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  • Wednesday, October 05, 2022 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Rochester for Energy Democracy

      

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

    RED is our campaign to takeover Rochester Gas & Electric and turn it into a public, not-for-profit, local, and community-controlled utility. At our biweekly organizing meetings, we discuss aspects of our strategy to win, determine collective action items, and delegate work. This committee is the heart of our campaign, and a great way to get involved to make a difference and meet our community of volunteers leading this fight. 

    We meet at the Metro Justice Community Room from 6-8 PM. Please RSVP below! We welcome folks bringing snacks and drinks to share if you would like to do so. 

    For some background on RED: 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 takeover RG&E with a public, local, and community controlled 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. We can also make sure that all jobs associated with the utility are local union jobs that pay family-sustaining wages with benefits. 

    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!

     

    Directions to our office/community room:

    - Our address is 1115 East Main Street, the Hungerford Building on the corner of East Main Street and North Goodman Street. Google Map & Directions

    - Go to door #7. Use the intercom to the left of the door to dial 207, then press the "bell" button. We'll buzz you in.

    - Go to the second floor, then all the way down the hall in front of you; our office is to your left, suite 207A.

     

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Rochester for Energy Democracy

      

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

    RED is our campaign to takeover Rochester Gas & Electric and turn it into a public, not-for-profit, local, and community-controlled utility. At our biweekly organizing meetings, we discuss aspects of our strategy to win, determine collective action items, and delegate work. This committee is the heart of our campaign, and a great way to get involved to make a difference and meet our community of volunteers leading this fight. 

    We meet at the Metro Justice Community Room from 6-8 PM. Please RSVP below! We welcome folks bringing snacks and drinks to share if you would like to do so. 

    For some background on RED: 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 takeover RG&E with a public, local, and community controlled 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. We can also make sure that all jobs associated with the utility are local union jobs that pay family-sustaining wages with benefits. 

    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!

     

    Directions to our office/community room:

    - Our address is 1115 East Main Street, the Hungerford Building on the corner of East Main Street and North Goodman Street. Google Map & Directions

    - Go to door #7. Use the intercom to the left of the door to dial 207, then press the "bell" button. We'll buzz you in.

    - Go to the second floor, then all the way down the hall in front of you; our office is to your left, suite 207A.

     

  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 06:00 PM

    Town Hall for a Public Utility with City Council Vice President Mary Lupien

    Fed up with RG&E? You're not alone! 

    We deserve a utility that actually meets our needs, and the way we do that is to get rid of RG&E altogether and bring the grid under public, local, and community control. Rochester City Council has the power to take over RG&E and turn it into a public utility, but they need to hear from you!

    Come to our town hall with Rochester City Council Vice President, Mary Lupien, to share why you're fed up with RG&E; the steps City Council can take to replace RG&E with a more affordable, accountable and climate conscious utility; and what you can do to make this happen. 

    For decades, RG&E has exploited residents with rate hikes, unreliable service, winter shut-offs, a disastrously maintained grid, inaccurate billing, and poor customer service. In addition to being unresponsive to the needs of residents, RG&E has all but ignored the impending climate crisis. Despite failing at every measure of doing their job, RG&E files to increase our rates every few years, and has just filed for a 20% rate hike to increase their shareholders’ profits. 

    We shouldn’t pay RG&E a dime more to continue failing residents while its distant shareholders make $89 million a year in profits. Fairport, Spencerport, and Churchville all have public utilities; Rochester should too! 

    This town hall will be on Thursday, October 27th from 6-8 PM at the Thomas P Ryan Recreation Center (530 Webster Avenue). We especially encourage you to come if you are a constituent of Mary Lupien's. Will you RSVP to join us? 

  • Wednesday, November 02, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Rochester for Energy Democracy

      

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

    RED is our campaign to takeover Rochester Gas & Electric and turn it into a public, not-for-profit, local, and community-controlled utility. At our biweekly organizing meetings, we discuss aspects of our strategy to win, determine collective action items, and delegate work. This committee is the heart of our campaign, and a great way to get involved to make a difference and meet our community of volunteers leading this fight. 

