About

Ohio Citizen Action is 80,000 members who have joined together to prevent pollution. Non-profit and non-partisan, Ohio Citizen Action was founded in 1975.

Ohio Citizen Action practices door-to-door democracy across the state. We combine original, news-making research and an extraordinary ability to stay in touch with members door-to-door and on the phone. Citizen Action members make the most of whatever time they can spare: signing petitions, writing letters, making phone calls, talking to neighbors, posting yard signs, or speaking out at community meetings.

In the past fifteen years, Ohio Citizen Action has developed the ‘good neighbor campaign,’ which uses the power of community organizing to convince major industries to prevent pollution at their facilities. These campaigns have won changes far beyond what federal or state regulations would require at Eramet (Marietta), AK Steel (Middletown), Sunoco Refinery (Toledo), Brush Wellman (Elmore), Lanxess Plastics (Cincinnati), and many others.

That’s how Citizen Action uses strength in numbers to get results.

Year in review: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008-2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1975 – 1998

Since 1995, Ohio Citizen Action has presented the Howard M. Metzenbaum Award to an Ohioan who best reflects Senator Metzenbaum’s example of principled tenacity.

Ohio Citizen Action Board of Directors
Stephen Gabor (Cleveland) Article
Ann Knotek (Cleveland)
Laura Rench (New Lebanon) Secretary/Treasurer, Profile
Nancy Sullivan (Cincinnati) Profile
Anne Wise, M.D. President (Cleveland) Profile
Barbara Wood (Columbus) Profile

Ohio Citizen Action Senior Staff

Executive Director, Rachael Belz (513) 221-2100

Financial Director, Lynn Scheerhorn (216) 861-5200

Regional Canvass Director, Don Wolcott (336) 288-5485

Regional Field Canvass Director, Curt Moultine (517) 281-4716

Cincinnati Field Canvass Director, Alex Gallo (513) 221-2100

Cleveland Field Canvass Director, Eric Dwyre (216) 861-5200

Phone Canvass Crew Manager, Kate Aylward (216) 861-5200

Cleveland Campaign Organizer, Nathan Rutz (216) 861-5200

Development Director, Melissa English (513) 221-2100

Energy Program Organizer, Sarah Batke (216) 861-5200

Digital Communications Director, Angela Oster (216) 861-5200

Database Manager, Chris Young (216) 861-5200

Membership Development Coordinator, Mark Biszantz (216) 861-5200

Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund Board of Directors

Willa Bronston (Dayton) Profile
Mark Carper (Cincinnati)
Matthew Currie (Bellbrook) Profile
Christa Ebert Secretary/Treasurer (Cleveland) Profile
Dick Wittberg President (Marietta) Profile

The Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund, formerly the Citizens Policy Center, is the non-profit education and research affiliate of Ohio Citizen Action. Its Executive Director is Melissa English.

The Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund is a member of
Greater Cleveland Community Shares and Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati.

 

 

 


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