You may own us, but we won’t let you in

The Friday Photo
A weekly photo inspired by spontaneity, art, and community.
February 24, 2012 

The sun was shining brightly on the sign at my electric co-op yesterday.
It needs to shine brightly on operations and decisions made there.
The owner members must request, in writing, permission to attend
any part of a board meeting.
It is the same as owning your own company
(because the customers are the owners)
but being told you can’t come to the Executive Committee meetings.

 

About Katherine Helms Cummings

During the day I am a social and environmental activist whose professional work has been in the nonprofit world for the last 12 years. Most nights and weekends I am an artisan making accessories with upcycled cashmere and woven textiles. My handmade items are available at The Sassy Gal http://thesassygal.org
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4 Responses to You may own us, but we won’t let you in

  1. Midge Sweet says:

    Is that a sign or a grave marker, complete with black ribbon?

    • Katherine Helms Cummings says:

      It should be a grave marker for poor governance and financially risky coal plants. Washington County folks have black and gold ribbons everywhere to show support for the high school basketball team. The girls are tearing up state playoffs. The gold part of the bow didn’t show up in the bright light. I can’t fault the EMC for not supporting students.

  2. Paula says:

    Your picture and words made me think of Little Richard’s song….Keep a knocking but you can’t come in…..Come back tomorrow and try again….Whooo

  3. Laurel says:

    It is sad to say it, but I can’t say I am surprised by this.