Greater Akron MTA members are soliciting petition signatures at local Farmers Markets throughout the season. Members were able to collect 20 signatures in an hour on July 20th at the Cuyahoga Falls Farmers Market. Though the crowd was light, the members were met with enthusiasm from the signors.
Greater Akron Move To Amend marched in the July 4th parade in Stow, OH as part of the Indivisible Cuyahoga Falls contingent, which also included the Akron Interfaith Immigration Advocates and Citizens Climate Lobby. It was a very hot, humid day to travel the 2.5 mile route but the crowd was enthusiatic. Much to our delight, the crowd supported
The Honorable Tim Ryan, representing Ohio's 17th district in the US House of Representatives has recently signed on as a co-sponsor to the We the People Amendment, HJR48, proposed by Move to Amend as a means to limit corporate power in our governmental processes. We applaud his support, and thank him.
National Move to Amend Conference June 8-11 in Washington DC - A thrill! Meeting with Ohio Affiliate members, learning new techniques for engagement, working side-by-side with MTA staff and hearing from deeply committed and forward-thinking speakers from government, academia, media and grassroots movements was energizing and a lot to take in.
Sherrod Brown Gets It! Beth Thames, Deputy State Director for Sherrod Brown, met with several MTA activists at a Cuyahoga Falls home on March 23. In an open letter, Senator Brown had asked for support to end Citizens United to reduce the driving force of money in politics. In this meeting we agreed but acknowledged that Citizens United is onl
Senator Sherrod Brown’s Cleveland office aide, Beth Thames, met with several members of Greater Akron MTA in late March to discuss the need for the We the People Amendment to the US Constitution. We also discussed the rising costs (in time and money) of political campaigns, the public distrust of big money government, and why Move to Amend’s tw