Labor Council
Friday, October 23, 2020
The labor movement continues to lead the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to fight for economic opportunity and social justice for America’s workers.
"Leave it all on the field"
A Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
The clocking is winding down. The polls are showing it is going to be close. We know there is nothing more powerful than a united labor movement. And Joe Biden is going to be the next president because union members are going to deliver for our country once again. But we’ve got to step up our game, show up for a proven champion and run up the score. We know Joe. He is pro-worker. Pro-union. Pro-America. He’s everything Donald Trump pretends to be, wishes he could be and will never be.

This year, despite the coronavirus, America is voting—by mail and in person—and we the people are choosing who among us will lead our nation, as we have done since our Constitution was adopted in 1789. Since the United States was founded, working people have struggled to make our nation a democracy. And we have given our lives to defend our democratic republic—from the coalfields of West Virginia to the beaches of Normandy to the back roads of Mississippi to the mountains of Afghanistan.
The lesson of our history is clear. Democracies are not, in the last analysis, protected by judges or lawyers, reporters or publishers. The survival of democracy depends on the determination of working people to defend it. And America’s labor movement is indeed determined to defend our democratic republic. We are determined that the next president of the United States will be the person who is the choice of the people of these United States through the process our Constitution and laws provide. Already, working people are voting—by the millions. And we are going to keep voting in record numbers. Together, we, the citizens of the United States, will pick those who we wish to govern us, from the White House to the statehouse to the courthouse. And we will bring a new and better day.
Republican Chaos Holds Back Relief Talks

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA) joined Bloomberg TV  to discuss the latest on COVID-19 relief negotiations, President Trump’s denial of wildfire aid to California and why California’s Proposition 22 is bad for working people.
American Federation of Teachers Goes Mobile!
AFT VOTES” Bus Tour Makes Stops in Cincinnati
Teachers, nurses, and families all across the nation are rallying to help Get Out the Vote for issues and candidates who are taking action to fund essential services at the heart of our recovery and our ability to reopen our economy. 

On Wednesday of this week, at 3:45pm the Cincinnati community joined in a safe, and socially distanced “Honk & Wave” near Woodward Career Technical High School at the corner of Seymour and Reading Rd. Teachers and community from Woodward and the Academy of World Languages (AMIS) schools joined the CPS district-wide “Honk & Wave” encouraging voters to support the CPS renewal levy Issue 17.
Watch AFT President Randi Weingarten Light up the crowd with a fiery review of the present state of our national politics, the current occupant of the White House and the sad state of the far right mismanagement of the US Senate.
The AFT BUS stopped by to the Hamilton County Board of Elections where AFT President Randi Weingarten and National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, along with many of Southwest Ohio's state legislative candidates, nurses, and other leaders spoke on the critical importance of voting, and for the passage of Issue 17, the Cincinnati Public Schools Renewal Levy. Speaker after speaker thrilled the crowd and encouraged them to cast their early, and in-person if at all possible.
Watch National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler also made her presence known with a ringing endorsement of education as the great equalizer and the above and beyond the call of duty steadfast and heroic commitment of America's teachers and nurses.
“AFT will stop at nothing to end this nightmare, fight for people’s dignity and fulfill this country’s founding promise,” says (AFT President) Weingarten. “And the solution to all of this is activism and voting—by mail or in person, early or on Election Day. Everything we do—this bus tour, the fight for a COVID-19 stimulus, confronting these crises, the Supreme Court fight, our GOTV work—is about preserving our democracy and making people’s lives better.” ( Pictured here - left to right - National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council Peter McLinden, and AFT President Randi Weingarten)

Read more about the bus tour HERE!
The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals who champions the social and economic well-being of our members, Cincinnati’s children, families, working people and communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism and especially through our members’ work. (Cincinnati Federation of Teachers President Julie Sellers is pictured here.)
Let’s defend democracy together.
As educators, we know the importance of teaching our students that their voices matter. When they feel empowered, they act empowered. And at no time is that lesson more important than now, days before Nov. 3, Election Day. By teaching students about democracy, by engaging them in decision-making, we empower them to become the informed and active citizens of our future.

