CUFA Victory! Water bill forgiveness for COVID hardship accepting applications!

Cincinnati, Ohio - Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) is now accepting applications for their water and stormwater bill forgiveness program!

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Watch: CUFA Pop-Ed Series | Homes Guarantee

America is experiencing a public health crisis. COVID-19 affects and will affect poor and working class community members the most. Rather than prioritizing public money on corporate bailouts, we can stand united with frontline communities to ensure our collective well-being through this crisis and rewrite the rules to build a healthier and stronger country for generations to come.

This crisis illuminates the need for a robust public sector that can guarantee housing as a right: a Homes Guarantee. Watch CUFA and People's Action discuss the national Homes Guarantee campaign and how it impacts our local work on Housing issues.

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Watch: CUFA Candidate Forum | Hamilton County Commissioners

Cincinnati, Ohio - Yesterday, Communities United For Action hosted candidates for the two Hamilton County Commissioner seats up for election on November 3. 

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Greater Cincinnati Water Works to offer relief on water bills amid pandemic

Cincinnati, Ohio - Today, Mayor Cranley, Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Cincinnati City Manager announced a delinquent water bill forgiveness program offering relief to low-income customers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Communities United For Action (CUFA) spoke in support of the program. Wanda Ball, CUFA Member said of the program, "Water is essential to life. [...] We want to encourage MSD and the Hamilton County Commissioners to follow the lead of the Mayor and initiate a program where your sewer portion may also be forgiven."

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CUFA Members Circle Statehouse Calling for End to Utility Shutoffs

On Saturday, 11 CUFA Members joined Ohio Citizen Action and allies to for the #NoShutoffs Car Rally in Columbus. Check out the video and pictures of the rally here, and take action: 

Call Gov. DeWine at 614-466-3555 or 614-644-4357 to tell him: we can't catch up on utilities; don't let utility companies shut us off until the pandemic is over and we have the assistance we need to get caught up.

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County Considers Sewer Rate Changes

On September 23, Communities United For Action (CUFA), the Sierra Club and League of Women Voters (LWV) attended the first meeting of an Impervious Surface Fee Stakeholder group created by the Hamilton County Commissioners in an October 24, 2019 resolution, "for establishing such an impervious surface fee." The 2019 resolution established an Agency Task Force as well, and was the Hamilton County Commissioners response to CUFA and its allies demanding comprehensive restructuring of sewer rates and expansion of customer assistance programs to ensure equitability for all ratepayers. 

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Watch: CUFA Popular Education Series | Healthcare For All

Communities United For Action members and Connie Huynh of People's Action discuss Healthcare For All.

Are you fed up with your prescription drug prices going up and up? Tired of living in fear that one medical emergency could wipe out your life savings? Us too. Health care is a human right, not a luxury good. That's why the People's Action grassroots organizing network is fighting for expanded and improved Medicare for All!

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CUFA Delivered a Toilet, Demands to Fix Sewer Backup Program, to County Commissioners

Cincinnati, Ohio - Today Communities United For Action (CUFA) delivered a toilet to the Hamilton County Commissioners with the demand, “Don’t Flush our Neighborhoods Down the Drain; Fix the Sewer Backup Program Now.”

 

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Watch: CUFA Pop-Ed Series | Long-Term Agenda: Regenerative Economy

Cincinnati, Ohio - Watch the CUFA Popular Education Series session on the Long Term Agenda: Regenerative Economy with Ben Ishibashi & Kaniela Ing of People's Action. 

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Watch: CUFA Pop-Ed Series | Racial Capitalism

Cincinnati, Ohio - Watch the CUFA Popular Education Series session on Racial Capitalism with Nigel Tann of People's Action. 

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