April Innings – April 1, 2019

APRIL 1, 2019 INNINGS

“FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE”
PRESENTATIONS BY MELISSA ENGLISH,
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OHIO CITIZEN ACTION

Ohio Citizen Action organizes and mobilizes people to advocate for public
interests. In person. by phone and online, we engage people in actions that protect public health, improve environmental quality and benefit consumers. Our campaigns connect Ohioans and build a movement to protect democracy and create a sustainable future.

Melissa English is the Deputy Director of Ohio Citizen Action. She is a 30-year veteran of non-profit groups from PBS to Greenpeace. She has done nearly every job one can do at Ohio Citizen Action, including volunteer board member, because she understands that active and engaged citizens are the best possible hedge against abuses of government and corporate power. Over the years, she has helped the organization to secure organic produce in major grocery stores, negotiate pollution prevention agreements between industrial and residential neighbors, fight against mountaintop removal coal mining and defeat consumer bailouts of old, inefficient coal plants. She also currently serves as the Executive Director of Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund.

Ms. English lives in the vibrant Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband Tim and spoiled rotten cats.


 

DOUG BELL, CHAIR OF THE CINCINNATI CHAPTER AND STATE
COORDINATOR FOR OHIO CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY

Doug Bell is a member of Citizens Climate Lobby. He is Chair of the Cincinnati Chapter and State Coordinator for Ohio.  Citizens Climate Lobby(CCL) believes in Global Warming and is promoting a Carbon Fee and Dividend that is getting support from both Liberals and Conservatives.  We try our best to be non-confrontational and non-partisan.  CCL has 25 active members in the Cincinnati area, eight chapters in Ohio, over 100,000 members within 450 Chapters nationwide and members in 22 countries.

Doug will discuss several signs that the political winds are blowing in a favorable direction. Our movement has made significant progress in “Building the Political Will” with both politicians in DC and with the American people. Hear the good news that more and more Independents and Republicans are acknowledging the reality of climate change and are willing to take action!

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