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The next Forum will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

It’s Your Turn – The Forum Focuses On The Issues That You Think City Council And Mayoral Candidates And Your Representatives In Washington Should Be Addressing 

 May 25, 2017, 12:00 Noon,

Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room, 318 East Fourth Street
 Forums this spring have focused on local responses to what is going on in Washington and what are the issues that City Council and Mayoral candidates should be addressing. Now, it’s your turn! At the next Community Issues Forum, we invite you to take part in a lunch discussion that taps your views on these two topics. Come prepared to talk about the issues you think are important or being overlooked. Some of the panelists who participated in the earlier spring forums will serve as discussion leaders, and we will record and send your collected wisdom to the candidates for City offices and your representatives in Washington, D.C.  As a celebration of your participation in this year’s forums, lunch is on us. This luncheon discussion takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday May 25th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

 

Past Forums

Real Prospects For Reform – An Initiative To Create Fair Congressional Districts In Ohio.(Local Responses To What Is Going On In Washington Part III, May 11, 2017 on Part III) May 11, 2017
  

A citizens’ initiative was just launched to bring about fair Congressional districts inOhio. Encouraged that voters passed an Ohio Constitutional Amendment in 2015 to establish fair state districts, a reform coalition has drafted a proposal to achieve the same end for Congressional districts. At the next Community Issues Forum, Catherine Turcer, Policy Analyst for Common Cause/Ohio, will outline the content of the proposed Amendment, and several members of the local Fair Elections Coalition will talk about why this reform is so badly needed. This luncheon forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday May 11th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

Local Responses To What Is Going On In Washington Part II: The Impact On The Environment – E.P.A Cuts And Much More, Thursday April 27, 2017



With a huge proposed cut in the E.P.A. budget and the elimination of President Obama’s Executive Orders on the environment, public concern has mounted about the future of environmental protection under this Administration. Earth Day events across the country and the March for Science in Washington, D.C. will showcase this concern. At the next Community Issues Forum, D. David Altman, an Environmental Attorney who specializes in defending average citizens from the impacts of major polluters, will review what is happening in Washington and what citizens can do locally. This luncheon forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday April 27th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.  PART II VIDEO,  PART III

Cincinnati’s Mayoral Candidates Present Their Views  April 13, 2017


 What are the issues that the candidates for mayor will focus on if elected in November? At the next Community Issues Forum, the mayoral candidates will answer this question and discuss what compels them to run for this office. The candidates include Rob Richardson, Councilmember Yvette Simpson, and Mayor John Cranley. This luncheon Forum presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday April 13th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street. Also, at 12:00 noon, 

What Are The Issues That Should Concern City Council And Mayoral Candidates In This Year’s Campaign? Part II  March 30, 2017

What are the issues that the City Council and Mayoral candidates should be talking about in this year’s campaign? Part II of this Community Issues Forum series will feature another panel of civic and neighborhood leaders presenting the concerns and proposals that they believe need to be addressed by the candidates. This panel includes Pat Garry, Chair of Affordable Housing Advocates, Mike Maloney, Convener of the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition, and Pastor Ennis Tait, President of the Faith Community Alliance of Greater Cincinnati.

 

 

 

Past Forums 2017

Past Forums 2016

Past Forums 2015