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Melissa English, Ohio Citizen Action development director
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Ohio Citizen Action testimony on HB 554

Make Ohio a clean energy leader again COLUMBUS — “Chairman Dovilla, Vice Chair Roegner, Ranking Member Ashford and members of the committee, I write today on behalf of more than 20,000 Ohioans who have recently spoken out in favor of reinstating Ohio’s mandatory renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio standards. […]

Gubernatorial candidate Ted Strickland signs Ohio Citizen Action support statement to end the freeze on Ohio's clean energy standards.
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Canvassing can turn up some unexpected surprises

CINCINNATI — Mark Anliker and I were canvassing in the Columbia Tusculum neighborhood  on Friday, September 9 and were invited to a fundraiser for Ted Strickland.  When we returned to the fundraiser, we were welcomed by the Governor.  He enthusiastically signed our statement of support in favor of ending the […]

Become a Grassroots Champion
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Become a Grassroots Champion

You’re invited to join a critically influential group of Ohio Citizen Action supporters -the Grassroots Champions. Grassroots Champions contribute over $200,000 annually to help us protect public health and natural resources and save consumers money. They save us money too, by making a recurring gift each month. This means we […]

Left to right: Hali Greene, Mark Anliker,
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5,543 letters to end the freeze on clean energy standards

Cleveland staff Cincinnati staff CINCINNATI and CLEVELAND — Our field canvass has been organizing Ohioans to fight back against the freeze on renewable energy standards. Since April 3 of this year 5,543 members have sent handwritten letters to Governor John Kasich and a whopping 23,216 members have signed our “End […]

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs brought guests from visitors came from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Saudia Arabia, Tunisia, and the Palestinian territories to Ohio Citizen Action's Cleveland office.
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International leaders visit Ohio Citizen Action

CLEVELAND — On Tuesday August 16th, Ohio Citizen Action welcomed a group of 11 international leaders from North Africa and the Near East to participate in a U.S. State Department-sponsored program entitled “Promoting Financial Accountability.” Citizen Action Northeast Ohio Program Director Shannon Adams helped lead a discussion about current organizational […]

They rocked and rolled against dirty coal
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They rocked and rolled against dirty coal

CINCINNATI — “On Friday, August 5th Ohio Citizen Action held its 3rd annual Rock ‘n Roll Against Dirty Coal: Live Band Karaoke Challenge. More than $10,000 was raised to speed Ohio’s transition to greater energy efficiency and renewable energy use and a great time was had by all. Many thanks […]

Sister Paula with Ohio Citizen Action Cincinnati staff in 2009.
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In Memoriam: Sister Paula Gonzalez

CINCINNATI — Today we learned of the passing of Sister Paula Gonzalez, co-founder of Ohio Interfaith Power and Light and a devoted Sister of Charity. Sister Paula traveled the world, raising consciousness about the threat of climate change and spreading hope and knowledge to deter that threat. What’s more, she […]

Kroger should stop selling canned goods with toxic chemicals in the linings, UC Professor Heather Zoller says
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Kroger should stop selling canned goods with toxic chemicals in the linings, UC Professor Heather Zoller says

CINCINNATI — “As the largest grocery chain in the U.S., Kroger has the market power to have toxic chemicals like BPA removed from food packaging and products sold in its stores. To its credit, Kroger has recognized this is a problem and pledged action on BPA. Five years ago, Kroger […]

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Wish List

Passenger vehicles to safely convey field canvassers to do door-to-door organizing. Minivans that seat 8 with less than 75,000 miles preferred Reliable copier/scanner/printer  2012 or newer desktop computers and monitors Gently used smart phones to enable canvassers to swipe credit cards in the field Camping equipment (including tents, sleeping bags, camp […]

Consumer advocates and Ohio citizens demand Kroger ban toxic BPA in food packaging
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Consumer advocates and Ohio citizens demand Kroger ban toxic BPA in food packaging

CINCINNATI — “Consumer and environmental advocacy organization Ohio Citizen Action, along with Ohio residents, rallied outside of the Kroger annual shareholder meeting today. They called on the grocery chain to commit to a policy to eliminate bisphenol A (BPA), use safe substitutes for the toxic chemical in canned food linings, […]