Akron-based FirstEnergy, which does business in Ohio as Toledo Edison and Ohio Edison, has a long history of choosing corporate profits over the best interests of its customers.FirstEnergy claims that it "continually strives to protect the environment and remain good stewards of our natural resources"1 — yet the company insists on generating more than 60% of its electricity at dirty coal plants, dumping huge amounts of harmful pollution into the environment.2On Tuesday, our friends at the Sierra Club and SEIU 1199 are hosting a rally outside FirstEnergy's annual shareholder meeting in Akron to make sure the company knows that local residents expect it to start prioritizing people and public health over profits. Here are the details:
What: Rally to hold FirstEnergy accountable for choosing profits over people
When: Tuesday May 15, 2012 10AM-11:30AM
Where: Outside the John S. Knight Center, 77 East Mill Street, Akron
Wow!!! Looks like I will be able to be there. I wonder if I could talk my older son who lives with me to come to--After all, as the saying goes--a family that protests together; stays together ;-)) Besides that he complains that all I do is blog and complains that blogging is not true activism.