This week, we have gathered everything you need to make sure you are registered to vote and have a plan for voting in the November 3 General Election. Then, we're heading to Columbus on Saturday to tell our elected leaders: #NoShutoffs of our utilities in the pandemic!
Here are the top 3 actions you can take this week:
Make sure you are registered to vote: Get registered to vote here. | Check your registration and polling place here. | If you have moved or changed your name, update your registration here. The deadline to register to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election is October 5, 2020.
Make a plan to vote: Decide whether you will vote by mail, vote early in-person, or vote on Election Day at your polling location.
- We are heading to Columbus this Saturday, Sept. 26 for a #NoShutoffs Car Rally action! Register here to join the CUFA Caravan to Columbus and share the event with friends and family.
What's Happening This Week
For Organizations, Community Groups and Businesses: Join our Fair Sewer Rates Coalition!
Tired of unfair, unaffordable sewer bills? Are you affiliated with an organization, community group or business? Come join our fight for fair, affordable sewer rates!
This meeting will be an introduction to our concerns around sewer rate equity, and a discussion of goals to guide our sewer rate equity fight to victory.
What: Fair Sewer Rates Coalition Introduction
When: Tuesday, September 22 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: RSVP here for instructions to join.
Join CUFA's Caravan to Columbus #NoShutoffs Car Rally
In the middle of a pandemic utility companies are shutting off people's water, power, and internet, and our elected leaders are letting it happen.
Join us on Saturday, Sep. 26 at 8:30 a.m. to Caravan to the Columbus #NoShutoffs Car Rally to call for an end to utility and politicians' corruption and to fight for the recognition of water, power, and internet as necessities that we cannot go without.
State governments and public utilities commissions across the country have taken action to end shutoffs, so no one will be without day-to-day necessities like water or power. Yet in Ohio, our leaders continue to allow utilities like FirstEnergy to dictate our statewide policies at the expense of thousands of Ohio residents.
Register here to join CUFA's Caravan to Columbus.
Make Your Plan to Vote Now: Voter Registration Ends Oct. 5
Get Registered, Check your Polling Location, or Make Updates to your Registration
Register to vote here: https://votehamiltoncountyohio.gov/register/
If you think you are registered, you can check here and get your polling place information: https://votehamiltoncountyohio.gov/check-registration-status/
If you've moved or changed your name, update your registration here: https://votehamiltoncountyohio.gov/change-name-address/
The registration deadline is October 5, 2020 to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election. If your registration contains inaccuracies or you do not make changes to update your address or name by the deadline, you may be asked to vote using a "provisional" ballot.
Learn more about how voting works here: https://votehamiltoncountyohio.gov/voting-101/
Make your plan to VOTE in the November 3 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:
- Vote Early beginning October 6. The Board of Elections is located at 4700 Smith Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45212. Hours are listed to the right.
- Vote by Mail. Request your ballot to Vote By Mail by printing and mailing the request form here.
- Vote at your polling place on November 3.
Other Important Information
Take Action to Ensure Voting is Easy
An action from the Ohio Voter Rights Coalition to ensure everyone can vote easily: We need you to write to House Speaker Cupp, Senate President Obhoff and Secretary LaRose and tell them to support prepaid return postage and expanded access to drop boxes.
Ohio Voter Rights Coalition says, "Prepaid postage will encourage more voters to take advantage of voting by mail -- a safe and secure alternative to voting in-person. It will save voters a trip to the post office, making voting easier, safer, and more convenient.
And ballot drop boxes are a streamlined, safe option for voters who receive their vote-by-mail ballots too late to return them by mail -- a big concern in light of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s recent attacks on the U.S. Postal Service."
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.
The Census is still happening! Make sure you are counted!
It's not too late to participate in the 2020 Census! Get counted to help your community access needed help and government funding.
You can respond online, by phone, or by mail.
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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