Egypt. SB5. I see you. I feel restless. When I got the call about a chance to get a message straight to Sherrod Brown, I couldn’t dial phone numbers fast enough.
Mr. Brown is getting ready to go to Washington to vote on proposals that would slash the EPA’s budget for the Clean Air Act. He is considered a swing vote – who has previously voted for health care, who impeccably votes for jobs- but needs to hear our voice and vote to protect the Clean Air Act Continue reading
Ohio students have wasted no time in registering their disenchantment and disapproval of our recently-inaugurated Governor, matching the speed with which John Kasich began undermining Ohio’s recovery, environmental progress and industrial sector-development with a slew of austerity measures, anti-environmental policies, and conservative attacks on public services, upper education, and organized labor. Even before being formally inaugurated as one of the least popular starting governors in our state’s history, Gov. Kasich was overseeing the wreckage of our infrastructural aspirations Continue reading
Driving through the night across Ohio and up through Michigan from Cleveland to Detroit on Friday with four of the most amazing women I have ever met, I was stunned and awed by the industry and power production surrounding us on all sides. Bright lights, flares and billowing smoke flooded the otherwise peaceful, moonlit night as we rocked out to Lady Gaga and Blondie barreling down interstates 90 and 75. Continue reading
Check out Elisa Young this Thursday at 8:30 pm in West Lecture Hall at Oberlin College. She’s talking about the very relevant topic of Coal Ash and this event is open to the public. Continue reading
ELECTION DAY! So, why do I care? Well, this election is a big deal. We have some really close races in Ohio, and its so important that we, as young people, make our voices heard. The politicians we elect today will spend the next two, four, six or more years making decisions for our future and the future of our planet, and we should let them know what’s up and what we care about. There are obviously many ways to let politicians and other powerful people in the world know what we think, and we owe it to them to fight hard with a full court press. No one approach will be enough if we are to create the world we want to see, and this is our future we’re talking about here! It’s kind of a big deal. Continue reading
The future is here! In the past few weeks, there have been a number of exciting changes within OSEC. Three weeks ago, the OSEC Steering Committee unanimously decided to separate from Energy Justice Network and then to become a part of Global Exchange. And in the coming year, we will be working with our new parent-organization to establish OSEC as it’s own 501(c)3 non-profit organization!
Last week, the board of Energy Action Coalition approved OSEC’s proposal for funding, pledging to support OSEC for the next nine months as we run our Power Vote campaign, bring young Ohioans to Power Shift 2011 and grow our state network. And within the next few days, OSEC will be hiring our new state coordinator! Continue reading
Want to learn more about OSEC history? Maybe check out a couple photos or a video of past highlights? Like Power Shift, OASES, a steering committee retreat or the recent Power Vote electoral training?
Well now you can: Continue reading