    We meet at the Metro Justice Community Room from 6-8 PM. Please RSVP below! We welcome folks bringing snacks and drinks to share if you would like to do so. 

    For some background on RED: 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 takeover RG&E with a public, local, and community controlled 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. We can also make sure that all jobs associated with the utility are local union jobs that pay family-sustaining wages with benefits. 

    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!

     

    Directions to our office/community room:

    - Our address is 1115 East Main Street, the Hungerford Building on the corner of East Main Street and North Goodman Street. Google Map & Directions

    - Go to door #7. Use the intercom to the left of the door to dial 207, then press the "bell" button. We'll buzz you in.

    - Go to the second floor, then all the way down the hall in front of you; our office is to your left, suite 207A.

     

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Rochester for Energy Democracy

      

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

    RED is our campaign to takeover Rochester Gas & Electric and turn it into a public, not-for-profit, local, and community-controlled utility. At our biweekly organizing meetings, we discuss aspects of our strategy to win, determine collective action items, and delegate work. This committee is the heart of our campaign, and a great way to get involved to make a difference and meet our community of volunteers leading this fight. 

    We meet at the Metro Justice Community Room from 6-8 PM. Please RSVP below! We welcome folks bringing snacks and drinks to share if you would like to do so. 

    For some background on RED: 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 takeover RG&E with a public, local, and community controlled 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. We can also make sure that all jobs associated with the utility are local union jobs that pay family-sustaining wages with benefits. 

    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!

     

    Directions to our office/community room:

    - Our address is 1115 East Main Street, the Hungerford Building on the corner of East Main Street and North Goodman Street. Google Map & Directions

    - Go to door #7. Use the intercom to the left of the door to dial 207, then press the "bell" button. We'll buzz you in.

    - Go to the second floor, then all the way down the hall in front of you; our office is to your left, suite 207A.

     

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Rochester for Energy Democracy

      

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

    RED is our campaign to takeover Rochester Gas & Electric and turn it into a public, not-for-profit, local, and community-controlled utility. At our biweekly organizing meetings, we discuss aspects of our strategy to win, determine collective action items, and delegate work. This committee is the heart of our campaign, and a great way to get involved to make a difference and meet our community of volunteers leading this fight. 

    We meet at the Metro Justice Community Room from 6-8 PM. Please RSVP below! We welcome folks bringing snacks and drinks to share if you would like to do so. 

    For some background on RED: 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 takeover RG&E with a public, local, and community controlled 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. We can also make sure that all jobs associated with the utility are local union jobs that pay family-sustaining wages with benefits. 

    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!

     

    Directions to our office/community room:

    - Our address is 1115 East Main Street, the Hungerford Building on the corner of East Main Street and North Goodman Street. Google Map & Directions

    - Go to door #7. Use the intercom to the left of the door to dial 207, then press the "bell" button. We'll buzz you in.

    - Go to the second floor, then all the way down the hall in front of you; our office is to your left, suite 207A.

     

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Rochester for Energy Democracy

      

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

    RED is our campaign to takeover Rochester Gas & Electric and turn it into a public, not-for-profit, local, and community-controlled utility. At our biweekly organizing meetings, we discuss aspects of our strategy to win, determine collective action items, and delegate work. This committee is the heart of our campaign, and a great way to get involved to make a difference and meet our community of volunteers leading this fight. 

    We meet at the Metro Justice Community Room from 6-8 PM. Please RSVP below! We welcome folks bringing snacks and drinks to share if you would like to do so. 

    For some background on RED: 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 takeover RG&E with a public, local, and community controlled 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. We can also make sure that all jobs associated with the utility are local union jobs that pay family-sustaining wages with benefits. 

    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!

     

    Directions to our office/community room:

    - Our address is 1115 East Main Street, the Hungerford Building on the corner of East Main Street and North Goodman Street. Google Map & Directions

    - Go to door #7. Use the intercom to the left of the door to dial 207, then press the "bell" button. We'll buzz you in.

    - Go to the second floor, then all the way down the hall in front of you; our office is to your left, suite 207A.

     


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