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

Emily McIntyre
Mitchel Burnell
Kathryn Gardner
Chris Locke
Emma Reynolds
Mitchell Jones
Gail Weiser
Evelyn Evans
eve botelho
Nelson S.
Jeffrey P. Nieznanski
Robert Remley
Richard Hanford
Charlene Sommers
Jennifer Grow
John Heister
Robert MacFarlane
Shawn McConnell
Nadine Morsch
Mollie Traub
Jo Cummings
Kathryn Howard
Gary Thomas SR
Diane Sheffield
Marcus Ebenhoe
Robert & Teresa Riley
Rachel Muto
Erin Crowley
Richard Codding
Carole Camp
171 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Emily McIntyre
    signed 2020-11-23 22:32:12 -0500
  • Mitchel Burnell
    signed 2020-11-23 22:03:58 -0500
    Decarbonize our utilities!
  • Kathryn Gardner
    signed 2020-11-23 22:01:18 -0500
  • Chris Locke
    signed 2020-11-23 20:43:43 -0500
  • Emma Reynolds
    signed 2020-11-23 20:26:06 -0500
  • Mitchell Jones
    signed 2020-11-23 20:25:07 -0500
  • Gail Weiser
    signed 2020-10-15 05:23:50 -0400
  • Evelyn Evans
    signed 2020-09-17 18:49:43 -0400
    EVELYN B EVANS
  • eve botelho
    signed 2020-09-04 14:05:46 -0400
  • Nelson S.
    signed 2020-08-14 23:39:56 -0400
  • Jeffrey P. Nieznanski
    signed 2020-08-14 22:01:43 -0400
  • Robert Remley
    signed 2020-08-14 21:48:54 -0400
  • Richard Hanford
    signed 2020-08-10 18:49:51 -0400
    Richard Hanford
  • Charlene Sommers
    signed 2020-08-10 12:50:42 -0400
  • Jennifer Grow
    signed 2020-08-07 07:50:03 -0400
  • John Heister
    signed 2020-08-07 07:20:12 -0400
  • Robert MacFarlane
    signed 2020-08-06 21:37:33 -0400
  • Shawn McConnell
    signed 2020-08-06 20:19:17 -0400
  • Nadine Morsch
    signed 2020-08-06 18:11:32 -0400
    Now is the time to stand up for economic justice. We are the ones who get to decide what our legislative priorities should be. To ensure a bright future for our entire community, meeting the basic human needs of those most vulnerable is beyond commonsense, it is the only moral path forward in a post-pandemic world.

    Light & Solidarity,

    Rev. Nadine Morsch
  • Mollie Traub
    signed 2020-08-06 17:47:58 -0400
  • Jo Cummings
    signed 2020-08-06 17:38:52 -0400
  • Kathryn Howard
    signed 2020-08-06 16:42:38 -0400
  • Gary Thomas SR
    signed 2020-08-06 16:26:13 -0400
  • Diane Sheffield
    signed 2020-08-06 15:59:28 -0400
    Diane Sheffield
  • Marcus Ebenhoe
    signed 2020-08-04 12:26:41 -0400
    Marcus Ebenhoe
  • Robert & Teresa Riley
    signed 2020-08-04 10:50:15 -0400
    Teresa BarnwellRiley
  • Rachel Muto
    signed 2020-08-03 20:26:51 -0400
  • Erin Crowley
    signed 2020-08-03 20:12:53 -0400
  • Richard Codding
    signed 2020-08-03 11:15:17 -0400
    I am interested in learning more about this initiative . I am a member of RPCC and CCL
  • Carole Camp
    signed 2020-08-01 05:43:04 -0400

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