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Events/Meetings - this week:

 

Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace December meeting.  The December meeting is a time to celebrate the end of another year together and plan for the new year.  Bring finger foods to share.   Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. For information about COFP, visit our website at https://sites.google.com/site/centralohioansforpeace/Home

 

Monday,  December 15, 2014, 7:00 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights organizational meeting.  Get involved in the effort to put a Columbus city charter amendment on the general ballot, defining our inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, safe soil, and self-governance.  It is time to affirm the rights of our community having primacy over corporate “rights” of the hydrocarbons industry, to pollute and damage our health and property.  Location:  Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center, 14 W. Lakeview Rd., Clintonville.  For more information, see:  http://www.columbusbillofrights.org/   You can download and read the final language of our Columbus Community Bill of Rights from our website.  Click on the large symbol above to access our website, or on the link below. 

 

Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:30 PM.  15 Now Columbus Meeting.  Discussion of the next steps for raising the minimum wage in Columbus.  Location:  Short North Coffee House, 1195 N. High, Columbus.   Facebook:  15 Now - Columbus, OH, Our Twitter handle is @15nowColumbusOH.  Website:  http://15now.org/

Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:30 PM.  Youth Beat Radio on WCRS.  Tune in Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on WCRS  102.1 and 98.3 FM or listen online at www.wcrsfm.org.   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 youthbeat@osu.edu

 

Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:00 PM.   Central Ohio Solar and Smart Grid Cooperative.  Location:  First UU Church, 93 West Weisheimer Road.  Please check the meet up site to verify.  Sign up at meetup for more information. 

 

Wednesday, December 17, 20014, 12:30 PM.  RSVP for the Rally at the PUCO to oppose AEP Coal Plant Bailouts.  Giving AEP a bailout for their dirty coal plants would set a terrible precedent at the PUCO.  FirstEnergy is also asking the PUCO for bailouts for their polluting coal plants AND for their aging and dangerous Davis-Besse nuclear reactor!  Join Sierra Club members, supporters, and allies for a lunch time rally at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to oppose AEP’s request to increase electric bills to bailout their old dirty coal plants.  The Ohio Consumer Counsel has estimated AEP’s request to bailout a number of their old coal plants will raise consumer electric rates $117 million dollars. What’s more, the rate increase will be through a non-bypassable rider so even if a customer is buying their power from another company, as long as AEP lines are going into their home or business, they will have to pay for the bailout.   On December 17th, the PUCO is holding a hearing that will help decide whether or not AEP gets its bailout and could determine whether or not the other Ohio utilities that have filed for bailouts get theirs as well. It is critical we have grassroots support outside the PUCO the day of the hearing to show strong public opposition to AEP’s bailout request.  RSVP for December 17 rally at the PUCO to oppose AEP coal plant bailouts!  Location:  Meet at 12:30 at Starbucks near Thirds and Broad, downtown Columbus.  Walk to PUCO building at 12:40 –  roughly one block to front of PUCO office building, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.  RSVP for the rally here:  http://bit.ly/BailoutRallyRSVP - sign up to oppose these rate increases.   Contact:  Neil.Waggoner@SierraClub.org, 614-484-7033. 

 

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 8:00 PM.  Move To Amend Internet Radio.  Listen to it streaming at:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/movetoamend 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. 

 

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:00 PM – midnight.  Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio Hour with JP Marat.  Who needs ITunes or Sirius XM when WCRS plays the best alternative music on the planet? Tune in each Thursday night from 11:00 PM till midnight to get current on the newest  Indie releases and catch interviews with local Columbus Ohio musicians and activists.  We stream live on the internet (best way to listen) and also on 98.3 / 102.1 FM.  Podcasts of each show are available for download at no charge. This week we offer a full hour of preeminent alternative guitarist, vocalist and composer Jack White (his bands include: White Stripes, Raconteurs, Death Weather, etc.).  Download the podcast now and build your indie music library.

Big Barking Dog - All Podcasts  http://www.wcrsfm.org/audio/user/1851

WCRS Streaming Live   http://wcrsfm.org/wcrslpfm.m3u

 

Friday, December 19, 2014, 1:00 PM. The Ohio Conservation Forum:  The Energy Issue.  The Ohio League of Conservation Voters will be hearing speakers on energy issues including the promise from the 1980s on renewables and the current situation followed by a questions/answers period. Location: 1404 Goodale Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212 Please RSVP to mattnisenoff@ohioconservation.org 

 

Saturday, December 20, 2014, -  Move to Amend – Will NOT be meeting in December. The regular meetings will resume in January.