This is energy week! Join CUFA's energy team on Thursday night. Register for a couple of upcoming events around housing and environmental justice hosted by our friends at Green Umbrella. Find the details and make your plan for voting in this week's Activist Toolkit.
Here are the top 3 actions you can take this week:
- Want to work for clean, affordable energy? Join other CUFA members to plan a trip to Columbus to demand a moratorium on energy shut-offs and funding for weatherization programs. Thursday, September 10 from 6:30-8:00PM Virtual - RSVP here for instructions to join
- Register to join the City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability, the University of Cincinnati, Groundwork Ohio River Valley and Green Umbrella for Green Justice: Addressing Climate Impacts and Affordable Housing on Thursday, September 17 at 12:30 PM. The meeting is virtual, and you must register in advance here.
- Make sure you are registered to vote and make a plan for voting in the November 3 General Election.
What's happening this week:
CUFA Energy Team Thursday, September 10 from 6:30-8:00PM.
Join other CUFA members to work for clean energy we can all afford. Virtual - RSVP here for instructions to join
From Green Umbrella: Sustainable, Affordable Housing & Faith Communities Go Green
Green Umbrella committees are hosting two upcoming meetings you may be interested in joining.
What: Faith Communities Go Green Impact Team meeting
When: Monday, September 14th at 5:00 PM
Where: Zoom, requires registration here.
If you attend a church and your congregation wants to explore "going green," Green Umbrella is hosting Faith Communities Go Green Monday, Sept. 14 at 5:00PM. The meeting is virtual, and you must register in advance.
What: Green Justice: Addressing Climate Impacts and Affordable Housing
When: Thursday, September 17th at 12:30 PM
Where: Zoom, requires registration here.
Join the City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability, the University of Cincinnati, Groundwork Ohio River Valley and Green Umbrella for Green Justice: Addressing Climate Impacts and Affordable Housing on Thursday, September 17 at 12:30 pm. The webinar will highlight Dr. Amanda Webb's and David Moore's report, "Understanding Cincinnati's multifamily housing stock: An analysis to improve access to energy efficiency for low-income households" as well as the work of OES, Groundwork and Green Umbrella to address the climate resiliency of Cincinnati's affordable housing stock and climate vulnerable neighborhoods. Be sure to register by September 15 to reserve your spot!
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.
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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