One of NYSUMA’s main goals is to secure a no-fee analog utility meter choice for New York State residents. Power companies in other states, including California, New Mexico, Vermont, among others, offer this choice and so should utility companies in New York State.
We are having ongoing and productive meetings with state and local legislators on this topic. Many elected officials, such as Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator George Amedore, Former Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, have written letters to the New York State Public Service Commission in support of an analog meter choice.
As of right now, there are several unacceptable “smart” meter bills filed in the NYS Senate and NYS Assembly. NYSUMA has written a consumer friendly bill that includes an analog meter choice. We are sharing it with elected officials and hope that our points will be included in a 2020 bill. When and if this happens, we will be calling on you to contact your NYS senators and assembly members to ask them to support this bill.
In October, NYSUMA presented the movie Generation Zapped at the Rosendale Theatre. We highly recommend this movie. Please consider showing it in your communities.
We want to share two documents we hope will help you in your efforts to educate neighbors, friends, family and elected officials about AMR, ERT and “smart” meters:
One page 2-sided Action Sheet
An updated Overview of Electronic Utility Meter Hazards
Both of these can be found at www.nysuma.org.
Thank you for your past support. We are an all-volunteer, 501 c organization. If you would like to continue to support our efforts, please visit our website and contribute to NYSUMA via the donate button or send a check to NYSUMA, P.O. Box 31, Woodstock, NY 12498. Your contribution is tax deductible to the limit of the law.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season,
New York Safe Utility Meter Association (NYSUMA)
P.O. Box 1342
Woodstock, NY 12498