Amazing. While President Trump leads the rest of the country backwards, we have a real chance to move forward in Nevada. Almost a year ago now, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission basically killed the rooftop solar industry, taking solar power away from our communities and putting it in the hands of an elite few.
Now, we have a chance to put solar back in the hands of our communities and we’re launching a YouTube ad blitz to show Nevada politicians.
After ClimateTruth.org and Presente.org members signed petitions, voted, and even brought a solar-powered taco truck to Nevada, the Nevada legislature is finally considering laws that would bring rooftop solar back to the state. Here’s the thing: we’ve only got a short window for the legislature to act otherwise it’s game over for another two years.
Here’s where it gets exciting. To pressure politicians into doing the right thing, we’re releasing a series of YouTube ads that will be shown all over Nevada, telling people about the importance of rooftop solar. One of the most powerful videos features rooftop solar supporter Connie Berry, who lost her job and way to help our planet at the same time.
We’re going to make sure Connie’s video and others get shared around Nevada. By watching, liking, and sharing her video yourself, you will be showing politicians that people are paying attention and expect them to do the right thing.
Nevada is one of the few places in the country where we don’t just have to play defense. With Nevada leading the way we can start to build the future we’re all looking towards, where Latinxs and others who are part of the changing face of our country are leading the way towards building environmentally sustainable and economically prosperous communities. One of the ways we get there is by supporting Connie.
Thank you for all you do.
Emily, Brant, Amanda and the rest of the ClimateTruth.org team
"Legislation to address rooftop solar," KOLO 8, 03-10-2017
"Solar-powered taco truck parked outside UNLV debate," ABC13 Action News, 10-20-2017
"Nevada lawmakers want solar industry back on track," Las Vegas Review Journal, 02-18-2017
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