STATEMENT SUPPORTING THE CONSUMERS FOR SMART SOLAR AMENDMENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 13, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) supports the efforts of the Consumers for Smart Solar. As stated in our Amicus Brief filed at the Florida Supreme Court on June 10, 2015, the NCBW opposes the Floridians for Solar Choice (FSC) Solar Ballot Initiative because the proposed amendment, if approved, will have a recurring detrimental financial impact on Black women, their families and communities in particular, as well as generally upon members of the public dependent upon electric utility service.

Persons who cannot afford solar energy will not have the benefit of solar energy. Yet, those persons will suffer utility rate increases needed to subsidize the use or intermittent use of the utility grid by solar energy users.

As an organization whose mission is to encourage the participation of Black women and their families in the development of public policy that impacts them through political education and involvement, the failure of the FSC ballot summary to fully and accurately explain the purpose and overall effect and ramifications of the proposed amendment, causes an unfair and misleading presentation to the voters.

You can learn more about our Supreme Court Brief by visiting:

http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/summaries/briefs/15/15-780/Filed_06-10-2015_Brief_of_Opponent.pdf#search=national congress of black women

Contact
National Congress of Black Women, Inc
Orlando Chapter
P. O. Box 680662
Orlando, Florida 32862
(407) 600-7614
ncbworlando (at) gmail (dot) com

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