Our Impact

Powering a Clean Future

Across the nation, we’re seeing communities determine what’s best for themselves when the people at the top won’t listen. Multiple states and cities have passed aggressive clean energy laws and pledged to dramatically reduce their carbon emissions. Through local, community-driven change, we can make it happen in Ohio, too. Ohio Citizen Action is putting people throughout our state in contact with their mayors to ask them to commit to reduce carbon emissions by at least 30% by 2030.

144 people from Northeast Ohio have written letters to their mayors asking them to reduce carbon emissions since Monday, February 10.

Our impact in 2019

Accountability for HB 6 

Before Gov. DeWine signed HB 6, we were able to connect thousands of constituents’ voices to the legislature. We were strategic, adaptable, and worked with many allies to make sure Ohioans were represented accurately. In the end, the vote came close. Some of the legislators chose to listen to their constituents and some decided to represent their corporate donors which unfortunately caused the bill to become law.

No matter the vote, we’ve held these people accountable:

1,362 Ohioans have made phone calls to Governor DeWine and other legislators condemning their support for HB 6

2,245 Ohioans have sent letters and drawings condemning Governor DeWine and other legislators for supporting HB 6

Activists participated in public protests in Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati, Bowling Green and Medina.

The Good News on Our HB6 Campaign

Despite well-funded opposition, early and enthusiastic support of the DeWine administration and a dedicated public misinformation campaign, we and our allies got the truth about this bill out to the media and the public and we kept it from being the "slam dunk" it was intended to be. 

We created a new consumer voice in the Ohio Consumer Power Alliance and used our grassroots outreach and organizing to come to the following totals:

6,502 Ohioans made phone calls to legislators asking them to vote NO on HB 6; and

4,224 Ohioans drafted handwritten letters and drawings we sent to lawmakers and the governor.

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Every major daily Ohio newspaper printed opposition editorials. Thousands of Ohioans spoke out through website and blog posts, tweets, comments and videos on social media.