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MARCH UNITS on POVERTY and HOUSING

LWV discussion units meet again in March. The discussion leader briefing is Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the League office. The topic is Poverty and Housing. Study materials and discussion questions are available.

The discussion will be based on the book "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond. Desmond is a young, Harvard sociologist who received a MacArthur genius grant in 2015. His book was named one of the top ten books of 2016 by the New York Times. It is readable narrative nonfiction, following eight families in Milwaukee. The reader gets to know the tenants who are struggling to pay rent and the landlords who are struggling to make a profit on the low end of the housing market.

Members and guests are welcome at the unit discussions whether or not they have read the book. The study materials include a review of the book published in a local magazine, an article from The Enquirer by the director of the Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati, and a fact sheet with local housing data.

Discussion units meet:

  • Central Evening - March 8 at 6:15 p.m. in the League office
  • Northeast Evening - March 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Madeira Public Library
  • Hilltop North - March 14 at noon in Friendship United Methodist Church, Wyoming
  • Anderson - March 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Anderson Government Center
  • Warren/Butler - March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Mason United Methodist Church
  • Metro Day - March 15 at noon in the League office


The 2017 They Represent Us (TRU) is now available

The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area encourages everyone to stay engaged in our community by keeping in touch with your elected officials. Our members make a commitment to our community every year as we volunteer our time to research, edit and publish They Represent Us: A Public Officials Guide for Hamilton County, Ohio.

Visit Our Work to view and order your copy of the 2017 TRU.


HEALTHCARE TOWN HALL


How will repeal / replacement of the Affordable Care Act affect you?

On Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3-5pm, the public is invited to participate in a Q&A with a panel of distinguished healthcare professionals

This nonpartisan town hall event is free and open to the public. It is LWVUS policy that all events are conducted with civility and respect.


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