Investigate and Hold LIPA (Long Island Power Authority) Accountable
  • Petitioned Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State House and Senate

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State House and Senate
Nassau County Executive
Ed Mangano
Suffolk County Executive
Steven Bellone
Chief of Staff for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Jess Fassler
Chief of Staff for Senator Chuck Schumer
Mike Lynch
Chief of Staff for Representative Peter King (3rd District)
Kevin Fogarty
Chief of Staff for Representative Carolyn McCarthy (4th District)
Stuart Chapman

Investigate and Hold LIPA (Long Island Power Authority) Accountable

    1. James Rothpearl
    2. Petition by

      James Rothpearl

      Brooklyn, NY

Hold LIPA Accountable for Poor Preparedness and Response to Hurricane Sandy

Recent signatures

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    1. Printed petition and signatures mailed via UPS

      James Rothpearl
      Petition Organizer

      Printed petition and signatures were mailed today to Cuomo and news outlets. I will continue to print and mail every few days from now on until we hear an official response to our demands.

    2. Reached 2,000 signatures
    3. Reached 1,500 signatures
    4. Letters will now be sent to the Chiefs of Staff of NYS officials

      James Rothpearl
      Petition Organizer

      UPDATE:

      A formal letter has been sent to Jess Fassler (Chief of Staff of Senator Gillibrand), Mike Lynch (Senator Schumer's Chief of Staff), Kevin Fogarty (Congressman Peter King's Chief of Staff).

      Please send me any contact emails for your districts if you have them.

      We are now over 1000, please keep sharing!

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. 12 DAYS TOO LATE MANGANO. KEEP SIGNING AND SHARING

      James Rothpearl
      Petition Organizer
      Mangano asks military to manage LIPA

      Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano is calling on the U.S. military and the Department of Energy to take over the "managerial structure" of LIPA during the restoration of power from superstorm Sandy. Mangano told Newsday he wants the federal government, including the Defense Department, to be tasked with directing the flow of information to the public and directing crews to neighborhoods that need power restored.

    7. Petition signatures now also being sent to County Executives

      James Rothpearl
      Petition Organizer

      Your signatures will now be received by the offices of Ed Mangano and Steven Bellone. Over 500 signatures, please keep signing and sharing!!

    8. Reached 500 signatures
    9. Governor Cuomo speaking live

      James Rothpearl
      Petition Organizer

      Please keep the momentum going and SHARE this petition through Facebook and Email. Governor Cuomo is live now on TV discussing the eventual restructuring of LIPA, let's hold Cuomo to his word!

      "The management has failed the consumers." - Cuomo

    10. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • KAREN KELLIHER OCEANSIDE, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      PLS. SEE MY RESPONSE TO A LIPA EMAIL.Oh wonderful! I take care of a 77 year old mom w/physical ailments & a disabled son. And the first thing on my mind is my LIPA bill (how could I possibly forget? could it be there was no electricity for 16 days?, oh, and did I forget to mention I still have no heat or hot watert? Thank God for a gas oven for a little heat.. Forget loss of car, 1/2 roof gone, blown out windows & stuructural damage...yes, I will make sure bill is paid while your grossly over paid executives, go home in their BMW's, to toasty warm homes, filled with holiday cheer & glad tidings.I will be sure to tell an elderly neighbor w/an unknown boat STILL on his lawn, suffering from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's to make sure his bill is paid in a timely manner.I am sure he will be grateful for the info.Oh wonderful! I take care of a 77 year old mom w/physical ailments & a disabled son. And the first thing on my mind is my LIPA bill (how could I possibly forget? could it be there was no electricity for 16 days?, oh, and did I forget to mention I still have no heat or hot watert? Thank God for a gas oven for a little heat.. Forget loss of car, 1/2 roof gone, blown out windows & stuructural damage...yes, I will make sure bill is paid while your grossly over paid executives, go home in their BMW's, to toasty warm homes, filled with holiday cheer & glad tidings.I will be sure to tell an elderly neighbor w/an unknown boat STILL on his lawn, suffering from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's to make sure his bill is paid in a timely manner.I am sure he will be grateful for the infOh wonderful! I take care of a 77 year old mom w/physical ailments & a disabled son. And the first thing on my mind is my LIPA bill (how could I possibly forget? could it be there was no electricity for 16 days?, oh, and did I forget to mention I still have no heat or hot watert? Thank God for a gas oven for a little heat.. Forget loss of car, 1/2 roof gone, blown out windows & stuructural damage...yes, I will make sure bill is paid while your grossly over paid executives, go home in their BMW's, to toasty warm homes, filled with holiday cheer & glad tidings.I will be sure to tell an elderly neighbor w/an unknown boat STILL on his lawn, suffering from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's to make sure his bill is paid in a timely manner.I am sure he will be grateful for the info.

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    • Kathleen Jeacoma MASSAPEQUA, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      The Governor and the TWO County executives are opposing and blocking LIPA reform. If any of them consents to ELECTED LIPA TRUSTEES by way of Fischer v. NYS Board of Elections, EDNY CV-12-5397 it will open LIPA to competition and let towns create their own Municipal Power Authorities, like Rockville Centre and Greenport did. Governor Cuomo, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone are keeping our rates high- send an email to them telling them what you think-or just keep paying the high rates and shut up about it-

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    • Tim Clair NORTHPORT, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      They are stonewalling me in regards to turning on the meter at my small business.

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    • Allison Bloom MERRICK, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      We lose power every time there is a storm.

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    • tracy babcock SUMMIT, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      i couldnt be more digusted and annoyed for all of long island, the conditions for which they are still suffering from, due to lack of competence of lipa.

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