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Capital District Humanist Society

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The Capital District Humanist Society provides a supportive community for exchanging ideas, heightening our knowledge of the world and ourselves, fostering moral and ethical growth, and promoting the principles of secular humanism.

CDHS is a member organization for individuals who share humanist values and who reside in the Capital District region of New York State and neighboring areas. Our values include commitment to free inquiry, rational thought, life-long education, democracy, social concern, and fellowship.

The Society provides various activities including monthly speakers, socials, book discussions, and a newsletter.



The Capital District Humanist Society presents:

 

ESCO


Richard A. Berkley, Esq.:

 YOUR ENERGY COSTS AND DEREGULATION

Richard A. Berkley, Esq., Director of the NY Utility Project, explains the impact of ESCO overcharges on consumers (Energy Service Company.) When the energy markets were deregulated in 1996, the Public Service Commission raised millions of dollars through subsidies and sales tax exemptions to move consumers to ESCO's. New Yorkers who signed up with ESCO's paid $820 million more for power in a 30-month period than if they had stayed with the local utility company.

Richard A. Berkley, Esq. is the Executive Director of New Yorkís Utility Project. Previously Mr. Berkley was Chief of Staff and Counsel to Senator Kevin Parker of the New York State Senate, and before that he was Director of the Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunications. He was Counsel to Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, Chair of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, and served as Information Technology Attorney and Assistant Counsel for the State Office of Children and Family Services. He was also Telecommunications and Cable Franchise Counsel for the City of New York, and worked at the State of Wisconsinís Public Service Commission while in law school. He is a member of the bar of the State of New York and the State of New Jersey. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, masterís of arts from New York University, and bachelorís of arts from Fordham University-College at Lincoln Center.

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

 

  • Refreshments 12:30; Program 1:15 p.m.
  • Room 224, Campus Center, Sage Colleges Albany Campus
  • New Scotland Ave. at Academy Road, Albany
  • Admission: Free.

  • The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend!

Presented by The Capital District Humanist Society

Details and directions: 518.533.2666, or our directions page

Monthly meetings

CDHS meets on the second Sunday of each month in Room 224 of the Campus Center at the Albany campus of the Sage Colleges, at New Scotland Avenue and Academy Road.

We gather at 12:30 pm. Program starts at 1:15. Light refreshments are provided.


Click here for directions.


Click here for the upcoming meeting.

 

Other Activities

In addition to monthly speaker presentations, we hold monthly social events, and sponsor a reading group, and a discussion group.


Affiliations

CDHS is affiliated with the three major humanist organizations:

 

Newsletter

Members and subscribers receive our publication, The Humanist Monthly. If you are interested in more information about CDHS, give us your name and email address, and we will send a sample copy or two with no obligation.



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