This has been an incredible year of growth for Ohio Student Association.
We trained 50 young people in our Fellowship for Community Change. On our campuses and in our communities, we led campaigns against the student loan debt crisis and the school-to-prison-pipeline. We participated in Freedom Summer 2014, commemorating the Mississippi movement of 1964 by running a statewide voter engagement and mobilization program. We engaged over 25,000 young people during the election season. We launched ROAR youth organizing program, training middle and high school leaders in Columbus.
We led a campaign for Justice for John Crawford, and helped lead the #BlackLivesMatter movement in Ohio by expanding the conversation around police brutality after the tragic deaths of Tamir Rice and Tanisha Anderson. Our organization was one of seven representatives invited into the oval office to negotiate with President Obama and his administration. We continue to develop young leaders in Ohio as we work to solidify a transparent and democratic structure for our growing organization.
As we reflect on 2014, we are incredibly proud of the work OSA members have done to invest in their futures and our communities here in Ohio. We have planted seeds across the state that need to be watered and nourished to continue building for a vision of Ohio where young people's lives are valued and their futures protected. Will you support OSA for another year of building power? Click here to donate.
Want to get a more in depth look at our work in 2014? Click here to read our 2014 report