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Rachael Belz (right) presents The Howard M Metzenbaum award to Marilyn Wall.
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2016 Howard M. Metzenbaum Award winners

CINCINNATI — Congratulations to Marilyn Wall and the Miami Group of the Sierra Club, 2016 winners of the Howard M. Metzenbaum award, given this year for their diligent and successful work on the combined sewer overflow issue and watch-dogging the Metropolitan Sewer District. They received their award November 19 at […]

Join 20,000 pro-clean energy Ohioans this #GivingTuesday
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Join 20,000 pro-clean energy Ohioans this #GivingTuesday

Two weeks ago, we kicked off a rapid response campaign to coincide with the lame duck session of the Ohio Legislature. Since then we’ve: delivered 20,000 petition signatures to the governor to end the freeze on Ohio’s clean energy future projected pro clean energy messages on the Statehouse and Governor […]

Charlene Phelps 1941-2016
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Charlene Phelps 1941-2016

CLEVELAND —”Charlene earned her BSN from the University of Connecticut and her MSN from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Western Reserve University. Her professional positions included Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Research Assistant at Yale School of Nursing and Head Nurse at Yale-New […]

Gubernatorial candidate Ted Strickland signs Ohio Citizen Action support statement to end the freeze on Ohio's clean energy standards.
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Canvassing can turn up some unexpected surprises

CINCINNATI — Mark Anliker and I were canvassing in the Columbia Tusculum neighborhood  on Friday, September 9 and were invited to a fundraiser for Ted Strickland.  When we returned to the fundraiser, we were welcomed by the Governor.  He enthusiastically signed our statement of support in favor of ending the […]

Become a Grassroots Champion
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Become a Grassroots Champion

You’re invited to join a critically influential group of Ohio Citizen Action supporters -the Grassroots Champions. Grassroots Champions contribute over $200,000 annually to help us protect public health and natural resources and save consumers money. They save us money too, by making a recurring gift each month. This means we […]

Left to right: Hali Greene, Mark Anliker,
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5,543 letters to end the freeze on clean energy standards

Cleveland staff Cincinnati staff CINCINNATI and CLEVELAND — Our field canvass has been organizing Ohioans to fight back against the freeze on renewable energy standards. Since April 3 of this year 5,543 members have sent handwritten letters to Governor John Kasich and a whopping 23,216 members have signed our “End […]

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs brought guests from visitors came from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Saudia Arabia, Tunisia, and the Palestinian territories to Ohio Citizen Action's Cleveland office.
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International leaders visit Ohio Citizen Action

CLEVELAND — On Tuesday August 16th, Ohio Citizen Action welcomed a group of 11 international leaders from North Africa and the Near East to participate in a U.S. State Department-sponsored program entitled “Promoting Financial Accountability.” Citizen Action Northeast Ohio Program Director Shannon Adams helped lead a discussion about current organizational […]

They rocked and rolled against dirty coal
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They rocked and rolled against dirty coal

CINCINNATI — “On Friday, August 5th Ohio Citizen Action held its 3rd annual Rock ‘n Roll Against Dirty Coal: Live Band Karaoke Challenge. More than $10,000 was raised to speed Ohio’s transition to greater energy efficiency and renewable energy use and a great time was had by all. Many thanks […]

Sister Paula with Ohio Citizen Action Cincinnati staff in 2009.
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In Memoriam: Sister Paula Gonzalez

CINCINNATI — Today we learned of the passing of Sister Paula Gonzalez, co-founder of Ohio Interfaith Power and Light and a devoted Sister of Charity. Sister Paula traveled the world, raising consciousness about the threat of climate change and spreading hope and knowledge to deter that threat. What’s more, she […]

The 3rd Annual Rock n’ Roll against Dirty Coal Contest
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The 3rd Annual Rock n’ Roll against Dirty Coal Contest

CINCINNATI — Live the rock star dream in this live band karaoke contest fundraiser. Proceeds benefit Ohio Citizen Action’s campaign to break Ohio’s dependence upon inefficient, dirty coal plants and to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy use. Sign up to be a Core Contestant by contacting Melissa English or […]