Save the dates for our upcoming program on redistricting & Brink For A Cause. This is the last month to win our Membership Challenge! Plus, find out more about proposed Ohio legislation to restrict absentee voting & the latest changes to the eviction moratorium.
Here are the top 3 actions you can take this week:
Last chance to win the CUFA Membership Challenge! From January 30 - June 1, 2021, our Membership Committee issued a Membership Challenge: The person who recruits the most *new* members will win a $25 Visa gift card! Reserve your postcards (pictured below) to send to friends and family to invite them to join CUFA here. Contact us at [email protected] or (513) 853-3947 for membership forms or tips on how to recruit new members.
Save the Date & RSVP here for our Thursday, June 3 virtual event "What does Redistricting Have to Do With Me?" from 6:30-8:00 PM. Ohio recently voted on two ballot issues to change the way our state and congressional districts are drawn. This year, Ohio redraws the lines. How do the ballot issues change the process for mapping Ohio's districts? How might it impact our votes? Learn more and discuss redistricting in this Zoom Popular Education event with CUFA, Common Cause & League of Women Voters of Greater Cincinnati. In the meantime, share the event! Download a flyer to print or image to share electronically. Invite friends and family on Facebook here.
- Save the Date & RSVP here for our Thursday, July 8 in-person (!) event "Brink For A Cause" from 5:00-8:00 PM at Brink Brewing in College Hill. Finely crafted beers, ales & hard ciders PLUS snacks and good company (one dollar from each pint sold goes to CUFA, Communities United For Action). For questions or a ride, contact Communities United For Action at: (513) 853-3947 or [email protected].
What's Happening This Week
The Ohio Legislature has introduced a bill to restrict absentee voting
WCPO reports the proposed bill, sponsored by Rep. Bill Seitz, would: "limit ballot dropbox locations to three per county and remove an absentee voter's ability to correct their ballot if it was submitted incorrectly." Read more on proposed House Bill 294 on WCPO here.
There have been some changes to the Centers For Disease Control's eviction moratorium
From National Housing Law Project (NHLP): "On Wednesday, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. issued a ruling vacating the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Eviction Halt Order. Also on Wednesday, the judge issued a temporary stay of her order. There has been significant confusion about the legal status of the CDC moratorium. For now, Wednesday’s ruling has no effect on the CDC eviction moratorium, and individual tenants may continue to seek protection under the CDC's halt order if they qualify." The recent court actions are confusing, but NHLP recommends that if you think you may qualify for protection from eviction under the CDC's order, use this form to declare your qualification to your landlord.
Other Important Information
Watch the May 6 Sewer Backup Program 101
In case you missed it, watch the Sewer Backup Program 101 here. CUFA's Sewer Justice Team hosted Legal Aid attorney Matt Fitzsimmons to summarize qualifications, outline MSD's legal responsibility, and cover some tips for getting the help you need from the MSD backup programs when the sewers fail.
Watch the March 4 CUFA Town Hall: Navigating Housing & Utility Assistance
Are you or someone you know having trouble navigating assistance programs? On Thursday, March 4, Communities United For Action hosted speakers from local utilities and agencies to talk about available assistance programs and how to apply. Watch it here and get the links and contact information shared about local programs 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!
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Be sure to join our Facebook group.