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Drop The Act Dominion! Annual Dominion Shareholder Meeting

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

It’s that time of year again; pollen is everywhere, the temperature goes from 40 to 80 degress in a single day, and the annual Dominion shareholder meeting is right around the corner! So dust off your protestin’ props and join your friends and neighbors the morning of Wednesday May 9th in Richmond! We’ll send a message to Dominion’s shareholders and executives like CEO Thomas Farrell, it’s time to drop the act and invest in clean energy now! 

On May 9th we’ll gather at 9am at the corner of 3rd and Marshall street. At 10:30 am we’ll march to Festival Park and assemble for a press conference and rally with some amazing speakers! 

We’ll gather in groups on the sidewalk and arrange ourselves into 4 sections:
1. Political Corruption–From the General Assembly to the Department of Environmental Quality Dominion’s dirty politics threaten our democracy. Bring your best props to highlight political corruption! Dress like your favorite Dominion owned politician or bring a sign showing how much Dominion money your legislator has taken. 
2. Environmental Destruction–From coal ash to pipelines to fracked gas Dominion’s dirty power threatens our climate, air, land, and water. Bring your best props to highlight Dominion’s dirty environmental impacts–Bring a giant pipeline, a jar of water you want to protect, wear rubber boots to symbolize sea level rise, or put it all on a sign! 
3. Moral Obligation–Time after time, issue after issue, Dominion’s words and deeds show that company leadership is morally bankrupt. Are you a person of faith or just someone who thinks companies who receive public benefit should act in the public good? Then this is the spot for you! Bring your signs, banners, and props that call on Dominion to do what’s right. 
4. Economic Exploitation–Dominion’s greed costs consumers millions of dollars and stifles the clean energy economy. Join this section to help show that it’s not all about trees and critters, it’s about pocketbook issues too! From Dominion overcharging customers to suppressing clean energy there are real economic costs to the company’s actions. 

From overcharging customers by millions of dollars while making charitable donations to paying for slick ads featuring solar panels and mountain landscapes while obstructing good solar policy and relying on fracked gas and pipelines, Dominon has a history of saying one thing when they are really doing another. Last year when Dominion released its long-range plan for Virginia, it touted a major decrease in carbon pollution from its power plants. One problem: Dominion’s plan actually resulted in an overall INCREASE in carbon pollution.

Dominion’s greed costs consumers millions of dollars and stifles the clean energy economy. From the General Assembly to the Department of Environmental Quality Dominion’s dirty politics threaten our democracy. Dominion’s greed costs consumers millions of dollars and stifles the clean energy economy. Time after time, issue after issue, the company’s words and deeds show that its leadership is morally bankrupt. From dumping coal ash wastewater to destroying private property and National Forests for pipelines to relying on climate disrupting fracked gas, Dominion’s dirty power threatens our climate, air, land, and water.

Details

Date:
May 9
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue

Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North 3rd St
Richmond, VA 223219 United States
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Organizers

Sierra Club Virginia Chapter
Appalachian Voices
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Virginia Pipeline Resisters

 

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