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  • Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    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 Office 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:

    - Our address is 389 Gregory Street, Unit A. 

    - We're located in the same building as the Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union. Go the door on the Cayuga St. side of the building, with a key pad on the door handle. Enter, go to the second floor, and turn right to see Unit A.

  • Sunday, June 04, 2023 at 05:00 PM · $10.00 USD · 74 rsvps
    Temple B'rith Kodesh in Rochester, NY

    Annual Dinner 2023

    You are cordially invited!  We hope that you can join us for our organization’s most celebrated fundraising event: The Metro Justice Annual Dinner on Sunday June 4, 2023 at Temple B’rith Kodesh (2131 Elmwood Ave). Doors open at 5:00pm, program to begin at 6:00pm.

    Your ticket purchases and sponsorship will help fuel and support the campaigns that Metro Justice stands for. Your generosity can help our organization maintain its strong and uncompromising voice in the community; fighting for social, economic, and racial justice.  We hope you will join us for an evening of food, fun, and community.

    Our Keynote Speaker this year is Jasmine Burnett, Organizing Director of Community Movement Builders in Atlanta. She'll be speaking to us about the Atlanta community's struggle to Stop Cop City, a militarized police training complex.

    Jasmine has a master’s degree in both City and Regional Planning and Public Policy from The Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her B.A. in Government with a secondary in African American Studies from Harvard College.

    Dinner will be catered by GrillBae, with union coffee from our brothers & sisters at Spot Coffee. Beer & Wine will also be available.

    Please join us on June 4th! Tickets, sponsorship, and dinner booklet ads for the dinner can be purchased below. The deadline for ticket orders received by mail is May 26.

    We look forward to seeing you on Sunday June 4, 2023 for an evening of delicious food and stimulating conversation.  If you’re unable to attend, please consider making a contribution to Metro Justice to ensure we remain an independent grassroots organization for years to come.

    For any questions, or to donate a silent auction item, please contact Crescenzo Scipione, Fundraising & Membership Director at [email protected] or 585-397-3535.

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2023 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 Office 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:

    - Our address is 389 Gregory Street, Unit A. 

    - We're located in the same building as the Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union. Go the door on the Cayuga St. side of the building, with a key pad on the door handle. Enter, go to the second floor, and turn right to see Unit A.

  • Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 12:45 PM

    Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum

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  • Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 02:00 PM
    Tops Market in Avon, NY

    Rural Health Outreach 6/18 2-6 at Tops in Avon

    Help spread the word to rural people who need New York Health!

    Rae-Ellen at Roch Public Market

    Sunday, 6/18 2-6 pm at the Tops Market in Avon, NY

    Rural residents who learn about the New York Health Act want it just as much city dwellers! And their legislators need to hear from them! Help jump-start rural organizing this summer, so we can ramp up the pressure from all sides. Come for all or any part of the afternoon.

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2023 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 Office 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:

    - Our address is 389 Gregory Street, Unit A. 

    - We're located in the same building as the Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union. Go the door on the Cayuga St. side of the building, with a key pad on the door handle. Enter, go to the second floor, and turn right to see Unit A.

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2023 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 Office 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:

    - Our address is 389 Gregory Street, Unit A. 

    - We're located in the same building as the Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union. Go the door on the Cayuga St. side of the building, with a key pad on the door handle. Enter, go to the second floor, and turn right to see Unit A.

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2023 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 Office 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:

    - Our address is 389 Gregory Street, Unit A. 

    - We're located in the same building as the Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union. Go the door on the Cayuga St. side of the building, with a key pad on the door handle. Enter, go to the second floor, and turn right to see Unit A.

  • Wednesday, August 09, 2023 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 Office 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:

    - Our address is 389 Gregory Street, Unit A. 

    - We're located in the same building as the Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union. Go the door on the Cayuga St. side of the building, with a key pad on the door handle. Enter, go to the second floor, and turn right to see Unit A.

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2023 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 Office 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:

    - Our address is 389 Gregory Street, Unit A. 

    - We're located in the same building as the Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union. Go the door on the Cayuga St. side of the building, with a key pad on the door handle. Enter, go to the second floor, and turn right to see Unit A.


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