I want a public utility and community-owned clean energy in Rochester, NY.

  

Our current energy system is ruled by for-profit oil and gas companies, and for-profit utility corporations like Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E). As a result, we pay expensive energy bills while the continued use of fossil fuels pushes us towards catastrophic environmental damage that jeopardizes our futures. In fact, RG&E must charge rates that guarantee its investors a 9% profit margin. That means in 2018, RG&E made $595 million in profit by charging residents like us extortionate rates, neglecting grid infrastructure, continued investment in fossil fuel, and shutting people’s power off when they could not afford their inflated bills. We’ve had enough.

We call for an energy system that meets the needs of our communities instead of meeting the greed of distant investors and CEOs. We call for a shift to 100% clean and renewable energy. We believe this is possible if we build a community owned and operated energy economy. Rochester residents should get a say in what energy we use, where we get it, what we pay, and how that money can be used to benefit our community. That is why I support replacing RG&E with a public utility and community-owned clean energy projects.

Who's signing

William Forrest
Hugh Keleher
Anna Siebach-Larsen
Sierra Mendes
Mark Westcott
Rachel Rosen Simpson
Genevieve Cromwell
Mikayla Faas
Ann Diehl
Lisabeth Frarey
Wade Keye
Andrea Carvalho
Kenneth Barnum
Elliot Vos
Stacey Santiago
Margaret Shaw
MaryLee Miller
Hannah Vreeland
Robert Good
Sabine Adler
Cara Kulwicki
Juliana Joyce
Samantha Smith
Summer Naugle
William Bradley
David Nixon
Jo Cummings
Melody Wollgren
Nicholas Greenleaf
Haley Rotter
94 signatures

Will you sign?

  • William Forrest
    signed 2020-07-03 11:09:40 -0400
  • Hugh Keleher
    signed 2020-07-03 05:45:46 -0400
  • Anna Siebach-Larsen
    signed 2020-06-30 17:36:40 -0400
  • Sierra Mendes
    signed 2020-06-30 16:12:42 -0400
  • Mark Westcott
    signed 2020-06-30 12:21:28 -0400
  • Rachel Rosen Simpson
    signed 2020-06-30 10:32:52 -0400
  • Genevieve Cromwell
    signed 2020-06-30 10:22:36 -0400
  • Mikayla Faas
    signed 2020-06-29 20:50:56 -0400
    Mikayla Faas
  • Ann Diehl
    signed 2020-06-29 19:19:04 -0400
  • Lisabeth Frarey
    signed 2020-06-29 11:57:06 -0400
  • Wade Keye
    signed 2020-06-25 18:14:58 -0400
  • Andrea Carvalho
    signed 2020-06-25 16:13:46 -0400
    Andrea Carvalho
  • Kenneth Barnum
    signed 2020-06-25 13:43:56 -0400
  • Elliot Vos
    signed 2020-06-24 17:49:28 -0400
  • Stacey Santiago
    signed 2020-06-24 14:14:20 -0400
  • Margaret Shaw
    signed 2020-06-23 15:34:23 -0400
    I believe the climate emergency is absolutely urgent and I want to do something before falling in to despair. I’m ready to push for this.
  • MaryLee Miller
    signed 2020-06-23 08:58:43 -0400
  • Hannah Vreeland
    signed 2020-06-22 19:55:37 -0400
  • Robert Good
    signed 2020-06-22 19:06:12 -0400
    Robert G Good
  • Sabine Adler
    signed 2020-06-20 14:37:04 -0400
  • Cara Kulwicki
    signed 2020-06-19 17:58:11 -0400
  • Juliana Joyce
    signed 2020-06-17 20:45:52 -0400
    Juliana Joyce
  • Samantha Smith
    signed 2020-06-17 19:45:20 -0400
  • Summer Naugle
    signed 2020-06-17 17:31:14 -0400
  • William Bradley
    signed 2020-06-17 14:37:11 -0400
  • David Nixon
    signed 2020-06-17 14:00:15 -0400
    David’s Nixon
  • Jo Cummings
    signed 2020-06-17 12:45:31 -0400
  • Melody Wollgren
    signed 2020-06-17 12:22:16 -0400
  • Nicholas Greenleaf
    signed 2020-06-17 12:05:09 -0400
    Nicholas Greenleaf
  • Haley Rotter
    signed 2020-06-17 11:21:48 -0400

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