Ohio Citizen Action (OCA) has recently hired two new staff members, who will allow us to relaunch our piece of the Power a Clean Future Ohio campaign and revive our field canvass, which has been suspended due to COVID since March 2020.
Michael Todd joins OCA as Cleveland Field Canvass Director, bringing with him volunteer history with a youth leadership program and the campaigns of Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Bernie Sanders. He's also has two years experience organizing and fundraising for Clean Water Action in Michigan.
Tatiana Rodzos continues to work with us in a new role as Campaigns Organizer. Tatiana was hired two and a half years ago as a field canvasser and senior field manager. She's also got years of experience volunteering for animal rescue, environmental restoration and recycling groups and has taught English to recent immigrants.
Restarting our field canvas
We're excited to restart our field canvass in early May and use electronic tablets for the first time. Our friends at other canvass-based groups around the country have already restarted field canvassing and we're confident we can do so safely. The tablets will modernize our outreach and furnish us with new organizing tools to engage people in our campaigns.
The return of field canvassing will allow us to provide ground support for the Power a Clean Future Ohio campaign, a nonpartisan coalition that works with local leaders to develop and implement proven climate solutions. Already, twelve communities around the state have joined the campaign and we'll be knocking on doors soon to expand PCFO's reach, encouraging people to write to their mayors about taking local action to address climate change.