Service industry veteran Evan Holt is running for Cincinnati City Council to represent the working class. His campaign centers on the material living conditions of the working poor and most vulnerable residents in Cincinnati. In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Evan has joined a coalition of restaurants, bars and service industry professionals to call upon city, county and state government and health officials to elevate restaurant and bar staff to Phase 2 of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

In a statement shared with government officials, Evan stated clearly, “If state, county and city governments are unwilling or unable to provide direct financial relief for staff and employers to avoid Covid-19 exposures by remaining closed indefinitely, then they must recognize that these businesses and personnel are essential. Thus, they must provide protection for us in another form. By providing bar and restaurant workers the ability to receive Covid-19 vaccinations quickly, this grants protection to workers as well as the general public.”