Week of August 3: Pop-Ed Series Continues Monday with an economy that works for us all

This week, we are taking a deep dive into our imaginations to envision an economy that works for everyone. Join CUFA and People's Action as we continue our Popular Education series. And don't forget to make that call to Gov. DeWine's office to remind him he serves Ohioans, not utility companies! He must stop utility shutoffs now.

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

  1. Join us Monday, August 3 to imagine an economy that works for everyone. CUFA's Popular Education Series continues with our session on a Long-term Agenda: Regenerative Economy!

  2. Find out more about other groups on the front lines across the country working to transition from an extractive economy to a regenerative one in A People's Orientation to a Regenerative Economy

  3. 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. 

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).

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.

Register for August 3: 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.

CUFA's Energy Affordability Action Team asks you to call Gov. DeWine 

Governor DeWine must act now to put Ohioans struggling to keep up with bills first, not the interests of utility shareholders. He issued a moratorium to stop utility shutoffs at the start of the pandemic, but let it expire. Let's send him a message: the pandemic isn't over, and we need to keep our utilities on!

Call Governor DeWine at 614-466-3555 or 614-644-4357 to tell him: stop utility shutoffs now. You can use this short script below to make your call: 

"Hi, I'm [your name] from [your City]. I'm calling with Communities United For Action to deliver a message to Governor DeWine: we need him to stop utility shutoffs now until the pandemic is over and people have the help they need to catch up on utilities. We need the Governor to put the health and safety of Ohioans before the profits of utility companies."

Don't forget to tell your story on the call, especially if you or your loved ones are struggling to keep up bills.

***If the voicemails are full, try again! They open up periodically.***

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

Federal funding and how much representation we get in Congress is determined by Census results, so help CUFA spread the word about the importance of filling it out. The Census is collecting responses over the phone or online. You can fill yours out here. 

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