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Thursday, December 14 at Noon
Christ Church Cathedral 
318 East Fourth St
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Where Do Things Stand In Term Of Health Care Coverage?An Update About Obama Care,  Medicaid, And Other Assistance 

If you are confused about federal policy and assistance for health care, you are not alone. It almost requires a daily score card to keep up with changes and proposals concerning Obama Care, Medicaid, CHIP, and other assistance programs related to health care coverage. At the December 14th Community Issues Forum, Steve Wagner, Executive Director of UHCAN OHIO, will provide an update of actual and proposed changes and new issues to look for in 2018. 

 Announcements

  • TAX  REFORM?  or COMPOUND INEQUALITY
    By Ed Burdell for StreetVibes
    The President and his Republican congressional confederates are promoting their tax code revisions as providing relief for all. READ MORE
  • FORUM LOOKS AT TAX REFORM AND INCOME
    INEQUALITY
    by Bill Woods for StreetVibes  READ MORE
     Nancy Bertaux’s analysis concluded that this legislation
    would merely further the gap between the wealthy and the
    rest of us.
Bill Woods  will be awarded the buddy gray Lifetime Achievement Award at Homeless Coalition Dinner on  Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 5:30 pm A tireless advocate for social justice all his adult life, in the early 1980’s Bill founded Applied Information Resources (AIR)
Homeless Coalition Dinner : To purchase tickets:https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3160164

Remembering Bobbie Sterne
By Bill Woods
I first met Bobbie Sterne in the summer of 1963. Fresh out
of college, I had through a bit of luck landed a job with the
Charter Committee writing press releases for several of its
minor candidates. READ MORE

Past Forums

Forum Focuses Response to Trump’s immigration policies.

November 30, 2017

What have local groups been doing to respond to the Trump Administration’s harsh immigration policies? One response has been the creation of a local coalition, The Immigrant Dignity Coalition of Cincinnati. At the next Community Issues Forum, Brennan Grayson, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, and Allison Reynolds-Berry, Executive Director of the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, Magda Olander and Samantha Searls will discuss the Coalition’s goals and work

Forum Focuses on Congress and its attention on tax reform.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Both the House and Senate work on a bill that Republicans promise will improve the tax structure for all Americans. At the next Community Issues Forum, Nancy Bertaux, Professor and Director Economics, Sustainability and Society, Xavier University, will review what is in the tax proposal and lead a discussion about whether its provisions will help create a more economically equitable society. This luncheon Forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday November 9th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

Forum focuses on the non-incumbent candidates for Cincinnati City Council


Thursday, October 12, 2017

At October 12 Community Issues Forums, the non-incumbent candidates for Cincinnati City Council  made their case why they should be elected. See the videos of  Michele Dillingham, Tamaya Dennard and Brian Garry
Click on names for video.

Forum focuses on the non-incumbent candidates for Cincinnati City Council


Thursday, October 12, 2017

At October 12 Community Issues Forums, the non-incumbent candidates for Cincinnati City Council  made their case why they should be elected. See the videos of  Michele Dillingham, Tamaya Dennard and Brian Garry
Click on names for video.

The Forum Focuses On Cincinnati’s Mayoral Campaign

Thursday,  September 28, 2017

The Community Issues Forum focuses on Cincinnati’s mayoral campaign. Next Thursday, Council member Yvette Simpson. Part II will explain why she has the necessary credentials to replace the current Mayor. These consecutive luncheon Forums take place at 12:00 noon, Thursdays September 21st and 28th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

Forum Focuses On Cincinnati’s Mayoral Campaign

Thursday,  September 21, 2017

Community Issues Forum focuses on Cincinnati’s mayoral campaign. Mayor John CranleyPart II makes his case for reelection to this office. These consecutive luncheon Forums take place at 12:00 noon, Thursdays September 21st and 28th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.