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The blueprint before you is made up of two parts: a set of recommendations from the steering committee, and a plan of action to which the county is committed. This is the people’s plan, and the first step will be to share it with you in a series of community meetings. We want you to know about it, and we want to know what you think of it. And even as we refine the plan, we will begin addressing poverty in immediate ways that we hope will show immediate results. This blueprint will not eradicate poverty, but if it can help reduce the degree to which someone’s race, gender, religion, zip code, or parents’ income determines her chance at the American Dream, it will have been a success. Thank you for taking the time to understand this blueprint for addressing poverty in our community. It is a challenge that we must all face together, and we ask you to join us in this effort.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Contact: Jodi Andes, Job & Family Services, 614-233-2116
Tyler Lowry, Commissioners, 614-525-6630

COMMISSIONERS ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION TO ADDRESS POVERTY IN FRANKLIN COUNTY AND A NEW $15/HR MINIMUM WAGE FOR EMPLOYEES

Here is a list of the Community Meetings scheduled thus far. More are expected to be added:

•  June 17, 5:30-6:30 PM (Reynoldsburg) – Reynoldsburg Park & Recreation Center
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•  June 18,  5:30-6:30 PM (Westerville) – Westerville Community Center
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•  June 19,  5:30-6:30 PM (South Side) – Reeb Avenue Center
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•  June 26,  5:30-6:30 PM (Near East Side) – Columbus Urban League
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•  July 10,  5:30-6:30 PM (Whitehall) – Whitehall
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