Background on Ohio Citizen Action
Ohio Citizen Action led campaigns in the 80’s to pass landmark toxic chemical right to know laws in Cincinnati, Akron, and Cleveland, and we played a key role in shaping the federal Right to Know law enacted by Congress. We developed the “good neighbor campaign” strategy, and even wrote & published a book about it, “Good Neighbor Campaign Handbook: How to Win”. We had enormous success challenging Ohio’s dependence on dirty coal by preventing American Municipal Power, among others, from building a new 1,000 megawatt pulverized coal plant on the Ohio River and most recently we won our campaign challenging utility companies in Ohio to either update or close down their dirty and outdated coal plants. Because of this work, 10 Ohio coal plants will be closing completely as well as coal units at two other plants. When these closures are complete, 819,195,781 pounds of pollution will be prevented from being dumped into our air and water.
Our 80,000 members have decided that we should now tackle the problems associated with the reckless oil and gas drilling (Fracking). Since March 2012, we fought to make it mandatory for oil and gas companies to tell our emergency responders what hazardous chemicals they use. Now companies are legally obligated to report this information for the first time in over a decade. We did it by inspiring citizen action, one by one.
Now we are working on a campaign to protect Ohioan’s from out-of-state toxic fracking waste. Oil & gas companies successfully lobbied to have fracking waste regulated as non-hazardous, regardless of its actual content. Remember the Youngstown earthquakes in 2011 and 2012? We do, too. Over 100 NE Ohio earthquakes have be caused by Injection Wells, disposal wells for toxic and often radioactive fracking wastewater. We need passionate individuals and strong communicators dedicated to securing a future vested in sustainability to join our team!
Join the Campaign Staff at Ohio Citizen Action to:
- Educate the public on the social, environmental, and political implications of fracking in Ohio
- Build our strength in numbers to hold policymakers accountable to our community interests
- Generate letters from community members with personal stories about how fracking has affected their lives.
- Full time can earn up to $375-$485 per week with bi-weekly bonuses, hours are Mon.-Fri. 2pm-10pm
- Comprehensive benefit package including health, dental and vision available for full time employees after 90 days
- Full time includes 2 weeks paid vacation per year with holidays and sick days
- We hire both career seeking and seasonal applicants as our campaigns are not contingent on elections
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- Part time positions available, as well as paid internships 2pm-10pm three days a week, you choose the days *students enrolled in classes only*
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