Black Caucus at Urban League

State Rep. Alicia Reece brings Ohio Legislative Black Caucus to Urban League.

State Rep. Alicia Reece brings Ohio Legislative Black Caucus to Urban League.

The local delegation of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, led by its president, Alicia Reece, will bring its Legislation Action Tour on Monday to the Greater Cincinnati Urban League.

Reece, who represents Ohio’s 33rd District, will be joined by Rep. Christie Kuhns, caucus parliamentarian, who represents the 32nd Ohio House District; and State Sen. Cecil Thomas.

Members say the event, from 6-8 p.m. at the League, 3458 Reading Road, Avondale, will be the opportunity for residents and business leaders to talk with the Hamilton County delegation. They will brief residents on current legislation, including one piece addressing criminal justice reform, Reece said.

Reece, a Bond Hill resident, was last at the League Oct. 1, when she announced a $300,000 workforce development grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation for the League’s Construction Connections job-readiness and skills program.

At a news conference announcing the grant, Reece credited the local Urban League for calling attention to the broad sweep of racial disparities in its State of Black Cincinnati 2015: Two Cities report. Reece called the report “evidence we have been utilizing” in the Ohio Statehouse.

Construction Connections has placed about 200 of its graduates in high-paying construction jobs since its 2010 inception.

Reece, on Friday, Nov. 20, again praised the Black Cincinnati report.

“It’s no emotion,” she said in a phone call with the Urban League marketing and communications department. “It’s evidence. Now let’s get together and do something about it.”

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the League lot, at the corner of Reading Road and Prospect Place, across Reading from the League office.

Call Rep. Kuhns’ office at (614) 466-1645 for more information.

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