Join us to talk with Rochester residents about Rochester for Energy Democracy (RED)!
RED is our campaign to replace RG&E with a public, local, community controlled utility. To guarantee profits for its shareholders, RG&E has exploited local residents with unreasonably expensive rates, poor customer service, power outages caused by a disasteriously maintained grid, inhumane shut offs, outsourcing jobs away from Rochester, and continuing to burn fossil fuels responsible for climate change.
With a public ratepayer coorperative instead, we will have: affordable rates, a rapid green energy transition, and more local union jobs wages and benefits. Through direct ratepayer democracy and an elected Board for the utilty, we will also have a real say in how our homes are powered. We all need heat, electricty, and a healthy planet for future generations. A public utility is how we ensure that our utility serves us instead of lining the pockets of distant shareholders!
Our fight for a just utility is stronger with more people involved. Come canvass with us so that we can reach more Rochester residents about this important fight and encourage them to join us!
Please RSVP below as soon as possible; you must RSVP to attend so that we can follow COVID safety measures and have enough materials for everyone. The canvass will take place from 1 - 5:30 PM on Saturday, August 28th at the Metro Justice office. Lunch, coffee, and tea will be provided! There will be a brief training before participants split into pairs and depart for their turf. We will reconvene at the Metro Justice office by 5 PM to hand in petitions and debrief.
For COVID safety: Masks required. You will also be required to show proof of vaccination (vaccine card or Excelsior Pass) or a negative COVID test within the last 72 hours, at the door.
To learn more about RED and how we win, click here!
1115 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14609
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