As we say in the declaration, by signing on, we endorse democracy as a means of giving voice to each one of us, expressing the dignity of each individual, representing the values of our society, and ensuring the lawful transition of authority. We declare that every freedom depends upon the freedom to vote and that every vote should be counted.

This election is the most consequential of our lifetimes. Our lives, livelihoods and human decency itself are all on the ballot. We’ve watched as science is mocked and public health politicized while COVID-19 continues to harm our communities. We’ve watched students and educators endangered and traumatized by partisan pushes to reopen schools without the necessary focus on safety or resources. Millions of Americans have become impoverished due to the pandemic, and yet the president and the Senate refuse to provide the needed aid to individuals and public institutions.

And as all of this has unfolded, we’ve watched the norms and values that undergird our democracy cast aside. Peaceful protestors have been teargassed for a presidential photo op. A president is rushing a Supreme Court nomination so his nominee—not the people’s votes—might be able to decide this election. But the people are rejecting these attacks on democracy: Voters are waiting for hours just to cast their votes, proving that, despite obstacles like voter suppression and COVID-19, voters want their voices heard.

The more we share our principles of democracy, the more people will see the power in these principles. Every vote must count, and every vote must be counted. Our democracy depends on it. Sign on to the pledge, and share with your friends and family to do the same

In unity,

Randi Weingarten
AFT president
Video of the Week
“A Postal Service Creed for 2020”
Director: Mike Diedrich; DP: Brian Schilling; Editor: Randy Palmer.
"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

While the Postal Service has no official motto, the popular belief that it does is a tribute to America's postal workers. The words above, thought to be the motto, are chiseled in gray granite over the entrance to the New York City Post Office on 8th Avenue and come from Book 8, Paragraph 98, of The Persian Wars by Herodotus. During the wars between the Greeks and Persians (500-449 B.C.), the Persians operated a system of mounted postal couriers who served with great fidelity. 

We are therefore more than a little pleased to share this early look at Stand By Your Mail’s latest video, a whole new Postman’s Creed. We hope you enjoy this stirring video and that we can count on you to share it with your audiences using the #StandByYourMail hashtag.
Why Be Involved in Politics by Bill Froehle
Brothers and Sisters. It is once again closing in on the month of November and the political season is upon us like the chill of the autumn air under the lights at a Friday night high school football game prior to Covid-19 coming and throwing a wrench in the spokes. I hear from many of our members regarding politics and in particular about the Local 392 PAC Fund. Local 392 members want to know why we pay into the PAC fund and what benefit do they receive from paying into it.

I hear our members say that we should get out of politics completely and that we have no business telling our members how to vote or who to vote for. The truth of the matter is that nobody at the hall can tell you who to vote for and we as full-time officers understand that. As your fulltime elected officers, it is our sworn duty to uphold the Constitution and by-laws of our parent organization, the United Association. Part of the oath of obligation is that we will work for the betterment of all members through political action and involvement. Your full-time officers talk to politicians from every party and every walk of life. Our questions to them involve nothing about any other issue except for legislation that will adversely affect our member’s ability to earn a decent living.

I also hear our member’s state that “We pay too much in taxes.” As opposed to some folks running for office who pay little or no income taxes whatsoever.

Brothers and Sisters, taxes built every road, bridge and utility infrastructure in this country, trained, armed and deployed every military member in every war, placed every judge on the bench and police officer on the street, and funded almost all technological research. In short — taxes created our modern life in these the United States of America. A vast majority of taxes were paid by the 20th Century Middle Class and believe it or not the 20 Century Middle Class was created by labor unions such as Local 392. Keep that in mind as you go to the voting booth this November.

I want to say “Thank you” to the members who voluntarily pay into the PAC fund as well as to all retirees who send in their yearly contribution as well. Politics and our involvement in them go back to the beginning of the United Association in 1887 and to a great extent all the way back to the beginning of mankind. We can choose to live in a vacuum and ignore the political reality that is going on around us every day or we can do what we are obligated to do for ourselves and our families and educate ourselves on the politicians and issues that affect our day to day living and most important our chosen career path. The choice is entirely yours.

