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SF events 11.30
by Stop Smart Meters Wednesday Nov 30th, 2011 4:15 PM
Commissioner Peevey has stated that if enough people come to tomorrow morning's meeting, then the Cpuc will allow for analog meters to go back on. Turnout is crucial though. And we must demand that entire communities be smeter free at no additional cost.

**ACTION ALERT** OCCUPY CA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (CPUC) THIS THURSDAY DEC. 1ST 9AM 505 Van Ness Ave SF (at McAllister)
Dear Stop Smart Meters! Supporter:
Californians- who have been under attack from utility smart grid radiation- are now facing the prospect of being forced to pay $90 up front and $15/ month simply to receive a "transmitter off" electric meter. Not only have these 'opt out' meters been implicated in health damage, there is NO PLAN to offer opt outs for gas or water meters.

This is extortion. Plain and simple.

An individual opt out plan- even a free one- will not address the insanity of the growing cloud of "electrosmog" caused by cell towers, 'smart' meters and other wireless devices. There is now solid documentation of the serious and pervasive harm this is causing to people, animals, and plants.

WE MUST PULL THE PLUG ON THIS WHOLE DEBACLE *NOW*

Unfortunately, the CPUC and state government don't seem to be getting the message. Maybe they're not hearing us. Maybe we need to TAKE IT UP A NOTCH.

TAKE ACTION

1) ATTEND AND SPEAK OUT at this Thursday's CPUC meeting in San Francisco-
Thursday December 1st 9am 505 Van Ness Avenue (at McAllister) in SF.

The CPUC typically allows public comment of 1-2 minutes, but you must arrive by 8:45am to sign up. If you arrive before the end of public comment (possibly 9:15- 9:30am) you can raise your hand to speak and they must give you 1 min. Take a minute and spread the word to friends and family- let's pack the chambers and remind this commission (and the utilities) who they're working for and who pays their salaries- the 99%!!!

2) CALL AND E-MAIL CPUC COMMISSIONERS, STATE LEGISLATORS AND THE GOVERNOR
The commission as a whole has the power to vote down this extortionate opt out proposal, and they need to know how much we object to it. Comments should be submitted asap, but latest by December 12th. You should also contact your legislators and Gov. Brown at (916) 445-2841.
CPUC Public Advisor, San Francisco:
Telephone: 866-849-8390 or 415-703-2074
Email: public.advisor [at] cpuc.ca.gov
Postal Service: CPUC Public Advisor, 505 Van Ness Avenue, Room 2103, San Francisco, CA 94102
CPUC Public Advisor, Los Angeles:
Telephone: 866-849-8391 or 213-576-7055
Email: public.advisor.la [at] cpuc.ca.gov
Postal Service: CPUC Public Advisor, 320 West 4th Street Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90013
TTY 866-836-7825
Phone numbers for CPUC Commissioners:
Mike Florio 415-703-1840,
Catharine Sandoval 415-703-2593,
President Michael Peevey 415-703-3703,
Timothy Simon 415-703-1407,
Mark Ferron 415-703-2782

Tell them to reject the extortionate 'opt out' plan, open a full and independent investigation into 'smart' meter health damage being linked to wireless radiation, and to pull the plug on the 'smart' meter mesh network NOW.

Thank you for taking action to protect our unalienable rights to health, safety, and privacy.
Joshua Hart Director, Stop Smart Meters! http://stopsmartmeters.org