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March 18th, 2009 By | News | Posted In: Government, Public Policy, Environment, News, Community

Stealing Elections and the New Ohio Economy

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Ohio, like every other state, has “issues.” When it comes to the political kind we’ve had more controversial elections than most in the recent past. On the other end of the spectrum – how we’re like everyone else – the “new economy” is supposed to be here any minute and it’s all green.

To keep you in-the-know about these and other important topics, local non-profits continually host free events and community forums where you can hear more. There are two in April you might want to add to your to-do list.

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Jennifer Brunner, the Ohio Secretary of State, will speak about on “Ethics in Politics, Changes in Election Law and How These Interact to Effect Open and Honest Elections.” The Secretary of State will talk for 20-25 minutes and then take questions.

Hosted by the National Organization of Women at the First Unitarian Church (Corner of Linton & Reading, in the sanctuary) April 6, 7:309:00 p.m.

This is a FREE event.For more information, call 513-852-9948 or e-mail nowcincinnati@gmail.com

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Coal Moratorium: A New Economy for Ohio

Burning coal creates all kind of problems, according to the Cincinnati chapter of the League of Women Voters and the Sierra Club. The League of Women Voters of the U.S. has called for a coal moratorium – a ten-year freeze on the construction of new coal-fired power plants.

What does this mean for Ohio, where 90% of electricity comes from coal, and where the decline of manufacturing has already caused great economic hardship?

Find out how a coal moratorium, coupled with energy efficiency and an aggressive green jobs campaign, will enable Ohio to lead the nation in its transition to clean energy.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area on April 29, 7 – 8:30 p.m. with guest speaker, Nachy Kanfer,National Coal Campaign representative in Ohio for the Sierra Club. Q&A after the presentation.

Hosted by Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church (in the Social Hall, 103 William Howard Taft Rd., 45219.) Free and open to the public.

For additional information, call 513-281-8683 or e-mail nrc@lwvcincinnati.org

 
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