Many of the benefits that we receive as union members from being involved politically can sometimes be taken for granted. We as union members are constantly under attack from various groups who would like nothing more than to do away with safeguards that have been put in place through the political process. In our area alone we have witnessed the Indiana General Assembly strip Prevailing Wage (Common Wage) from State funded jobs as well as making Indiana a Right to Work State. Indiana has also gone after the Unemployment Insurance Fund in an attempt to classify Construction workers as seasonal employee’s which would cut the unemployment benefit to a level that would make working and living in Indiana nearly impossible.

In Kentucky, the beat goes on much the same as it is in Indiana. Kentucky no longer has prevailing wage law, a law that helps to protect the hard-earned gains of organized labor. Former governor Matt Bevin also signed right to work for less legislation making Kentucky the 27th state to do so and further eroding the gains that working families fought for over the past 150 years.

Ohio is currently an island among right to work states on all sides however we are only a few seats away from right to work becoming a reality here as well. The beat goes on.

Brothers and Sisters, this November we have a Presidential election where it appears that any of the candidates are having a hard time gaining any traction in the polls, especially with union members. One-minute Joe is up, the next minute Donald is up and even others have been mentioned a few times although not enough to make the debate stage. So much of the attention has been on the election for President while the races that will have a larger impact on our members at the State House level and further down the ballot have gone largely unnoticed.

I urge you to consider the candidates in our upcoming election letter which you should have received. The State Reps and State Senator positions are where the laws are put into place that will have a direct impact on our members. I will make only 1 point regarding the Presidential election; the next President of the United States will have the ability to nominate even more judges to the United States Supreme Court. Every worker right that has been fought and died for has eventually made its way to the Supreme Court before finally becoming law. As you look at the candidates for President, I urge you to consider their stances on Worker Rights and Labor Unions. The ability to have control of the Supreme Court that will determine what becomes law and what does not could very well determine the fate of Labor and all that we have fought for.

I also urge you to consider the judicial candidates that are listed in the letter. These candidates are people that we have talked to and who have a sympathetic ear towards our members and our issues. Many times, it is the judges who have the final say in whether a law goes into effect or not.
In the 20 counties that we cover in Ohio (5), Indiana (4) and Kentucky (11) there are many candidates who are deserving of our support. These candidates have interviewed with us and they also share our ideals and values as working families.

Whether you are a political junkie or a person who pays little attention to the politics of today there is no denying that as labor union members we have friends and enemies on both sides of the aisle. It is important to know where a politician stands on the issues that affect you, your pocketbook and your family. If you are unsure of where your candidate stands on issues that will have a direct impact on your ability to feed your family, ask them or give us a call at the union hall. If you want to know where they stand on any other issue, then you will have to do the research on your own. To the full time Officers of Local 392 every other issue is secondary. 

(Bill Froehle is Business Manager for Plumbers, Pipefitters & Mechanical Equipment Service Local Union No. 392 and President of Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council - )
Hurry Up by Fred Lampe
Wishing away weeks and months at my age is really not that smart. I don’t know how many years I have left on this planet but at 61 I am definitely on the downhill slide. Since COVID became a factor in nearly everything we do, I have found myself longing for next year or whenever we can get back to normal. My second Grandchild is due to make her grand entrance on November 17th, but I won’t even get to see her because of this stuff.

I have also found myself wishing the elections were over. I would like to think we are only a month from that goal line but with the potential for delays in counting ballots and threats of legal challenges, who knows when they will be resolved. Don’t get me wrong, I do count my blessings. No one in my family has been devastated financially by the pandemic. Likewise, our Signatory Construction Industry here in the Tri-State Area has made it to this point in pretty good shape. Of course, every day we face the distinct possibility one or most of our jobsites could be shut down should a massive outbreak happen.

As I am writing this the President is in the hospital which I am sure is a reality check for some. Anyone who still believes this is some kind of hoax had better get a grip. There is no way this President went to the hospital with mild symptoms. Low oxygen level is not mild. How would you like to have been the person elected to tell him what he had? I have heard he does not accept bad news well. Maybe what I heard is fake news. Maybe he actually handles bad news with grace and dignity. Don’t be upset by my sarcasm, I just want someone to tell me the “truth”.

