WE NEED YOUR LETTERS, WRITTEN, SIGNED THEN SCANNED AND EMAILED [to firstname.lastname@example.org] SO THEY CAN BE DELIVERED TO the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce on October 9, 2012.
URGENT CALL TO ACTION, with a very short timeline (sorry!).
- Salutation – To: Senator John Carona, and you might consider also addressing Carona’s fellow committee members (the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce), other Texas Legislators, such as Dewhurst, Perry, your state Senator.
- Give your personal testimony of how the smart meters have affected your life (committee is largely focused on health issues, but if there are other’s include those as well.) (If you haven’t rec’d a smart meter, you may state your concerns and opposition.)
- Send to the friendly folks at email@example.com, and they will print and take to Austin with them. Time is Very Short, Meeting is Tuesday Oct. 9, and the letters must be rec’d in time to print out and take to Austin. Try to do it Sunday, or as early as possible Monday!
- Include the date and YOUR Signature – this is why it needs to be scanned in so your SIGNATURE will be ON RECORD. (Add’s legitimacy to the document!)
If you want to try to attend, this is an open meeting- and a good showing will help our cause – you may be allowed to give a 2-3 minute testimony (I have not confirmed this, but you could possibly call John Carona’s office to verify.)
Press Release From Senator John Corona
SENATE COMMITTEE TAKES UP SMART METER CHARGE
AUSTIN, TX — Senator John Carona, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce, is adding an interim charge relating to smart meters to the Committee’s October 9 meeting.
“There is a lot of concern in the public regarding advanced meters or smart meters, in particular about the potential health effects,” Carona said. He continued, “These concerns have not gone away over the course of industry installation and educational outreach, suggesting a need for further attention and review. ”
“I applaud the efforts of the Public Utility Commission and their recent public forum on the subject and look forward to this opportunity for additional public discussion.”
The hearing will be held in Austin, Texas on October 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Texas Capitol Extension, Room E1.016. The Committee will also take up interim study charges on payday loans and the Texas Telecommunications Universal Service Fund, as well as hear quarterly updates from selected state agencies, including the Texas Department of Insurance.
Senator John Carona represents Texas Senate District 16, encompassing all or parts of Addison, Carrolton, Coppell, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Highland Park, Irving, Rowlett, and University Park. He was elected to the Legislature in 1990, first as a House member, and in 1996 he was elected to the Texas Senate. He has served as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce since July of 2010.
More information can be found on the Committee blog at bandc.posterous.com. Follow Senator Carona on Twitter at twitter.com/JohnCarona and on Facebook at facebook.com/john.carona.
Above Press Release SHARED FROM TEXANS AGAINST SMART METERS (Link to their website-sign up for their posting updates to stay informed!)
BELOW Portion comes from Senator Carona’s Committe blog, that has details about the above referenced Senate Committee on Business & Commerce meeting.
PUBLIC HEARING, October 9, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Room E1.016, Texas State Capitol Extension, Austin, Texas (Overflow Room E1.012)