Public Power NYC - Town Hall
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Public Power NYC - Town Hall

The ecosocialist working group is organizing a town hall on Monday, July 22, at 7:00 pm in Astoria, Queens, with Council member Costa Constantinides, to collect public testimony regarding Con Edison's current request to raise electricity and gas prices -- and other issues of energy democracy more broadly.

The town hall will be held in close proximity to multiple dirty gas generator stations.

Con Edison, the investor-owned utility for New York City, wants to raise prices for electricity and gas service in order to, among other things, invest in dirty fossil fuel infrastructure. Con Edison's costs to build and return profit to shareholders on relentless natural gas expansion is forced on all ratepayers; we are thus made complicit in the destruction of our own communities and natural ecosystems. Not to mention, Con Edison's rates are already nearly double the national average, and are the second highest residential rates of any major utility in the country. And this is to say nothing of the unsafe working conditions perpetuated by Con Edison, nor the unjust way any decisions regarding their company, which touches us all, have been made thus far.

The New York Public Service Commission, officially charged with defending our interests, has offered extremely limited opportunity for public, oral testimony on the matter, even after we asked them for basic considerations. So, we have had to take it upon ourselves to offer avenues for the rate payers and local residents affected by Con Edison's decisions to voice what they want.

At the town hall, after brief introductions and background information, we will open the floor for comments from attendees and conversation. A court reporter or other transcriber will be present and will submit all of the testimony from the evening to the Public Service Commission to be included within the formal set of documents of Con Edison's rate case.

- ADA Accessibility: Not accessible, per https://www.schools.nyc.gov/schools/Q122

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Public Power NYC Canvass for City Council Con-Ed Town Hall
Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

Public Power NYC Canvass for City Council Con-Ed Town Hall

Come join the NYC-DSA Ecosocialists for Public Power NYC canvassing!

We will canvass the area, talking to residents about what they can do to bring democratic accountability to the for-profit utility system. We're letting people know about the upcoming town hall regarding the Con-Ed public hearings. It's important that we drive as many people out to this so that democracy is heard!

Everyone is welcome! No experienced required. New canvassers will be paired with experienced canvassers. We will also all meet up afterward to celebrate democratic energy.

Please RSVP here

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Public Power NYC Canvass for Town Hall
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Public Power NYC Canvass for Town Hall

Come join the NYC-DSA Ecosocialists for Public Power NYC canvassing!

We will canvass the area, talking to residents about what they can do to bring democratic accountability to the for-profit utility system. We're letting people know about the upcoming City Council public hearings in the neighborhood that we recently got the city to agree to. It's important that we drive as many people out to this so that democracy is heard!

Everyone is welcome! No experienced required. New canvassers will be paired with experienced canvassers. We will also all meet up afterward to celebrate democratic energy.

Please RSVP here

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Public Power Canvass for City Council Con-Ed Hearing
Jul
8
6:00 PM18:00

Public Power Canvass for City Council Con-Ed Hearing

Come join the NYC-DSA Ecosocialists for Public Power NYC canvassing!

We will canvass the area, talking to residents about what they can do to bring democratic accountability to the for-profit utility system. We're letting people know about the upcoming City Council public hearings in the neighborhood that we recently got the city to agree to. It's important that we drive as many people out to this so that democracy is heard!

Everyone is welcome! No experienced required. New canvassers will be paired with experienced canvassers. We will also all meet up afterward to celebrate democratic energy.

Please RSVP here

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Public Power NYC Canvass
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Public Power NYC Canvass

  • Athens Square Astoria, Queens 11102 USA (map)
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Come join the NYC-DSA Ecosocialists for Public Power NYC canvassing!

We will canvass the area, talking to residents about what they can do to bring democratic accountability to the for-profit utility system. Whether pressuring their state senator or having their voice heard through testimony and the upcoming public hearing.

Everyone is welcome! No experienced required. New canvassers will be paired with experienced canvassers. We will also all meet up afterward to celebrate democratic energy.

Please RSVP here

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Con Edison Annual Shareholders Meeting - Informational Picket
May
20
8:45 AM08:45

Con Edison Annual Shareholders Meeting - Informational Picket

On Monday May 20th, Con Edison’s shareholders will meet to make important decisions about our energy system as decisions about our energy system are generally made: behind closed doors, without any input from the public, communities, or workers who will be most affected by the consequences.

Join NYC DSA’s Ecosocialist Working Group for an informational picket in front of Con Edison’s headquarters on Monday May 20th, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, to demand democratic control over our major energy systems and resources.

Please RSVP here

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Public Power NYC Canvass
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Public Power NYC Canvass

Come join the NYC-DSA Ecosocialists for Public Power NYC canvassing! 

We will canvass the area, talking to residents about what they can do to bring democratic accountability to the for-profit utility system. Whether pressuring their state senator or having their voice heard through testimony and the upcoming public hearing. 

Everyone is welcome! No experienced required. New canvassers will be paired with experienced canvassers. We will also all meet up afterward to celebrate democratic energy

Please RSVP here

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Public Power NYC Canvass
May
6
6:00 PM18:00

Public Power NYC Canvass

Come join the NYC-DSA Ecosocialists for Public Power NYC canvassing!

We will canvass the area, talking to residents about what they can do to bring democratic accountability to the for-profit utility system. Whether pressuring their state senator or having their voice heard through testimony and the upcoming public hearing.

Everyone is welcome! No experienced required. New canvassers will be paired with experienced canvassers. We will also all meet up afterward to celebrate democratic energy.

Please RSVP here

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