This week, take a few short minutes to contact our Senators, Gov. DeWine and join CUFA Saturday to learn more about how we are pushing for Sewer Justice.
Here are the top 3 actions you can take this week:
Tell Our Senators: Stop Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee. Things are moving fast in Washington to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's spot on the Supreme Court. Use this People's Action tool to email and Tweet Senators Brown and Portman, to tell them that we need to elect our President first, then the President can appoint Supreme Court Justices. We need both Democratic and Republican Senator commitments to demand that our voices be heard and our votes will be counted.
Last Saturday, CUFA circled the Ohio Statehouse with our allies to send a clear message to Gov. DeWine: #NoShutoffs until the pandemic is over. Thousands of Ohio families have suffered reduced incomes during the pandemic. Governor DeWine has the power to help people keep their lights, water, internet and heat on until they can recover. Help us keep the pressure on DeWine by giving him a call at 614-466-3555 -or- 614-644-4357 this week.
- Join our Sewer Justice Team this Saturday, Oct. 3 @ 10AM to push for fixed sewers that everyone can afford. RSVP Here.
What's Happening This Week
Join CUFA's Sewer Justice Team!
We are working to make sure our sewers are fixed first in the neighborhoods hardest hit by sewer overflows and basement backups. We are working to ensure sewer rates are affordable and equitable for everyone. Join us first Saturdays of each month to talk about how we will win Sewer Justice together.
What: Sewer Justice Team
When: Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10-11:30AM
Where: Zoom - register here for instructions to join
Let's keep the pressure on Gov. DeWine to end utility shutoffs during the pandemic!
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.
CALL GOV. DEWINE AT 614-466-3555 OR 614-644-4357 TO TELL HIM:
"WE CAN'T CATCH UP ON UTILITIES; DON'T LET UTILITY COMPANIES SHUT US OFF UNTIL THE PANDEMIC IS OVER AND WE HAVE THE ASSISTANCE WE NEED TO GET CAUGHT UP."
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.
October 31 is the deadline for filling out the census. 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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