Ohio Citizen Action

South Euclid Councilman Ed Icove to receive award for consumer protection
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South Euclid Councilman Ed Icove to receive award for consumer protection

SOUTH EUCLID — “Ohio Citizen Action, an organization made up of 80,000 Ohioans who have joined together to prevent pollution, will honor South Euclid Councilman Ed Icove Oct. 23 at its 35th anniversary celebration event with its Constitutional Guardian Award. ‘Ed Icove has spent his entire career working to protect […]

Ohio Citizen Action to honor leaders in campaign reform and community organizing at its 35th anniversary celebration in Columbus
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Ohio Citizen Action to honor leaders in campaign reform and community organizing at its 35th anniversary celebration in Columbus

COLUMBUS — Ohio Citizen Action will honor leaders in campaign reform, community organizing, and environmental protection at its 35th Anniversary event in Columbus on October 16. The organization will present the Honorable Joan Lawrence, former state representative and former director of the Department of Aging Joan Lawrence, with the “Gerrymander […]

Ohio Citizen Action to present 2010 Emerging Leader Award to Akanni Thomas
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Ohio Citizen Action to present 2010 Emerging Leader Award to Akanni Thomas

CLEVELAND — This fall, Ohio Citizen Action will present community organizer Akanni Thomas with the 2010 Emerging Leader Award at our 35th anniversary event in Cleveland. This award recognizes a Northeast Ohio leader under the age of 35 for success in community building. Thomas lives in the Fairfax neighborhood of […]

Caroline Beidler to receive Metzenbaum Award
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Caroline Beidler to receive Metzenbaum Award

Ohio Citizen Action is pleased to announce that Caroline Beidler will receive the organization’s highest honor, the Howard M. Metzenbaum Award, at Ohio Citizen Action’s 35th Anniversary celebration in Cincinnati on December 4. Fifteen years ago, Caroline discovered that the “dream home” that she had moved into in Marietta was […]

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 […]