Tell Gov. Dewine: Stop Utility Shutoffs

46 signatures

Many Ohioans are still not back to work as we continue to grapple with near-record unemployment. Our bills are piling up from being unemployed for months, and even when we go back to work, we can't catch up overdue bills. We need immediate assistance to bring utility bills current and in the meantime, we need Governor Dewine to make sure none of us will get our utilities cut off during a pandemic. But Gov. DeWine let the moratoriums expire as soon as he began allowing the state to open.


Sign onto the petition below to tell Gov. DeWine to issue an immediate moratorium on utility shutoffs, and include your story in the comments.

Dear Governor DeWine, 

Ohioans continue to struggle with near-record unemployment and recovery from months of being off the job. Utility bills mounted during the stay-at-home order and we can't catch up. As Ohio utilities ask the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to allow them to resume cutting off essential utilities for Ohioans struggling with the economic fallout of the pandemic, one thing is clear: you must put people before profits. 

We are imploring you to immediately re-issue a moratorium on utility shutoffs until the pandemic is over and Ohio residents have the assistance they need to catch up on utility bills. Do not allow private or public utilities to deny us these essential services during a global pandemic, with no assistance for arrearages and no end in sight to the economic downturn. 

This matter is of the utmost urgency. Please contact Communities United For Action with your response by July 31, 2020 at (513)853-3947 or [email protected]g. 

Communities United For Action and the undersigned Ohioans


See who else is signing:
Staci Wade
Caitlyn Culp
Madeline Bennett
Sandra Key
Christina Winkler
Terry Anderson
Jean Bange
Greg Ferrell
Beatrice Katz
Mary Partee
David Scharfenberger
The Rev. Paula Jackson
Marycarol Hopkins
Monique Maisenhalter
Kristen Barker
Bella Golden
Deborah Mattix
PaMela Jones Sims
Mark Mendoza
Anne Weinkam
Victoria Straughn
Carren Herring
Alison Auciello
Steven Grieser
Audrey Calloway
Nick Young
Brenda Busch
Myra Boggs
Dennis Kinne

Will you sign?


  • Staci Wade
    signed 2021-03-15 08:12:55 -0400
  • Caitlyn Culp
    signed 2021-01-31 22:20:24 -0500
  • Madeline Bennett
    signed 2021-01-13 09:44:43 -0500
  • Sandra Key
    signed 2020-12-28 01:27:03 -0500
  • Christina Winkler
    signed 2020-11-24 10:20:58 -0500
  • Terry Anderson
    signed 2020-09-14 12:19:18 -0400
  • Jean Bange
    signed 2020-07-29 17:20:34 -0400
  • Greg Ferrell
    signed 2020-07-27 13:19:48 -0400
  • Beatrice Katz
    signed 2020-07-27 12:18:46 -0400
  • Mary Partee
    signed 2020-07-25 17:00:55 -0400
    People are suffering enough we need help not more problems Thanks for listening
  • David Scharfenberger
    signed 2020-07-25 10:14:37 -0400
  • The Rev. Paula Jackson
    signed 2020-07-25 10:03:58 -0400
  • Marycarol Hopkins
    signed 2020-07-25 09:40:03 -0400
  • Monique Maisenhalter
    signed 2020-07-24 20:48:52 -0400
    I oppose shut-offs during the pandemic as well as utility smart meters which have increased our bills and are not safe.
  • Kristen Barker
    signed 2020-07-24 14:32:56 -0400
  • Bella Golden
    signed 2020-07-24 14:29:31 -0400
  • Deborah Mattix
    signed via 2020-07-24 13:41:36 -0400
  • PaMela Jones Sims
    signed 2020-07-24 13:38:28 -0400
  • Mark Mendoza
    signed 2020-07-24 13:16:03 -0400
  • Anne Weinkam
    followed this page 2020-07-24 13:09:15 -0400
  • Anne Weinkam
    signed 2020-07-24 12:59:17 -0400
  • Victoria Straughn
    signed 2020-07-24 12:38:04 -0400
  • Carren Herring
    signed 2020-07-24 12:20:20 -0400
  • Alison Auciello
    signed 2020-07-24 11:52:56 -0400
  • Steven Grieser
    signed 2020-07-24 11:48:14 -0400
  • Audrey Calloway
    signed 2020-07-23 07:47:12 -0400
  • Nick Young
    signed 2020-07-22 14:49:09 -0400
  • Brenda Busch
    signed 2020-07-22 12:52:42 -0400
  • Myra Boggs
    signed 2020-07-22 11:53:36 -0400
  • Dennis Kinne
    signed 2020-07-22 11:36:52 -0400