Stop HR2685 Mandatory US Smart Grid

Congress and the White House need to her from us! They need to know that the United States citizens are on to the “Smart Scheme” and we are not liking it.

Good ways of getting through to Congress are letters, faxes, petitions, phone calls, but emails are last on the list.

Below are sample letters you can use as a template and make it your own or send just as is.

After the below sample letter are the names and addresses of Congressional reps currently in the committee that over sees the introduction of HR 2685 the bill calling for mandatory smart grid in the US. This bill is the fire that needs immediate putting out! There are others in Congress which we will post here soon. We need to stop all funding of smart grid and go back to what was once safe, healthy and Constitutionally correct. Analog meters only and for no extra fee.

TIPS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR STOPMARTGRID.ORGs LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGNS.

The U.S. Congress is considering a new law that would force every household to use a smart meter in order to create a total nationwide smart grid. We can stop this law if enough people let Congress know they oppose it.

You can help stop this law by writing a letter to a member of Congress. Writing letters is the most effective way to get a member of Congress’ attention and help stop the Smart Grid Law. Emails are often overlooked. Letters are much more effective.

StopSmartGrid.org is starting a series of letter writing campaigns, with each campaign focusing on different aspects of the issue (Health, environment, privacy, over-billing, etc.). Staying focused on one or two issues at a time will get us more bang for the bucks: more exposure, more opportunities to repeat our message.

The first campaign covers Health and Environment. (Privacy, over billing and other campaigns will follow.)

Sections below: Tips for letter writing, sample letters, references and links used in letters, list of Representatives and contact info.
TIPS FOR LETTER WRITING:

The most effective letters are brief (1 page) and to the point.

Your letter should contain:
• an ask ( you oppose the bill),
• the bill number HR 2685
• Why you oppose the bill. Our first campaign drive is Health and Environment (privacy and other issues will be in future campaigns
• It is okay to be angry, but be factual and courteous. Stay away from conspiratorial or accusatory language. We have science on our side. Remember that many of these representatives have been told these devices are safe.
• If you have factual documentation, it is best to send it under separate cover. This gives you TWO opportunities to put each issue in front of them. (See second sample letter)

Please look at the attached list of Representatives involved in this Sub-Committee that have authority over the Smart Grid. Send a letter to the Head of the Sub-Committee, and if any of the Representatives are in your district, send one to them as well.

Below is a sample letter that you can use, however, you can also put it in your own words.
SAMPLE LETTER FOR FIRST CAMPAIGN:

(Include your name and address here)

Date

The Honorable Jerry M. McNerney
1210 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Re: HR 2685

Dear Representative McNearney:

I am writing to urge you to reconsider HR 2685 (Smart Grid Advancement Act) which is now in your subcommittee. I appreciate the efforts to move towards a reduction of energy consumption, however, this fast moving rollout of the smart grid has not afforded science the time to truly study health effects as well as environmental effects.

Most of the studies done that claim that the Smart Grid is safe were done on thermal effects only; but studies involving non thermal effects are emerging every day and pointing towards serious health problems. People are already fleeing from the smart grid, with health complaints that include heart palpitations, vertigo, migraines, insomnia, tinnitus and even more serious problems including heart attacks, defibrillator shut offs, cancer and miscarriages. The sheer number of these complaints should be raising alarms that more studies need to be done.

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has called for extreme caution citing peer-reviewed studies and stating that “significant harmful biological effects occur from non‐thermal RF exposure. Genetic damage, reproductive defects, cancer, neurological degeneration and nervous system dysfunction, immune system dysfunction, cognitive effects, protein and peptide damage, kidney damage, and developmental effects have all been reported in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. “

Dr. Pall’s recent paper in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine shows a strong link between EMF exposures and a disruption of the Voltage Gated Calcium Channels and goes a long way towards explaining the symptoms and complaints listed above. The WHO/IARC lists Radio Frequency electromagnetic fields as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”. But people are being harmed right now as evidenced by the complaints cited to the California Public Utilities Commission and other PUC’s across the country. Thanks to Dr. Pall’s paper, we now have valid explanations as to why this is happening.

Environmentally, there are also concerns that this smart grid is creating a different kind of pollution that will create a completely different set of environmental problems. There are even studies showing that this electrical pollution is a contributing factor to the Colony Collapse Disorder in Bees.

Instead of Passing HR 2685, your subcommittee should immediately encourage an investigation of both short and long term NON Thermal health effects of this Smart Grid and EMF exposures. Sadly, once the Smart Grid is fully in place, it will be too late. It will be almost impossible to show cause and effect to health complaints because the high levels of Radio Frequency Radiation will be everywhere. It will also be expensive and difficult to undo.

I will send you additional scientific information in the near future that will back up my concerns about this bill.

