Timeline

1976

1976

TURN wins a victory for low-income Californians by stopping the phone company practice of charging Lifeline customers extra for calls that lasted more than 5 minutes.
1975

1975

TURN’s convinces the California Legislature to adopt “Lifeline” electric rates. The new rate structure keeps minimal usage affordable and encourages conservation with low rates for baseline usage, and is still
1970’s

1970’s

Sylvia Siegel, fed up with high electric bills, has a brilliant idea. She founds a nonprofit organization to represent consumer interests at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), with the