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NARUC and State Commissions Observe Dr. King Holiday as a National Day of Utility Service

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For Immediate Release: January 15, 2016
Contact: Regina L. Davis, 202-898-9382,

Washington—The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners continues to advance the spirit of its 2008 resolution designating Dr. Martin Luther King Day (January 18, 2016) as a Day of Utility Service and has issued the following statement:

"As service to others was a cornerstone of Dr. King's values, it is quite fitting that we continue to seek methods that serve to improve the lives of all American consumers. Our 'Anybody Can Serve, So Let's Conserve' campaign encourages all citizens to get involved in community service activities and to engage in a utility act of service in their homes and neighborhoods: turn down thermostats, weatherize homes, change to energy-efficient bulbs and install water-saving devices. These are important measures that provide long-term benefits, individually and collectively."

—NARUC President Travis Kavulla of Montana

The resolution was originally adopted at the Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C., on February 20, 2008, and can be viewed on NARUC's website by clicking here.


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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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