Photos & Videos

A collection of some of our favorite photos and videos from the campaign.


 Videos


LWV Forum: Public vs. Private Power
A discussion of the pros and cons of the local initiative to establish public power as an additional responsibility of the Thurston PUD. Presented by the League of Women Voters of Thurston County and Thurston Community Television.

Interview with Tom Casey, Mason County PUD Commissioner. Recorded at the League of Women Voters forum on Sept. 27th

Opening Remarks by John Pearce at Public Power Forum (7’37″)

Public Power, Then and Now: Radio interview with Tom Casey, a five-term Grays Harbor PUD Commissioner. (audio, 1 hour)

Margaret Engel testifies about her experience with PSE:

John Bozich testifies support, Yes on Proposition 1 [30 sec.]

Jon “Eppo” Epstein “testifying” before the Olympia City Council. Our theme song:

Did you know? PUD customers enjoy lower rates and better service…

Vote Yes on TC Prop 1: a better way for rate-payers

Here we go!

More videos on the Thurston Public Power Initiative Facebook Page, videos: www.facebook.com/ThurstonPublicPower/videos
and on Thurston Public Power Initiative YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/thurstonpublicpower


Photos

more information, posted to the facebook page, here

Black Lake Grange, County Election Forum—This is Lila Jones, centenarian supporter of PUD electrification. Lila, your neighbors thank you for supporting public power — for helping to move the county toward what stands to be a better way of electrical service.

Mike Pelly and Tom Nogler, reminding the distracted citizen-commuters to vote YES on Prop. #1.

John Pearce, Initiative Chair, assembles petitions prior to their submission with Thurston County Office of the Auditor, July, 2012

John Pearce, Initiative Chair, carries petitions into the office.

John Pearce, Initiative Chair, submits petitions with County Elections Staff

A preliminary count of all of the sheets of petitions was performed while Initiative advocates stood by.

John and Elections Staffer, Tilley, pose for a photo

Elections Workers file petitons

Vote for public power

Vote Yes on Thurston County Proposition No. 1 and Yes for Steve Fossum

Thurston County Headquarters,

Official Ballot Drop Box at Thurston County HQ, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW. This is a great place to drop your ballot, one of several around the county. Location information for these drop boxes can be found on the website for the County Auditor. http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/auditor/

Rod McRae-Tharp and Laura Schleyer team up to attach yard signs and stakes.

Yes on Prop 1 for Thurston County

Share your support for public power with your friends, family, and neighbors.

Save us from PSE Profts! PSE—providing benefits to shareholders at the expense of rate-payers. PSE charges the highest rates in the state, for some of the worst service. What gives?

Doug Riddels takes to Sleater Kinney and Pacfic Way. Thank you Thurston County. Vote yes on Prop 1. Don’t believe the hype. Prop 1 is not risky, not too costly, and does not put our county in danger given storm outage scenarios.

Petitions were submitted with the County Auditor’s Office in early July.

Ryan Harris and Doug Howell at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts prior to the League of Women Voters, TC Pro-Net, and The Olympian sponsored Community Forum on Public Power. Thanks to TCTV for video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHdS8OBPyhc

Peter Farr rallies for public power at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts prior to the League of Women Voters, TC Pro-Net, and The Olympian sponsored Community Forum on Public Power. Thanks to TCTV for video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHdS8OBPyhc

Rod McRae-Tharp at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts prior to the League of Women Voters, TC Pro-Net, and The Olympian sponsored Community Forum on Public Power. Thanks to TCTV for video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHdS8OBPyhc

One of the Nogler kids talks with campaign volunteer Sandia Slaby at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts prior to the League of Women Voters, TC Pro-Net, and The Olympian sponsored Community Forum on Public Power. Thanks to TCTV for video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHdS8OBPyhc

Calvin Johnson and Peter Farr were hanging outside at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts prior to the League of Women Voters, TC Pro-Net, and The Olympian sponsored Community Forum on Public Power. Thanks to TCTV for video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHdS8OBPyhc

Sherri Goulet asked a question about accountability— when citizens gathered to object to the sale of Puget Sound Energy to an Investment Bank based in Australia (Macquarie Group) —the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission, the group responsible for regulating PSE, was unresponsive to their concerns. Given eventual county-wide operation (which might take many years, perhaps 20 or more, to achieve,) Public Utility District operations would make the WA UTC obsolete, and make the PUD accountable to the people they serve through the electoral process. Rather than relying on appointed commissioners to respond to the will of the people.

Doug Howell, Diane Frank, and Kim Dobson sit in the front row, an audience of over 300 people attended the forum

Ralph Munro—Alliance to Protect Thurston Power Co-Chair, Jim Lazar—Interim Thurston County Public Utility District #1 Commissioner, Andy Wappler—Puget Sound Energy Speaker, and John Pearce, Thurston Public Power Initiative Chair.

Jon Epstein, fondly known as “Eppo” pumps it up to promote public power. Jon participated in several debates, helping to educate the public about the reality that public power stands for very real benefits to all Thurston County rate-payers.

Delphi Grange volunteer roundup, Sue Gunn and Campaign Manager Zena Hartung present a check for the remainder of Sue Gunn’s campaign for Congress treasury.

John Pearce gathers signatures to the petition at the Olympia Airshow

Vote Yes on Prop 1, public power Public Utility District Electrification, lower rates, better reliability, jobs, service, infrastructure, stewardship.

At the airshow.

Birds on a wire.

Thanks for the BBQ to Jimbo Jitsu!

Diane Frank in the booth. Look at that booth! Thanks Diane!

Labor Day Picnic at Tumwater Falls Park, with Maria Cantwell, Denny Heck, Sam Hunt and Chris Reykdal

Demo Burgers with Fossum at Lakefair

Tom Nogler, Steve Fossum, Jon Epstein

Tumwater Fourth of July Independence Day Parade

Jack Zeiger petitioning for public power.

Charles Adler on the trail.

Tumwater on the Fourth

Rosey Sunset for a better electrical future.

Sunset rays on the Mountain.

One Generation plant the tree, another gets the shade.

Public power, the sky’s the limit. For labor and environment, lower rates, reliability, jobs, service, infrastructure, stewardship… Vote Yes on Thurston County Proposition No. 1.
Your neighbors thank you.

For more information, please visit www.thurstonpublicpower.org
More photos are available at the campaign Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/thurstonpublicpower

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