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The next Community Issues Forum Thursday, February 22, 2024 in person and zoom Topic An Update on Local Initiatives to Address Gun Violence in Cincinnati


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The Community Issues Forum at Christ Church Cathedral Thursday, February 22, 2024, Noon in person and zoom An Update on Local Initiatives to Address Gun Violence in Cincinnati 

An update on local initiatives to address gun violence in Cincinnati- A panel comprised of leaders of local programs aimed at diminishing gun violence will be led by Jack Jose of Christ Church Cathedral 
The next Community Issues Forum at Christ Church Cathedral on February 22nd will provide an update on efforts to diminish and eventually end gun violence in Cincinnati. A panel comprised of Carole Womeldorf, Secretary of the Board of the Community Peace Builders Network, Te Airea Powell, of Peace and Hope Life Style and President of the East Westwood Civic Association, and Jack Jose, leader of Christ Church Cathedral’s Gun Violence Prevention Working Group. The panel will also discuss a proposed new initiative that has worked well in several other cities. ..

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Citizens Not Politicians Campaign has begun

Fair Districts Logo_1120.pngThis is a a campaign to create a non-partisan districting committee made up of citizens. Currently Ohio is operating within an extremely gerrymandered plan that has been ruled unconstitutional by our Supreme Court. Endorsed by retired Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and many good government organizations like Common Cause and the League of Women Voters, Ohioans want to remove the districting from the hands of politicians and allow citizens to make these important decisions.

Sign up below to attend their next volunteer huddle and or for training for collecting signatures. Petitions will be available at the WCC or LWV offices.


Fair Districts Petition Circulator Training

How can you support voter rights with this plan?

  • Sign a petition.
  • Sign up to volunteer via Fair Districts.
  • Help collect signatures. Even if you’re experienced, you must take a 1-hour training and short quiz.  (Start by clicking on the volunteer link in the above bullet.)
  • Be able to advocate for every vote counting. This YouTube presentation provides talking points.
  • Join the Fair Districts Speakers Bureau or help in other ways. Here is the Fair Districts Get Involved page.

Housing Our Future

Property Tax Assistance Programs

New Property Tax Valuation: Full Webiunar Recording
Please click the link above to view the full recording of the February 8, 2024 Housing Our Future Webinar: New Property Tax Valuation and Its Impact on Your Taxes. To view the slide deck from the presentation without commentary, click HERE.

Cincinnati | Hamilton County Community Action Agency
Apply online for one-time assistance paying past due property taxes, not be in excess of $10,000. Applicants must meet qualifications. Click the link above for more information.

Past Forums

Forum Focused on Homelessness And Affordable Housing Concerns In 2024

February 8, 2024

Homelessness And Affordable Housing Concerns In 2024- An Update By Josh Spring, Executive Director Of The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition 
As we begin February, 2024, how are critical issues such as homelessness and affordable housing faring in Cincinnati? What are the immediate concerns that must be addressed? At the next Community Issues Forum, Josh Spring, Executive Director of the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition, will address these questions. This Forum takes place at Christ Church Cathedral and via Zoom on Thursday,  February 8th at 12:00 Noon

Forum Focused on An Update on City Government and Hamilton County Government

January 25, 2024

What are the issues confronting Cincinnati City Council and the Hamilton County Commissioners in 2024 and beyond! At the next Zoom Community Issues Forum, Commissioner Denise Driehaus  and Vice Mayor Jan Michele Kearney will review the problems and policy questions that must be dealt with in the coming months.

This Forum takes place at Christ Church Cathedral on Thursday January 25th at 12:00-noon. As usual, time will be made available for questions and comments, and attendees may bring their lunch or purchase a box lunch at the Forum.