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Appeal for Wheels
Ohio Citizen Action

Appeal for Wheels

Ohio Citizen Action has been knocking on doors since 1977.  In that time, we estimate we’ve made more than 11 million front porch visits that have been key to our many accomplishments over the decades. It may be low-tech, but having face-to face conversations with real people about our campaigns […]

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Ohio Citizen Action offers tribute to mountain justice warrior on his birthday

Let us now praise a coal miner: Chuck Nelson is an American Hero CINCINNATI — “Among the hundreds of coal miners I have interviewed over the years, retired coal miner Chuck Nelson has always been among the most fearless truth-tellers in the coal country of West Virginia. An indefatigable presence […]

Clean air victory!
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Clean air victory!

Today we learned we have won our lawsuit against U.S. EPA for failure to update air pollution limits within an eight-year timeframe, as required by the federal Clean Air Act. We sued on behalf of two members and many other Ohio communities suffering from toxic air emissions from facilities including […]

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Ohio Citizen Action joins other public interest groups to oppose President Trump’s executive order

WASHINGTON, DC — Ohio Citizen Action joined 136 other public interest organizations to oppose President Trump’s recent executive order that proposes establishing a regulatory budget and requires two regulations to be eliminated for each new one adopted. “Americans rely on public safeguards to preserve human health, safety, financial stability, quality […]

Ohio Citizen Action survey
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Ohio Citizen Action survey

  Thank you for taking this brief, 10-question survey. Your feedback helps plan campaign strategy, build organizational capacity, identify potential allies, diversify our organization and communicate with you according to your preference.  We appreciate your participation. Thanks again!

2016 Year in Review
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2016 Year in Review

Coal and Energy Our efforts since the 2014 “freeze” on Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards ramped up this year in anticipation of December 31. If legislators failed to pass a reasonable alternative to the original standards, they were set to be reinstated at year’s end. Ohio Citizen Action […]

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 […]