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We are organizing within our Latinx communities to grow political power and civic engagement for #EnvironmentalJustice in Arizona. State program of @LCVoters.
Sep 26, 2020 26 tweets 20 min read
We are listening in on the @CorpCommAZ public comment session on the @apsFYI proposed rate hikes. We will be live-tweeting stories and comments shared to remind the ACC it's time for #APSForgetTheDebt & to say NO on a hike of any kind that will further burden our communities. First caller is @Dulce4Justice: I am calling because I feel it is an extreme injustice for our community for @apsFYI to be asking for an increase while we live in a global pandemic & the hottest year we have ever had. I ask the commission to Vote NO. #APSForgetTheDebt
Sep 24, 2020 9 tweets 6 min read
#ChispaAZPAC endorsed candidates who have taken a pledge to reject political donations from monopoly utilities. Endorsed candidates have earned a Clean Air, Clean Politics seal. 🍃✅ Image #ChispaAZPAC proudly endorses @KDKinAZ for House-21. They have earned the Clean Air, Clean Politics seal with their commitment to building a cleaner future for Arizona. 🍃✅ Image
Sep 22, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
PLEASE READ, RT and SUPPORT @kumeyaayprotest / #kumeyaayprotest and O'odham Land Defenders. It's our obligation to recognize how we fight for climate justice on sovereign land. by @rdevro En las últimas semanas, nuestrxs hermanxs de las tribus Kumeyaay y O'odham han estado defendiendo tierra sagrada y el manantial Quitobaquito. O'odham, Kumeyaay and allies have been holding ceremony and prayer on unceded land near Quitobaquito Springs for weeks. #Kumeyaayprotest
Sep 13, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
Meet the APS Customers Calling on @apsFYI to Forget The Debt

On 10/15, AZ customers will face a massive electric shock when the payment moratorium comes to an end — Hear Josie's story here. Spanish speakers were denied access to the @CorpCommAZ public hearing earlier this month “Hello, my name is Josie Ramirez and I am an APS customer and at the moment in this hot weather we are having many problems with electricity bills, the entire area here are APS and everyone is having a problem..."
Sep 11, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
On 10/15 the utility summer shutoff moratorium will END. We know 71,254 APS customers are in arrears — 20,850 are at immediate risk of being disconnected

ACC Commissioner @SandraDKennedy is working to lift up these families, filing this letter last week: Meet the APS Customers Calling on #APSForgetTheDebt

