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CUFA Releases People’s Sewer Justice Platform

Cincinnati, Ohio – Yesterday, Communities United For Action (CUFA) called for comprehensive sewer reform at an MSD Town Hall with 60 attendees. CUFA released its People’s Sewer Justice Platform to address the public health impact of the 11.5 billion gallons of untreated sewage and storm water that the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) releases […]

By |October 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CUFA Releases People’s Sewer Justice Platform

Doctors identify increased health risks for kids living nearby sewer overflows

Cincinnati, Ohio – Last Thursday, Communities United For Action (CUFA) hosted Children’s Hospital doctors doing ongoing research on child health disparities in Hamilton County.

In a first-of-its-kind study, Dr. Richard Brokamp identified a 20% increased risk for emergency room visits related to gastrointestinal issues for children living nearby sewer overflows. The study, covering 2010-2014, demonstrated increased […]

By |August 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Doctors identify increased health risks for kids living nearby sewer overflows

CUFA is hiring for two temporary canvassing positions

June 14, 2018

Cincinnati, Ohio – Communities United For Action is seeking two temporary canvassers for a project this summer. Here are details for the positions:

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County Commissioners announce public hearings on plan to fix sewers

Cincinnati, Ohio – The Board of Hamilton County Commissioners announced it will host three public hearings on the Metropolitan Sewer District’s “Phase 2” plan to fix the sewers.

Details for each of the hearings can be found here and on CUFA’s Facebook page.

May 30 at 11:00 AM (Downtown)

June 5 at 6:00 PM (Delhi)

June 7 at 6:00 […]

By |May 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on County Commissioners announce public hearings on plan to fix sewers

County Commissioners commit to sewer bill assistance in 2019 budget

Cincinnati, Ohio – Yesterday evening wrapped up a series of public hearings with the Board of Hamilton County Commissioners on a proposal for a Customer Assistance Program to help people afford their sewer bills and on the Metropolitan Sewer District’s (MSD) existing Sewer Back Up response program (SBU).

Communities United For Action (CUFA) members heard conflicting […]

By |April 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on County Commissioners commit to sewer bill assistance in 2019 budget

NEW in 2018: CUFA has a YouTube channel!

Cincinnati, Ohio – New for 2018, CUFA launched a YouTube channel to share the stories of our members. At CUFA, we know that our strength is in our people, and in sharing our collective concerns with a growing number of people everyday.

You can watch our new videos by clicking below – and don’t forget to […]

By |January 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NEW in 2018: CUFA has a YouTube channel!

CUFA announces January 20 annual membership meeting

Cincinnati, Ohio – The Communities United For Action (CUFA) Executive Board invites you to join us January 20 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM to celebrate our victories from 2017, chart our course for the coming year and to get to know our newest members and supporters.

If you are new to CUFA, this is a […]

By |December 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CUFA announces January 20 annual membership meeting

Support CUFA’s fight for sewer justice!

Cincinnati, Ohio – Last Tuesday, grassroots democracy triumphed over bureaucracy.

CUFA leaders hosted a meeting with all three Hamilton County Commissioners, packed the room and pushed the commissioners to make our sewer bills affordable and to help the victims of sewer overflows.

Will you make a gift to CUFA today to ensure that grassroots democracy is alive and […]

By |November 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Support CUFA’s fight for sewer justice!

CUFA wins commitments from Commissioners

Cincinnati, Ohio – Communities United For Action (CUFA) outlined commitments made by the Hamilton County Commissioners in their November 13 public meeting on sewers and today delivered a reminder of those commitments.

The Commissioners had committed to having an answer by the end of November on whether they would impose a moratorium on water shutoffs until […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CUFA wins commitments from Commissioners

County Commissioners commit to sewer rate freeze at CUFA meeting

Cincinnati, Ohio – On Monday evening, Communities United For Action (CUFA) hosted all three Hamilton County Commissioners for a packed meeting on the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD). CUFA leaders wanted commitments from the Commissioners on several issues with MSD, and they got some answers.

CUFA member Wanda Ball asked when ratepayers can expect the Customer Assistance […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on County Commissioners commit to sewer rate freeze at CUFA meeting

Care About Community-Owned Grocery Stores?

