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Ann Arbor for Public Power

Early April 2022 Newsletter

Upcoming Events Edition

 

 

Our campaign to establish a municipal electric utility in Ann Arbor is steadily moving forward. The city will soon be soliciting bids from qualified consulting firms to conduct a municipalization feasibility study. In the meantime, A2P2 is in the early stages of planning a city-wide petition drive to place a municipalization referendum on a future election ballot.

 

We have scheduled several events to educate the community (and ourselves) on the benefits of municipalization. Note the dates. Two are coming up soon in April; in May we will have our second A2P2 Public Power Festival at Burns Park.

Monthly In-Person Meet & Greet on Saturday, April 9, 2022, from 3-5 pm at the Yard at York! Pease join us.

Anyone interested in municipalization is invited to join us Saturday, April 9, 2002, from 3-5 pm for an informal gathering at the Yard at York, an outdoor wine garden and bar located at 1928 Packard.

Until now, Covid has kept our meetings and events virtual. We’ll be taking advantage of a relatively safe period to greet each other in person, to celebrate spring, and to share our thoughts on bringing public power to Ann Arbor. Parking is behind the building. Learn also about the many ways you could help us pursue a muni in Ann Arbor. We’re looking forward to greeting you! 

 

 

Round Table #3 is coming up on Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 7-9 pm, the day before Earth Day.

The theme of this pre-Earth Day Round Table #3 will be “Public Power Around the Country: Campaigns and Exemplary Existing Munis; the Path to 100% Renewable Electricity?” Representatives from both established and aspiring munis (and state-wide efforts) across the 50 states will share their experiences and insights with us. Speakers include Maine State Rep. Seth Berry for Our Power Maine, Ursula Schryver from the American Public Power Association, and others TBA. You can register now here.

A2P2 Public Power Festival in Burns Park on Sunday, May 22, 2022, from 5-9 pm!

Like last year’s Festival, we will fill you in on our progress to date, introduce our Advisory Board, present a keynote speaker, as well as food, music, campaign paraphernalia and much more. Help us celebrate the campaign for public power as we reach out to the community about establishing a municipal electric utility in Ann Arbor.

Welcome, Volunteers!

To get involved, contact us at annarborpublicpower@gmail.com. Let us know how you can help. For example, you can put up one of our handsome new yard signs on your lawn. For the more ambitious, we’ll be spreading the word about our muni in door-to-door canvassing or through social media. When we sponsor a public event, you can help us talk about our campaign with those who attend. Or if you have a special skill, let us know. We welcome all to our team of volunteers!

Join our Discord

Want to join the fight for energy justice and democracy in Ann Arbor? Join the discussion in Ann Arbor for Public Power's Discord server! Our Discord server has up-to-date information about our plans and events. To join, send an email to annarborpublicpower@gmail.com with "Discord" in the subject line and we'll send you an invite!

The situation in Ukraine

As we stated before, we lament Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and a war that is claiming many lives. Our sympathies are with the Ukrainian people as they suffer from the senseless violence of armed conflict. We admire their determination to fight for their country. We hope that a ceasefire and end to the hostilities can be negotiated as soon as possible.

 

In the meantime

We’re proud to be doing our part in Ann Arbor to eliminate the use of fossil fuels and to establish our own municipal electric utility. Please join us. We welcome everyone to our events. Check out our website at annarborpublicpower.org or contact us directly at annarborpublicpower@gmail.com.

Have questions, concerns, or just want to say hi? Reach out to A2P2 at annarborpublicpower@gmail.com!
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