Georgia’s rural residents deserve better. Rural Georgians, especially Black and brown folks, are paying too much for utilities, and our elected leaders and utilities companies need to do more. NGP’s My Utilities. My Power! Campaign builds power with residents of Georgia’s Black Belt and other rural areas of the state to fight for our human rights and a better quality of life with cheaper, more equitable utilities and a cleaner environment. We are fed up with a system that fails us.
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines an energy burden of 6% as unaffordable. In Georgia, the average energy burden on low-income households is 19.4%.
- Georgia ranks second highest in the country for monthly utility costs.
Our environment is not just the air, water, and land around us; it’s also where our hearts and spirits reside and grow. Cheaper, cleaner utilities will move us closer to collective justice for our environment and communities.
Support the My Utilities. My Power! by signing our petition.