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Wednesday, August 26 - National Day of Action

to Support Diplomacy with Iran

MoveOn, CREDO, Win Without War, and other close allies are joining in a National Day of Action, to deliver petitions and hold demonstrations outside local Congressional offices throughout the country. 

Local Actions:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 11:30 AM. No War with Iran Action.  Rep. Beatty has not made a decision on the IRAN deal. She is listening to many points of view on this deal and looks forward to hear Central Ohio voices.  Please join us if you can.  Organized by Mark Stansbery.  Sign up at 


Wednesday 26, 2015, 12:00 PM.  MoveOn No War with Iran Action.  Help keep America out of another war by joining MoveOn members and other anti-war activists at one of more than 175 events across the country, sending a unified message: No War With Iran.  Can you join us outside the office of Representative Patrick Tiberi to deliver pro-diplomacy petitions and help make sure Congress supports the diplomatic deal that will prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons?  We will be delivering signed petitions to his office.  Organized by Greg Pace.  Location:  In front of Representative Tiberi’s Worthington office, 25E. Wilson Bridge Road.   Sign up here.    You can sign the MoveOn petition Tell Congress: Choose Diplomacy over War here.





Monday, August 24, 2015, 7:00 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights meeting.  We will discuss how to move forward with our second thrust to enact our community bill of rights in the city of Columbus.  Location:  Clintonville Resource Center, 14 W. Lakeview Ave, Clintonville.


Monday, August 24, 2015, 7:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.  Program:  “To Cuba with Love.”  Columbus Free Press Editors Bob Fitrakis and Suzanne Patzer joined Code Pink on their week-long "To Cuba with Love" delegation this February in the first large U.S. people-to-people exchange since the warming of relations last December. They will share their experiences touring the country, meeting with public officials including Mariela Castro, visits with Cuban people and impressions of the state of the nation under the U.S. embargo.  Also presenting will be Lisa Valanti, longtime Pastors for Peace activist.  They will lead a discussion on the future of U.S,-Cuban relations.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. For information about COFP, visit our website at

Monday, August 24, 2015, 7:30 PM.  Youth Beat Radio on WCRS.   This week Youth Beat Radio will air a special episode featuring one of our local Congressional leaders, Representative Joyce Beatty.  Tune in to hear advice for getting involved in local government, perspectives on youth issues, current legislation affecting young people, and opportunities to visit Washington DC. Tune in Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on WCRS  102.1 and 98.3 FM or listen online at   Youth Beat Radio is sponsored by The School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, Ohio State University Extension, and the Puffin Foundation West.   Location: WCRS 102.1 and 98.3 FM on your radio dial. Program and podcasts here.   For more information, contact


Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 6:00 PM, screening at 8:30 PM. Cleanwater Sierra Club Outdoor Screening of the movie “Bag It.”  6:00 PM - Beer/Wine Tasting with concessions available for purchase.  Also at 6pm: Craft Table!  Kids and adults welcome!  Please bring old/unwanted t-shirts and learn how to easily turn them into reusable shopping bags (no sewing required).  We will provide embellishments, buttons, and paint to decorate your bag for those extra crafty people.  8:30pm outdoor movie screening of 'Bag It.'  Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs for the movie and your plastic bags to recycle.  Also, 10% of all purchases at Lucky’s on the 25th will be donated to Cleanwater Sierra Club.  See their Facebook page for more information.   


Thursday, August 27, 2015, 8:00 PM.  Move To Amend Internet Radio.  Listen to it streaming at: and click on “Live.”  Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution.  This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.  Listen in every Thursday - previous programs can also be accessed at the website. 


