“I ask you to reject this increase because this would be a huge issue for a lot of the parents here in Atlanta. I ask you to think about the working poor, the disabled, the seniors, they have to choose between medicine, food or light bill. We cannot afford another hit. Please reconsider and vote no.” –Founder, Atlanta Parent Alliance, First-time speaking at the PSC
The #FightTheHike coalition partners are making their final push regarding Georgia Power’s 2019 Rate Case proposal! A letter was delivered to the Public Service Commission (PSC) outlining key demands with many coalition and community partners signing on. This letter was based on a memo shared with Georgia Power executives during a meeting about the Rate Case in November.
There is still time to let the PSC and your other elected officials know how this bill increase will impact you! Before the decision is handed down on December 17, send a note through nofeehike.com or contact your Public Service Commissioner directly!
Georgia Power must live up to its claim “to make Georgia the best home for everyone” by taking tangible steps to dramatically reduce its burden on marginalized communities. These communities include our seniors, the disabled, workers on fixed incomes and African-American and Latino households who already devote up to three times as much income to energy costs as other households.
Just Energy Director Chandra Farley and Founder and Chief Equity Officer Nathaniel Smith joined forces to pen an op-ed that was placed in the December 12 Atlanta Journal-Constitution titled, “Opinion: Power rate hike would hurt low-income folks.”
Just Energy Organizers and coalition partners have galvanized more than 3,000 customers through community conversations, town halls with public service commissioners, public demonstrations and online appeals with one message – Georgia Power’s proposal is unjustified, inequitable, and bad for customers. Make your voice heard today at http://www.nofeehike.com!