By Georgianna Reilly, LMSW
SJS Staff Writer
After ten straight days of no power or heat I am back on, and very thankful for that fact. However, many in the tri-state area are still in the dark (literally). Billions of dollars of food have been lost, as well as business hours and schooling hours. Being without power for so long makes one grateful for modern commodities that we often take for granted, however it also makes one question the systems that are supposed to keep these commodities going.
On Long Island, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is responsible for power and they have a terrible track record of not doing a good job. In fact, during the storm aftermath if you live locally you most likely heard government officials essentially warning LIPA that they were watching and expecting them to do their customers right. Well, thanks to the modern idea of online petitions and the power of democracy we also have the opportunity to chime in. SignOn.Org has a petition that is aiming to hold LIPA accountable. So, if you have any interest in providing your opinion in the hopes that LIPA can better respond to these events in the future to prevent sign the petition! We all know that Slacktivism is better than nothing, right?
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