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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. […]

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2010 Year in Review

35th anniversary Ohio Citizen Action celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2010, holding awards ceremonies in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. The events brought together old and new friends of the organization, and honored the following individuals: Columbus, Saturday, October 16 Rubén Castilla Herrera – Community Organizer Award Joan Lawrence – Gerrymander […]

Ohio Citizen Action to award community members at 35th anniversary event in Cincinnati
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Ohio Citizen Action to award community members at 35th anniversary event in Cincinnati

Emerging Leader Awards: Sarah Saheb and Michelle Dillingham The vision and drive that helped Sarah Saheb to put herself through Truman State University also helped her to create life, hope and community where before there was crime, blight and despair. She furthered her education at the Center for Progressive Leadership […]

Lawrence N. Hansen, 1940-2010
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Lawrence N. Hansen, 1940-2010

Vice president of Joyce Foundation, former assistant to Walter Mondale and Adlai Stevenson III CHICAGO, IL — “In 1966, just three years after graduating from college, Lawrence N. Hansen was asked to lead the youth operation for Adlai Stevenson III’s campaign for state treasurer. With his infectious energy and brilliance […]

Ohio Citizen Action loses a dear friend
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Ohio Citizen Action loses a dear friend

CHICAGO, IL — “From the sweltering Mississippi of 1964’s ‘Freedom Summer’ to Washington’s marbled corridors of power to the rough-and-tumble of Illinois politics, Larry Hansen devoted his nearly 50-year career to making American democracy work better. Hansen, vice president of the Joyce Foundation in Chicago since 1994 and former aide […]

Ohio Citizen Action honors South Euclid Councilman Ed Icove with the Constitutional Guardian Award
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Ohio Citizen Action honors South Euclid Councilman Ed Icove with the Constitutional Guardian Award

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS — “Ohio Citizen Action honors South Euclid Councilman Ed Icove with the Constitutional Guardian Award during its 35th anniversary celebration from 7-10 at The College Club of Cleveland, 2348 Overlook Road in Cleveland Heights. A lawyer, Icove has been general counsel for Ohio Citizen Action since 1997. Other […]