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Communities United For Action organizes low-income residents and people of color to address the racism and classism that have led to environmental genocide. We believe that access to water, affordable utilities and fair housing are human rights.We work together to hold decision makers accountable for fixing our sewers, making our utilities affordable, and providing housing for everyone.  We support efforts that are good for the earth, reduce our bills, and create sustainable jobs. 

         

   

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    CUFA circles City Hall to deliver Sewer Justice Petition to Mayor

    Cincinnati, Ohio - Today, Communities United For Action delivered our Unsafe Inside Sewer Justice petition to the Mayor and City Council by circling City Hall with a car rally. The building is closed to visitors, and Mayor Cranley would not come out to accept the petition. The Unsafe Inside petition demands the Mayor, Cincinnati City Council and Hamilton County Commissioners focus on improving the Sewer Backup Response and Prevention Programs - particularly where residents have experienced repeated sewer backups.  

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    Watch the CUFA Town Hall: Unsafe Inside

    Cincinnati, Ohio - Tonight, Communities United For Action (CUFA) hosted a CUFA Town Hall: Unsafe Inside to lift the voices of Hamilton County residents experiencing repeated sewer backups and getting no resolution from the City or County. CUFA asked attendees to sign their Unsafe Inside petition, calling on Mayor Cranley, Cincinnati City Council and Hamilton County Commissioners to focus on improving the Sewer Backup Response and Prevention Programs. Watch the Town Hall here. 

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    CUFA advocates for required public engagement on major projects using public money

    Cincinnati, Ohio - Today, CUFA sent an open letter to Mayor Cranley, Cincinnati City Council and the Hamilton County Commissioners to ask for them to implement a requirement for public engagement on all major projects using public money.

    The letter reads, in part: 

    "As one of Hamilton County’s most diverse grassroots organizations, Communities United For Action knows that local, neighborhood participation is essential for the success of public projects. We are writing to request your commitment to establish and require a public engagement process for the Metropolitan Sewer District and other major infrastructure and development projects in the City & County.  

    It is of the utmost importance that the neighbors who are affected by major projects and developments be involved in the decision-making and planning of these projects. Our government agencies must be transparent about the projects and the costs and benefits to the neighbors.

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    We are requesting your commitment to establish a Community Engagement Policy before undertaking any new major projects associated with Project Groundwork or any new major infrastructure or development projects for which public money will be allocated. We look forward to hearing from each of you by May 31, 2020 and will publish your answers publicly."

    Download the full letter here.



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    CUFA releases COVID-19/Coronavirus Platform

    Cincinnati, Ohio - Everyone in our community has been affected by either the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic or the economic fallout. To recover from these events, we will need help from government, businesses and our neighbors.  We need immediate help now, but we also need to seize this moment to build the community we want after the crisis is over.  We know that some decision-makers are already using the COVID-19 crisis to enrich themselves and further take advantage of low-wage workers and communities of color.  On Tuesday, CUFA Members voted on a Coronavirus/COVID-19 Platform to advance a more just society. 

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