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Make CA power shut-offs safe for people with disabilities!

August 8, 2019

Make California power shut-offs safe for people with disabilities!
Deadline: August 14


Let’s make sure that power shutoffs are safe for us! 
 
The California Senate Subcommittee on Gas, Electric, and Transportation Safety will be hosting an informational hearing on public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in State Capitol Room 3191 at 10am. 
 
As part of the hearing process, the Subcommittee will accept written public comments. Let's educate the legislature. 

How to make comments:

Your comments must be received by the date of the hearing, August 14. Input should be addressed to the Chair of the Subcommittee—Senator Jerry Hill, or Chair of the Standing Committee—Senator Ben Hueso.  
 
Input can be mailed to Senator Hill’s office at the State Capitol, Room 5035, or the Senate Energy’s Office at the State Capitol, Room 4035.
 
OR it can be e-mailed to Senator Hill’s office at mailto:Senator.hill@senate.ca.gov.
 
Please let your voice be heard!
 
Background: 
 
The power shutoffs endanger people who rely on power wheelchairs, elevators to exit and enter their buildings, and medical equipment such as ventilators, dialysis, oxygen, and filters. Some people need power 24/7 just to breathe.The legislature must understand these issues and must actively address the concerns of the Disability and Aging communities across California. 

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