We are the Informative Action Committee (IAC). In 2019, with the assistance of Cleveland Votes, this committee charged itself with a mission to inspire and increase civic engagement particularly in communities of color, through authentic, relatable, and creative campaigns designed to educate and call-to-action residents within Cleveland’s wards 4 & 6.
Please allow us to take a quick second to introduce ourselves. We are the Informative Action Committee (IAC). In 2019, with the assistance of Cleveland Votes, this committee charged itself with a mission to inspire and increase civic engagement particularly in communities of color, through authentic, relatable, and creative campaigns designed to educate and call-to-action residents within Cleveland’s wards 4&6.
Now as we take a look at the world around us, we find ourselves at the center of a very important moment in time. A “Sankofa Space” if you will. This is a moment where we can reflect and examine past events to help us determine the most beneficial and strategic way to move forward. Across the nation, we watch as communities collectively react to the effects of tone-deaf politics & policy that promote social inequality and inequity for minorities and distressed communities everywhere. We have witnessed everything from widespread panic as our city locked itself down responding to a worldwide viral pandemic to watching multiple incidents of police brutality live and in living color. We know our community wants sweeping systemic policy reform but did you know the most effective tool we have to create real change right here in our own backyards is our right to vote?!
Your vote has the ability to elect judges, select city council members, the mayor, and most people responsible for creating the policy that governs the very street you live on. Your vote has the power to indirectly expand local law enforcement budgets or create police reform. Your vote has the power to tell legislators what your educational, employment and social service priorities are. Your vote has the power to elect presidents, stand up to major pharmaceutical companies who would gladly inflate prescription drug prices, and to elect individuals who will make sure your streetlights and traffic signals are working properly. We understand that people may be less likely to vote if they do not understand how their vote affects their day-to-day lives. IAC seeks to provide access to truthful unbiased information that will help people make the best decisions when casting their votes.
That’s why in 2020 the Informative Action Committee will work together with residents and community stakeholders in Cleveland’s wards 4 & 6 to give our community access to critical information, important dates, and the vital tools necessary to motivate and encourage (even the least politically savvy of us) to become one of the most civically engaged and active communities in the city. Please look out for some of our upcoming events that we will be sponsoring this year around policy, politics, and maximizing our voting power. You can subscribe to the Informative Action Committee’s social media channels at @informativeactioncommittee or email us at for more information. But for now… stay connected, stay informed, and stay safe!