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  • Friday, August 26, 2022 at 05:45 PM · 11 rsvps

    Come learn about Rochester for Energy Democracy (RED)!

     

    Our fight to takeover RG&E with a just, affordable, and community-controlled utility is stronger with you!

    Our volunteers that have been leading this effort invite you to join us for an introduction to the campaign and to learn more about how you can fight back for the utility that Rochester deserves. We will discuss our experiences with RG&E, how our current energy system works, why we need energy democracy instead, and how we can get there through solidarity and strategic action.

    This introductory event will be on Friday, August 26th from 5:45 - 7 PM at the Metro Justice Community Room. Dinner will be provided. Please bring either proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test within the last 72 hours. Kn95 masks will also be required, and provided, when not eating. 

    RSVP below! You can also share our Facebook event linked here.

  • Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 01:30 PM · 5 rsvps

    Canvass for a Public Utility to Replace RG&E!

     

     

    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 - 5:30 PM on Sunday, August 28th 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 4:45 PM to hand in petitions and debrief.  

    For COVID safety: Masks required. If this is your first time canvassing with us, 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. 

     

  • Monday, August 29, 2022 at 06:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    July Organizing Meeting for NY Health Act!

     

    New York State is long overdue for public, affordable, and universal healthcare for comprehensive coverage for all. That includes all reproductive care! Join us for our monthly organizing meeting to strategize, participate in working groups, and build the movement for the NY Health Act to ensure healthcare for all without expensive premiums, deductibles, and copays and give people a real choice when it comes to their care. We'll get together on Monday, August 29th from 6 - 7:30 PM at the Metro Justice Office. Bringing a snack to share is welcome, but not required! 

    RSVP below!

    For some background: 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. 

    Thanks to 6 years of organizing by everyday people across NYS, we reached a milestone towards victory in March 2021. The Campaign for New York Health and primary sponsors of the NY Health Act -- Assembly Member Richard Gottfried and Senator Gustavo Rivera -- introduced the NY Health Act with MAJORITY SUPPORT in BOTH the NYS Assembly and Senate for the first time ever. 

    We congratulate all of our members that kept us in the fight for the years it took to reach this milestone. We thank our entire local Democratic delegation to the NYS Legislature for listening to their constituents and co-sponsoring the NY Health Act, which has been a lynch-pin in this fight. We also know the fight for universal healthcare is far from over. We need to continue buildling power to make sure the NY Health Act comes to a vote and passes, and to ensure just implementation.

    It is power of the people that got us here, and it will be the power of the people that push the NY Health Act over the finish line. Join us by attending our monthly organizing meeting! This is the heart of our efforts. After you RSVP, either our Organizing Director Mohini Sharma or a volunteer-leader will reach out to give you the information to join and onboard you 1on1. 

    Directions to our office:

    - 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. Dial "207," then hit the "bell" button. 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. 

  • Friday, September 23, 2022 at 05:30 PM

    Open House Happy Hour!

     

    Join us for Our Monthly Happy Hour!

    Happy Hours are back, and we are loving the conversation and comradery that has come out of them! Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved, make a difference, and mingle with like minded people passionate about making a difference? Then THIS IS YOUR SPOT! You are invited to join us for an evening of snacks, refreshments, conversation, and learn more about what Metro Justice is all about on Friday, September 23rd from 5:30-7:30 at the Metro Justice Community Room in the Hungerford Building

    Please RSVP below! 

    We look forward to meeting you!! 

    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 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 of you; our office is to your left, suite 207A.


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