A group of approximately 20 demonstrators carrying giant pennies converged on PECO’s Phoenixville facility last week to deliver a call-to-action letter to the company, along with a box of cookies, writes Donna Rovins for the Daily Local News.
The protestors, who want PECO to make a stronger commitment to solar energy, were part of a day of action taking place in front of several PECO locations. The protests were organized under the ongoing Power Local Green Jobs initiative led by Earth Quaker Action Team.
The giant pennies carried by participants symbolized the need for small change.
“The goal we ask PECO to adopt is 20 percent solar power by 2025, creating new jobs in rooftop solar and prioritizing that those jobs go to communities with chronically high underemployment,” the letter stated.
The Phoenixville office at 1101 West Bridge Street, where the protestors gathered, is not a PECO customer service office, which prevented the group from entering the building. But spokesman Marc Brier said that a PECO security guard came outside to accept the group’s letter and the box of cookies.
Read more about the protest in the Daily Local News here.