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What Are The Critical Issues That Candidates Need To Address This Fall? A Panel Spells Them Out

 Thursdays September 27, 2018, 12:00 Noon,
Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room, 318 East Fourth Street



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What are the critical issues that candidates running for office this fall need to address? At the next Community Issues Forum, a panel of community leaders will spell out some of the problems and policies that local, state and national candidates should be talking to voters about. The panel includes John E. Schrider, Jr.,  Attorney at Law/Director Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, Michelle Dillingham, Executive Director of Community Shares, Brennan Grayson. Executive Director of the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, and D. David Altman, an environmental attorney who specializes in defending average citizens


Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

Judicial Candidate Forum: “Who are you to judge?”

 At the Urban League, 3458 Reading Rd., Avondale

Doors open at 5:30 pm; program starts at 6 pm CLICK HERE for flyer


Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
“Charting the City’s Future:
The Pros and Cons of the Proposed Charter Amendments”
At First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton Street in Avondale off Reading Rd.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for light snacks and socializing. Program begins at 7 pm.
Don Mooney, Carolyn Miller, and City Council proponents of three Council terms will present on several proposed amendments .

Past Forums

Forum Focuses on Protecting Voting Rights And Focusing On Efforts To Register And Motivate People To Vote  

Thursday, September 13,  2018

The Community Issues Forum kicks off its new season with a forum focusing on voting rights and local efforts to register and motivate people to vote. Cosponsored by the Voter Engagement Coordination Campaign, this forum will feature a panel including Elizabeth Brown, Co-President, the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area, Carol Womeldorf of the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign, Catherine Turcer, Director of Common Cause/Ohio, and Amy Teitelman, Regional Director of For Our Future Fund.

Forum Focuses on The Equitable Development Rubric Created By The Peaslee Neighborhood Center

Thursday, May 31,  2018

With all the development taking place in neighborhoods such as Over-the-Rhine, a planning process is badly needed to insure equitable results that will benefit the current residents. At the next Community Issues Forum, Jennifer Summers and Jennifer Arens of Peaslee Neighborhood Center will discuss an equitable development rubric that the Center has created as a tool to help citizens evaluate the impact of local development projects. This luncheon forum took place at 12:00 noon, Thursday May 31st,

Forum Focuses on A New Burst of Energy In The Grassroots Campaign For Legislation To Curb Gun Violence 

Thursday, May 17,  2018

After the tragic school shootings in Parkland, Florida, students organized to become a vital new force in the ongoing campaign to curb gun violence by promoting gun reform legislation. These students have joined forces with grassroots organizations that were already in the field such as Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. At the next Community Issues Forum, Michele Mueller, Local Group Lead for Moms Demand Action, and Lauren Rose, a student activist and senior at Mason High School, will discuss current activities and the new burst of energy that has given strength to local, state, and national gun reform efforts.