Communities United For Action's People and Planet First Campaign organizes low-income residents and people of color to address the racism and classism that have led to environmental genocide. We will hold the Metropolitan Sewer District accountable for resolving combined sewer overflows in a way that is good for the earth, reduces our bills, and creates sustainable jobs. Access to water, affordable utilities and fair housing are human rights.


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    Media Statement: Commissioners Must Not Delay Assistance Programs


    DATE:  April 23, 2018

    Statement of Wanda Ball, on behalf of Communities United For Action (CUFA)


    Cincinnati, Ohio - In response to the Hamilton County Commissioners passage of the proposed senior Customer Assistance Program for sewer bills Tuesday, Communities United For Action member Wanda Ball said:


    “Communities United For Action and the public provided recommendations for improving the senior Customer Assistance Program at the February 19, 2019 public hearing. Two months later, they finally passed a program making only one improvement- raising the discount from 20% to 25%. Commissioners vowed to expand the program, and it is our hope that expanded programs won’t be delayed like this one. People need help with sewer bills now.” 

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    Victory: New reporting dashboard for sewer finances

    Communities United For Action won a new dashboard about how the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) spends our ratepayer dollars to fix the sewers. You can see MSD's "progress on Project Groundwork" site here and link directly to the dashboard here

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    Send CUFA to Washington

    Communities United For Action (CUFA) is sending a delegation to Washington, D.C. to attend the People’s Action (PA) national conference on April 28-30, 2019. PA helps grassroots leaders meet with national decision-makers in order to improve our community. We will also meet and learn from other grassroots leaders from around the country. Learn more about how you can sponsor our team. 

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    Prosecuter Deters: MSD a "cookie jar for the City of Cincinnati."

    CINCINNATI, OHIO - After a state audit was released, WKRC reports civil and potentially criminal investigations into the Metropolitan Sewer District's (MSD) handling of ratepayer money. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said, "50 years ago, they tried to cut a deal where the City ran [MSD] and the County paid for it. And it was being used almost like a cookie jar for the City of Cincinnati." See WKRC's report here. 

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