Nobody told me if last month’s article was any good, so I will assume you liked it. I am going back to the music theme to close this one out. With all the craziness we deal with all day every day, do me and yourself a favor; Go to YouTube and listen to Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire. It was recorded in the 60s but most of the lyrics are still relevant today. Then search for Mr. Blue Sky by The Electric Light Orchestra. After the doom and gloom of Eve of Destruction, ELO will lift you up. You are probably thinking this guy makes way too much money to be watching YouTube at work. You would be right but please cut me a little slack. I am sitting on the patio about 6:00 PM trying to finish this dumb article. On a serious note, work smart, work safe and avoid the COVID.

(Frederick E. Lampe is a member of the IBEW Local 212, the current Executive Secretary of Cincinnati Building Trades, and a member of Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council Executive Committee. -
Do Your Part by Dave Baker
The November 3rd, 2020 Election will soon be over, and we will be faced with new diversities, no matter which candidate ends up winning. I think you all know where I stand on my choice for the next leader of the “free world”, so I won’t waste any more time trying to convince you to vote the same as I am. I would rather spend the time on this article in trying to inspire you to do your part this election.
These elections take place often and too many times people find themselves burned out by the time it comes to vote. Let’s face it, after thousands of ads and phone calls we just stop caring. Many times, we don’t like any of the folks running. Usually this means we just stay home and don’t vote.

In my opinion, this is the worst possible thing we as Union members can do. When we don’t vote, then we basically are giving our future away. We are saying to everyone that it really doesn’t matter to us and therefore we hand our livelihoods over to strangers. I can’t think of a more reckless way to ensure the end to our way of life.

Elections have consequences and we are watching this playout right now in the Supreme Court. If Amy Barrett is appointed to the Supreme Court, then many decisions working people won will be overturned. Her appointment is a direct result of the 2016 election. You can look forward to an all-out assault on Unions coming soon to a Local near you.

Many members think both candidates are bad choices. Unfortunately, many times this is correct and so they stay home and don’t vote. Sometimes they may find themselves voting for a third-party candidate and this is simply a wasted vote if it is in a Presidential race. The third-party candidates typically are not even on the ballot in all 50 states and therefore have no legitimate chance to win. This simply is one step of rebellion which does not work. If you really want a third party, it has to start at the smaller races and build to be legitimate. So please don’t waste your vote in this way.

As I look back on all the elections, I have voted in I can only remember one where I overwhelmingly felt great on my choice. It was the 1996 race of Clinton/Dole and Clinton won in a landslide. I always find myself in the middle of two parties who both share a little of my moral beliefs but neither one truly represents me. I then vote for which one is not going to outright attack the Union I am part of and who supports my way of life. I beg you please to “Get Out and Vote”. Your future and your children’s future depend upon it. The future of this country depends upon it. In some cases, your very life depends on it. There is a great old saying and I shall leave you with it. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”

(Dave Baker is Business Manager/FS-T for Ironworkers, Local 44 and a member of the Executive Board of Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council -
IBEW's 2020 Women’s Conference
by Phil Bovard, P.S.
The IBEW 2020 Women’s Conference was not held in person this year, but was done remotely on Zoom. Hosted by Tarn Goelling, IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson was the keynote speaker who handed off to our very own Mary Jo Kenter (Pictured to the left) to introduce International Secretary-Treasurer Kenneth. It was very inspiring event and it was great to see 212 get some recognition.
Thanks to Mary Jo and the Women’s committee for their continued participation and active involvement. It has really paid off! This was the kickoff to a weekend of workshops and extended through the end of October. This was a great opportunity for Women Activist and leaders and a chance to be introduced to International Vice President Gina Cooper (pictured to the right) who also addressed the conference.
News From a Friend of Working Families: Senator Sherrod Brown
EDITOR'S NOTE: At a time when far too few of our political leaders are listening to the rising voices of working families, it is all too easy to overlook the very good work that is being done by some on our behalf every day. So, this space provides a view into some of the very good work Senator Sherrod Brown is doing with us and for us. The following represent just some of what's been accomplished just this week:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs led a letter with his Senate Democratic colleagues to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Jay Clayton urging the SEC to withdraw the proposed changes that would dramatically increase the Form 13F... READ MORE

