In 2010, TURN launched PolicyVoice as a statewide network of organizations to engage low-income communities of color in the decision-making process for utility rates, energy efficiency programs, telecommunications, and renewable policies that impact their environment, health, and economic security. During the past six years, PolicyVoice has partnered with community and faith–based organizations in the Central Valley, Inland Empire, Antelope Valley, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Bay Area.
PolicyVoice builds the power of communities to make policy, enforce regulations, and control institutions through training, research and action. We do this through community education and organizing in the following five ways:
|Know Your Rights
– Understand discount programs for low-income households.
– Understand rules that protect consumers from fraud and abuse.Enforce Your Rights
– Complain to the companies, and ask for refunds or respect.
– File complaints with agencies with the power to take action.
Document Public Interest
Policy Advocacy in the Public Interest
Appoint/Elect Policy Makers