Join us to talk with Rochester residents about Rochester for Energy Democracy (RED)! Canvassing is a great way to meet our volunteers leading the campaign, learn about the campaign, and practice talking about the campaign with other residents to spread awareness and grow our movement.
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, more local union jobs with good wages and benefits, and a real say. 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 12:30 - 4:30 PM on Saturday, June 25th at the Metro Justice office. Snacks, coffee, tea, and other beverages 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 4 PM to hand in petitions and debrief. A script and FAQ will be posted here in advance; please stay tuned.
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!
Directions to our community room:
- Our address is 1115 East Main Street, the Hungerford Building on the corner of East Main Street and North Goodman Street.
- Go to door #7. Use the intercom to the left of the door to find Metro Justice and call up to our office. We'll buzz you in.
- Go to the second floor, then all the way down the hall in front you; our office is to your left, suite 207A.
1115 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14609
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