Advocacy Updates

Advocacy Updates provide the latest news about the advocacy areas of the Diocese of Southern Ohio:

Advocacy update May 24, 2022 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy update May 24, 2022

May 31, 6-8 pm: 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan Kickoff at Cincinnati Zoo Cincinnati has emerged as a national leader in sustainability and resilience since launching its first Green Cincinnati Plan in 2008. This in-person event at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Harold C Schott Education Center welcomes you to contribute your time and energy to the 2023…

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Advocacy update May 17, 2022 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy update May 17, 2022

New gun rights expansion bills moving in Ohio Legislature SB 293, which would prohibit fees or liability insurance for gun owners, has a proponent hearing today (May 17) in the Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee. That means a hearing for opponent testimony could take place next week. If you write testimony, you can submit…

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Advocacy update May 10, 2022 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy update May 10, 2022

Episcopal Church statements on the Supreme Court abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health “Since 1967, The Episcopal Church has maintained its ‘unequivocal opposition to any legislation on the part of the national or state governments which would abridge or deny the right of individuals to reach informed decisions [about the termination of pregnancy] and to…

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Advocacy update May 3, 2022 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy update May 3, 2022

Bail Reform Lobby Day at the Ohio Statehouse May 4 A broad coalition of Ohio civil rights groups including ALCU Ohio invite you to join a day of advocacy for bail reform bills that would emphasize non-monetary protections for public safety – like restraining orders or pre-trial detention –  rather than cash bail, which disproportionately…

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Advocacy update April 26, 2022 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy update April 26, 2022

Map ruled unconstitutional most likely outcome for Ohio. You can still weigh in On April 14, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the 4th state district plan which was adopted on a partisan vote by the Ohio Redistricting Commission. The Court ordered the Commission to submit a new map by May 6. On April 20,…

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Advocacy update April 19, 2022 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy update April 19, 2022

Spiritual Resources for Earth Day and Creation Care Sunday Earth Day is Friday, and the Episcopal Church celebrates Creation Care this Sunday. The Diocese of San Diego offers an array of resources, including prayers, the Episcopal Church carbon tracker, suggestions on engaging children, tools for civic engagement, and a list of books and films. Thank…

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Advocacy update April 12, 2022 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy update April 12, 2022

EPA webinar:  Interfaith Panel on Climate Change, April 20, 2 p.m. Speakers will connect their faith – including Catholicism, evangelical Christianity, and Islam – to the need to act on climate change.  EPA’s Deputy Administrator, Janet McCabe, will provide opening remarks. Register here. Through the ENERGY STAR program, EPA has partnered with the faith community…

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Advocacy update April 5, 2022 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy update April 5, 2022

Ecumenical Advocacy Days April 25-27 Also known as EAD, this is an annual gathering of Christian advocates and activists across different denominations.  This year’s will be virtual, and costs $75.  Register here. The 2022 theme is “Fierce Urgency: Advancing Civil & Human Rights”, with specific attention to voting rights and the weapon sales that make…

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Advocacy update March 29, 2022 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy update March 29, 2022

Bypassing transparency, Ohio Redistricting Commission adopts slight revision of state district plan Ohio Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional In a late-night vote held March 28 over the objections of the minority, the Ohio Redistricting Commission voted 4-3 to approve state legislative maps that had been provided to five of the seven members only a few minutes…

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Advocacy update March 22, 2022 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy update March 22, 2022

Cincinnati launches update of Green Plan; Opportunity for churches March 17 press conference announcing the start of the Cincinnati Green Plan update. Mayor Aftab Pureval is speaking. To his right, in hot pink, is Councilmember Meeka Owens, Chair of the newly-formed Climate, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee. The City of Cincinnati is inviting broad community input…

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