Demand Utility Reform
Demand Utility Restoration
This pandemic has made it clearer than ever that access to utilities such as water, power, and telecommunications is an essential human right. Although the State of Ohio and cities across the state have prohibited shutoffs during the State of Emergency caused by the pandemic, many households remain without power.
Utilities have put the onus on customers to call their utility providers and request reconnection if they’ve been shut off. Yet many people may have no way of knowing that this is an option, as many methods that utilities use to share this information would require that a household have access to power or the internet.
Ohio Citizen Action is working in Cleveland and at the statewide level to ensure that we restore power to all.
Of course, it's not just Cleveland that is lacking in this arena. A statewide coalition has formed as well, pressuring Governor DeWine and PUCO Chair Randazzo to ensure Ohioans have access to utilities.