Week of August 17: It's all about HOUSING

As the Coronavirus stimulus package runs out, many are also about to be run out of housing. This Monday, August 17, take a deep dive with us into Housing issues with our next session in our Popular Education Series: Homes Guarantee. Then, join us at our Housing Action Team meeting Tuesday! Read more in this week's Activist Toolkit. 

Here are the top 3 actions you can take this week:

  1. Join us on Zoom or Facebook Live Monday, August 17 from 6:30-8:30PM to imagine housing for everyone. CUFA's Popular Education Series continues with our session on a Homes Guarantee with John Washington of People's Action! Register for the Zoom here or watch live on CUFA's Facebook page during the event. 

  2. Join (virtually) our Housing Action Team this Tuesday, August 18 from 6:30-7:30 PM! We are discussing our next tactics to stop evictions and foreclosures, and to increase affordable housing in Hamilton County.

  3. Our Sewer Justice Team delivered a toilet and demands to improve the Sewer Backup Response and Prevention Programs to the Hamilton County Commissioners last week. Read more about the action here and share with friends and family!

What's happening this week:

CUFA's Popular Education Series continues

Communities United For Action And People's Action will present a Popular Education series of virtual events to explore important topics as we organize for racial, social and economic justice July 20 - August 31. The events will be on Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live. Each event is from 6:30-8:30 PM (EDT), every other Monday.

Find out more about the entire series here, download flyers to invite friends and family, and get registered to join us on Zoom for each session you'd like to attend. 

Watch: Racial Capitalism with Nigel Tann of People's Action.

Watch Long-term Agenda: Regenerative Economy with Ben Ishibashi and Kaniela Ing of People's Action.

Register for August 17: Homes Guarantee with John Washington from People's Action.

Register for August 31: Healthcare For All with Connie Hunyh of People's Action. 

The Census is still happening!
Make sure you are counted!

The 2020 Census is happening now, but last week's news that the Census would be ending its count one month early is alarming for many reasons. 

National Public Radio reports

"These last-minute changes to the constitutionally mandated count of every person living in the U.S. threaten the accuracy of population numbers used to determine the distribution of political representation and federal funding for the next decade.

With roughly 4 out of 10 households nationwide yet to be counted, and already delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, the bureau now has less than two months left to try to reach people of color, immigrants, renters, rural residents and other members of historically undercounted groups who are not likely to fill out a census form on their own."

You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. You may not be able to count on a visit to your door to be counted in the 2020 Census. 

Click here to fill out your Census online.

Call the Census Bureau at: 844-330-2020

Send in your Census form by mail using the self-addressed envelope provided with your form. You would have received the form in the mail. 

From the Census Bureau's FAQ: "The Census Bureau is required by law to protect your information. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify you or your household."

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