Monday, August 31, 2015, 10:00 AM.  No Nukes, No Coal, No Kidding!  Tell the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio – NO BAILOUT OF COAL AND DAVIS BESSE.  The PUCO will begin evidentiary hearing on FirstEnergy’s request for a $3 BILLION!! BAILOUT for their unprofitable nuclear and coal in Ohio.  Tell them NO!  Location:  in front of 180 East Broad St., Columbus.  Bring signs.  RALLY AUGUST 31 with the Sierra Club and others at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.  Tell them, "DON'T CHARGE ELECTRIC RATEPAYERS $3 BILLION TO BAIL OUT FirstEnergy's unprofitable coal plants and the aging, accident-plagued Davis-Besse nuclear reactor!”  EMAIL THE PUCO and tell them No Nuclear and Coal Bailouts!  No rate hikes to subsidize FirstEnergy!  The PUCO is seeking public comments.  You can fill out a comment form HERE, just make sure you note first in the comment box “PLEASE FILE OPPOSITION COMMENT UNDER CASE #: 14-1297-EL-SSO.  You can also e-mail the Commission directly at, be sure to mention the Case Number.   FirstEnergy led the fight that overturned Ohio's renewable and efficiency standards. BOO!  Now the PUCO is going to decide whether to hand them an enormous monetary gift, at the expense of the public health and purse.   


Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Columbus Citizens for Police Review – organizing meeting.   Location:  café at 893 E. Long St.  For more information, please contact  and Facebook


Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 7:00 – 9:30 PM.  Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change Featuring Cincinnait Goddamn.  FREE for all audiences.  Advancing the role of the arts in sparking meaningful dialogue about contemporary issues, this fall’s Director’s Dialogue features the powerful and timely documentary Cincinnati Goddamn. Supported by our Film/Video Studio Program, the film captures the personal trauma and civic unrest that followed the deaths of 15 African American men at the hands of Cincinnati police from 1995 to 2001. The screening will be followed by a compelling discussion with filmmakers April Martin and the Wexner Center’s own Paul Hill.  Location:  Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St., Columbus, 43210. For more information, see 


Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Transition Hub Hosts Citizens Climate Lobby - Columbus Chapter.  The September meeting will feature a special guest presentation by Cathy Cowan Becker, co-leader of the Columbus Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby. Cathy will explain the group's focus on a "Carbon Fee and Dividend" policy and the research that documents the potential impact of federal legislation. Expect a lively discussion:  How will it work?  Why is it attractive across party lines? How much revenue will be distributed to households? How can we participate as individuals and through our local organization affiliations? Does the CCL approach compete with the new EPA standards? Location: Bldg, 2231 N. High St, 43201. Free parking available in “R” spaces behind the building. 


Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 5:30 PM.  Franklin County Green Party Central Committee Meeting.  Program:  Open business meeting.  Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., room 100.  Parking available in “R” spaces behind the building (map).  For more information, please contact  


Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 PM.  Franklin County Green Party Book Club.  The focus of this meeting is to study Naomi Klein's book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate.  To download the full audiobook click HERELocation: 2231 N High St, Room 100 (Park in 'R' spaces in the rear of bldg). 


Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 PM.  Webinar: Using the New Poverty Data.  Join expert Jared Bernstein, former top economic advisor for Vice President Biden and nationally known economic expert, to hear what the new data will likely show about poverty, income, and health insurance. You’ll also learn how you can quickly find and use national, state, and local data – with plenty of time for your questions. The training is free and all webinar registrants will receive timely follow-up information before and after the data is released.  To register and for more info:  Questions or issues registering? E-mail Joanna Sandager at


Thursday, September 10 , 2015, 7:00 PM.  Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio (DCSO) Business Meeting.  Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., room 100.  Parking available in “R” spaces behind the building.  For more information, please contact  Website:  


Saturday, September 12, 2015, 6:30 – 11:00 PM.  Free Press Second Saturday Salon.  Socialize and network with progressive friends for hors-d'oeuvres, drinks, art and music.  Food from the Olive Tree in Hilliard, drink, art, music and more.  Presentation on Civilian Review Board of the Columbus Police. Location:  1021 E. Broad St.  Free.  No RSVP necessary.  For more information, contact  or 614-253-2571.