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Ohio Citizen Action celebrates 35 years of door-to-door democracy
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Ohio Citizen Action celebrates 35 years of door-to-door democracy

Protecting public health and the environment Preventing pollution 1982-86: Ohio Citizen Action leads the campaigns to pass the landmark toxic chemical right to know laws in Cincinnati, Akron, and Cleveland, and then plays a key role in shaping the federal Right to Know law enacted by Congress.

Strength in numbers
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Strength in numbers

Q: How do Ohio Citizen Action members keep winning good-neighbor campaigns? A: Strength in numbers Age of Ohio Citizen Action in years: 35 Number of handwritten member letters to company officials in each campaign: 10,000 to 25,000 Number of front porch visits by door-to-door canvassers: 9.3 million Number of update […]

Interview – Paula Ross, University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center & Slow Food Maumee Valley
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Interview – Paula Ross, University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center & Slow Food Maumee Valley

TOLEDO — “The Erie Wire sits down with Paula Ross, who is a Research Associate of the University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center. After participating as a member of Slow Food Ann Arbor, she founded Slow Food Maumee Valley. Paula has served as the executive director and chair of the […]

Nancy Sullivan joins Ohio Citizen Action board
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Nancy Sullivan joins Ohio Citizen Action board

CINCINNATI — Ohio Citizen Action has elected Nancy Sullivan for a three year term to its board of directors. 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 issues. Now retired, Ms. Sullivan […]

Do nonprofits have a constitutional right to canvass?
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Do nonprofits have a constitutional right to canvass?

COLUMBUS — “For the last several years, Ohio has been at the forefront of the ongoing struggle between personal privacy and the First Amendment. Nonprofit organizations throughout the United States have been challenged by municipalities regarding the extent to which they can conduct door-to-door advocacy and fundraising – otherwise known […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses, ACLU file ‘friend of the court’ briefs in Ohio Citizen Action canvassing case
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Jehovah’s Witnesses, ACLU file ‘friend of the court’ briefs in Ohio Citizen Action canvassing case

CLEVELAND — Two prominent organizations with long histories of defending the First Amendment have filed “friend of the court” briefs on behalf of Ohio Citizen Action in its appeal of a case involving canvassing restrictions in Englewood, Ohio. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, a non-profit corporation […]

Ohio Citizen Action files legal brief appealing canvassing restrictions in Englewood
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Ohio Citizen Action files legal brief appealing canvassing restrictions in Englewood

Ohio Citizen Action today asked the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a lower court decision that upheld an ordinance in the City of Englewood, Ohio, banning all door-to-door canvassing after 6 p.m. In its legal brief, the organization states: Although it is sometimes forgotten in an era of […]

Englewood sets 6 p.m. curfew on door-to-door solicitors
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Englewood sets 6 p.m. curfew on door-to-door solicitors

A nonprofit group says it violates free speech ENGLEWOOD — “A federal judge says you have the right to eat your dinner without interruption from those going door-to-door attempting to sell you something. But that ruling, which is being appealed, has touched a nerve among those who say it violates […]

Call for nominations for the Ohio Citizen Action Howard M. Metzenbaum Award
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Call for nominations for the Ohio Citizen Action Howard M. Metzenbaum Award

The Ohio Citizen Action Howard M. Metzenbaum Award is the highest honor the organization can give. Since 1995, it has been presented to an Ohioan who best reflects Senator Metzenbaum’s example of principled tenacity. Ohio Citizen Action is inviting nominations for this year’s award by April 30, 2010. When Howard […]

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