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  • Wednesday, July 08, 2020 at 05:30 PM · 11 rsvps
    Zoom w/ Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

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

    Welcome to Metro Justice's Rochester for Energy Democracy (R.E.D.) Campaign! Over the last month, we have received dozens of new signatures on our petition to replace Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) with a public, not-for-profit utility that is governed democratically by our community and has concrete commitments to a green and just energy transition. 

    In R.E.D., we believe that in order to ensure electricity and heat as human rights, and combat the climate crisis in the long-term, we must create a community owned and operated energy economy. By signing our petition, you've indicated that you do too!  

    A community-driven energy system needs involvement from people in our community to succeed. When we fight together, we can win! That is why the R.E.D. Committee welcomes you to the campaign with a virtual orientation and workshop! This orientation is on Wednesday, July 8th from 5:30-7:30 PM and will occur via Zoom. Details on how to join the online Zoom conference will be sent to you after you RSVP. 

    During this orientation, you will get to know the existing members and leadership of the campaign, have space to ask questions, and hear each other's stories for why a public utility should replace RG&E. You will also participate in a workshop that explains what all the charges on your energy bill actually mean for what's going on behind the scenes, and how a public utility could change that system to improve our livelihoods. 

    You must RSVP so that we can send you all the information you need to join. RSVP by filling out the form below! 

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Energy Democracy & Climate Action

    Welcome to Metro Justice's newest campaign: 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. 

    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, July 29, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom Conference in Rochester, NY

    Monthly organizing meeting for health care!

     

    Metro Justice is a founding member of the Campaign for New York Health: a statewide movement to pass the New York Health Act so that we have universal, public health care in New York State. No more premiums; no more co-pays; no more deductibles. Health care is a human right. 

    Our local chapter, Rochester for NY Health, is gaining the kind of people power that we will need to win health care for all in New York in 2020! Come be a part of the movement and meet other health care advocates at our monthly organizing meeting! 

    RSVP below! 

  • Wednesday, August 05, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Energy Democracy & Climate Action

    Welcome to Metro Justice's newest campaign: 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. 

    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, August 19, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Energy Democracy & Climate Action

    Welcome to Metro Justice's newest campaign: 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. 

    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, August 26, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    Monthly organizing potluck for health care!

     

    Metro Justice is a founding member of the Campaign for New York Health: a statewide movement to pass the New York Health Act so that we have universal, public health care in New York State. No more premiums; no more co-pays; no more deductibles. Health care is a human right. 

    Our local chapter, Rochester for NY Health, is gaining the kind of people power that we will need to win health care for all in New York in 2020! Come be a part of the movement and share a meal with other health care advocates at our monthly organizing potluck! 

    RSVP below! 

  • Wednesday, September 02, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Energy Democracy & Climate Action

    Welcome to Metro Justice's newest campaign: 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. 

    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, September 30, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    Monthly organizing potluck for health care!

     

    Metro Justice is a founding member of the Campaign for New York Health: a statewide movement to pass the New York Health Act so that we have universal, public health care in New York State. No more premiums; no more co-pays; no more deductibles. Health care is a human right. 

    Our local chapter, Rochester for NY Health, is gaining the kind of people power that we will need to win health care for all in New York in 2020! Come be a part of the movement and share a meal with other health care advocates at our monthly organizing potluck! 

    RSVP below! 


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