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The premier grassroots mobilizing and organizing team in the Midwest.

Our Mission:

Ohio Citizen Action organizes and mobilizes people to advocate for public interests. In person, by phone, and online, we engage people in actions that protect public health, improve environmental quality, and benefit consumers. Our campaigns connect Ohioans and build a movement to protect democracy and create a sustainable future.

The Premier Grassroots Mobilizing and Organizing Team in the Midwest


Current Focus: Repeal HB 6
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Latest Updates

Consumer organizations respond to expulsion of Representative Larry Householder from the Ohio House of Representatives

Jun 16, 2021 3:49 PM

(OH-June 15, 2021) While the time had long passed to take this necessary step, we applaud members of the Ohio House of Representatives for finally taking decisive action in removing former House Speaker Larry Householder from his position as a State Representative.

Actions taken by Householder and his associates have disgraced the state of Ohio, and we are all still working to clear the cloud of corruption that hangs over our state government. It is time for a fresh start for the people of Ohio.

Householder had been removed from the Speakership and was not serving a role on any standing committee. Every day he was retained in the Ohio House served as a reminder of the scandal surrounding the passage of Bill 6. His continued presence sent a strong signal that while bribery and back room deals were welcome in Ohio, clean energy development is not.

Our state’s energy policy has been in the hands of corrupt politicians and polluting corporations long enough, it is time to take back our energy future. We thank the members of the House of Representatives who voted to oust Larry Householder from the Ohio House of Representatives today.

Rachael Belz, Director, Ohio Consumers Power Alliance and Executive Director of Ohio Citizen Action

BGSU digital arts students combat climate change using animation

Jun 09, 2021 1:51 PM


Did you know that there's a connection between climate change and digital animation? 

A few months ago, students from Bonnie Mitchell's Collaborative Digital Art Development class in the School of Art created a series of animated public service announcements about climate issues plaguing our society today. Some of the topics included plastic pollution, clean energy community action and filtering agricultural runoff to mitigate climate change. The animated PSAs were designed to help Algalita, Ohio Citizen Action Group and the Black Swamp Conservancy. 

“How do we help these organizations communicate their message in a manner that is appealing and effective?” Mitchell asked her students.

If you'd like to learn more about the amazing connection between climate change and digital animation, make sure to check out this article on BGSU's website here

To view Ohio Citizen Action's PSA created by Mitchell's students, it is available for viewing on our YouTube channel here

Cincinnati media mogul Carolyn Gilbert joins Ohio Citizen Action board

Jun 04, 2021 10:36 AM

CINCINNATI- Ohio Citizen Action welcomed new board member Carolyn Gilbert in mid-May, after she agreed to replace her dear friend Joshua Sands, who's moving out of state. Her decades of experience in radio and digital media will enhance the work the organization has already done to expand digital outreach, since the pandemic lockdown forced a suspension of in-person contact at the door. Learn more about Carolyn and other Ohio Citizen Action and Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund board members on our board page.