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Petitioning Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)

Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO): Don't pay PEPCO electric bill due in August 2012.

Show PEPCO that you are fed up with bad service by refusing to pay your bill for a month. We're looking for at least 15,000 people to pledge not to pay their PEPCO electric bills due during the August 2012 calendar month.

PEPCO has a long history of substandard service, with frequent, extended power outages, resulting in significant hardship to its customers. In fact, as the Washington Post has documented, PEPCO is among the least reliable of electric providers across the nation.

PEPCO has failed to make adequate investments in its infrastructure and yet pays out more than $240 million in annual dividends to its shareholders, and pays its CEO $3 million in annual compensation. While it has repeatedly pledged to improve, and has spent millions upon advertising to tout its efforts, these promises have been empty rhetoric.

PEPCO customers are entitled to relief for the inconvenience of days without power, for the cost of replacing spoiled food and medications, and for the cost of missing work when schools and day cares attended by their children are closed due to extended outages.

If enough people pledge not to pay their bill for a month, this will send PEPCO a powerful message in the only language it understands--financial. If 15,000 customers refuse to pay their electric bill, this could cost PEPCO several million dollars. While we recognize the risk in not paying your bill, we are only asking for your commitment not to pay if 15,000 people first sign this petition. If enough of us act collectively, PEPCO will not be able to ignore our concerns.

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