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It's not too late to sign the petition

Oct 16, 2019 2:09 PM

If you would like to sign the petition to put the repeal of HB 6 on the ballot, here are some options:

Cleveland

Thursday-Friday, October 17-18,  10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Ohio Citizen Action Cleveland office 
614 W Superior Ave., Suite 1200 
Cleveland, OH  44113
note: If you're coming to our office after 7pm, please give us a call at (216)861-5200 so that we can let you in the building.
 
Saturday, 10/19/19, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ohio Citizen Action Cleveland office
614 W Superior Ave., Suite 1200 
Cleveland, OH  44113

Saturday, 10/19/19, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuyahoga Progressive Caucus 
11910 Detroit Avenue 
Lakewood, OH  44107
 
Saturday, 10/19/19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jospeh Gallagher School
In the Reading Garden
6601 Franklin Blvd.
Cleveland, OH  44102
 
Sunday, 10/20/19, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Stone Oven Cafe
2267 Lee Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH  44118
 
Sunday, 10/20/19, Beginning at 11:15 am
Dover Congressional United Church of Christ
2239 Dover Center Road
Westlake, OH  44145
 

Columbus

Friday, 10/18/19,  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Land Grant Brewing Company 
424 W Town St
Columbus, OH  43215

Sunday, 10/20/19,  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parsons North Brewing Company
685 Parsons Avenue,
Columbus, Ohio 43206

Oberlin

Saturay, 10/20/19,  10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Winter Market
Oberlin Early Childhood Center
317 East College Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Youngstown

Friday, 10/18/19,  9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Starbucks inside Barnes & Noble
318 5th Street
Youngstown, OH  44502

Please pass the word through your networks to anyone who might want to sign.

Thanks for your support and your interest in going out of your way to help repeal HB 6.

 

 


Dark money is pouring in to protect the “worst energy policy in the country”

Oct 10, 2019 11:48 AM

Mother Jones illustration; Getty

"It all started back in July, when the Ohio state legislature passed a law—called HB6—that, starting next year, will charge consumers new fees to rescue four struggling power plants. Those charges will eventually add up to a $1 billion bailout for the utility FirstEnergy Solutions’ two nuclear plants, while handing a lifeline to two 1950s-era coal plants owned by another utility, the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation.

Because of the law, Ohio is the first state to reverse its renewable energy standards and efficiency targets, all while funneling more money to coal—a move that has clean energy advocates fuming. Leah Stokes, an environmental political science professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, called it the 'worst energy policy in the country.'

But this it isn’t your typical environmentalists-vs.-fossil-fuel-industry fight. The side opposing the bailout has clean-energy advocates working alongside the natural gas industry. And though the supporters of the bailout include some of the usual suspects—FirstEnergy, coal-reliant American Electric Power and Duke Energy, and the coal baron and Trump donor Robert Murray—they have also marshaled a mysterious string of deep-pocketed advocacy groups."

-- Rebecca Leber, Mother Jones

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Editorial: When thugs disrupt electoral process, courts should intervene

Oct 10, 2019 11:34 AM

"Under state law, the referendum group has until Oct. 21 — 90 days after Gov. Mike DeWine signed HB 6 — to gather 265,774 valid signatures. The federal lawsuit asks a judge to reset the clock for another 90 days to compensate for what the group claims are unconstitutional burdens imposed by state referendum law.

Those include the requirement for the attorney general to approve proposed ballot language — Yost’s approval didn’t come until 40 of the 90 days had elapsed — and a requirement that signature gatherers submit their personal information in a public record.

Organizers of the referendum effort say Generation Now agents are using that information to contact signature gatherers and buy them off.

However the court rules regarding state referendum law, if Yost’s investigation finds criminal conduct by blockers, we hope it will lead to convictions, serious penalties and another chance for the referendum effort if it fails to meet the signature deadline."

-- Editorial Board, The Columbus Dispatch

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