From Monopoly Utility to Community Power
The Reclaim Our Power: Utility Justice Campaign’s focus is taking on California’s failed private utility model by pushing for a restructuring of the state’s energy system that would meet the needs of our most impacted communities—towards the vision of a new decentralized, democratized energy system in California.
Corporate utilities continue to put the lives of low- income communities; Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color; medically vulnerable communities; people with disabilities and the elderly at risk while fattening their shareholders’ pockets.
The Campaign organizes and mobilizes frontline communities and their allies to intervene in the energy decision-making process in California—to be able to transform our energy system into one that can meet the environmental, economic, and racial justice needs of our communities.
Our experiences have taught us that the only way to move through this profound and compounding environmental and economic crises we’re facing, such as PG&E caused wildfires and power shutoffs, escalating rates, and dirty energy expansion is to put the communities most impacted at the center of making decisions about our future.
Led by frontline community-based organizations, the Campaign’s leadership team includes, California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA), Disability Justice Culture Club (DJCC) Communities for a Better Environment (CBE), North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP), People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Justice (PODER), Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project (MG), Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA) and Youth Vs. Apocalypse (YvA).