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Date and time TBA.  Indivisible’s Rapid Resist Rally if Mueller or Rostenstein Fired.   TIME AND DATE TO DEPEND ON TIMING OF MUELLER/ROSENSTEIN FIRING. Nobody is above the law.  NEW LOCATION: Bicentennial Park, 233 S Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215. The location may need to change again in the future depending on the date this eventually occurs. Please check here and with the MoveOn event for updates when the rally is actually called.  #NotAboveTheLaw. If Trump fires Mueller or Rosenstein prior to 2 p.m., our rally will occur at 5 p.m. that day; If Trump fires one of them after 2 p.m., rally will occur at Noon the following day. The DATE ON THE EVENT IS JUST A PLACEHOLDER. Please register through MoveOn to receive an email notification if/when the event is triggered. https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/13341/signup/?   Find other rallies here.

 

Monday, June 18, 2018, 2:00 PM. Ohio Poor Peoples Campaign Rally – Week 6.   A New and Unsettling Force: Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative.  This is the sixth of six weeks of nonviolent moral fusion direct action across the country to show our elected leaders we will no longer allow attention violence to keep poor and disenfranchised people down.  Please bring all kinds of noisemakers (horns, hand drums, bells, whistles, etc.) to the Monday June 18th Ohio Poor People's Campaign rally at the Columbus Statehouse.  We will be doing a Jericho March around the Statehouse and at periodic points, we will be called upon to make as much noise as possible.  Location:  Ohio State Capital, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus.   RSVP Here.  

 

Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Columbus Community Bill of Rights Meeting.  CCBOR has launched its third petition drive with circulator training and meeting.  We continue to organize to protect our water, air, and soil from contamination by the fossil fuel extraction industries.   We are in the final stretch to gather the 20,000 signatures needed and volunteers are needed!  See the CCBOR website for more information:    Columbus Community Bill of Rights-local self governance .  For more information, please contact CCBOR at columbusbillofrights@gmail.com.  Location:  88 W. Blake Avenue, Clintonville 43202.  It is the street that the Blue Danube Restaurant is on the corner of from N. High Street.  Website.   Read the new article from CCBOR in the Free Press: Read more here and learn what we can do!  

 

Monday, ​ June 18, 2018, 7:30 PM.   Youth Beat Radio on WCRS and Tuesday on WGRN.  Tune in this award winning program every Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on WCRS  102.1 and 98.3 FM and Tuesdays at 5:30 PM on WGRN 94.1 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 and WCRS 102 on your radio dial. Program and podcasts here.   For more information, contact youthbeat@osu.edu.

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Screening of “The Occupation of the American Mind.”  Join the Progressive Peace Coalition for a screening of the documentary "The Occupation of the American Mind, Israel's Public Relations War in the United States." Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and its repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world - except the United States. This documentary takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts with the United States. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media culture, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israeli lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel's favor. (84 minutes) Open discussion to follow the screening. Free and open to the public. Free parking in "R" spaces behind the building.  Location:  Northwood High Building, Room 100, 2231 N. High St., Columbus 43201.  Facebook.  

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Indivisible OH 12 Happy Hour & Postcard Party.  Join us for our monthly happy hour and postcard party. We'll write postcards to our elected officials and in support of a candidate who will stand up to Trump's harmful agenda. Everyone is welcome.  Location:  Roosters, 5511 New Albany Rd W, New Albany, Ohio 43054.  Facebook.  

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  Columbus City Council Brings Community Meeting Series.  The event gives residents a chance to talk about diverse subject matter in an informal, one-on-one setting with councilmembers, staff and department leadership. Councilmembers will welcome guests and provide a brief overview of the event.  Location:  Westgate Shelter House, 3271 Wicklow Rd., Columbus. 

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 PM.  Columbus City Council President Pro Tem Stinziano June Community Hours.  Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell President Pro Tem Stinziano what is important to them and how he and City Council can help. All members of the Columbus community are encouraged to attend.  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library - Franklinton Branch
1061 W. Town St., Columbus.  For more information contact: Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829.  