Sincerely,

FOLLOW UP LETTER:

Honorable Jerry M. McNerney
1210 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Re: HR 2685 follow up data

Dear Representative McNerney:

In my earlier letter stating my strong opposition to the Smart Grid Advancement Act (HR2685) I said that I would send you additional scientific information explaining my objections. This packet includes a sample of both scientific and straight forward information on the serious health problems created by a nationwide Smart Grid. This information is only the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of peer-review scientific studies that show a link between Smart Grid created electric fields and several major medical problems.

I want to reemphasize my strong conviction that current Smart Grid technology has not developed ways to prevent serious health and environmental risks.

Rushing to establishing a comprehensive mandatory Smart Grid now is a major mistake that will cause serious widespread harm to a large population of the American people.

Instead of passing HR2685, your subcommittee should order the US EPA and also the FCC to undertake a comprehensive investigation into the health problems generated by Smart Grid including Radio Frequency radiation, electromagnetic fields and dirty electricity. The focus should be not just on thermal effects, but also NON thermal effects. The efforts take by federal agencies to date are vastly inadequate.

Again, passing the Smart Grid Advancement Act is a grave error that will create a major national health problem.

Yours truly,

Attachments: (list your studies and/or links that were mentioned in your first letter – printed material is better)
Dr. Pall’s peer reviewed paper published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
AAEM Paper on Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Fields Effect on Human Health
WHO/IARC recommendation
Electromagnetic Radiation Clashes with Honey Bees published in the International Journal of Environmental Science
Birds, Bees and Mankind Destroying Nature by ‘Electrosmog’

Attachments that correspond with first letter:

Print these out and include as attachments to the second letter. When you send documentation separately, it gives us two opportunities to put our issue in front of them. The printed material listed corresponds to the text of the first letter. If you change the letter, be sure to change the printed material you send as well. Feel free to use your own references.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcmm.12088/pdf
http://aaemonline.org/emfpositionstatement.pdf
http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf
http://texansagainstsmartmeters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Item2_006_Electromagnetic-Radiation-EMR-Clashes-with-Honey-Bees.pdf
http://wifiinschools.org.uk/resources/Bees_Birds_Mankind.pdf

LIST OF REPRESENTATIVES WORKING ON THIS BILL, HR 2685

Write to the Head of the Sub -Committee (Energy and Power) and YOUR representative. Focus on the head of the committee and any congressmen in your district.
• If you do not know your district, you can find it at your Secretary of State’s election website or at https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map
• Some of the Representatives have district maps on their website. If that’s the case, they are on this list.
• If there is no Representative from you district, then send it to one in your state,
• If there is no Representative in your state, send it to the Head of the Committee and the Co-sponsors
• If you can send it to ALL representatives on the committee, by all means, please do so!

Washington Address District, Party Affiliation Area covered, website
The Honorable Jerry M. McNerney
House of Representatives
1210 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1947
Fax: (202) 225-4060
(D) California 9th District
Sponsor Antioch, Stockton (CA)

http://mcnerney.house.gov/

The Honorable Matthew Cartwright
House of Representatives
1419 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-5546
(D) Pennsylvania 17th District
Co-Sponsor Scranton, Easton, Pottsville, Wilkes-Barre (PA)

http://cartwright.house.gov/

The Honorable Scott H. Peters
House of Representatives
2410 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
phone: 202-225-0508
fax: 202-225-2558
(D) California 52nd District
Co-Sponsor San Diego (CA)

http://scottpeters.house.gov/

The Honorable Doris O. Matsui
House of Representatives
2434 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7163
Fax: (202) 225-0566 (D) California 6th District Sacramento (CA)
Map of district:
http://matsui.house.gov/map-of-the-6th-district/

The Honorable Lois Capps
House of Representatives
2231 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3601
Fax: (202) 225-5632 (D) California 24th District San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara (CA)

http://capps.house.gov/

The Honorable Henry Waxman
House of Representatives
2204 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3976
Fax: (202) 225-4099
(D) California 33rd District Map of district:
http://waxman.house.gov/our-district/map-district

The Honorable Cory Gardner
House of Representatives
213 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4676
Fax: (202) 225-5870
(R ) Colorado 4th District Map of district:
http://gardner.house.gov/our-district/interactive-district-map

The Honorable Kathy Castor
House of Representatives
205 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3376
Fax: (202) 225-5652
(D) Florida 14th District Map of district:
http://castor.house.gov/district/map.htm

