I wanted to share three great ways to celebrate Earth Day this year:
1. Make a special Earth Day contribution
Join us as a dues-paying member if you haven't already. When we advocate on these issues, numbers count. The more members we have, the more effective we are and the better we stack up against the opposition.
If you’re already a member, please consider a special gift anyway, to help us celebrate this season of hope and renewal.
2. Take action to oppose HB 109, the anti-protest bill
Public protest is baked-in to our history, rights and character as Americans. But our ability to protest in Ohio is under attack. House Bill 109 equates civil disobedience with terrorism and seeks to shut down and bankrupt organizations exercising free speech.
Incredibly, the law specifies that five or more people blocking an intersection could be considered rioting. Even those who provide support to protesters could be prosecuted under the corrupt activities law and their organization could be dissolved and assets seized. The far reaching implications could end up putting a chill on people’s’ willingness to exercise their First Amendment rights.
Use this link to identify your representative and tell them to vote NO on HB 109.
3. Ask your elected officials to make the "30 by 30" pledge
On May 20, 2021, Power a Clean Future Ohio will host the Ohio Clean Energy Summit: Local Communities Lead. Please contact any elected leaders you know and ask them to support carbon reductions in your community.
Ask them to sign the pledge today and let us know that you did! We will feature all leaders who make the pledge in a video at the Ohio Clean Energy Summit. Our environment, our health, and our economic well-being depends upon local leadership stepping up.
Thanks for your support and Happy Earth Day!
Lisa Maatz, Ohio Citizen Action Organizing Director