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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 ensure everyone has access to housing they can afford.  We support efforts that are good for the earth, reduce our bills, and create sustainable jobs. 

Take Action

Tell your state legislators to pass the bill to allow expansion of sewer bill assistance programs

Write an email to City Council & the Mayor to tell them to require meaningful public engagement

Individuals: Tell County Commissioners to make sewer rates fair & affordable for everyone

Organizations: Join our Fair Sewer Rates Coalition to demand sewer rate equity


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    CUFA meets with Senator Brown

    Cincinnati, Ohio - CUFA met with Senator Sherrod Brown Tuesday to talk about making the Child Tax Credit permanent, getting infrastructure funding to fix our sewers, and making utilities clean, and affordable for everyone.

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    CUFA lights up Carew Tower with message for Governor DeWine

    Cincinnati, Ohio - On Friday, June 25, Communities United For Action lit up Carew Tower with a message for Governor DeWine: Stop Utility Shutoffs. Since being allowed to resume shutoffs by the Governor and Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Duke Energy suspended service to more than 21,000 households in its Ohio service area (October 2020 to March 2021). Check out the FB Live posts and pictures from the action!

    Take Action: Tell Governor DeWine to stop utility shutoffs until people can get aid to catch up.

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    MSD puts the brakes on rate changes

    Cincinnati, Ohio - On June 10, Communities United For Action and our allies met with Hamilton County's Impervious Surface Fee Stakeholder Working Group to get updated on the progress toward sewer rate restructuring. It was the third meeting of the working group created by the Hamilton County Commissioners October 24, 2019 resolution

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    CUFA & Allies Launch Fair Sewer Rates Coalition, Release 5 Demands

    Attendees bring toilets to demonstration

    Cincinnati, Ohio – On Thursday, June 17, Communities United For Action (CUFA) and its allies announced the launch of the Fair Sewer Rates Coalition and delivered demands to the Hamilton County Commissioners calling for restructuring sewer rates.

    The 40 Coalition supporters delivered toilets to the Todd B. Portune Center for County Government. CUFA member Wanda Ball said, “If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the picture we want to portray here today is that our homes and their values are going down the toilet. Our hard-earned money is going down the drain.”

    Ball, who emceed the rally, continued, “Water is a basic human need, and because of the unfair sewer rates, it has been difficult for me, at times, to pay my water. The Customer Assistance Program that was implemented by the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) was designed to limit who can qualify, and that’s not acceptable. I shouldn’t be told I don’t qualify for the program because I’m not dirt poor.”

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  • Marcia M Battle
    commented 2021-01-30 11:55:19 -0500
    CUFA IS THE HEART OF CINCINNATI!
    Communities United For Action truly lives out their commitment to the people of Cincinnati as well as being a supporter of like organizations throughout our United States. CUFA has been a supportive family of citizens proving that “We, the people” are diverse in our ethnicity, race, culture, gender yet we strive and rise together. CUFA has also been there to uplift many leaders locally, state-wide and even in Washington as long as they are looking out for “We, the people”. CUFA Leadership and supporters, I THANK EACH OF YOU for your commitment to take action and make it happen on our “Citizens across the country’s” behalf. Many more years of success and blessings – TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!
    Marcia M. Battle!