OPEN LETTER TO PEPCO
OPEN LETTER TO PEPCO AS FAMILY/COMMUNITY
Ms. Barbara J. Krumsiek (and her Family and Colleagues, Especially Female but also Male)
Ms. Pauline A. Schneider (and her Family and Colleagues, Especially Female but also Male)
Ms. Beverly L. Perry (and her Family and Colleagues, Especially Female but also Male)
Ms. Laura L. Monica (and her Family and Colleagues, Especially Female but also Male)
Ms. Hallie M. Reese (and her Family and Colleagues, Especially Female but also Male)
Ms. Patricia A. Oelrich (and her Family and Colleagues, Especially Female but also Male)
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance and Mr. Robert E. Grasty and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance and Jack B. Dunn, IV and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance Terence C. Golden and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance Patrick T. Harker and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance Frank O. Heintz and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance Lawrence C. Nussdorf and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance Joseph M. Rigby and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance Frank K. Ross and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance Lester P. Silverman and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance David M. Velazquez and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance Anthony J. Kamerick and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance Kirk J. Emge and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance Frederick J. Boyle and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance Ernest L. Jenkins and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Mrs. Name of Equal Importance John U. Huffman and Daughters, Sisters and Mothers (including Colleagues/Staff) of Names of Equal Importance
Pepco and Pepco Holdings, Inc.
701 Ninth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20068
http://www.pepcoholdings.com email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.pepco.com/energy/renewable/md/
Dear Women, and Men and Children, Female and Male, of the Pepco FamilyCommunity:
As you know, many people, consumers and stakeholders, feel that Pepco is not functioning properly in the area of responsible energy stewardship. We recently checked your corporate website, and found that Chase’s Executive Board is mostly male, five women and sixteen men. In recent years, we have come to believe and learn that the community as a whole benefits best when all the members of a community are involved as decision-makers, and that the decision-making is balanced by gender, and works with a consciousness to the balance of love and work, for family and community, and in sustainable harmony with Nature. We believe this approach will help Pepco, as an energy provider to millions of women, men and children, both girls and boys, in the fulfilfment of its most important missions in a New Millennium.
While scientific study finds both genders are equally intelligent, science has revealed that there are differences between the genders (see http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/how-male-female-brains-differ?page=3 and http://gypsumgirl.hubpages.com/hub/Gender-Differences-In-Brain-Development). The male brain is richer in gray matter, which holds more discrete information, problems solves well in isolated, especially hierarchical, situations and excels in spatial/technological intelligence, while the female brain is richer in white matter, better connected between right and left hemisphere, is better at integrating the connections of information, is better in long-term problem solving, heterarchical consensus-making, problem avoidance, and planning that is empathically sensitive to human beings and nature. http://gas.sagepub.com/content/19/4/506.abstract?ck=nck http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/will-estrogen-save-the-planet/ Both forms of intelligence, female and male, have always been needed, but they are acutely needed now in full presence and cooperation to meet the demands of a technologically, socially, and environmentally connected planet. ·
Many parts of the world have discovered this truth to some degree, and have seen to it that women and men are about equal in presence in government decision-making, and especially, on corporate boards.http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/21/business/worldbusiness/21iht-wbwomen.2.11315428.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all and
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/02/french-government-gender-equality-plan and http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CGsQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.womenlobby.org%2Fspip.php%3Faction%3Dacceder_document%26arg%3D1414%26cle%3Dc2d993373741245ae62ff99905e3030f497cf139%26file%3Dpdf%252Fewl_report_women_on_boards_in_europe_27_february-2.pdf&ei=eCAYUI3zF-uM6QHbiICgCg&usg=AFQjCNG2JGN4dD5oOAy7ggYmxwTmQuAF9w&sig2=ukACHf1NSjaRTXj63pz3jA and http://www.weforum.org/women-leaders-and-gender-parity
These parts of the world also offer extensive family leave, such as three years in Austria and Germany, to their employees http://www.childpolicyintl.org/issuebrief/issuebrief5table1.pdf and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parental_leave#Benefits_in_a_selection_of_countries The inclusion of women brings forth a change on the balance of love and work that serves women and men, and especially, their and everyone’s children, and the ripple effect of protecting this bonding prevents later billions of cost in true wealth, due to in loss of human potential, in the form of crime, drug abuse, all manner of illness including mental illness, (all of which are important in Pepco’ service area of metro DC and urbam/suburban Maryland) and the unknown loss of human genius that would fulfill its potential if children had good bonding with their parents during the formative years.