The Honorable John Barrow
House of Representatives
2202 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2823
Fax: (202) 225-3377
(D) Georgia 12th District Richmond, Bulloch, Laurens, Toombs Counties

http://barrow.house.gov/

The Honorable Bobby L. Rush
House of Representatives
2268 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4372
Fax: (202) 226-0333
(D), Illinois 1st District,
Ranking Member,
Sub committee, Energy and Power Chicago, Midlothian

http://rush.house.gov/

The Honorable John Shimkus
House of Representatives
2452 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
phone: (202) 225-5271
fax: (202) 225-5880 (R ) Illinois 15th District Danville, Effingham, Harrisburg, Maryville

http://shimkus.house.gov/

The Honorable Adam Kinzinger
House of Representatives
1221 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3635
Fax: (202) 225-3521 (R ) Illinois 16th District Map of district:

http://kinzinger.house.gov/district-map/

The Honorable Mike Pompeo
House of Representatives
107 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6216
Fax: (202) 225-3489
(R ) Kansas 4th District Wichita

http://pompeo.house.gov/

The Honorable Ed Whitfield
House of Representatives
2184 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3115
Fax: (202) 225-3547
(R ) Kentucky 1st District
Chair of Sub-committee, Energy and Power Hopkinsville, Henderson, Paducah,
Tompkinsville

http://whitfield.house.gov/

The Honorable Steve Scalise
House of Representatives
2338 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3015
(R ) Louisiana 1st District
Hammond, Houma, Mandeville, Metairie

http://scalise.house.gov/

The Honorable William Cassidy
House of Representatives
1131 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
phone: (202) 225-3901
fax: (202) 225-7313
(R )Louisiana 6th District Baton Rouge, Livingston, Thibodaux

http://cassidy.house.gov/

The Honorable Fred Upton
House of Representatives
2183 Rayburn House Office Bldg
Washington, D.C. 20515
T: (202)225-3761
f:(202)225-4986
(R ) Michigan 6th District Map of District:
http://upton.house.gov/district/interactivemap.htm

The Honorable Lee Terry
House of Representatives
2266 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
ph. (202) 225-4155
fax:(202) 226-5452
(R ) Nebraska 2nd District Map of District (Omaha)
http://leeterry.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1993&Itemid=100204

The Honorable Eliot Engel
House of Representatives
2161 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone : (202) 225-2464
Fax: (202) 225-5513 (D) New York 16th District Map of district
http://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/cong_dist/cd109_gen/cd_based/New_York/cd109_NY17.pdf

The Honorable Paul D. Tonko
House of Representatives
2463 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5076
Fax: (202) 225-5077
(D) New York 20th District Map of district:
http://tonko.house.gov/20th-district/

The Honorable Robert E. Latta
House of Representatives
2448 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6405
Fax: (202) 225-1985
(R ) Ohio 5th District Map of District
http://latta.house.gov/district/map.htm

The Honorable Mike Doyle
House of Representatives
239 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2135
Fax: (202) 225-3084
(D) Pennsylvania 14th District Map of District
http://doyle.house.gov/our-district

The Honorable Joseph R. Pitts
House of Representatives
420 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2411
Fax: (202) 225-2013
(R ) Pennsylvania 16th District Lancaster, Chester and Burks Counties

http://pitts.house.gov/

The Honorable Ralph M. Hall
House of Representatives
2405 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515-0001
Tel No: 202-225-6673
Fax: 202-225-3332
(R ) Texas 4th District Rockwall, Sherman, Linden, Texarkana

http://ralphhall.house.gov

The Honorable Joe Barton
House of Representatives
2107 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
ph: (202) 225-2002
fax: (202) 225-3052 (R )Texas 6th District Ennis, Crockett, Arlington

http://joebarton.house.gov

The Honorable Gene Green
House of Representatives
2470 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1688
Fax: (202) 225-9903 (D) Texas 29th District Houston

http://green.house.gov/

The Honorable Michael C. Burgess, MD
House of Representatives
2336 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7772
Fax: (202) 225-2919
(R ) Texas 26th District Denton Map of District

http://burgess.house.gov/district/interactivemap.htm

The Honorable Pete Olson
House of Representatives
312 Cannon HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5951
Fax: (202) 225-5241
(R ) Texas 22nd District List of Counties in district

http://olson.house.gov/our-district/

The Honorable Donna M. Christensen
House of Representatives
1510 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1790
Fax: (202) 225-5517
(D) Virgin Islands At-Large St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas

http://donnachristensen.house.gov/

The Honorable Morgan Griffith
House of Representatives
1108 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3861
Fax: (202) 225-0076
(R ) Virginia 9th District Map of District

http://morgangriffith.house.gov/district/interactivemap.htm

The Honorable David McKinley
House of Representatives
412 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4172
Fax: (202) 225-7564
(R ) West Virginia 1st District Wheeling, Morgantown, Parkersburg

http://mckinley.house.gov/

2 thoughts on “Stop HR2685 Mandatory US Smart Grid

  1. Smart meters are undemocratic and invasive. Perhaps the US government wants a submissive public that has always done as it is told but enough is enough! Stop smart meters.

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