PUD - Taking Back Control
The East King County PUD campaign is working to establish a consumer-owned electrical utility on the Eastside. To do that, we need to collect around 30,000 signatures to place a measure on the ballot. We have been working diligently on the issue of how to collect signatures in a time of social distancing, and we now know that we can collect signatures online for a PUD measure. That is what we intend to do starting in January 2021. Please stay tuned for more information about how you can sign the petition from the comfort (and safety) of your own home.
In the meantime, we're hard at work reaching out to potential partners, endorsers, and coalition members and welcome help with this endeavor. We would also love to connect with volunteers who can refresh our website or have an interest in managing our social media presence (especially Facebook and Twitter). If you have any questions about these opportunities, or are interested in being a PUD Ambassador in your neighborhood or community, please contact Barbra Chevalier ([email protected]).
We're also actively seeking people interested in being commissioners for the new utility. Anyone who is a registered voter living in the proposed PUD area is eligible to serve. The positions are salaried, and we are especially interested in hearing from anyone with a passion for clean energy, commitment to a just energy transition, and a knack for communicating complex ideas to a broad range of people. If you have any questions, have someone to recommend for the job, or would like to learn more about the commissioner position yourself, please contact Rosemary Moore ([email protected]) and/or Lin Hagedorn ([email protected]). It's a great opportunity to dip a toe in elected office, serve your community, and help make meaningful progress on climate change.
Let's take back control of our electricity production.
Good for the community...good for the consumer!