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  • Friday, March 05, 2021 at 11:50 AM · 7 rsvps
    Liberty Pole in Rochester, NY

    Press Conference: Pass the NY Health Act in 2021!

     

    Join the press conference with local patients, community members, providers, and politicians to pass the NY Health Act in 2021! We have an exciting announcement on progress regarding political support for the NY Health Act that we are looking forward to sharing with you. We need healthcare for all in New York State. Period. We are in a pandemic and economic crisis. We are in a mental health crisis. We are in a racism crisis. Hollow political excuses have run out. New York must lead the nation on healthcare for all this year.

    The NY Health Act will cover everyone for everything, including dental, mental, vision, and long-term care. There will be no co-pays or deductibles and only a fair progressive payroll deduction on income above $25K/yr (nothing below $25K). All residents will be included, regardless of immigration status. Out-of-state residents who work full-time in NY State will also be included.

    No more deaths due to lack of insurance coverage. No more unaffordable premiums, co-pays, and deductibles. No more insurance companies denying life-giving treatment. Reduce the disparities due to systemic racism. Pass NY Health!

    Please stay tuned for announcements about our speakers, invite your friends and family, and RSVP below. We will gather at 11:50 AM and begin promptly at 12:00 PM.
    We will have markers for safe social distancing, and please remember to wear a mask.
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    Zoom Video Conference in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Rochester for Energy Democracy

    Welcome to Rochester for Energy Democracy (R.E.D.)!

    For-profit, investor-owned utilities like RG&E keep raising our rates, only to neglect maintenance of the grid and expand fossil fuel infrastructure. On top of that, oil and gas continue to lobby against a fast and massive transition to renewable energy. As a result, we all pay more than we should in energy bills while the continued use of fossil fuels pushes us towards catastrophic environmental damage. 

    In R.E.D., we believe that in order to combat the climate crisis and ensure environmental justice in the long-term, we must fundamentally transform our energy economy. We need to build an energy system that meets the needs of communities instead of meeting the greed of distant investors and CEOs. We also need a shift to energy that is 100% clean and renewable. We believe this is possible if we create a community owned and operated energy economy. The first steps towards this vision is organizing our neighborhoods for community-owned solar and replacing RG&E with a public utility. This will give communities a say in what kind of energy we use, whom we get it from, and how the money we pay is used to benefit our community. Furthermore, everyone could only pay what is necessary to develop and maintain energy infrastructure, taking millions in profits for investors and CEOs out of the picture.

    A community-driven energy system needs the involvement of people in our community to succeed. To join us at our next meeting, please RSVP below! If this will be your first time attending 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 meeting, 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!

     

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    Zoom Video Conference in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Rochester for Energy Democracy

    Welcome to Rochester for Energy Democracy (R.E.D.)!

    For-profit, investor-owned utilities like RG&E keep raising our rates, only to neglect maintenance of the grid and expand fossil fuel infrastructure. On top of that, oil and gas continue to lobby against a fast and massive transition to renewable energy. As a result, we all pay more than we should in energy bills while the continued use of fossil fuels pushes us towards catastrophic environmental damage. 

    In R.E.D., we believe that in order to combat the climate crisis and ensure environmental justice in the long-term, we must fundamentally transform our energy economy. We need to build an energy system that meets the needs of communities instead of meeting the greed of distant investors and CEOs. We also need a shift to energy that is 100% clean and renewable. We believe this is possible if we create a community owned and operated energy economy. The first steps towards this vision is organizing our neighborhoods for community-owned solar and replacing RG&E with a public utility. This will give communities a say in what kind of energy we use, whom we get it from, and how the money we pay is used to benefit our community. Furthermore, everyone could only pay what is necessary to develop and maintain energy infrastructure, taking millions in profits for investors and CEOs out of the picture.

    A community-driven energy system needs the involvement of people in our community to succeed. To join us at our next meeting, please RSVP below! If this will be your first time attending 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 meeting, 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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