The Single-Payer Action Network Local, advocates of health insurance reform, meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church in Clifton. On the agenda: the status of a petition drive to put a single-payer health system providing full and comprehensive coverage to all Ohioans on the ballot. For more information, call Bob Park at 513-237-5235.
Advocate for Victims of Sexual Assault
Train to be an advocate for victims of sexual assault. Rape Crisis & Abuse Center of Hamilton County (formerly Women Helping Women) holds training sessions for volunteers who respond to victims of sexual assault at the hospital, accompany victims to court, help with the hotline and perform general office work. Volunteers must be 21, and training is mandatory.
Sessions take place 5:30-9 p.m. June 13-15 and 20-22 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18 and 25. For more info, call volunteer coordinator Ann Schlueter at 513-977-5548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
United for Peace and Justice, the largest antiwar coalition in the United States, seeks candidates for summer internship positions in New York City doing organizing, outreach, research and more. No money but lots of training and responsibility. For more information, visit www.unitedforpeace.org.
Political Education, Mastication
The Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council has lined up U.S. Sen. Joe Biden (D-Delaware) to speak at this year's COPE (Committee on Political Education) Dinner. The dinner, which starts at 6 p.m. June 18 at the Westin Hotel downtown, costs $125 per person or $1,250 for a table. For more info, call 421-1846.
Beer and Justice
Drinking Liberally, an informal, an inclusive Democratic drinking club, meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. You don't have to be a policy expert and this isn't a book club; just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics. After roaming the first Tuesday of every month, the group regularly settles back into The Comet in Northside. For more info, contact Chris Berger at email@example.com.