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.   Stop Executions Wednesday Vigil.   With the resumption of executions in July comes the admonition to us all to step up our work to end the death penalty in Ohio.  Execution schedule is here - http://www.drc.ohio.gov/execution-schedule).   Attend the weekly vigil every Wednesday between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM on the sidewalk in front of Riffe Tower at 77 S. High - the building in which Governor Kasich and Ohio House members have their offices. (Have your faith or civic community group pick a Wednesday every month to make that YOUR day each month to support this weekly vigil.) Help pass out fliers, hold our sign or bring your own - just come! [NOTE - Weekly vigil does not take place on execution dates - see below for execution vigil info].  For more information on what you can do, see the Facebook Page.

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  June RHHH.  Calling out all Repro allies, supporters, and advocates to join us for the June Reproductive Health Happy Hour at our favorite watering hole, St. James Tavern!  This month's Happy Hour will benefit Founder's Women's Health Center. Founder's Women's Health Center (FWHC) believes in every woman's right to reproductive choice. They specialize in abortion services and pro-choice reproductive healthcare, including annual pap exams, birth control, STD testing, etc.  What is the Reproductive Health Happy Hour? It’s a networking event for sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice professionals, advocates, and allies. Come and go as you please. We look forward to having you out!  Location: St. James Tavern, 1057 N. Fourth St., Columbus 43201.

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  June Green Drinks:  2018 Central Ohio Commuter Challenge.  Kickoff Event In Partnership withGohio Commute MORPC & Smart Columbus.  Join us for happy hour at Brother's Drake and learn more about how you can participate in the Columbus Commuter Challenge during the month of July, do something good for the environment and win many prizes all at the same time. Register here for the challenge: MakeYourMilesMatter.com and RSVP below for the event HERE. The first 10 people who register for the challenge prior to showing up at this event get one of our Earth Day t-shirts for FREELocation: BROTHERS DRAKE BAR & MEADERY, 26 E 5th Ave, Columbus 43201.

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 5:00 PM.  Columbus Council Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Tax Incentive Policies.  Councilmember Jaiza Page, chair of the Economic Development and Small Business Committee and Councilmember Elizabeth Brown are hosting a public hearing on proposed changes to tax incentive policies in Columbus. These changes are based on a series of public meetings held last fall to solicit community input following the release of a study by HR&A Advisors. The study provided data regarding the City’s use of tax incentives to support and encourage commercial, industrial and residential development.  For more information about the study, please visit: http://bit.ly/incentivestudy.  All interested citizens are invited to offer public testimony. Comments are limited to three minutes. Anyone wishing to address City Council on this matter must fill out a speaker slip between 8am-5pm on the day of the hearing at Columbus City Hall.  The hearing will be broadcast on CTV, Columbus’ cable access channel. Location: Columbus City Hall, Council Chambers, 90 W. Broad Street. 

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:00 PM.  OH 12 Weekly Protest Rally (and lunch).  Join OH12 for a weekly protest in Clintonville.  Location:  corner of N. High and North Broadway. (NE corner in front of the construction, across from Kroger.).  Facebook.

 

Friday, June 22, 2018, 12:00 – 4:00 PM.  Building Women’s Power.  Please join us for a conversation about strategies to promote women’s equality and enable all women—particularly women from diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds living across the state of Ohio—to thrive economically. We will come together to discuss, strategize, and organize around a host of policy priorities that impact the lives of women and their families. Our goal is to connect the dots on issues such as equal pay; access to abortion and reproductive health care and rights; child care; paid leave and paid sick days; and sexual harassment.  We hope participants leave this discussion better positioned to work collaboratively to create impactful change that is responsive to women’s diverse realities and experiences. Sponsors: the Center for American ProgressInnovation Ohio Education Fund, and the Ohio Women’s Public Policy Network.    Location:  Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus, OH 43215.   Please bring your unique perspective to join this important conversation about strategies for the future.  Space is extremely limited. RSVP required to attend.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.   RSVP to attend this event

 

