The latest David Horowitz debacle is a commercial with Horowitz pretending to be a consumer advocate complaining that the California state legislature is only hearing from "activists" who are urging them to let Edison and PG&E go bankrupt. He then falsely claims that will cause our electricity prices to rise even more. He urges people to contact the state legislature and ask them to use our taxpayer dollars as corporate welfare to bail the utility companies out. At the end of the commercial, a small line at the bottom says it is paid for by "EEI," with EEI appearing on the screen as a hard to read corporate logo.
One need only go to www.eei.org to find the Edison Electric Institute, with the same "EEI" corporate logo emblazened across the web page.
According to the web site, this is who EEI is:
"Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, international affiliates and industry associates worldwide. Our U.S. members serve over 90 percent of all customers served by the shareholder-owned segment of the industry. They generate approximately three-quarters of all the electricity generated by electric companies in the country and service about 70 percent of all ultimate customers in the nation. EEI's mission focuses on advocating public policy; expanding market opportunities; and providing strategic business information.
EEI helps members compete effectively by advancing equitable policies and ensuring maximum options in a restructured industry.
EEI’s membership currently includes 200 U.S. companies, more than 45 international affiliates, and over 100 associates (and growing).
Edison Electric Institute
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2696
Please notify your elected representatives and ask them NOT to use our money as welfare for rich corporations!