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), along with U.S. Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9), Joyce Beatty (D-OH-3), Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), and Marcia Fudge (D-OH-11), Chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Elections, penned a letter to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost urging him to join litigation against the United States Postal... READ MORE

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs today continued his push for emergency rental assistance to help the millions of people struggling to pay their rent and at risk of losing their homes. Today’s live unanimous consent requested by Ranking Member... READ MORE

Click Here to View Brown & Taft’s PSA WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and former Republican Governor of Ohio, Bob Taft (R-OH), hosted a news conference call to discuss the importance of voting in this election. Both Brown and Taft have served as Secretaries of State in Ohio, and are urging Ohioans to make their voices heard... READ MORE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and Senators Tina Smith (D-MN), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced the Fair Access to Financial Services Act, a bill that would prohibit... READ MORE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Family Equality, Jim Obergefell, and Rick Hodges—the lead plaintiff and defendant in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that granted marriage equality to same-sex couples—for a press conference to call on Senate to delay the confirmation of a new Supreme Court Justice until after the... READ MORE

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined his Democratic colleagues in penning a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of the Treasury, urging them to conduct an analysis of how the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California v. Texas would affect health care coverage in the United... READ MORE

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs – delivered the following floor speech urging his colleagues to protect and strengthen the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Brown called on his colleagues to support H.J.Res. 90, which would revoke a Trump OCC rule... READ MORE
Defend Democracy, Become a Poll Worker Before Time Runs Out
If you already have cast your early or absentee ballot, there is something else you can do to ensure our democracy runs smoothly. Sign up to become a poll worker on Election Day.

Due to the pandemic, this year we’re facing an unprecedented shortage of poll workers, which could mean closed polling places and long lines. That is why the AFL-CIO is partnering with Power the Polls to help make sure all voters have a chance to make their voices heard. But we need your help.
Personal protective equipment is provided and, in most cases, poll work is paid. In some locations, there is also a need for early vote workers.

Maybe you can’t serve as a poll worker, but you may know of a friend or family member who can. In some areas, you can serve starting at age 16. Share the sign-up link with those you know or through your social media network.

When you or someone you know signs up, Power the Polls will follow up with more information on how to apply to become an election worker. The process is different from state to state and even county to county. But Power the Polls will walk you through it.

Time to apply is running out. Hiring decisions for poll workers are made by municipal election officials, and you will need to participate in local training. For the best chance of placement, please sign up to Power the Polls by Friday, Oct. 16.

Our democracy depends on hundreds of thousands of ordinary people who make sure elections run smoothly and everyone’s vote is counted. Sign up today for more information on becoming a poll worker.

In Solidarity,
Eleven Days and Counting! 
Come join the Cincinnati AFL-CIO as we lit drop, text and, phonebank our communities and union households for Labor endorsed candidates!

Help bring change on Nov 3, 2020!
Cincinnati AFL-CIO Day of Action 
OCT 24 - 11am-1pm 

We will be lit drop dropping for Labor Endorsed candidates In our local communities, Some races are really closes and we need everyone's help to win big for working families! 
The Biden Vote van will be joining us to pass out Campaign swag! 

Daily Actions available: 

Lit Drops and Phone-banking 
3210 Jefferson Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
@ 9 am- 5pm 
Contact Katie Hofmann for more info: 
Saturday Actions: 
Lit Drops Every Saturday!
200 Kovach Dr. Cincinnati Oh, 45215 

Educators for Legislators
Join our Teachers across the State for Ohio Federation of Teachers Day of action! 
We will have guests such as: OFT President Melissa Cropper, Rep. Jessica Miranda and a few of our Endorsed candidates! 
@ 11am-1pm 
200 Kovach Dr. Cincinnati Oh, 45215 

Next Cincinnati AFL-CIO Day of Action 
Oct 31st - @ 11am-1pm
200 Kovach drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45215

