Utilities for All sends correction to Plain Press article and additional information on vigil at City Hall

Utilities for All sends correction to Plain Press article and additional information on vigil at City Hall

To the editor:

(Plain Press, November 2021)                 Utilities for All (UFA) is in appreciation for the Plain Press reporting on the UFA V]igil at City Hall to remember residents who died due to utility shutoffs in the October issue.  We do wish to issue a disclaimer related to one speaker’s comments regarding nuclear power as an option for electricity generation. UFA does not recognize or promote nuclear power as a viable energy source.

     UFA also wishes to make a correction on a quote in which the speaker was reported to assert that the woman who died in the house fire had started a fire to keep warm. The speaker merely stated that this was a possibility.


     We also want to express appreciation for all our cosponsors and speakers. Not all our speakers were mentioned in the article. Speaker Yvonka Hall of the NEO Black Health Coalition had stated one of the most troubling facts that warrants repeating, “55 corporations paid zero in taxes, many of which are utility companies, including First Energy.”

     Cosponsors included: Cleveland Democratic Socialists of America, Cleveland Owns, ConnectedNEO, End Poverty Now! The Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, Homeless Congress, InterReligious Task Force on Central America and Colombia, Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, Ohio Poor People’s Campaign, Ohio Sierra Club Organize Ohio, Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio, Our Revolution, Sunrise Cleveland, and West Shore FaCT.

Don Bryant

Utilities for All Committee Member

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