(Columbus, OH) — Today, Ohio Citizen Action (OCA) proudly announced the organization’s endorsements for the 2024 election cycle. The endorsement slate includes statewide and Congressional candidates, as well as a Constitutional Amendment ballot issue. 

Ohio’s elected officials have turned a blind eye to monumental issues such as climate change, gerrymandering, and corruption for far too long. Ohio Citizen Action is ready to help mobilize support for candidates who put Ohioans first.

“The candidates endorsed by Ohio Citizen Action are demonstrably pro-climate and firmly committed to protecting both voting rights and reproductive freedoms for the residents of Ohio,” said Scott Palider, Ohio Citizen Action’s Chief Political Officer. “Our organization will do what we do best—talk directly to Ohio voters to ensure they are informed and prepared to engage in the democratic process.” 

The following candidates and issue have been endorsed by Ohio Citizen Action for the November 2024 election:

  • Sherrod Brown (D) for U.S. Senate from Ohio
  • Greg Landsman (D) for U.S. Congress (CD-1)
  • Marcy Kaptur (D) for U.S. Congress (CD-9)
  • Emilia Sykes (D) for U.S. Congress (CD-13)
  • Justice Michael P. Donnelly (D) for Ohio Supreme Court
  • Justice Melody Stewart (D) for Ohio Supreme Court
  • Lisa Forbes (D) for Ohio Supreme Court
  • Citizens Not Politicians Constitutional Amendment

“Given the abject failure of Ohio’s leaders in adopting Constitutionally fair and competitive electoral maps, support for the Citizens Not Politicians Constitutional Amendment is a priority. Changing the way Ohio draws electoral maps will reduce legislative stagnation, inequitable and discriminatory representation, and ensure Ohio’s elected officials reflect Ohio’s electorate,” said Palider. “It is time Ohioans select our politicians rather than continue to allow politicians to select their voters.”  

As part of their work around these announced independent expenditure endorsements, OCA will be knocking on doors and talking with Ohio voters in targeted areas around the state in support of the endorsed candidates and issues. OCA is a 501c4 organization that focuses on mobilizing Ohioans around improving environmental quality, protecting consumers, and preserving voting rights. 

Ohio Citizen Action informs, organizes, and mobilizes people to advocate for public interest across issues and campaigns. 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 and equitable future.