‘WeTexans’ Wrote the Letter to Send to your Elected Officials-Now YOU Print and Mail! Now how’s that for EASY…?
Ranting may make you feel better, (temporarily), but once your done, nothing will change. However, take your rant to your State Representative, State Senators, and US Congressmen… then maybe, just MAYBE it will make a difference!
Fortunately other Texans are hot on the “Smart Meter Trail”. The group “WeTexans” headed up by Debra Medina have created a letter that they posted online for just that very purpose- for Texans to copy off, sign their name and if you want include their own letter and mail to your State Representatives, Senators, and heck, I’d even send some to your US Rep’s and Senators. You could even send to such committee members that sit on state committees that consider or create such policy as even allowed these dumb ‘smart meters’ in the first place. (I will try to locate some committee information and post it here soon!)
Here is the “WeTexans” LETTER that you can print out and send to all of the ‘below’ (PUC, All Reps and Senators). Be sure if possible, to add a hand written note, or signature to this letter. Feel free to add a full explanation of the main reasons you are against these, or just a simple note. Handwritten touches help make it count more than just copy and print alone. Even hand address it too. (Note: this is not the original letter that many requested or sought, which was one that was a refusal of installation of the Smart Meter. When you see this letter’s content, you will see it is different in nature.)
I almost forgot- DO send a copy to our beloved PUC of Tx. who is definitely looking out for the well being of the Texas electricity users…uh, that would be all of us! If you doubt my word, here’s a quote from the PUC.gov website about their Mission:
We protect customers, foster competition, and promote high quality infrastructure.
What We Do:
The Public Utility Commission of Texas regulates the state’s electric and telecommunication utilities, implements respective legislation, and offers customer assistance in resolving consumer complaints.
Now, since it is CLEAR that the PUC is here for assisting you in RESOLVING your complaints, I’m sure they want to hear from you today!*
For your convenience, I will even include the address to the PUC:
PUC – Customer Protection
P.O. Box 13326
Austin, TX 78711-3326
For writing your Texas Legislators you can find out who represents you here. You will have one Representative, and one Senator here in Texas.
TIP!! When writing your US Rep or Senator, send your letter to their Texas Office. Why? To avoid DELAY! If a letter (not a postcard) goes to Washington, it is held up for examination because of the potential threat of ‘anthrax’. (Remember that scare? Well, they take no chances!)
For writing your US Representatives you can find out who represents you here.
For writing your US Senators you can find out who represents you here. To get the physical State Office address be sure to click on the NAME link for your senator rather than the Web form or using the Washington address for reasons stated above!
We have made it as easy as we possibly can.
However, if you are really strapped for time, but still want to contact your elected officials- Send them a FAX…OR do both! You can fax them in Washington, and it won’t be slowed down by security!
PLEASE SHARE THIS PAGE WITH YOUR FRIENDS…UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET OR KEEP THOSE ‘SMART METERS’! Thanks!
*Sadly, to date, I know many of you have dutifully emailed, called and written the PUC with the only response being…”We have forwarded your complaint to Oncor/Centerpoint or other TDU.” I would imagine that was the last you heard. One suggestion might try is to follow up with the PUC once 21 days have passed to see if they have heard back from the TDU (who is the entity that installs these), and then persist in telling them you are not satisfied with the solution. Ask them why they are not protecting you from privacy invasion…or potential health risks, or for some of you, from the health effects you are now experiencing because of the meter having been installed.