This week, make sure to cast your ballot if you haven't already. And help us answer the question: what's next?
Here are the top 3 actions you can take this week:
If you haven't voted yet, make your plan now! Check out your options here and scroll down for more on voting, including info about rides.
Join our Sewer Justice Team this Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10 AM to push for our sewers to be fixed in a way that everyone can afford. CUFA's Sewer Justice Team and our allies have stopped sewer rate increases for the last 5 years, won a new customer assistance program, and increased accountability for the Metropolitan Sewer District. Register here to join in our fight for Sewer Justice this Saturday morning.
- What happens after the election is over? Take this brief, 2-question survey to tell us what is most important to you from CUFA's Coronavirus Response Platform.
- If you haven't voted yet, make your plan now! Check out your options here and scroll down for more on voting, including info about rides.
What's Happening This Week
Join our fight for Sewer Justice!
Now that we are in the midst of a pandemic, it becomes more clear than ever that some of us aren't safe in our homes. Join us first Saturdays of each month to discuss how we will move forward on our 2020 goals for Sewer Justice:
- Getting our sewers fixed first in neighborhoods hardest hit by sewer backups and overflows;
- Pushing for home buy outs or prevention devices for residents with repeated sewer backups; and
- Making sewer rates fair and affordable for everyone.
You can make a difference for Sewer Justice.
What: Sewer Justice Team first Saturdays
When: Saturday, November 7 from 10-11:30AM
Where: RSVP here for instructions to join.
Last Chance to VOTE: Early Voting Monday & Polling Places Tuesday!
Make your plan to VOTE in the November 3 General Election
- Monday, Nov. 2 is the last day to Early Vote. The Board of Elections is located at 4700 Smith Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45212. Hours Monday, Nov. 2 are 8AM-2PM.
- Vote by Mail. It's too late to request an absentee ballot. But if you have already received one, it must be delivered to the Board of Elections by 7:30 PM on November 3 or post-marked by Nov. 2 and received within 10 days after the election.
- Vote at your polling place on November 3. If you are registered, you can get your polling place information here.
More on early voting and Election Day voting:
- Get prepared by finding your sample ballot here;
- Review the ID requirements here;
- Give yourself enough time the day you vote; be prepared, the lines may be long.
Need a ride to the Board of Elections or the polls? Text: Ride2020 to 797979 or call 513-204.9743! Brought to you by Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative, NAACP, League of Women Voters & Urban League.
If you have questions or problems voting, you can call or text 1-866-OUR-VOTE, which is staffed with nonpartisan volunteers and lawyers who can help you navigate through casting your ballot.
More on Absentee Ballot/Mail-in Ballots from the Hamilton County Board of Elections:
Step-by-step instructions are enclosed in your Absentee ballot packet.
- Inspect your ballot – you may have a 1-sheet ballot with candidates and issues on both sides (in some elections you may have a 2-sheet ballot.)
- Mark your ballot – use a black or blue pen only and completely fill in the box of your choices.
- If you make a mistake – call the Board of Elections for a replacement ballot at 513 632-7039.
- Bring or mail back your voted ballot – place your voted ballot in the provided white identification envelope. Complete all the yellow boxes, sign and seal the ballot inside. Put the identification envelope into the return envelope. Return to Board of Elections, 4700 Smith Rd, Cincinnati OH, 45212:
- Drop off in person by 7:30pm on Election Day. You or your spouse, domestic partner, mother, father, step-mother, step-father, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister, half-brother, half-sister, brother-in-law, sister-in law, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, child, step child, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, or other family member living in the same household may deliver it to the board.
- Or send by mail, it must be received by 7:30pm on Election Day OR must be postmarked by the day before Election Day and received by 10 days after Election Day. Use postage stamps and/or have your Post Office postmark the sealed return envelope. Do Not use a postage meter or online service. U.S. Postal Service estimates that it may take two to five days for your voted absentee ballot to be delivered to the board of elections by mail.
If you requested an Absentee ballot and did not vote it – when you go to your polling location you will be required to vote provisionally.
Other Important Information
Get Your CUFA Yard Sign Today
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Tell Our Senators to Pass a COVID Relief Bill Now
Join Peoples Action and other grassroots organizations across the country to tell the Senate that our priority is getting relief to the most vulnerable members of our community during the pandemic. Click here to take action.
The National THRIVE Agenda
We must build a new economy to address the inequality and racism the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare. On September 10, People's Action and several allied groups released a national agenda with eight key pillars:
- Creating millions of good, safe jobs with access to unions.
- Building the power of workers to fight inequality.
- Investing in Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities.
- Strengthening and healing the nation-to-nation relationship with sovereign Native Nations.
- Combating environmental injustice and ensuring healthy lives for all.
- Averting climate and environmental catastrophe.
- Ensuring fairness for workers and communities affected by economic transitions.
- Reinvesting in public institutions that enable workers and communities to thrive.
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