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Stop the PG&E Powergrab!
Date Thursday May 13
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Thursday, May 13, 6-8 pm
WHERE: Sierra Club National HQ
85 2nd St., 3rd Floor, SF
(Near Montgomery BART)
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/Authorcraig@baylocalize.org
Act Now to Protect Clean Energy Choice!
Join the Campaign to Defeat Prop 16


The tide is turning against Prop 16, PG&E's Monopoly Protection Act. Opposition to this deceptive ballot initiative has grown in recent weeks to include major cities, businesses, and community groups.

Join the Local Clean Energy Alliance and The Utility Reform Network for THE campaign event of the season, featuring some of the most powerful Bay Area voices for energy choice and an inclusive green economy.

We CAN Defeat PG&E's Prop 16 and
Protect Clean Energy Choice!

Mark Toney of The Utility Reform Network (TURN) will discuss how we can get 10,000 people statewide making 100 calls in the final month of the campaign. Megan Matson of Mainstream Moms Organize or Bust (MMOB) will present the Voter Outreach Platform (used by Obama's campaign), the Bay Area Get Out The Vote (GOTV) effort, ways to create buzz with the forthcoming No on Prop 16 film series, and how you can plug into these efforts.

There are ample opportunities for every one to get involved including -- but not limited to -- phone banking, throwing house parties, and reaching out to organizations. Representatives of the Grassroots Working Group will discuss a variety of ways people can participate in defeating Prop 16. Join us!

Finger foods and drinks will be provided.

This meeting is co-sponsored by:

* Bay Localize
* TURN (The Utility Reform Network)
* Ella Baker Center
* Greenlining Institute
* Local Clean Energy Alliance
* No on 16 Grassroots Working Group
* Sierra Club Bay Chapter

Prop 16 would lock PG&E's high rates into the California Constitution by locking out community choice and public power. Prop 16 would require a super-majority vote in any community that wants to switch to a greener or cheaper non-profit energy provider.

Without choice, customers will have to accept:

* PG&E's high rates instead of the lower rates of non-profit utilities
* Even higher rates in the future: PG&E has over $6 billion more in rate hikes currently pending at the California Public Utilities Commission
* PG&E greenwashing instead of real green energy and real green jobs

Please RSVP to craig [at] baylocalize.org

Added to the calendar on Monday May 10th, 2010 9:58 PM

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