Post Tagged with: "canvassing"

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
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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 […]

Hudson City Council reluctantly approves amendment to solicitation law
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Hudson City Council reluctantly approves amendment to solicitation law

HUDSON — “Hudson City Council unanimously passed a measure to increase the hours for door-to-door solicitations in the city at Wednesday night’s meeting. ‘I’ll hold my nose and vote for this,’ council member J. Dan Williams quipped, reflecting his displeasure with the issue. The measure, which will now allow both […]

Bay Village asks federal court to dismiss lawsuit on solicitor law
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Bay Village asks federal court to dismiss lawsuit on solicitor law

BAY VILLAGE  — “The city has formally denied allegations contained in an Ohio Citizen Action lawsuit and is asking a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit and award the city legal fees and other reasonable costs. Law Director Gary Ebert filed the city’s response Feb. 14 in U.S. District Court […]

Ohio Citizen Action files federal lawsuit over Bay Village ordinance restricting solicitors
Ohio Citizen Action

Ohio Citizen Action files federal lawsuit over Bay Village ordinance restricting solicitors

BAY VILLAGE — “Ohio Citizen Action objects to Bay Village’s earlier canvassing deadline as well as licensing requirements that apply to some but not all solicitors. Certain canvassers, including those who do not seek financial support and solicitors of local newspapers, are exempted from the requirement, according to the lawsuit. […]

Environmental group challenges Bay Village door-to-door curfew
Ohio Citizen Action

Environmental group challenges Bay Village door-to-door curfew

BAY VILLAGE — “Last summer, Bay Village joined neighbors Westlake and Fairview Park in scaling back curfews for solicitors from 9 p.m. to 8 p.m. or sundown, whichever comes first. Ohio Citizen Action, which was canvassing at the time, argues that’s taking away valuable time to talk about important political […]

Ohio Citizen Action may take Bay Village to court over restrictions on solicitors
Ohio Citizen Action

Ohio Citizen Action may take Bay Village to court over restrictions on solicitors

BAY VILLAGE — “The city, which previously imposed a 9 p.m. cutoff, this summer moved the deadline up to 8 p.m. or sunset, whichever occurs first. In addition, it eliminated Sunday hours for soliciting and established licensing requirements for most solicitors. Ohio Citizen Action, an environmental advocacy group that practices […]

Tips on leafleting at presidential campaign events
Hydraulic Fracturing / Ohio Citizen Action

Tips on leafleting at presidential campaign events

CLEVELAND – Ohio Citizen Action has prepared a hydraulic fracturing leaflet for anyone to download, print and distribute at presidential campaign events this fall. In 2008, we circulated leaflets at presidential campaign events on the issue of mountaintop removal coal mining. It was a lot of fun, and was part […]