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We Energies PSC Hearing – Speak to Protect Your Pocketbook

November 3

We Energies has requested a massive increase in its electricity and gas rates, meaning that your bill in 2023 could spike by more than 13%. This increase has been met with outrage, and there is something you can do about it: Attend a public hearing to share how a rate hike will impact you!
What is happening?
Before We Energies can increase how much it charges customers, it must get permission from the Public Service Commission (PSC), a branch of the Wisconsin government. They must explain how much money they ‘need’ and why. The PSC asks the public and experts for input and decides how much to allow the utility to increase rates. They are holding two public hearings in Milwaukee so they can hear from you.
What is We Energies asking for?
Increases to gas and electrical rates:
– Raise electricity revenue by 13%
– Raise gas revenue by 13.8%
Who will be harmed?
All We Energies ratepayers will have to pay for these increases. However, the energy burden (the amount of your income you spend on utilities) of households in predominantly Black and Hispanic/Latinx neighborhoods is roughly double that of households in predominantly white neighborhoods. The people in these neighborhoods will suffer the most.un
Please spread the word and show out to speak up on November 3 at 2pm or 6pm!
For more ways to get involved, sign up at https://www.ejicwisconsin.org/ and share on facebook. Thank you!

Details

Date:
November 3
Website:
https://fb.me/e/243gG4YIZ

Organizer

Walnut Way
Phone:
414-264-2326
Email:
info@walnutway.org

Venue

Washington Park Senior Center
4420 W Vliet St
Milwaukee, 53208 United States
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