Week of June 29: Let's talk about a real recovery after Coronavirus

We know many people are struggling to deal with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. CUFA's Coronavirus Response Platform calls for statewide moratoriums on evictions, foreclosures and utility shutoffs. CUFA is calling for more people to get the help they need when our wastewater infrastructure fails. Let's imagine together: a world where we work to dismantle racist policies that have made it clear during this pandemic that we value money over people's lives.

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Week of June 22: Black Lives Matter, Cincinnati City Budget & Voter Registration

Last week's theme in Cincinnati Budget hearings was clear: Black Lives Matter & Defund the police. The City of Cincinnati raised the Juneteenth flag for the first time in history and unveiled a new Black Lives Matter street mural. Roger Davis testified at the June 18 budget hearing on behalf of CUFA, saying that, "we should end tax abatements for the wealthy'" and instead, focus on investments that will address our affordable housing gap. This week, make your voice heard my emailing your comments to City Council and the Mayor, make sure you're registered to vote.

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Week of June 15: "Just Mercy," Cincinnati City Budget & Envisioning a Regenerative Economy

Let's continue our conversation on racial and economic justice this week! Cincinnati must pass the 2020-21 budget by June 30. CUFA needs to tell City Council what our priorities are for local funding with our tax dollars. Then, take a moment to explore ideas for building a regenerative economy, where everyone has what they need.

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Week of June 8: Racial Justice, Deep Phone Canvassing & Energy Affordability

As CUFA strives to build a world were everyone is able to meet their basic needs, we ask: what can we do to build the power we need to win?

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Week of June 1: Tell DeWine to get his priorities straight

We need Governor DeWine to get his priorities straight to help Ohioans deal with the economic fallout from Coronavirus. Instead of focusing on the coming wave of evictions, foreclosures and utility shut offs, Ohio's General Assembly prioritized taking away local municipal rights to ban single-use plastic bags. We're counting on Governor DeWine to veto the plastic bag bill, and get focused on the issues that matter to Ohioans. And we're counting on you to help us build the power we need to win statewide moratoriums on evictions, foreclosures and utility shut offs. 

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Week of May 18: CUFA Sewer Justice Town Hall: Unsafe Inside & Air Pollution Comments

Spring rains are here and that means thousands of us are stuck in homes that are making us sick from sewer backups. This is stressful any time, but this year isn't normal. A sewer backup now could now bring Coronavirus in our own homes! Help us lift the stories of our Sewer Justice Team and join in our push to get the City & County to fix their homes or get them out. 

The EPA is moving to relax air pollution rules! Sign onto Ohio Citizen Action's comments to tell them we need clean air, not a free pass for polluters. 

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Week of May 11: CUFA Coronavirus Platform & Help Stop Massive Cuts

Even while our cities and states struggle to deal with the burden of the economic fallout from the pandemic, Congress is considering massive funding cuts to programs that support critical programs. We can't let them do that. Last week, CUFA adopted a CUFA Coronavirus Response Platform to make sure people can stay in their homes and stay connected to utilities.  Join us to take action.

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Week of May 4: Housing, Sewers & the People's Bailout

As the impacts of the Coronavirus crisis unfold, it is more clear than ever: we need to use our resources to help those most in need. Right here in Hamilton County, that means keeping people in their homes and making sure those homes are safe. Join us in calling for action at the local and federal level to get what we need. 

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Week of April 27: CUFA Town Hall: Relief for bills

Are you or your loved ones worried about bills piling up because of the economic fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic? Join CUFA members for a Town Hall to to find out about programs to help you put a temporary hold on rent, mortgage and water bills.  Learn what you should do to sign up and how to stay in your home and keep the utilities on when the programs end.

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Week of April 20: For the People, not for Profits

On March 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, announced the agency would not enforce basic air and water protections during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Polluters should not get a free pass to pollute, ever. And we know it will hurt most in marginalized communities. 

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