National Day of Action Against Smart Meters Oct 4, 2012

09/06/2012

From the Newly Formed Wireless Radiation Protection Coalition

A CALL TO ACTION:

National Day of Action Against Smart Meters: October 4, 2012

The Wireless Radiation Protection Coalition- a newly formed national coalition seeking protection from and elimination of electromagnetic radiation hazards and cybersecurity threats- is calling for a National Day of Action October 4th Against “Smart” Meters being deployed by utility companies. A wave of demonstrations around the country will be held during the culmination of ” GridWeek” a ”smart” grid conference in Washington, DC – October 2-4, 2012.

The Coalition- comprised of wireless radiation safety experts, advocates, individuals, and organizations, will be a voice at the U.S. national level for the public’s health, safety, privacy, freedom from surveillance, and for the natural environment from the many adverse effects of wireless radiation products and infrastructures.

The Coalition will collaborate to plan programs and events that address the adverse effects of radiofrequency/microwave radiation from a variety of sources such as Wi-Fi, cordless and cell phones, ‘smart’ meters and their grid, laptops, tablets, ereaders, baby monitors, and infrastructure antennas. We welcome other organizations and individuals to join us (see below).

The GridWeek conference in Washington DC is the ‘must-attend gathering’ for the smart grid industry and will include global electric-industry representatives, government officials and vendors at the Washington, DC Convention Center. The industry has a problem though. Public opposition to the smart grid is growing after widespread reports of privacy violations, house fires, and health effects followed smart meter installations in California and elsewhere. Now the public and elected officials want answers!

We call on anyone outraged by the various problems with smart meters to join us in front of the Convention Center and send the powerful message: “Stop Smart Meters NOW!”

We understand many of you won’t be able to travel to Washington, DC. Instead, we encourage you to participate by planning a ‘smart’ meter opposition event on October 4 in your area and location of choice. Please contact us for assistance. The more groups that participate, the more effective we’ll be. At this point, the following organizations will demonstrate:

Organization Location

Center for Safer Wireless- Washington, DC Convention Center
Maryland Smart Meter Awareness- Washington, DC Convention Center
Naperville Smart Meter Awareness- Naperville, IL
Stop Smart Meters! -California
Maine Smart Meter Safety Coalition- Maine
Santa Fe Alliance for Public Health and Safety -Santa Fe, NM
Florida Coalition for Health Against Smart Meters -Florida
W4AR- Lansing, MI

We want loads of groups to join in so we can show how strong our movement is across America!

To join the coalition and/or to host an event in your area, please send an email to Evelyn Savarin at evsavarin@yahoo.com. We’ll send a sample press release for you to distribute to your local media, or you can draft your own. For those who come to Washington, DC, we highly encourage you to schedule a meeting in advance with staff of your congressional representatives to discuss, among other things, the Cellphone Right to Know Bill. In order to make your trip as productive as possible, let us know what else you would like to do to highlight our shared cause. Advocates of like mind in the DC area will open their homes; so if you want to take advantage of this, let the Coalition know soon. Low-EMR spaces are limited. Send an email to info@centerforsaferwireless.org if you plan to travel to Washington, DC. We’ll combine our talents to let everyone know that the ‘smart’ grid is a dumb idea. Let’s work together in our field to raise awareness, make a bigger impact, and get some great press.

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