It is my belief also that this model would result in every operation empowering all its participants, and become more of an inclusive and cooperative decision-making community, functioning democratically on important issues, and insuring the well being of all its members. This is a model of government in many parts of the world. All the villages of India follow the Panchayat Raj, or Village Rule, which mandates 5050 gender balance in decision-making as well as fair respresentation of minorities, the cities of France (where the major party requires 5050 gender as well as representative minority presence on ballots) and many in other countries in Europe and some in the US), are all 5050, the government of Wales is 5050, and many other places on Earth are striving to achieve this now. Children are raised by Mothers/Women, at least as much as Fathers/Men. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201107/women-s-intuition-myth-or-reality Imagine the good it would do for Pepco if a 5050 balance model was adopted for its corporate Leadership and Board operation, as well, which is currently indicated as mostly male. And what a difference it would make if Pepco used its stature and influence to ask that this model be used for all corporations and the governments (including that in Washington, which, with no publically funded elections in contrast to 65 nations that have this http://campfin.polisci.wisc.edu/Conf/LaRaja.pdf, and 16% of women in office amidst 84% men who clearly do not value women as partners, ranks 78th/92nd in the world if you count ties in representation of women http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm and is therefore missrepresenting and harming both all females and their families, including males, their dreams of peace, and their social and physical environment
http://gas.sagepub.com/content/19/4/506.abstract?ck=nck), at all levels, of our part of the world) instead of just lobbying to avoid regulation in an outmoded and unsustainable paradigm.
In addition, many economists now support the notion that our money and payment system should value the unpaid work of women (especially, who do most of this) as well as men, in their family and value the protection of the environment. An extensive discussion of this with many relevant links, and how a change in our money system could repair past inequities, including slavery, and bring us into a new energy future making what was once thought to be only science fiction and paradisal myth, our reality, is available at http://soularsolar.webs.com/aboutgendertender.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genuine_progress_indicator#Calculation_formula_of_GPI
The astronomical dimensions and proportions of this revaluation is discussed at: http://theeastronomicallgifts.webs.com/riszeninvalue.html
Also enclosed in a HerandHis Sacred Invoice, http://thesacredaccounting.webs.com/AboutSacredInvoice.html and http://thesacredaccounting.webs.com/HerandHisSacredInvoice.pdf that gives an estimate of what all people, including the lowest paid phone service representative to the highest paid executive, have all been deprived of in Social Wellness including breakgthroughs that would include 100% use of renewable abundant energy, the Fountain of Youth, harmony with Nature, avoidance of Crime, Illness, cost of Wars and Defense Expenditures and lack of Peace, and Stargate technology for connection to other planets, because of the use of gender imbalanced decision-making and paradigms of wealth, for the past centuries, and indeed, Millennia.
Pepco’s service area has had an increase of severe weather, and even an earthquake. In addition, Pepco has recently come under fire by its custumer stakeholders http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/07/03/510888/pepco-profits-taxes/?mobile=nc
But even these concerned stakeholders, are not themselves well educated enough about the impact of outmoded, gender imbalanced paradigms on their own future, as well as that of the larger community including the earth environment, as their has been little media coverage of these realities, although there is a lot about it on the Internet. Some observers feel that the severe storms and earthquakes may exascerbated and triggered by energy policies (oil and nuclear instead of wind and solar) that are driven by short term gender imbalanced investment profit and wealth models instead of true progress, and not sustainable. Your website indicates a goal of renewable energy to be 20% of your mix by 2020. But three years ago, former vice president Al Gore threw down a gauntlet: to repower America with 100 percent carbon-free electricity within 10 years, and Mr. Gore, who missed the opportunity to usher in an era of female runningmates and 5050 gender balance in government, is not even thinking about what is possible when decision-making becomes gender balanced. Solar and wind are in increasing use now, and there is no reason to wait, except for the wrong decision-making and wealth paradigms, which are delaying major breatkthroughs and provoking natural imbalance, evident in storms and earthquakes which will likely increase if the ideas in this letter are not heeded. We hope this letter will help company, stakeholders and area decision makers alike, to think deeply about and come up to speed about what many leading economists have been saying and warning for several decades now about sustainable wealth, and start a transformation of paradigms to real energy, including the Energy of Love, that begins with/includes Pepco in its service and message to the Capitol of this region of our interconected Planet.
It would make Pepco a model for all, if included in the bills and financial statements, it added a copy of HerandHis Sacred Invoice, plus
a printed statement of the average estimate payment of the value of all its members, particularly its female members, http://swz.salary.com/MomSalaryWizard/LayoutScripts/Mswl_NationalRange.aspx unpaid work for family and community for the period, (ranging about $150,000/year), and the value of all their respecting of Nature, including a renewable energy mix that would help in preserving the trees which are now being cut down so frequently because they interfere with the transmission lines. Moms especially deserve this, but many childless and single women and men also give long hours to volunteer work on behalf of their extended family and community, environment and world and in some instances, such volunteer time can make the difference between a sustainable future, or none. This information could be communicated to officials and schools in their local communities, and serve as a model and basis to a more sustainable, ecovillage-neighborhood consciousness, that results from valuing time given to family, community and sustainable energy, and rebuilding balance.
