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Since 1975, Ohio Citizen Action has built an impressive track record of environmental victories on the foundation of groundbreaking research, innovative organizing and extensive grassroots outreach.
In the last year alone, we led campaigns that helped Cincinnati become the first major city in the country to contract for 100% renewable energy for its residents, blocked construction of a highly polluting garbage incinerator in Cleveland, and launched a major new campaign to oppose the dangers of fracking: "the right to know and the right to say no."
Perhaps just as important as the "what" of our organizational victories is the "how." Ohio Citizen Action is always building the next generation of leaders, many of whom start out canvassing door-to-door with us as college-age students.
We have exciting changes on the horizon this spring. Please consider making a special ongoing gift:
1. We celebrated the grand opening a new Southwest Ohio field canvass office on April 15th. Our staff will be bringing Ohio Citizen Action's approach of "door-to-door democracy" to neighborhoods throughout Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky.
2. On May 1, longtime Executive Director, Sandy Buchanan joined the staff of Ohio Citizen Action's key partners, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, a national non-profit organization. She'll continue to work closely with Ohio Citizen Action on campaigns to move us away from our reliance on coal and non-renewable energy supplies.3. Her departure as executive director of Ohio Citizen Action opens the doors for a new generation of leadership . Rachael Belz, who joined us as program director in Cincinnati in 1996, took over as Interim Executive Director on Earth Day, April 22. Our board, led by its president Dr. Anne Wise and search committee chair Stephen Gabor will oversee a formal search and hiring process.
Please help with a contribution to help a whole new generation of activists begin their organizing careers.
A gift of any size is much appreciated and will be put to good use. Please consider making a sustaining gift on a monthly basis. (You will be given this option after you enter your payment information on the Donate page.) This gives you an ongoing voice in the future of our campaigns.