Ohio Citizen Action

Op Ed: Ohio on road to climate disaster
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Op Ed: Ohio on road to climate disaster

“I spent the summer of 2015 knocking on doors across Cincinnati. As a rising college sophomore, I’d joined a group called Ohio Citizen Action to canvass for my community and the planet. That year, the Ohio River was the most polluted body of water in the nation. Named for the […]

Ohio Citizen Action hosts “No More Pork for FirstEnergy” tour across Ohio
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Ohio Citizen Action hosts “No More Pork for FirstEnergy” tour across Ohio

Ohio Citizen Action and our allies will be hosting events across the state, strategically planned to protest House Bill 6 and pressure Ohio lawmakers to follow suit. Please RSVP on Facebook here Cincinnati — Medina  — Bowling Green. More information about each event — in Bowling Green, Cincinnati, and Medina — is below. Cincinnati — If passed, […]

Bill key to Davis-Besse’s survival passes in Ohio House
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Bill key to Davis-Besse’s survival passes in Ohio House

COLUMBUS — “Ohio Citizen Action Executive Director Rachael Belz described HB 6 as starting out as ‘another disappointing example of redistribution of wealth,’ and said it got worse as it went through the Ohio House. ‘This vote also makes us question our legislature’s commitment to improving our economy. If they […]

Bowling Green State University students create a short film inspired by OCA’s work
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Bowling Green State University students create a short film inspired by OCA’s work

Professor Bonnie Mitchell of Bowling Green State University is a long-time member of Ohio Citizen Action. In the beginning of 2019, she responded to one of our emails that was a general update, offering to conduct a public awareness project for OCA with her students. So two of our organizers, […]

Ohio Citizen Action calls for the removal of Rep Nino Vitale as Chairman of the Ohio House Energy and Natural Resources Committee
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Ohio Citizen Action calls for the removal of Rep Nino Vitale as Chairman of the Ohio House Energy and Natural Resources Committee

COLUMBUS — “On behalf of Ohio Citizen Action, I write to ask you to remove Representative Nino Vitale (R-Champaign, Logan and part of Shelby) as Chairman of the Ohio House Energy and Natural Resources Committee. You’ll recall that we recently sent a letter asking for Rep. Dick Stein’s resignation after […]

Ohio Citizen Action statement on nuclear energy bailout tax bill
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Ohio Citizen Action statement on nuclear energy bailout tax bill

This bill is another disappointing example of redistribution of wealth from the pockets of Ohio consumers into the hands of FirstEnergy shareholders. To add insult to injury, we are told it’s for our own good, to save jobs and cut carbon emissions. We categorically reject this false concern for the […]

The General James M. Gavin coal plant in southeast Ohio. Photo by: Analog Kid / Creative Commons
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Coal, nuclear cleanup costs central to FirstEnergy’s rejected bankruptcy plan

“Some of the former plant sites run by FirstEnergy and its predecessors were ‘really dirty coal plants,’ said Dick Munson, who directs clean energy efforts in the Midwest for the Environmental Defense Fund. ‘Some also have coal ash ponds that are just things that you want to get cleaned up. […]

Earth Day 2019
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Earth Day 2019

Thank you for your special contribution in honor of Earth Day.  

Hannah Spring
Ohio Citizen Action

Ohio Citizen Action welcomes new Cleveland Canvass Director Hannah Spring

Hannah Spring started canvassing February 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan for Clean Water Action. Her first campaign involved working on the lead and copper rule in Michigan, which resulted in the strongest lead regulations in the country. Hannah says, “The rule states that in the next 20 years all the […]

2018 year-in-review
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2018 year-in-review

CLEVELAND — “In 2018, Ohio Citizen Action was faced with many challenges, but turned them into progress. During the year, our field canvassers knocked on 104,337 doors, spoke to 57,252 people, collected 18,872 petition signatures and accepted 9,839 contributions. Our phone canvassers followed up with members in 12,673 conversations, collected 2,978 […]