Finally, their is an entirely different economic model, that could be used on a national and global scale, but certainly could be used at Pepco, which is the cooperative.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooperative. This would mean that all the participants in the operation, female and male, act as a community. There is much information about this model on the Internet. http://www.co-operative.coop/join-the-revolution/our-plan/keeping-communities-thriving/charity-of-the-year/ http://www.docstoc.com/docs/74086482/FACTSheet-Co-ops-and-Charities Embedded in this model is the notion of sustainable wealth. Many of your customers are at the bottom of the income distribution, and are also often female who typically earn less than men but usually are more responsible for unpaid family and community tasks, and all of these have an uncertain future in that that top 1% of Americans have accumulated so much greater a share in wealth than those typical of your phone solicitors http://www2.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wealth_inequality_in_the_United_States But these customers, female especially reparatively, but also male, have profound gifts to give and should be valued, if their full value and importance to their families and the whole community are to be recognized.
According to http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/11/AR2011021103836.html?sid=ST2010120403965 Mr. Rigby’s salary, plus the value of stock options, incentive pay, pension benefits and perks, brought his total compensation for 2009 to more than $3.1 million.As a result of Pepco’s problems with service delivery, he said, he would forgo up to $900,000 in compensation this year by not accepting a raise or bonus.Rigby is eligible for a bonus worth his $880,000 annual salary.The bulk of Rigby’s compensation as chief executive is stock and stock options.According to http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/25/ceo-pay-highest-salaries-typical-workers_n_1545189.html this is considerably less than the average US CEO who is earning over $9 million, and perhaps Mr. Rigby could have the insight to reduce his compensation even further, so that it did not exceed the President’s salary, for example, and set a completely new path for CEOs. In what other country, or Universe do such high CEO salaries make ethical, spiritual or even practical sense? France and Germany have caps on their CEOs of about 500,000 euros.http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2b08297a-4c57-11de-a6c5-00144feabdc0.html#axzz240Sovteh
http://www.france24.com/en/20120613-france-moscovici-hollande-ceo-executive-pay-cap-euros-state-firms Yet, according to http://creativeconflictwisdom.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/ration-of-ceo-pay-to-average-worker-by-country/, the average ratio of CEO pay to average worker is
This ratio of CEO to measure of average worker pay also does not reflect the situation of the unpaid mothers, whose essential work of child and family care goes entirely uncreditted. According to http://www.tavistalks.com/womenandchildren/ Poverty in America officially has a new face: women. More than half of the 46.2 million Americans living in poverty are women, and 29 percent of adult women are more likely to be poor than adult men. From 2009 to 2010, more than 1 million additional children also fell into poverty, and the numbers continue to rise. And Chase is a global player. Globally, the plight of women and children is even worse. Women represent a staggering 70% of the world’s, and their children, little girls and boys both, are poor with them. http://www.globalpovertyproject.com/infobank/women Does Pepco’s CEO and Board consider such CEO salaries a sign of success, when this is the larger picture? This world picture is the outcome of too many generations of business done by the most dominating and hoarding, but actually short-sighted of men, without the balance wisdom of equal numbers of women, whose presence studies show, are less driven by hierarchical needs, and bring more compassion, distributive justice, and sustainable wisdom to the table. If Pepco’s Leadership voluntarily reduced salary and took on the mantel of working for the public good, they could set an example of true Providence and real wealth for this national region of CEOs, and world of inequity and extreme poverty amidst hoarded false wealth , that is sorely needed. That is real Power and Energy. The Power and Energy of Love. Instead of just Pepco meaning Potomac Electric Power Company, that powers a nation’s Capitol (and capital) it would come to be known as Pepco, Power for Everyone Providently Company, and change business and government to something that is true and real and blessedly sustainable, according to Highest Spiritual traditions:
In ancient times in the Jewish and Christrian traditions, the Jubilee was supposed to be used every 50 years to achieve a periodic sharing of wealth, understood to be an ethical and religious obligation in human understanding of the commands of the Deity. http://experimentaltheology.blogspot.com/2010/03/when-god-was-federal-government-jubilee.html http://www.jubileeinitiative.org/specifics.html http://greenwoodback40.blogspot.com/2012/06/jubilee-or-judgement-day.html Other religious teachings also teach of the wisdom on letting go of the accumulation of wealth, as deepest spiritual insight, as in the case of Prince Siddhartha who become Buddha when he chose a simple community life. More recent examples are available. Charles Stewart Mott was a businessman and former mayor, and husband and father, who was a billionaire but lived on $40,000 a year. Chuck Collins (born 1959) is directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is also co-founder of Wealth for Common Good. He is an expert on U.S. economic inequality and has pioneered efforts to bring together investors and business leaders to speak out publicly against corporate practices and economic policies that increase economic inequality.. He is the great-grandson of 19th-century meatpacking mogul Oscar Mayer and the grandson of the U.S. pianist and composer Edward Joseph Collins, as well as Michael Collins, liberator of Ireland. He first caught attention when he gave an inheritance of $500,000 to several foundations at the age of 26 He is the author of 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It. Another millionaire recently gave away his fortune for the sake of his soul http://www.theage.com.au/executive-style/luxury/tycoon-trades-high-life-for-bedsit-20100209-npsx.html We believe that Pepco’s women and men are well suited for its leadership and familycommunity to medidate on these models for the human systems of Energy, and enjoy the blessings that such a change of consciousness brings upon those who practice it, and model it for others.
