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State Utility Regulators Acknowledge Dr. King Holiday as a 'Day of Utility Service'


For Immediate Release: January 16, 2015
Contact: Robert J. Thormeyer, 202-898-9382,


WASHINGTON—National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners President Lisa Edgar of Florida issued the following statement in recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday as a “Day of Utility Service:”

“In February 2008, the Board of Directors for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners designated the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday as a ‘Day of Utility Service.’ Throughout the past seven years, NARUC has initiated several efforts encouraging energy conservation and promoting Dr. King’s message of public service. Our Anybody Can Serve, So Let’s Conserve campaigns educated folks from all walks of life about simple steps they can take to reduce energy usage and save on their utility bills.

Since 2013, we’ve focused on the “service” element of this campaign by putting together and donating thousands of hygiene kits to those in need. At our 126th Annual Meeting last year in San Francisco, our members donated 500 of these kits, which contain essential items like shampoo, soap, razors, toothpaste, and much more, to the area’s most vulnerable residents.

At our upcoming Winter Committee Meetings next month in Washington, we are once again asking our guests to donate unused toiletry items so they can be distributed to those less fortunate. I am proud of our Association’s continued dedication to giving back and honoring Dr. King’s legacy.”
--NARUC President Lisa Edgar of Florida


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NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.

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