It is a violation of the law, of our community, of property rights, of the spirit of the co-operative movement- not to mention just plain mean to switch off electricity to paying customers in the middle of winter in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. PSREC has chosen to penalize people with fees and electricity disconnection due to a medical condition – a direct violation of state law (CA PUC 453b).
Thank you to everyone for your good wishes and support during this challenging time for us personally and for the Stop Smart Meters! HQ. Although we are hobbled with the loss of the use of our printer and other office equipment (not to mention stove, fridge, hot water heater, lights) we continue to function, fill orders from our store, update the website, and assist you all in your organizing efforts.
You are all very sweet and many have asked what you can do to support us during this challenging time- please know that we are okay, we are tough- we lived off the grid for a year and a half (albeit in a home set up for that, not an all-electric one like where we are living now near Portola, CA).
If you want to help support us, here’s how:
- Contact the PSREC Board of Directors. (e-mails below to cut and paste) Please be respectful, but firm. Let them know how “smart” meters have affected you, how unjust “opt out” fees are, and that you insist we are reconnected at no charge immediately. Tell them the world is watching. Tell them that forcing smart meters on people’s homes is degrading- not improving quality of life.
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- Please donate! We could use funds for our upcoming litigation against PSREC, as well as printing outreach materials, brochures, advertising, etc. to support this growing movement. Please indicate where you want your donation to go. We can handle the propane, wood, coolers, ice etc. for the time being!
Thank you all so much for your support- it means a lot to us. We encourage you to stand up for your rights- insist on a true analog meter, refuse to pay extortion charges, and come to the aid of those being bullied.
In response to unlawful behavior by utilities, we’ve got to respond as a community– otherwise we are stuffed. To borrow a phrase from the true co-operative movement:
“We are stronger together”
Let’s dwell on that this weekend- perhaps over a cup of tea by candle light.
That’s what we’ll be doing!