Post Tagged with: "canvassing"

Gubernatorial candidate Ted Strickland signs Ohio Citizen Action support statement to end the freeze on Ohio's clean energy standards.
Freeze on Clean Energy / Ohio Citizen Action

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 […]

Left to right: Hali Greene, Mark Anliker,
Freeze on Clean Energy / Ohio Citizen Action

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 […]

Standing from left to right: Bryan Sonnega, Casey Worth, Christina Calderon, Dan Kerschner, Cory Stewart, Mike Blood, and JC Satt. Front row: Jordan Opst, Jacob VanWagoner, Annie Kreutzber, and Noah Yasi.
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy / Ohio Citizen Action

6,677 letters to stop the utility bailouts in Ohio

Cincinnati Canvass Cleveland Canvass CINCINNATI and CLEVELAND — As of May16, 6,677 Ohio Citizen Action members have sent handwritten letters urging the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and Governor John Kasich to stop the financial bailout of Ohio’s outdated, least efficient coal plants. FirstEnergy, American Electric Power and Duke Energy […]

Earl F. Peoples, Sr.
Ohio Citizen Action

Remembering Earl Peoples, the People’s Choice

CLEVELAND — Earl F. Peoples, Sr., a much-admired and beloved former staff member of Ohio Citizen Action, died in March at the age of 85.  Earl was a soft-spoken and gentle man, who drew people to him with his earnest conversation and unquestionable dedication to social justice. Earl spent many […]

Noah Yasi
Ohio Citizen Action

Ohio Citizen Action welcomes Cincinnati Canvass Director Noah Yasi

Noah Yasi started canvassing May 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His first campaign involved working on a ballot initiative to raise renewable energy standards in Michigan. His activist career has taken him all over the country, and we are pleased that Noah has chosen to lead our field canvass operation […]

Jessica Smith-Szabo
Ohio Citizen Action

Jessica Smith-Szabo to lead Cleveland field canvass for Ohio Citizen Action

CLEVELAND — On Monday, Jessica Smith-Szabo joined the staff of Ohio Citizen Action as Field Canvass Director. Recently married on September 27, Jessica is a dedicated canvasser from Clean Water Action in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Smith-Szabo grew up in Milan, Michigan the middle child of five. She studied at Central […]

Peddlers are free to knock on Columbus doors until 8 p.m.
Ohio Citizen Action

Peddlers are free to knock on Columbus doors until 8 p.m.

COLUMBUS — “Columbus’ 8 p.m. curfew applies only to commercial solicitors, said Assistant City Attorney Josh Cox. He said commercial activity still has some First Amendment protection, and city officials felt that, to be safe, they should move the curfew back two hours. He said it doesn’t apply to nonprofit […]

Bay Village approves new rules for door-to-door sales, canvassing
Ohio Citizen Action

Bay Village approves new rules for door-to-door sales, canvassing

BAY VILLAGE — “Key in the new law, which takes effect immediately, is that a canvasser — defined as someone who ‘seeks to obtain or influences the opinions of the residents of the city’ — is treated differently than peddlers or solicitors, those attempting to sell or take orders for […]

Colleen Potocki to lead new Southwest Ohio field canvass for Ohio Citizen Action
Ohio Citizen Action

Colleen Potocki to lead new Southwest Ohio field canvass for Ohio Citizen Action

CLEVELAND – Sandy Buchanan, Executive Director, Ohio Citizen Action, said today, “I am delighted to announce that we have hired Colleen Potocki to lead our new Southwest Ohio field canvass, starting today. Colleen is bright and energetic and a superb canvasser from the Rape Assistance and Awareness Project in Colorado.  […]

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ACLU of Indiana claims ordinances on door-to-door canvassing violate First Amendment

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — “The ACLU of Indiana announced Thursday it has filed lawsuits against the town of Yorktown and the city of Jeffersonville because their ordinances regulating the activities of door-to-door canvassers violate the right to free expression under the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of the […]