It's time for the CUFA Congress! Find out more about this Saturday's virtual event, our efforts to build more power to win fair sewer rates, and tell us what you think about Ohio's upcoming redistricting and more in this week's Activist Toolkit.
Here are the top 3 actions you can take this week:
Register now for the CUFA Congress virtual meeting on Saturday, January 30 at 10 AM. We will celebrate our victories, chart our course for 2021, draw for a door prize, and play some games (including CUFA trivia). We will also update CUFA's bylaws. Register here to receive instructions to join the Jan. 30 CUFA Congress on Zoom.
- Do you know an organization, community group, or business that cares about winning sewer rates that are fair for everyone? Invite them to send a representative to join our Fair Sewer Rates Coalition (virtually) Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 4-5:00PM Find out more and register here to join this virtual meeting this Tuesday.
- Do you want fair representation in our government? It's time for redistricting! In recent years, Ohio voters have approved two ballot issues to change the way we draw the lines for state and congressional districts. This year will be the first time the lines are redrawn for Ohio districts, following the completion of the 2020 Census. Will you take 2 minutes to let us know how you feel about the upcoming redistricting? Click here to share your thoughts!
What's Happening This Week
The (virtual) CUFA Congress meeting is this Saturday, January 30 at 10 a.m. We will celebrate our victories, chart our course for 2021, draw for a doorprize, and play some games (including CUFA trivia).
We will also update CUFA's bylaws. We mailed all current members a copy of the bylaws with the changes marked (on white paper) and a clean copy (on orange paper). Please take some time now to review the proposed changes. We will vote on these changes at the Congress. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us at 853-3947.
Other Important Information
Support CUFA's Effort to Require Government to Include us Before They Spend Our Money - Write YOUR letter to the editor
First, read our Opinion Editorial in the Cincinnati Enquirer: Smart government engages taxpayers to solve issues. "We need meaningful public engagement now. We cannot afford to waste one more dollar by excluding residents from decisions," wrote Clark Beck, CUFA Board President. Then, write your own letter-to-the-editor to the Enquirer about what meaningful public engagement would mean to you as a ratepayer and taxpayer! Here are some tips here for writing your own letter; call us if you have any questions at (513) 853-3947.
"Love thy 'Nati Awards" call for nominations from Keep Cincinnati Beautiful:
"We want to recognize our neighbors that have been working hard this past year (and beyond) to reduce blight and improve the quality of life for Cincinnatians.
Have you experienced a community improvement project in 2020 that brightened your day, or even your year? Nominate those who made it happen for one of THREE Love Thy 'Nati Awards and the chance to win $500 for their community. As always, you are more than welcome to nominate your own project!
The deadline to enter is February 15, 2021. Please see the attached PDF for more information about the awards. If you have questions regarding the awards or eligibility, please contact Megan Beck ([email protected]).
To apply, follow this link: Love Thy 'Nati Awards Entry Form"
CUFA Victory! Water Bill Forgiveness Program now accepting applications!
The City of Cincinnati has a new program to forgive water and storm water bills for low-income residents experiencing COVID-related hardships. Find out more about the program and apply here.
Get Your CUFA Yard Sign Today
We know that "Together, We Will Make a Difference." Let your neighbors know that you support CUFA. Call us at 853-3947 to get a yard sign. Donate to offset the cost yard signs here.
CUFA has postcards (pictured below) you can give or mail to family and friends asking them to join CUFA. Sign up here to get some postcards!
Join CUFA on social media:
Be sure to join our Facebook group.