Week of August 24: Housing and Healthcare are human rights

CUFA's Coronavirus Response Platform is simple: Housing, Healthcare, Clean water, Affordable Utilities and Livable Wages must be guaranteed for ALL. These are the basic necessities of life, and in this crisis, we must work to ensure we will never be denied them again. Read more and sign onto our platform in this week's Activist Tool-kit.

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

  1. Join CUFA and the Cincinnati Housing Justice Coalition at the Our Homes, Our City rally this Tuesday, August 25 at 8:30 AM at the corner of Sycamore and Court Streets. We are calling for an end to evictions, right in front of the courthouse.

  2. Register to join us on Zoom or Facebook Live next Monday, August 31 from 6:30-8:30PM to talk about how we can win Healthcare for everyone. CUFA's Popular Education Series continues with our session on a Healthcare for All with Connie Hunyh of People's Action! Register for the Zoom here or watch live on CUFA's Facebook page during the event. 

  3. Sign on to support CUFA's Coronavirus Response Platform and join us for our Membership Meeting this Thursday, August 27 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM to support Housing and Healthcare For All, affordable utilities and fair pay for workers. Read more about the platform here, sign on and and share with friends and family! 
    Register for Thursday's Membership Meeting here.

What's happening this week:

Join CUFA to Call for an End To Evictions

During the Pandemic, CUFA is calling for the end to evictions and foreclosures
Join us this Tuesday, August 25, at 8:30 a.m. as we join the Cincinnati Housing Justice Coalition to call for an end to evictions. 
What:  Our Homes, Our City rally
When:  Tuesday, August 25, 8:30 a.m.
Where:  The corner of Sycamore and Court Streets
Bring a friend and a sign.
RSVP:  email us at [email protected] to let us know you're coming.
Questions?  Call 853-3947
More information can be found here:

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.

Date TBD: Homes Guarantee with John Washington from People's Action.

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

Here's what you need to know to make a plan to VOTE this November

Register, check or update your registration here: https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/register/

The registration deadline is October 5, 2020 to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election.

If you are already registered and do not need to make update, make your plan to vote. Here are your options for voting in Hamilton County: https://votehamiltoncountyohio.gov/voting-options/

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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