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 Redistricting Measure Passed

Political reformers received a surprise Christmas present from the Ohio Senate last Friday. After hours of meeting behind closed doors, Senators at 4:00 in the morning  reached a bipartisan agreement and passed a measure that would establish a new process for determining the geographic districts for Ohio House and Senate elections.  READ MORE

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The Economic Inequality Series Finale -Where Do We Go From Here?



The Forum series focusing on “Economic Inequality” concludes with a panel discussion of the question: “Where do we go from here?” After attendees this fall have heard about various aspects of this complex topic, the wrap up panel will suggest some long and short term steps for bringing about a more equitable economic environment in this country. The panelists include Brennan Grayson, Legal Director of the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, Kristen Barker, Director of the Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative, and Col Owens, Senior Attorney, the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday December 11th, 2014 Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street

 

The Economic Inequality Series Continues -Issues Confronting Women In The Work Force 

Thursday November 20, 2014, 12:00 Noon,
Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room, 318 East Fourth Street


 The fall series focusing on “Economic Inequality” continues with a presentation on issues confronting women in the work force. At the next Community Issues Forum, Vanessa Freytag, Executive Director, The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and Pat Youngblood, Lead Organizer for the Caregiver Circle Project, a project for working women sponsored by the Center For Community Change, the Contact Center, and the Peaslee Neighborhood Center, will discuss some of the obstacles facing women as well as current efforts to create more equitable work environments. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday November 20th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

The Economic Inequality Series Continues – “The New Jim Crow”

The fall series focusing on “Economic Inequality” continues with a presentation on “the New Jim Crow.” The term, “the New Jim Crow,” describes the very large number of African American men who are currently incarcerated in this country. At the next Community Issues Forum, Stephen Johnson Grove, Deputy Director of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, will discuss the New Jim Crow and how it insures economic inequality for a growing number of African American males. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday November 6th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

Candidates For The Ohio General Assembly To Confront Tough Questions About Service And Program Priorities and The Next State Budget

What’s at stake on November 4th when all the members of the Ohio House and many State Senators will be elected? At the next Community Issues Forum, several local candidates for the Ohio General Assembly will be asked tough questions about what they consider to be program and service priorities in the next budget. Participants will include Cecil Thomas and Charlie Winburn, candidates for the Ohio Senate, and Rep. Denise Driehaus, Mary Yeager, Micah Kamrass, and John Dever (invited), candidates for the Ohio House. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday October 23rd, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street. (This Forum is co-sponsored by One Ohio Now.)

 

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