Roslyn Ogburn endorsed 2017-10-18 21:40:28 -0400
There's a saying that goes: If you aren't at the table, you're on the menu.
Right now, Michigan utility regulators are writing the rules that will determine whether we move towards community-owned clean energy or dirty methane gas. But thus far, there are no requirements that community voices will be heard. Help us tell the Public Service Commission that Michigan citizens - and especially those impacted by pollution, energy poverty, and environmental racism - need our voices heard. Because if we aren't at the table - you know we're on the menu.
If we accept business as usual, we can expect a process driven by big investors and executives leading to more dirty energy, pollution, and poverty. We know that clean energy and efficiency can make power more reliable and affordable, while making jobs and keeping resources in our community. But to get to that future, we need to demand it - and we need a seat at the table.
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Roslyn Ogburn donated 2017-02-25 15:56:16 -0500$6,860.00 raisedGOAL: $10,000.00Soulardarity has made incredible strides in 2016. We created Let There Be Light, our proposal for Highland Park to install 1000 solar streetlights, installed 50 home and alley solar lights in our first bulk purchase, and elected our first board of directors. We have built on that in 2017 through an expended PowerUP bulk purchasing program that is projected to install 200 solar lights this year, new educational collaborations such as Solar For The People, Advanced Energy Education, and Making It Ours: A Popular Education Course on Energy Democracy. Our member and partner teams are building a structure for member empowerment, an improved 2017 elections process, strategies for residential and community solar, and community-driven member engagement and renewals. We now have four staff, over 130 members, and our very own office. We are being covered in local and national media.
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