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Hello All,


I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and didn't gain as much weight as I did in one sitting!!  :l


I am sending this local end of year 501c3 non profit, fund raising note out but just wanted to give you a heads up that I will be sending out another one to my national/international news letter list, which many of you are also on, so you may be receiving two of these.  My apologies, but I can't separate you out from the international news letter when I send that out if you are on that list too.


If you don't want to read to about what we have accomplished this year and would just like to donate to our efforts on this issue, please know that your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law, no amount is too small or too big and we are eternally grateful for whatever you can give.  Please mail your donation to:

Peoples Initiative Foundation

101 S. Topanga Cyn. Blvd. 


Topanga, CA



Our yearly bills total approx. $2,500 for operating costs (no salaries taken ever by the director or volunteers) including insurance, attorney, tax accountant, news letter platform, webmaster assistance plus website hosting.  If we are so lucky as to have extra funds left over from fund raising (which we don't usually), we use it for additional legal council such as stopping the Fernwood tower, informational materials such as any local flyering or mailings we might do, and any other operating expenses.  No salaries have ever been taken for the director or for volunteers.



What We Have Accomplished Together This Year


In conjunction with our sister citizens group CitizensForARadiationFreeCommunity.org , also founded by ThePeoplesInitiative.org director, Liz Barris, we were instrumental in raising the awareness and getting the word out about the cell tower that was scheduled to go in at the Post Office.  We retained legal council, got petitions going and participated in getting a facebook page going for this effort.  After realizing the community really did not want this mega cell tower to go in at the post office, the caring, responsible and sensitive business owners of Topanga Home Grown, Leslie and Steve Carlson, graciously withdrew their lease from T Mobile and we are now thankfully, mega cell tower free at the post office.  But this effort by the industry to blanket us with deadly microwave radiation is not over.


Currently, we are staving off an even more powerful microwave radiation emitting surveillance tower at Fernwood.  Thus far we have retained legal council and served LA County Regional Planning with public records requests and The Department of Homeland Security with a FOIA.  These actions have led to a temporary halt on the plan to just ram this cell tower down the community's throats, while LA RICS (the new agency devoted solely to putting up cell towers in LA and nationally via the 12 billion dollar Federal Stimulus Grant  dedicated to blanketing the US with cell towers that we stumbled upon while investigating this) has now been forced to consult with Regional Planning and The Coastal Commission, to go through proper procedure and adhere to local zoning rules and regulations when applying for their lease.  We are also now going to be granted a very important public hearing on this and have already gathered more than 100 signatures to stop this mega cell tower and will be gathering even more when I send out our online version of the petition in the coming weeks.  


LA RICS has been granted a private meeting with Regional Planning to present their side to get the go ahead for installation of the cell tower.  I too have requested from Regional Planning that our side be given equal time in making our own presentation to Regional Planning, prior to their decision and any public hearing, in order that both sides be given equal weight and with the thought of potentially stopping this cell tower before it ever even gets to the public hearing stage.  I have not yet been informed if we will be granted this presentation time to Regional Planning, but the request is making it's way up the ladder and I will keep you posted on it.

Also this year, we consulted with many people outside the Topanga area, both on cell tower blocking and smart meter removal and not paying the "opt out" fees, etc.


Peoples Initiative was also a party to the smart meter proceedings at the CPUC (CA Public Utilities Commission).  Here is a copy of our latest filing  in case you haven't yet seen it.


We also co-authored and edited the Congressional White Paper, Legal, Legal, Constitutional and Human Rights Violations of Smart Meters/Smart Grid 

which we took to Washington with us this year when we turned lemons into lemonade and formed a nationwide sister citizens lobbying group, StopSmartGrid.org in response to the bill PG@E filed in Congress to block our lawsuits and make smart grid mandatory in the US.  We made the pilgrimage and took 40 meetings with Executive Branch Agencies, Chairs of key Congressional committees and other members of Congress on this issue.  Although he rejected our request to sponsor a national free smart meter opt out bill, Sen. Leahy, (Vermont, Chair of Judiciary Committee and representing the state with the free opt out), is going to write a letter on our behalf to Dept. of Energy (the agency that refused to meet with us in Washington) regarding smart meters and violation of the 4th Amendment.  The letter will be forthcoming in 2015, after the holidays and when the new Congress is in session.  This is no small deal.  The last time we got Congress to write a letter to the GAO on our behalf (my Cong. Waxman Los Angeles and Cong. Markey Massachusetts whom we also met with in DC) concerning cell phone radiation and RF emissions in general, this ended up with the GAO in turn writing the FCC and asking then to revue the RF microwave safety standards for the US, which is where we are today, waiting for the FCCs review and update to finish.  We fully expect that some precautions are going to be implemented, such as with children and pregnant women.  We are still far away however from protecting the general population, which is our ultimate goal.  We are in contact with the DOJ and FDA on this and will be meeting with them again when we go back to Washington in 2015, this time, armed with some very brilliant scientists to back us up!!  I will keep you posted on this when it transpires.  We are also in the process of following up with the other Executive Branch meetings which I will keep you posted on and regrouping to better deal with the new Congress and change in power from Democrat to Republican in DC, which did affect some of our plans, but not all...we just have to adjust and keep moving.  I am hopeful about our next trip to DC and the fruits it will bare.  Republicans actually were extremely opposed to the spying aspect of smart meters, so there is a lot of possibility in Washington right now on that angle of this issue. 


It is no small task attacking this issue, as it is currently the biggest money maker globally, surpassing even oil and gas.  Perhaps this wireless technology would not be so popular were citizens informed about the deadly health effects associated with it, just as gas and oil may not have been so popular had we been informed that global warming would be a side effect.


Additionally, through our sister group, CtizensForARadiationFreeCommunity.org, we did sue Edison and PG@E, but those lawsuits were tossed out this year due to corruption within the court system.  We are currently re-grouping and will be filing more lawsuits on this in the future, only this time we will be more familiar with the legal beast we are dealing with, better prepared and leaner with our focus.


We have also been putting out this news letter which we will be posting all back issues of on our website, as soon our webmaster gets back into our site which was recently hacked and the password changed!  :l  We hope this news letter has been keeping you up to date on all things EMF and other important environmental and human rights news.


And lastly but not least-ly, on a side note and unrelated with this 501c3 for legal reasons, I feel compelled to mention that I have also been putting together a documentary for the passed 7 years on this issue.  The project took a turn that I truly never expected when I myself became full blown electrosensitive over the course of filming.  But I believe it has added a unique perspective that I never fully comprehended until it actually happened to me (it never happens to you right?) and am looking forward to finishing it and sharing it with you, as I now consider it my life's work.  I think you are going to like it.  :)    


Thank you again for your donation.  I hope you are having a good holiday weekend and enjoying good health and life while we still have it!!


Sincerely and with gratitude,





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