Join us to talk to residents of the Plymouth-Exchange (PLEX) Neighborhood in Rochester about our campaign: Rochester for Energy Democracy (R.E.D.).
R.E.D. is a campaign started by Metro Justice to halt the pending climate catastrophe and ensure environmental justice in the long-term. We are striving to build an energy system that meets the needs of communities instead of meeting the greed of investor-owned, for-profit oil companies and utilities.
The first steps towards this vision is organizing our neighborhoods for community-owned solar and replacing RG&E with a public utility. These steps could make a rapid green energy transition possible while significantly lowering our energy bills, creating local jobs, investing surpluses from rates back into the community, and giving Rochester residents a say in how our homes are powered.
We are currently in the initial base-building and planning phase. The purpose of this canvass will be to introduce the campaign to PLEX residents, listen to their experiences with meeting their energy needs, and recruit them to the effort.
Join us to build the community power we need to kick-start this campaign and organize to win! Coffee and bagels will be provided. You must RSVP to attend. If this will be your first canvass with R.E.D. and you have never attended a R.E.D. Organizing meeting, our Lead Organizer, Mohini, will follow-up with you to meet 1-on-1 sometime before the upcoming meeting. Before you attend your first canvass, we would like to learn more about why this is important to you, bring you up to speed on our campaign so far, and answer any questions you have!
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