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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW


Latinos, Progressives Join Forces on Day of Duke’s Annual Shareholder Meeting

May 1, 2014

** VIEW THE AD HERE: DirtyDuke.org**

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA -- On Thursday, May 1st, the day of Duke Energy’s annual shareholder meeting, Presente.org and The Other 98% will run their “Dirty Duke” television ad highlighting Duke’s campaign to kill rooftop solar power by making it more expensive. The 30-second ad will run on local stations in Charlotte, N.C. and Orlando, F.L. The ad highlights both Duke Energy’s recent coal ash spill in North Carolina’s Dan River, air pollution from coal fired power plants and it’s lobbying to make rooftop solar installations more expensive and less accessible to homeowners.

SEE THE AD HERE: DirtyDuke.org

Presente.org and The Other 98% have called on Duke Energy to stop polluting neighborhoods and to support clean energy.

“Latino communities are sick of Duke Energy poisoning our families and undermining our efforts to get clean energy,” said Arturo Carmona, Executive Director of Presente.org. “Times are changing, and Duke can no longer get away with polluting our communities in secret. We demand Duke stop destroying our climate, our health, and our neighborhoods.”

“Duke Energy spilled 82,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River, and then had the audacity to run a dirty campaign against solar power,” said Alexis Goldstein, Communications Director for The Other 98%. “We’re tired of their dirty politics. It’s time for Duke Energy to clean up their act.”

The ad purchase follows Duke Energy’s statements last week to North Carolina lawmakers that they may ask regulators to allow them to charge customers more, in order to pay for the cost of what they estimate to be a decades-long cleanup of the Dan River Spill: http://bit.ly/dukecleanuptoomuch


For more information on The Other 98%, visit http://other98.com

Presente.org is the nation’s largest online Latino organizing group with more than 300,000 members, all working to amplify the political voice of Latino communities.