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The next Community Issues Forum will be on Thursday, December 1, 2022 in person at Christ Church Cathedral
 

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Next forum on Thursday, December 1, 2022 Noon LIVE AND IN PERSON at Christ Church Cathedral .

Addressing Health Care Inequities In Greater Cincinnati

Inequities exist in the delivery of health care services in Greater Cincinnati. At the next Community Issues Forum, Kate Schroder, CEO of Interact For Health, and Steve Sunderland, director of the Cancer Justice Network, will discuss these inequities and the initiatives needed to address them. Schroeder will outline the major areas of inequality based on her organization’s survey of the Cincinnati area, and Sunderland will discuss the efforts to change inequality in cancer care based on a method of caring called “Navigation.” Both speakers are optimistic that healthcare can be improved though greater education and action. Questions and comments are encouraged. This in-person and Zoom Forum will take place at Christ Church Cathedral (The Forum Room) on Thursday December 1st at 12:00 Noon.

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Forum (Virtual) Focuses New Initiatives to Address Cincinnati’s Affordable Housing Crisis And To Fund The City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Thursday, November 17, 2022 Noon via zoom

The lack of affordable housing has been a major problem in Cincinnati for decades, and it continues to worsen. At the next Community Issues Forum, Josh Spring, Executive Director of the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition, and John Schrider, President of Advocates for Affordable Housing (AHA), will provide an update on new initiatives to address this crisis and current planning for a proposal to fund the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund. This Zoom Forum takes place on Thursday November 17th at noon.

Forum (Virtual) Focuses  on What is at stake in the upcoming midterm elections? 

Thursday, October 20, 2022 Noon via zoom

What is at stake in the upcoming midterm elections? Since these are far from normal times in American politics, what do citizens need to be aware of in terms of real and potential obstacles to preserving voting rights and fair and well administered elections in Ohio? Catherine Turcer, Executive Director of Common Cause Ohio and Elizabeth Brown, League of Women Voters will address what citizen need to know and what they can do to protect our currently fragile system of representative democracy.

Forum (Virtual) Focuses  on Midterm Election featuring Greg Landsman and Steve Chabot.  Also, the reasons why the Mental Health Levy is an increase rather than a renewal.

Thursday, October 6, 2022 Noon via zoom

More On The Midterm Elections – Focusing On Ohio’s First Congressional District. Hear From Congressman Steve Chabot And Councilman Greg Landsman About Why They Are Competing For This Seat. Also Learn About The Hamilton County Mental Health Levy.

Part II of Preparing for the Midterms focuses on the First Congressional District Race and the Hamilton County Mental Health Levy.  Hear from incumbent Congressman Steve Chabot and Councilman Greg Landsman about why they are the right person to hold this office. Also hear the reasons why the Mental Health Levy is an increase rather than a renewal this November This Community Issues Forum took place via Zoom on Thursday,  October 6th at 12:00 Noon. As usual, attendees who link into the Forum will be invited to present their questions and comments. 

Forum (Virtual) Focuses  on Midterm Election featuring Carrie Russell Hartman, the Political Director of the Ryan for Senate Campaign (for Congressman Tim Ryan)

Thursday, September 29, 2022 Noon

As the Midterm Election approaches, the Community Issues Forum focuses on both Ballot Issues and candidates.  Carrie Russell Hartman, the Political Director of the Ryan for Senate Campaign (for Congressman Tim Ryan) and J. D. Vance (invited) will discuss why they are running for the United States Senate. Link into this session at noon on Thursday September 29th. As usual, questions and comments will be welcomed from the Zoom participants 

Cincinnati Councilman Mark Jeffreys explains the City’s proposed Charter Amendment to end the Mayor’s Pocket Veto.

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Forum (Virtual) Focuses  on More Equitable Policies for Neighborhood Development as well as more Affordable Housing

Thursday, May 5, 2022 Noon

Cincinnati needs more equitable policies for neighborhood development as well as more affordable housing. The Peaslee Neighborhood Center has taken a leadership role in advocating for initiatives focusing on these needs. At the next Community Issues Forum, Joele Newman, Peaslee’s Community Organizer, and Jenn Arens, Peaslee’s Social Justice Education Coordinator, will discuss work in progress promoting inclusionary housing and its Equitable Development Rubric. This Zoom Forum takes place on Thursday May 5th at 12:00 Noon. As usual, questions and comments will be invited from Forum attendee