Yard Signs Are almost gone! However we have Huge 4ftX8Ft Signs available! Please Come to our Cincinnati AFL-CIO office, 1385 Tennessee Ave, Cincinnati OH, 45229, and pick up signs to share with your family, friends and Community! 
Contact Ohio AFL-CIO SW state rep Julien Johnson for Yard Signs 

If you have any questions about Labor2020, contact Ohio AFL-CIO Southwest State Representative:
 Julien Johnson, 614-312-4507 or

Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council
2020 Endorsed Candidates and Issues
Labor Invitation to Premiere Stand! Dec. 1st
"Stand! tells the important story of the power of collective action. Workers should see this film to learn not only about labor history but the important value of fighting for our rights and greater justice."
-Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
Hello. It's Danny Schur, composer/producer/co-writer of the new Hollywood, labor movie musical Stand! - premiering at a special one-night-only screening across the United States on December 1st, 2020.  AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, was instrumental in the movie's production.
Union Made for a Union Audience!
Stand! is a union production, made in partnership with unions across North America. It tells a riveting labor story (the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike) with a diverse cast of working-class heroes and an inspiring ode to solidarity. In its Canadian debut, the movie was #1 at the Canadian box office.
Union Movement Theater Take-Overs Dec 1st

December 1, unions across America will take over theaters for the premiere of Stand! in a national show of solidarity. Check out this personal invitation from director Robert Adetuyi and me:
Book Your Union Group Now!
My colleagues and I will follow up this e-mail with a list of participating theaters in your area. We would be pleased to book your union group into the theater of your choice. Call 204-227-1167 or e-mail to arrange for your group tickets.

In solidarity,

Danny Schur
Your support is a lifeline to tristate families
From our Friends and Community Partners at The Freestore Foodbank
As we continue to feel the impact of the pandemic, we’re so grateful to see our community united in support of children, families and seniors who face hunger.

It’s important we pause to say thank you.

This year, with people losing income or facing unexpected medical bills due to COVID-19, the number of neighbors struggling to make ends meet has increased significantly. In fact, we’ve distributed more than 18 million meals in our community since the crisis began.

Jessica is one of these neighbors. For this single mother of two young girls, steady work has been hard to find lately. She works in masonry, so making ends meet is not a problem when she’s working—but when she goes a long stretch with no work, covering all the bills and providing nutritious food for her family feels nearly impossible.

“It’s been tough,” Jessica says. “Having to tell your kids you can’t feed them is hard.”

Thanks to generous supporters like you, she could visit one of our partner agencies and receive the fresh fruits, vegetables and basic staples her family needs to get through the month.
In every way imaginable, supporters like you have been generous with your time, resources and talents—extending a lifeline to help families like Jessica’s. For this, we’re forever thankful.

During these uncertain times, many of our programs might look different compared to previous years. But with your support we can keep our important work going strong.

Thank you for your continued partnership and generosity.
Your friends at Freestore Foodbank

PS: This year, Taste of the NFL has a new name — the Virtual Fall Classic! The fun kicks off on November 9, so be sure to check your email!
CAA's 56th Annual Luncheon
Featuring Dr. Bernice King
Help us Build a Bridge!

This year, we have had to come together in ways that we never envisioned to remain strong as a community. We are building bridges for those seeking help during this pandemic, who have never had to seek help before. We’ve built a bridge to ensure that our children are not left behind as well as a bridge to support parents, providing them with the tools they need to succeed. 
Your support helps us build this bridge for our community. 

9 Things You Need to Know
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COVID - 19 By The Numbers

Global Confirmed: 38,620,496

Global Deaths: 1,093,921

U.S. Cases: 8,636,779

U.S. Deaths: 228,033

U.S. Recovered: 5,632,295
(As of 4:00 PM, Thursday, October 22, 2020)
Ohio COVID-19 Dashboard
Current Trends
Below are the current reporting trends for key indicators calculated from data reported to the Ohio Department of Health. These trends are updated daily and are presented by report date.
Hamilton County
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Brown County
Butler County
Warren County
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