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Community Issues Forum on Thursday, September 30, 2021  NOON on zoom

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Cincinnati voters will elect a new Mayor this fall. After eight years in this Office, John Cranley will step down after the November election. At the next Community Issues Forum,  Councilman David Mann and Aftab Pureval, the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, will make their cases why they should be elected to this position. This Forum via Zoom takes place at 12:00 noon on Thursday September 30th.

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Tuesday, September 21st
10 – 2 pm

Ohio Statehouse – Columbus

Past Forums

Forum (Virtual) Focuses on What Are The Critical Issues That The New City Council And Mayor Need To Address After The November Election? 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 Noon

At the first Community Issues Forum of the fall, a panel of community leaders will describe those issues that need immediate attention from the City candidates who win terms on November 2nd. They are: Josh Spring, Executive Director of the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition, Joele Newman, Lead Community Organizer for the Peaslee Neighborhood Center, David Altman, environmental attorney and civic leader, and Connie Roesch, President of Cincinnatus.  Connie Roesch video presentation
Josh Spring video presentation
Dave Altman video presentation
Joele Newman video presentation

Forum (Virtual) Focuses on A Campaign To Make The Extension Of The Child Tax Credit Permanent – A Forum Featuring Senator Sherrod Brown
Friday, June 25, 2021 Noon

On Friday June 25th, the Community Issues Forum will hold a special forum featuring Senator Sherrod Brown. The Ohio Senator is championing making permanent the extension of the child tax credit as an effective way to reduce poverty in this country. Other speakers will include a local advocate for the child tax credit and a member of Senator Brown’s a staff.

In the large COVID-relief bill passed by Congress in March, an extension of the child tax credit was made to low-income families. This temporary extension provides monthly payments of $300 dollars for children five years old and younger and $250 for older children. Preliminary evidence shows that this extension if made permanent could significantly reduce poverty. For this reason, Senator Brown and others are seeking public support to convince Congress to do just that. As usual, questions and comments will be invited from the Forum attendees.