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.  We Are Progress.  Progress Ohio Training Summit. We Are Progress is a series of campus-based training sessions we have put together in key cities across the country to mobilize young people toward holding their elected leaders accountable into taking a proactive role in shaping the future of progressive policy on every level.  In Columbus, Ohio we are helping train local Ohio activists – including many first-time activists – on how to be effective leaders on the issues they care most about. At this one-day training, activists will participate in a series of break out workshops that will give you the proper tools to mobilize and organize people on your campus and community.  These workshops will discuss best practices in activism and lobbying, how to take action against federal regulations, engage with the press, and how to participate in civic leadership. Below you can find a more in-depth explanation about the curriculum.  We will also have keynote speakers and elected officials such as City Council Member Elizabeth Brown. As a young elected official, she has played an active role in shaping Columbus’s progressive values and is a fantastic example of youth power in local leadership.  We will provide breakfast and lunch at this training and are covering all registration costs. To assure a spot, as your members express interest, please have them RSVP here.

Our flyer is below with more information, but please reach out to this email address (info@progressohio.org) with any questions as well.  With: Innovation Ohio, Run for Something, Progress Ohio, Defend our Future, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, YWCA, Platform Women, Young Invincibles, For Ohio’s Future.  Location:  Columbus State Community College, 315 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus.  RSVP here: Ohio.

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  Prisoner Letter Writing + Film Screening.  Cages are disabling and traumatizing environments. As a result, prisoners suffer from low morale. They also suffer from a variety of human rights abuses committed by jail and prison officials such as torture and “extremely poor quality health care.” These forms of violence are state-sanctioned. Therefore, we can’t expect meaningful oversight of Ohio's concentration camps to come from the state.  Correctional officers practice sadism and identify targets for malicious repression by taking a path of least resistance. They are less likely to target a prisoner with outside support but more likely to target a prisoner who receives no mail. Since there is a lack of community support for incarcerated people, our aim is to use the tactic of One-Prisoner-One-Contact to maintain the security of prisoners while boosting their morale and providing community oversight of Ohio's prison system. We will use our penpal program to support each other across prison walls while strengthening the movement to abolish prisons. Please bring a friend and join us in room 3 for a Season of Emancipation celebration. A film screening of ‘Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story’ will precede our thirteenth letter writing event. This film is about a teenage survivor of sexual violence that was sentenced to life in prison. After the film, we will send b-day cards to Kerieda and Latangia. Later, we will send b-day cards to Kerieda and Latangia.   Both were sentenced to life in prison.  Both were sentenced to life in prison.  Are Prisons Obsolete by Angela Y. Davis [FREE BOOK]  https://goo.gl/NTt7hmClick the following link to review a draft of our letter writing guidelineshttps://goo.gl/958GNiIf you know someone who needs a penpal please visit the following link and fill out the application.  https://goo.gl/forms/3CqocjcbM7az702p1Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Northside Branch, 1423 N. High St., Columbus 43201Facebook.  

 

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 3:00 PM.  New Economics Can Drive Change With Local Currency And Public Bank.  NOT TO BE MISSED! Fadhel Kaboub, Economics Professor at Denison University, will make the case for financial sovereignty, food sovereignty, and energy sovereignty at the local level via local community currency and local public bank. More info about his work as Director of the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity.  Location:  COMFEST, Peace and Healing Pavilion, 120 Goodale St, Columbus 43215.

 

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM.  Stand Against Poverty, Mass Rally & Moral Revival (in D.C.).  CALL TO ACTION: In the face of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, war economy/militarism, and distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism— We must engage in mass nonviolent moral direct action. We must have mass voter registration and mobilization. And we must engage in mass power building in poor and low wealth communities declaring We Won't Be Silent Anymore!!!!!  Join us as we show our elected leaders we will no longer allow attention violence to keep poor and disenfranchised people down.  Share widely with your friends and community!  Location:  National Mall, Jefferson Drive SW and 7th St. SW.  Facebook.   

 

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.  Columbus community meeting hosted by Fair Treatment Reform and Reentry.  Bringing organizations together. Networking with others. Learning about other organizations.  Hosted by Fair Treatment Reform and Reentry.  Parole Reform, Fair Laws, and Re-Entry.  Location:  Church and Community Development, 946 Parsons Ave., Columbus 43206.  Facebook.  

