Let's Own PG&E

It's Time To Take Back Our Power

PG&E has abandoned their responsibility to protect our lives in order to maintain their profits. Their dereliction of duty causes massive fires and power outages, and their corruption and lobbying keeps them safe, while our houses burn.

It's time to take back our power.

Protect People, Not Profit

As a profit-driven company, PG&E takes dangerous shortcuts to accelerate its profits, leading us directly toward more fires and power crashes. We need to change course to protect our land and our lives.

Public Ownership

Public infrastructure is under the control of a private monopoly. PG&E should function democratically for safe, clean, and affordable energy, and good union jobs.

A Green New Deal

We are working toward Green New Deal programs that generate a clean, healthy and safe economy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy few.

Who are we?
The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

We are the largest and fastest growing socialist organization in the US. The DSA has teamed up with environmental justice organizations to take back public control of our energy grid.

Join the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

A Profitable Disaster

PG&E has cost California billions in property damage and lives lost, but at every turn, its investors are bailed out. It's a cycle that will continue until we stop it.

2010

San Bruno Explosion

Registering 1.1 on the Richter scale, this gas pipeline explosion was caused by PG&E's negligence, killing eight people and leveling 38 houses.

2017

North Bay Fires

PG&E's equipment was implicated in 12 of the 13 wildfires that hit counties in and around Santa Rosa, all while claiming that fires like these are the "new normal."

2018

Camp Fire

Escalating from the previous year, PG&E's negligence led to the deadliest wildfire in California history and the worst in the US in a century, claiming nearly 100 lives and causing $16.5 billion in damages with a fire large enough to be visible from space.

The Disaster Magnates

William D. “Bill” Johnson
CEO, president, board member, and corporate lawyer
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Nora Mead Brownell
Chair of the Board and Lobbyist
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Richard R. Barrera
Board Member and Vulture Capitalist
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Cheryl F. Campbell
Board Member and Fossil Fuel Executive
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Kristine M. Schmidt
Board Member and Lobbyist
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Jeffrey L. Bleich
Chair of the Board and Lobbyist
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Fred J. Fowler
Board Member and Fossil Fuel Executive
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Dominique Mielle
Board Member and Vulture Capitalist
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Alejandro D. Wolff
Board Member and Lobbyist
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Meridee A Moore
Board Member and Vulture Capitalist
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Frederick W. Buckman
Board Member and Vulture Capitalist
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Michael J. Leffell
board member and vulture capitalist
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Eric D. Mullins
Board Member and Fossil Fuel Executive
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Richard Kelly
Board Member and Fossil Fuel Executive
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Let's Own PG&E

The solution is to bring Pacific Gas and Electric into public ownership, making it democratically accountable to the people of California and its workers.

Learn about these demands and how you can get involved.

The Model

Publicly owned utilities aren't new; in fact, they're the norm. See how other utilities operate and how they can serve as a model for a publicly owned PG&E.

Benefits of Public Ownership

An energy utility owned by its workers and the public is what California needs. We have a lot to benefit from.