Please read the following letter from Chris Healy, the Executive Director of the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference, a group that advocates for the rights of Catholic organizations in our state.
We need your immediate help to convince a state agency to provide financial relief to all religious organizations that currently use natural gas for their facilities.
Due to the work of the Connecticut Catholic Conference and the Jewish Federation of Connecticut, the CT Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has opened a hearing – or docket – to examine whether to offer a lower rate for natural gas services for religious institutions.
Currently, religious organizations are charged a “commercial” rate, which we feel does not reflect the use of our facilities. It is our hope to convince PURA officials to consider a less costly classification.
We view this positive development as an opportunity.
We are hoping that each parish will take the time to sign the letter linked below that will be forwarded to PURA to be part of the official record.
It will only take a few moments of your time, but it could result in a great benefit to our church, our parishes, and the work we collectively do to improve the quality of life in our state.
Please read and sign the letter linked here: https://forms.gle/bb9UyufXMwmwyznh9.