 

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.  Columbus City Councilmember Remy Community Hours.  To connect with the community, Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy is hosting events in June to listen to ideas and concerns of Columbus residents. These events give citizens the opportunity to talk with Councilmember Remy and his staff, share what is important to them and propose ways Council can work with the community.  Location:  Panera Bread, 875 Bethel Rd., Columbus.  For additional information contact: Lucy Frank 614-290-6241.

 

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1:30 – 5:00 PM.  Fair Districts Debrief Session.  No doubt about it, the thousands of dedicated Fair Districts volunteers are the reason Issue 1 sailed to victory on May 8th. Your hard work and dedication helped achieve a victory that will improve Ohio’s elections for decades to come.  Now we are excited to invite you to our debrief, planning, and celebration session in Columbus, Sunday, June 24th, 1:30-5:00 pm at the Northside Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library (1423 N. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201). This is our opportunity to congratulate ourselves for a job well done, to learn from our experiences, and think about what comes next!  The Debrief Session will:  Include an opportunity for volunteers to discuss the campaign, both what worked best and what they would do differently next time around; Discuss results of the follow-up survey; Provide updates on the ACLU Ohio lawsuit, the upcoming Supreme Court decisions, and other redistricting reform news; Allow coalition partners to update volunteers on next campaigns; Allow volunteers to talk about their interests in engaging in future campaigns to improve democracy; Have an informative presentation from Catherine Turcer about dark money in politics, and a short presentation from Camille Wimbish about Election Protection and the Verify Your Vote campaign.  After the planned program (1:30-5:00 pm) participants are invited to join organizers at a nearby eating and drinking establishment for a social hour.

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot at THIS LINKFor those who are unable to join us, we will circulate notes and a summary after the session. Whether you are able to attend or not, we look forward to working with all our dedicated volunteers and supporters on future campaigns to improve democracy in Ohio and the nation. If you have any questions or suggestions for the agenda, please send an email to ohiofairdistricts@gmail.com or give us a call at 614-259-8388.

 

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Living Better With Less: A Sharing Circle.  Less clutter, less stuff, less stress are keys to a better quality of life! But how do you make it happen? Join us for a chance to share what you are doing to reduce your eco footprints and live a deeper, richer, and more joyful life. A Discussion and Sharing Circle facilitated by Chuck Lynd with special guest and minimalist Alex Young. Donation. Register on Eventbrite. Updates on Facebook and Meetup.  Location: Comfest at the Peace and Healing Pavilion, 120 Goodale St, Columbus 43215.

 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Noon.  Nuisance Ordinances:  When Calling for Help Gets You Evicted.  ACLU Summer Program.  Sandra Park of the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project will examine how nuisance ordinances undermine communities across the state. A discussion of how we can advocate to change these laws will follow.  RSVP here:  Nuisance Ordinances: When Calling for Help Gets You Evicted.  Location:  ACLU of Ohio, 1108 City Park Ave. Suite 203, Columbus, OH 43206.

 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 12:30 – 1:30 PM.  Defend our Lakes.  Please join Defend Our Future Ohio along with Representative Michael Sheehy, the National Wildlife Federation, and The Ohio Environmental Council at Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens for a press conference to discuss the importance of cleaning up and maintaining our lakes in Ohio. Speakers will not only touch on the environmental impacts of things like harmful algal blooms, but the economic impacts as well and offer up policy solutions to Defend Our Lakes! Speakers Include: State Representative Michael Sheehy, Peter Bucher - Water Resources Director, Ohio Environmental Council, and Tracy Sabetta - Ohio Wildlife Federation.

Location: Chadwick Arboretum, 232 Howlett Hall, 2021 Fyffe Court, Columbus, OH 43210.

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 4:00 – 6:30 PM.  Columbus City Council Eviction Workshop.  In Franklin County, nearly 18,000 eviction notices are filed each year making the eviction court the busiest in the state. Staggering statistics, such as this, led Councilmember Jaiza Page to prioritize affordable housing and keeping families in their homes.  To help provide resources for residents, Councilmember Page, The Legal Aid Society of Columbus and Columbus Next Generation are hosting workshops to discuss information and assistance on housing and evictions.  “Education is vital to help tenants understand their rights and responsibilities. These workshops will help prevent families from losing their homes,” said Page.  Topics covered include: Eviction notices, Available rental assistance program(s), Tenant rights, Landlord responsibilities, and Escrow services.   Seating is limited to the first 25 registrations and must be reserved one week prior to the event date. To register, call (614) 259-7069 or email: info@columbusnextgen.org.  Location:  Unity Temple Church of God, 52 Reeb Ave., Columbus. 