But, again even all of these gestures are dwarfed by simply including a HerandHis Sacred Invoice turned into HerandHIs Sacfed Dividend/Rebate, a representational consciousness-raising estimate of women’s unpaid familycommunity work and the value of Nature. in every billing statement, something we believe would occur if the Boards of Corporations, (and decision-makers for all communities, local and global), were equally female and male. There is an excellent article by a woman who had the intention of rising to equal decision-making at her then Corporation, http://www.workingwithoneness.org/articles/black-elk-and-vice-president, and expessed the wish to change the top-down hierarchy of leadership and wealth into a multifaceted jewel that includes and benefits everyone equally. Finally, there is the work of Belgian economist Bernard Lietaer, http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/money-print-your-own/beyond-greed-and-scarcity, that expresses the return to an awareness of the Goddess, Mother, or Divine Feminine, who does not hoard wealth, but distributes equally and abundantly to all her Children, in our understanding of wealth. If a one time cumulative estimate of all the years women, especially, but men also, have been working for and paying for Pepco’ services while also doing the unpaid work of family and community, was included in all bills and financial statements, it would be an an enormously large number, like the gigawatts of many power plants, that would produce a change in consciousness about the real value of all the participants Pepco, that would express the true Value of the FamilyCcommunity Village that actually is and has been the bedrock and true purpose and Nature of the whole operation.
The first reaction to these suggestions may be that it would “put us out of business”. But the invention of the wheel did not put handcarrying out of business but helped it, the use of sterilization did not put doctors out of business, the invetion of the printing press did not put talking out of business, and the invention of the Internet did not put writing and reading out of business. These paradigm shifts produced enormous changes in consciousness, and simply benefitted everyone. So will 5050 balance of gender in decision-making, economics and family/work balance.
As we have matured, we have come to the conclusion that all people, female and male, are meant ot be embodiments of a MotherFatherGoddessGod of Presence and Process in Interaction, who exists as a process that mutually and equally empowers the female and the male, to the good of all the Children of Humanity, female and male.It is our belief that Pepco has many women on its staff who have not been raised to highest levels of leadership and remuneration, and an estimate of these staffs contributions should be undertaken, as if they had been valued as fully as male CEOs since its inception. We believe that if Pepco adopted a female rempowering and 5050 gender balanced model of coleadership and teamwork, included a cooperative interaction among all its participants, with periodic gathering of its workers as a community to value each other’s contributions both to Pepco and their own families and communities, and especially included an estimate of the unpaid work of especially women (but to some extent also men) in nurturing their families and communities, and the value of renewable energy/Nature in its printed financial operations, it would create a change in consciousness, that would result in a miracle of breakthroughs that would, in fact, improve the Love Energy awareness of the People it services, and would also set off a chain reaction that would more rapidly change the energy mix of the national region and world to renewable abundant energy, and be a model of the cure for all our society’s ills, in all corporate and government endeavors, and redeem and transform them.
Many people believe that the Human FamilyCommunicty (because all people, are in fact, genealogically related) has entered a period that is either the end of days for humanity on this planet, or the beginning of a new time of higher consciousnessness. Many people believe your current model is immanently unsustainable, and will bring you little more than the “success” of dying “on top” in days of social, economic and environmental catastrophe. Instead, May we all wish each other well in the possibility of a New Beginning in this still New Millennium
We respectfully ask that this letter be viewed by not only the Women Addressees, but with all the women of their families, and shared with the many women, as well as men, who comprise the Pepco professional, service, advertising, and customer base, including the website listed Leadership and Board of Pepco which is mostly male instead of 5050.
Sincerely and With Every Blessing,
Andrew and Rachelle OneFamily Miller, Ph.D. and FamilyCommunity
Silver Spring, MD. c/o email@example.com