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Ohio Citizen Action wins Englewood canvassing case
Ohio Citizen Action

Ohio Citizen Action wins Englewood canvassing case

CINCINNATI — The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled in favor of Ohio Citizen Action in its case challenging canvass restrictions in the City of Englewood. Englewood had imposed a 6 p.m. curfew on door-to-door canvassing, which was struck down by the court. The decision by Judges Helene White, Jane […]

‘Thank you, Stephen Gabor’
Ohio Citizen Action

‘Thank you, Stephen Gabor’

CLEVELAND — In the thirty-seven year history of Ohio Citizen Action, few people have made as important and lasting a contribution as Stephen Gabor.  Stephen, who is leaving our staff this week to work with a local business in Cleveland, came to us as a phone canvasser in 1999 and became director […]

Curb on door-to-door soliciting spurs lawsuit
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Curb on door-to-door soliciting spurs lawsuit

A nonprofit group challenges ban on calls after 6 p.m. ENGLEWOOD — “Ohio Citizen Action, which strives to boost awareness of environmental and other topical issues, has been in court with Englewood since 2005 regarding the ordinance. Executive Director Sandy Buchanan said the ordinance is prohibiting the group from doing […]

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in ‘Ohio Citizen Action v. Englewood’
Ohio Citizen Action

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in ‘Ohio Citizen Action v. Englewood’

CINCINNATI — A three-judge panel at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati conducted a hearing on June 9, 2011, in Ohio Citizen Action’s First Amendment Litigation against the city of Englewood, Ohio.  Ohio Citizen Action originally filed the case, which challenges Englewood’s restrictions on door-to-door canvassing,  in federal court in […]

Meet our Staff – Melissa English
Ohio Citizen Action

Meet our Staff – Melissa English

CINCINNATI — I fell into canvassing because I just plain needed a job. I started canvassing door to door with Greenpeace in the late 80s, when they had about 1,000 canvassers knocking on doors throughout the country. It blew my mind to think that every evening, 50,000 people in America […]

Don’t feel bad Ohio, New Jersey’s polluted too
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Don’t feel bad Ohio, New Jersey’s polluted too

COLUMBUS — “I grew up in New Jersey, a state that the rest of the country views as more or less a big stretch of highway dotted with oil refineries and chemical plants. Unfortunately, proximity to pollution doesn’t necessarily make one an activist. Like most people, I was completely blind […]

A few thousand acres of blasted rock
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A few thousand acres of blasted rock

KAYFORD MOUNTAIN, WV— My friend Matt Noerpel and I drove up the steep gravel road to Larry Gibson’s place up on Kayford Mountain to swap out the batteries in his security cameras.  Two of Larry’s dogs have been killed and his cabin burned down for defending his home.  We were […]

Looking for a green job in Ohio this summer?
Ohio Citizen Action

Looking for a green job in Ohio this summer?

CINCINNATI — When I answered an ad for a job at Ohio Citizen Action nearly seven years ago, I did so because I cared about environmental issues and wanted to do something meaningful with my time, rather than work only to get a paycheck. I could see from my first […]

Solicitors must register before knocking on Delaware doors
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Solicitors must register before knocking on Delaware doors

DELAWARE — “Last week Delaware passed a door-to-door peddler law that prohibits for-profit sales people from going into neighborhoods without first getting cleared by police. ‘We don’t want to infringe on free enterprises, but we do want to know who is coming into our city,’ said Capt. Bruce Pijanowski. Under […]

Strength in numbers
Ohio Citizen Action

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 […]