“I am Beatriz Beltran, I have been a client of APS for more than 20 years and in this time the electricity has been very expensive. But it has risen more in this time of pandemic, the bill is very high"
Sep 2, 2020 20 tweets 10 min read
.@Dulce4Justice tells @CorpCommAZ: This is outrageous, how could @apsFYI be asking to raise their rates? It’s an injustice to people all across the states. Don’t give an increase to APS, but also forget the debt! #APSForgetTheDebt "This is the hottest summer in AZ and people have to stay indoors. This is the time for debt relief for families. Last year there were millions worth of debt. We’re asking for a 20-30 million this year. " - @Dulce4Justice #APSForgetTheDebt
Jul 22, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
The #GreatAmericanOutdoorsAct has passed the House! This bill will FULLY fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which protects public lands, local parks, and open spaces that are critical for our community’s health, wellbeing, and the conservation of our heritage. 1/4 Image For years, our public lands have been underfunded. This bill allows for opportunities of investment in communities of color that have historically lacked access to open and public spaces. 2/4
Jun 3, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
As an environmental justice organization, we know there is no justice without racial justice. Image Arizona Environmentalists, @TheCAZCA @GCConservancy @TreesMatterAZ @wildfireazorg @ArizonaPIRG @AZWildlifeFed @CenterForBioDiv @SierraClubAZ @HECHOOnline @LSATucson @CleanAirMoms_AZ @votesolar @waterforarizona + more, we invite you to join us in donating and supporting:
May 20, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
We are SO proud of Chispa AZ promotora Crystal Vega, at 14 years old she gave testimony today at @EPA's hearing on the proposal to not strengthen Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards (PM NAAQS). Here's part of her powerful testimony: "I’m from Phoenix, AZ where there are millions of people living in low-income communities that are impacted by unhealthy levels of pollution, just like mine. In my neighborhood alone, there are more concrete pathways than there are parks.
Jan 14, 2020 17 tweets 7 min read
THREAD - APS spends tens of millions on political campaigns! Their stronghold on the #azleg shuts down the voice of our community. We must put #PeopleOverProfits. Here’s a list of what @AZHouseDems, @AZSenateDems said on rejecting APS $$$:… Rep. @DrRandyFriese: “I received an APS contribution earlier this week. I do plan on returning it.”
Jan 14, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Chispa AZ conducted a poll on how important public lands are to Arizona. 94% think parks and public lands are essential to our quality of life. Poll here: #FundLWCF 1/4 Across political lines, 87% want permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (funded by offshore oil and gas drilling). 2/4
Nov 26, 2019 7 tweets 3 min read
Today @MayorGallego and @TucsonRomero showed Phoenix and Tucson will unite to combat climate change and pushed the Arizona Congressional delegation to #ActonClimate 1/7 .@MayorGallego and @TucsonRomero call on the Arizona Congressional Delegation to take action to ensure the United States upholds its responsibilities to combat climate change and remain in the Paris Climate Agreement. 2/7
Nov 20, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
Will @apsFYI new CEO Jeff Guldner Retire APS’ Greed? This week we announced the New Leadership New Opportunity Initiative to call on Guldner to retire Brandt’s greed policies. 1/5 Image Put Ratepayers First -- The utility rates are too high! In the last month, APS submitted another rate increase. Put #peopleoverprofits and prioritize ratepayers and our economic well-being. 2/5
Nov 1, 2019 5 tweets 3 min read
As we prepare to celebrate #DiaDeMuertos, we want to honor some of the environmental justice activists who lost their lives in the fight to protect Mother Earth. Los honramos en vida by continuing their fight to protect our Madre Tierra. 🌎✊🏾 Berta Caceres from Honduras founded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) to address the growing threats posed to Lenca communities by illegal logging, fight for their territorial rights and improve their livelihoods. #DiaDeMuertos Image
Oct 25, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
@SenatorSinema and @SenMcSallyAZ voted with polluters when they voted NO on a resolution to stop Trump’s “Dirty Power Scam”. 1/5 What’s the Dirty Power Scam? Trump’s Dirty Power Scam would put no meaningful limits on carbon pollution, which is exacerbating climate change and could lead to more pollution in many parts of the country. 2/5
Sep 4, 2019 8 tweets 7 min read
APS CEO Don Brandt is testifying before the @CorpCommAZ. Clean energy advocates are outside demanding they put #PeopleOverProfits.

Here are some questions to consider: Image #DonBrandt: Why did you refuse until recently to acknowledge the millions of dollars Pinnacle West spent on #darkmoney campaigns and elections? cc: @apsFYI #AZ #PeopleOverProfits
Sep 3, 2019 5 tweets 6 min read
This is a great analysis by the @ArizonaMirror.

As APS CEO Don Brandt appears before the @CorpCommAZ for the first time in YEARS, here are 3 of many questions the commissioners should consider -- 1/5 #DonBrandt: You spend tens of millions to reach everyone in #AZ when it comes to opposing #solar. Yet when it comes to educating customers on rate plans, your efforts fall short. Why can’t you bring the same energy to customer service as you do to opposing #renewableenergy? 2/5
Feb 25, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
We thank Chairman @RepRaulGrijalva for his legislation, the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act - a permanent moratorium on new mining claims near the Grand Canyon. 1/5 One hundred years ago this week the Grand Canyon was designated as National Park. To begin the Park’s second-century Chairman Grijalva will uphold our nation’s commitment to protect the Grand Canyon and the communities that call this home by prohibiting new mining claims. 2/5
Jan 5, 2019 4 tweets 4 min read
We are looking forward to Monday’s #SwearingIn of the AZ Corp Comm - and a vote for the ACC’s new Chair. As Commissioners think about their vote, a little #FBF and request that for 2019 they commit to increasing integrity at the ACC #CleanACC 1/4 #FBF to when we learned Commissioner Olson uses APS Talking Points see this article from @utilityreporter #CleanACC 2/4…
Nov 8, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
”Hundreds of thousands of votes are still being counted and every Arizonan deserves to have his or her voice heard, but whatever happens, the long-term impact of our work is clear.”

Message from Chispa AZ PAC on our #CleanACC campaign: Image “In recent weeks we’ve seen current commissioners frantically trying to distance themselves from their connections to the utility giant APS, when just a few short months ago they were cozying up to them.” #CleanACC