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Paddlefest fills river with kayaks, canoes
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Paddlefest fills river with kayaks, canoes

Brewster Rhoads has grown event into the largest in the country CINCINNATI — “…Rhoads has another thrill in store this weekend on the Ohio: the sight of more than 2,000 Paddlefest participants in kayaks and canoes. Organizers say it’s the largest paddling event of its kind in the country. Rhoads […]

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in ‘Ohio Citizen Action v. Englewood’
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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in ‘Ohio Citizen Action v. Englewood’

CINCINNATI — A three-judge panel at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati conducted a hearing on June 9, 2011, in Ohio Citizen Action’s First Amendment Litigation against the city of Englewood, Ohio.  Ohio Citizen Action originally filed the case, which challenges Englewood’s restrictions on door-to-door canvassing,  in federal court in […]

Board member profile: Ellis Jacobs
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Board member profile: Ellis Jacobs

YELLOW SPRINGS — Ellis Jacobs is one well-rounded activist. He has been an attorney committed to public interest work for the past 20 years. Since 1987 he has worked at the Legal Aid Society of Dayton. Before he became an attorney, Ellis was one of the organizers of the Miami […]

Meet our Staff – Melissa English
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Meet our Staff – Melissa English

CINCINNATI — I fell into canvassing because I just plain needed a job. I started canvassing door to door with Greenpeace in the late 80s, when they had about 1,000 canvassers knocking on doors throughout the country. It blew my mind to think that every evening, 50,000 people in America […]

Ohio Citizen Action alumni: Ami Williams
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Ohio Citizen Action alumni: Ami Williams

New Visions Group: “Ami has a knack for organizing, management, and grassroots mobilization. She began her career working for Ohio Citizen Action, a non-profit, non-partisan group mobilizing grassroots outreach throughout the State of Ohio. In 2004, Ami made the transition to AT&T where she managed a small office and retail […]

Looking for a green job in Ohio this summer?
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Looking for a green job in Ohio this summer?

CINCINNATI — When I answered an ad for a job at Ohio Citizen Action nearly seven years ago, I did so because I cared about environmental issues and wanted to do something meaningful with my time, rather than work only to get a paycheck. I could see from my first […]

Ohio Citizen Action Board of Directors – Nancy Sullivan
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Ohio Citizen Action Board of Directors – Nancy Sullivan

“I bring a strong interest in environmental issues and the democratic action necessary to change systems responsible for pollution and environmental degradation.” CINCINNATI — Nancy has long been active on local, national and international issues. Her varied interests include community supported agriculture, immigrants’ rights, clean energy, mountaintop removal and labor […]

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Interview with Creative Workforce Fellow Angela Oster

CLEVELAND — “Every day, artists are investing in the future of Cuyahoga County. They strengthen our economy, our education system and our community’s quality of life. Angela Oster is one of them. Angela Oster uses humor in her textile and drawing work to engage people in thinking about social ideas, […]

Ohio Citizen Action Board of Directors – Anne Wise, MD, MPH
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Ohio Citizen Action Board of Directors – Anne Wise, MD, MPH

CLEVELAND — Dr. Anne Wise believes that Ohio Citizen Action is so effective, “because they do the canvass right. Ohio Citizen Action is founded on the notion that community organizing begins with people talking to people and the canvass is first and foremost that kind of tool.” Anne’s own involvement […]

Caroline Beidler’s Metzenbaum Award acceptance speech
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Caroline Beidler’s Metzenbaum Award acceptance speech

CINCINNATI — “I learned that a woman who usually doesn’t have much more than a hundred dollars in her checking account can be a small part of something as significant as convincing an international corporation to make $150 million dollars worth of improvements to help the health of a community. […]