting pitted Kucinich against long-time representative Marci Kaptur, who beat him in the newly drawn North Coast district. He wasn't at the office on Wednesday afternoon. He was giving his final speech on the floor of 112th Congress. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve our nation together in our mutual pursuit of …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Congressman hosts press conference at his Lakewood office, says family would have been split up without intervention.
US Rep. Dennis Kucinich is helping one local family celebrate after he intervened to save a mother from deportation — and separation from her husband and two children. Natalya Bobryvets, who has lived here for the past 12 years, recently learned that she was set for deportation on Jan. 31. The Department of Homeland Security allowed her husband and two children to stay. That’s when she contacted Kucinich.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Nearly 200 postal workers from four postal worker unions show up at the office of US Rep. Dennis Kucinich to protest proposed cuts to the United States Postal Service.
Nearly 200 area postal workers from four postal worker unions met this afternoon at the office of US Rep. Dennis Kucinich to protest proposed cuts to the United States Postal Service. Workers are lobbying for the passage of HB 1351, which would no longer require the postal service to fund future retiree health benefits for the next 75 years within one decade. The postal service is the only federal agency required to pre-fund retirement benefits, Fredric Rolando, head of the National Association of Letter Carriers told NPR today. Protesters in Lakewood joined the thousands of postal workers that met at congressional districts across the nation to protest. Rolando said proposed cuts, including eliminating Saturday delivery of mail, are not…
Monday, September 19, 2011
After state loses a seat, race may pit the Lakewood Democrat against Toledo-area Democrat Marcy Kaptur.
US Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-10) indicated this week that he may be staying in Lakewood — and Northeast Ohio — to fight for re-election after state Republicans released a redistricting plan that reshapes the congressman's district. "It is an amazing turn of events that the legislature decided not to dismantle the district I represent,” said Kucinich, who represents the 10th District, in a prepared statement. Ohio has 18 U.S. House seats —13 of them held by Republicans — but because that’s about to change. After the population losses recorded by the 2010 U.S. Census, the Buckeye state is losing two congressional districts and the borders of the remaining districts are being redrawn. Under the new scenario, 12 of Ohio's 16 districts will lean …