Bob Studzinski has photographs exhibited at the McConnell Arts Center (through April 19) in Worthington and the Cultural Arts Center (through March 28) downtown. These exhibitions address Human Trafficking, a growing problem in central Ohio.  Also at both ZenCha Tea Salons (Short North and Gay Street) through April 19. 


Upcoming Mershon Lectures – Details and Calendar here.   

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Panel: A New Cold War? "Politics, Policies, and Consequences" 3:30 p.m., 120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave. 

Friday, April 10, 2015, Henry Nau, Joseph J. Kruzel Memorial Lecture, Noon, 120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave. 


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Voices for Human Needs has posted a new item, 'Head Smacker: Tax Cuts for Low-Income People are Better for The Economy, but Congressional Budgets Cut Them' 

Most members of Congress will tell you that they want to grow the economy, create jobs, and strengthen and expand the middle class. But the budget outlines just passed by the House and Senate make choices that would undermine these goals.  New research confirms that tax cuts for lower- and middle-income folks are more effective than [...] You may view the latest post at

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Articles of interest from the ACLU: 

This New York Times article "Out of Debtors’ Prison, With Law as the Key" features work by the ACLU of Ohio to free people unlawfully imprisoned. I think you’ll find it of interest. 

You can read our report, "The Outskirts of Hope: How Ohio's Debtors' Prisons are Ruining Lives and Costing Communities," on our website. 


Public Citizen Press Release:  TPP Leak Reveals Extraordinary New Powers for Thousands of Foreign Firms to Challenge U.S. Policies and Demand Taxpayer Compensation  

Unveiling of Parallel Legal System for Foreign Corporations Will Fuel TPP Controversy, Further Complicate Obama’s Push for Fast Track 


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Do you need a speaker or program for your group?  Please contact the Move to Amend-Central Ohio Speakers Bureau!    Move to Amend Central Ohio is an organization that seeks to amend the U.S. Constitution to reverse the effects of the Supreme Court decision “Citizens United” vs. the Federal Elections Commission.  That decision gives corporations the same rights as people and allows corporations to make unlimited contributions to political candidates and to elected officials as protected speech.  Move to Amend believes that corporations are not people and money is not protected speech.  If your group is interested in learning more about how this Supreme Court decision directly impacts you and your community, the background that led to this decision, and how you can be involved in the national and local movements seeking to reverse it, please contact Sandy Bolzenius at  Move to Amend – Central Ohio is an affiliate of the national Move to Amend Organization