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YWC Membership Meeting

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill YWC Membership Meeting

Come hang out and learn more about Yes We Can, our vision for a stronger Columbus, and our plans for the future! Whether you’re a committed volunteer or totally new, our membership meetings are open to any and all. Plus, free pizza! More about us: We’re a group of grassroots volunteers fighting to make Columbus […]

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Grassroots: Columbus Could Soon Reclaim Jurisdiction Over Local Oil & Gas Activities

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Columbus Could Soon Reclaim Jurisdiction Over Local Oil & Gas Activities

A local grassroots campaign to give Columbusites the “legal teeth” to fight air, water and soil pollution has garnered enough support to get on the November ballot. Dubbed the Community Bill of Rights, the ordinance would establish local governance over oil and gas activities taking place within the City of Columbus. It’d also enable residents […]

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Progressive Female Candidates in Columbus Get Boost from Women-Led Media Group

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Progressive Female Candidates in Columbus Get Boost from Women-Led Media Group

After Megan Park, the founder of Putting Women In Their Place, (PWITP) finished watching the results of the 2016 presidential election, she spent several months feeling aimless. “I meditated a lot,” Park said. “I walked my dog. I signed lots of petitions, joined lots of grassroots groups, called my representatives. Important as all of that […]

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Grassroots: Central Ohio Worker Center Fights for Workers’ Rights

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Central Ohio Worker Center Fights for Workers’ Rights

It’s easy to feel invisible as a minimum wage worker, washing dishes as people gather and socialize over brunch, or whacking weeds as the neighborhood joggers pass by. These workers no doubt contribute to the growing success of the city, but their minimum wage status often allows for this success to hover over them, just […]

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Grassroots: Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus Redefines Liberation

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus Redefines Liberation

For such a young organization, Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus (BQIC) has already managed to push itself to the forefront of issues at the intersection of race and gender identity. Joining other community organizations with common ideals and goals, BQIC confronts injustices as they affect queer and trans people of color, a population that’s been […]

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Grassroots: CAIR Columbus Defends Muslim Civil Rights

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: CAIR Columbus Defends Muslim Civil Rights

As the division seems to widen between people of different faith and color, one organization is working to bridge the gap. The national organization Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) started a Columbus chapter in 1997 with the purpose of educating non-Muslim Americans on issues that impact the Muslim community. After 9/11 and the resulting shift […]

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Grassroots: SURJ Columbus Uses “People Power” to Work Against Racial Injustice

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: SURJ Columbus Uses “People Power” to Work Against Racial Injustice

Getting involved in the fight for racial justice can be intimidating for the average white progressive. Where do you fit? How do you let your voice be heard without drowning out the black and brown voices of the movement? How do you contribute without coming off as a “white savior?” Showing Up for Racial Justice […]

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