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.  Save the Date:  2018 Ohio Asian American/Pacific Islander Legislative Day.   The annual Ohio AAPI Legislative Day is an opportunity for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) from across the state of Ohio to convene and foster dialogue with state legislators on policy issues affecting our communities, including:  combating hate crimes and racial profiling, opioid addiction and mental health, increasing access to state services, and gun control.  Join us for educational breakout sessions, office visits with our state legislators, networking with communities and legislators from across Ohio, and an inspiring panel with AAPI leaders featuring:

Aftab Pureval, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts; Ron Falconi, Mayor of Brunswick, Ohio; Grace Pai, Senior Community Organizer, Midwest Region at Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago (AAJC Chicago); Zale Piepho, Co-organizer of Akron March for Our Lives, and Sam Shim, Vice President of Worthington Board of Education.  Individuals of all ages, ethnicities, and occupations are encouraged to attend, including students! Free lunch and bus transportation will be provided to those who register by June 22.Online registration is open www.oahcoalition.org! Individuals of all ages, ethnicities, and occupations are encouraged to attend, including students! Lunch and bus transportation will be provided.  Location: The Ohio Statehouse Atrium, Columbus, OH Cost: FREE but registration is required!  Sponsored by the Ohio Asian American Health Coalition and the Ohio Asian American Pacific Islander Advisory Council.

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 5:00 – 6:30 PM.  Columbus City Council President Pro Tem Stinziano June Community Hours.  Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell President Pro Tem Stinziano what is important to them and how he and City Council can help. All members of the Columbus community are encouraged to attend.  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library - Franklinton Branch
1061 W. Town St., Columbus Metropolitan Library - Linden Branch 2223 Cleveland Ave., Columbus. For more information contact: Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829.  

 

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 7:00 9:00 PM.  Columbus DSA Business Meeting.   Open to all, this meeting is to coordinate our activities, discuss chapter business, and hear committee updates. Location:  Northwood High Building, Room 100, 2231 N High St Columbus, OH.  For more information, contact columbusdsa@gmail.com

 

Thursday, June 28th, 6:30 PM.  Southeast Progressives of Franklin County Meeting.   Bob Krasen & Arlene Sheak will speak to about the mission and activities of SPAN Ohio (Single Payer Action Network Ohio), and barriers to Medicare for All.  Location:  Flyers Pizza meeting room, 296 Main Street, Groveport, 43125.  For more information, contact:  brkrasen@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00 PM.  Here’s to Health – Fundraiser for SPAN Ohio at Savor Pint. 

We will have information about the Single Payer Action Network available and a short presentation.  SAVOR PINT sells 24 hand crafted locally brewed beers / ales, by the glass and by the Growler. It is a family friendly place. For this event we are charging $10 for a ticket. Tickets will be sold at the door. A ticket, "cashed in at the bar" will get the buyer a pint of beer or a glass of wine.  We will also sell tickets for a raffle for 4 packs of beers/ales, bottled throughout the country.  SPAN Ohio has two financial needs for which this event will assist: 1) A financial study currently being conducted to accompany SB 91 and HB 440, legislation pending in the Insurance Committees of the Ohio House and Senate; and 2) a Statewide ballot initiative planned in 2020.  SPAN Ohio is a 501c4, and Health Care for All Ohioans is a 501c3.  Location:  SAVOR PINT PUB, 4440 Indianola Avenue, Columbus. (About 1/4 miles South of Morse Road on the northside of Columbus. There is plenty of parking on the side and rear of the building.)  Facebook.  

 

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM.  Columbus City Council President Pro Tem Stinziano June Community Hours.  Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell President Pro Tem Stinziano what is important to them and how he and City Council can help. All members of the Columbus community are encouraged to attend.  Location:  Driving Park Community Recreation Center
1100 Rhoads Ave., Columbus.  For more information contact: Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829.