Apple Street Market & NEST Are Requesting Your Help

Apple Street Market is the proposed community-owned, full-service grocery store serving Northside and South Cumminsville. The market is seeking City funding in order to transfer their building, located at 4145 Apple Street, to NEST Community Development Corporation. This property transfer will help Apple Street Market open its […]

By |November 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Care About Community-Owned Grocery Stores?

CUFA wins public meeting with Hamilton County Commissioners

Cincinnati, Ohio – Communities United For Action (CUFA) pushed for – and won – a meeting with all three Hamilton County Commissioners.

CUFA has held public meetings with each of the commissioners.  In the last of the meetings with the newest Commissioner Denise Driehaus, Robert Miles, deceased Board Member of CUFA and sewer backup victim, invited all […]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CUFA wins public meeting with Hamilton County Commissioners

CUFA demands public participation in MSD Citizen Board

Cincinnati, Ohio – Communities United For Action (CUFA) released an open letter today, detailing its position on the 45-year agreement made by the City of Cincinnati and the Board of County Commissioners about the operation of the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD).

Among the concerns outlined in the letter, CUFA takes issue with the lack of clarity […]

By |September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CUFA demands public participation in MSD Citizen Board

Help keep CUFA buzzing at the Queen Bee October 7

You can help Communities United For Action raise money for our social, economic, and environmental justice campaigns by volunteering as a course monitor at the Queen Bee Half Marathon on October 7th!

Click here for more information: http://www.cufacincy.org/queenbee/

By |September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Help keep CUFA buzzing at the Queen Bee October 7

Sewer District Accountability Forum attendees demand justice

Cincinnati, Ohio – Thursday, victims of sewer backups and flooding during heavy rains demanded justice for damages they’ve sustained.

As attendees to the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) Accountability Forum shared their stories, one thing became clear: people aren’t getting the help promised from MSD’s Sewer Backup Response Program.

In 2002, MSD entered into a Consent Decree with […]

By |August 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sewer District Accountability Forum attendees demand justice

CUFA to hold Sewer District Accountability Forum

Cincinnati – On August 10, Communities United For Action (CUFA) will hold A Public Forum for MSD Accountability at North Church on Hamilton Avenue in Northside.

CUFA has been working to hold the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) acceptable to ratepayers, calling on the public agency to:

1) Make our rates fair and affordable;
2) Resolve sewer overflows and […]

By |July 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CUFA to hold Sewer District Accountability Forum

CUFA asks: What should MSD do to help you afford your sewer bill?

Cincinnati – Today, Communities United For Action (CUFA) held a public conversation at Golden Leaf Baptist Church in College Hill about sewer rate affordability and developing an assistance program to help people afford their sewer bills.

Hamilton County is the only metropolitan area in Ohio that does not currently have a water or sewer  assistance program […]

By |July 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CUFA asks: What should MSD do to help you afford your sewer bill?

CUFA testifies against proposed Duke Pipeline

Blue Ash, Ohio – Communities United For Action (CUFA) testified against Duke Energy’s proposed Central Corridor Pipeline Expansion Project tonight in what was billed as an official public hearing held by the Ohio Power Siting Board (OSPB).

The OPSB is an agency within the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) that approves or denies pipelines proposed […]

By |June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CUFA testifies against proposed Duke Pipeline

CUFA calls for clean air and sewer justice at People’s Climate Rally

Cincinnati – Communities United For Action (CUFA) called for clean air and justice for victims of sewage backups at the People’s Climate Rally on Fountain Square today.

Speakers Marilyn Evans and Roy Davis delivered remarks on behalf of CUFA recognizing that climate change is already happening and local residents are suffering the consequences.

Evans said, “Climate change […]

By |June 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CUFA calls for clean air and sewer justice at People’s Climate Rally

CUFA champions full-time housing court in Enquirer editorial

May 20, 2017

Cincinnati – CUFA has been a longtime supporter of a full-time housing court that rids our neighborhoods of absentee landlords and helps keep our low-income homeowners in their homes.  The following editorial was published in the Cincinnati Enquirer on May 20, 2017. Read the full text below.

Mingo’s arrest demonstrates the need for a full-time […]

By |May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CUFA champions full-time housing court in Enquirer editorial