Today, she shared some good news that Arizona Corporation Commission chair Bob Burns acknowledged is due to Stacey's action.2 years ago, I started a petition over the unjust & unjustified rate hike of #Arizona’s largest #utilitymonopoly, APS. Now they want $184MIL more. This site shares my journey of what fighting a multi-billion $$$ Goliath looks like. https://t.co/jZEF556kig #StopTheAPSGreed— Stacey Champion (@ChampPR) December 20, 2019
The good news is in this document filed by Chairman Burns today, which states in part,Hoooly shit! I have been waiting to see something like this from the ACC since 1st filing my Complaint in Jan. 2018! I want to cry right now. Thank you, Chairman @rburnsazt. Thank you for always defending me, Commissioner @SandraDKennedy. https://t.co/7yACpi6Fc2 #StopTheAPSGreed— Stacey Champion (@ChampPR) May 29, 2020
In my opinion, Staff's report puts forth a scathing assessment of Arizona Public Service Company's ("APS") customer outreach and education program ("COEP") ... This report is only the latest development that seems to indicate that APS did not comply with the Commission's order and expectation from its approval of APS' last rate case.
Stacey Champion is a (s)hero to the people of Arizona (whether they know it or not). I am proud to declare that Stacey belongs. And belongs to us. Long live Stacey Champion.
Stacey is NOT alone in this ongoing fight. However, she in my view lives the stoic ideals Ryan Holiday sets forth in The Obstacle is the Way.
Some of these men and women faced unimaginable horrors, from imprisonment to debilitating illnesses, in addition to day-to-day frustrations that were no different from ours. They dealt with the same rivalries, political headwinds, drama, resistance, conservatism, breakups, stresses, and economic calamities. Or worse.
Subjected to those pressures, these individuals were transformed. They were transformed along the lines that Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel, outlined when he described what happens to businesses in tumultuous times: “Bad companies are destroyed by crisis. Good companies survive them. Great companies are improved by them.” Great individuals, like great companies, find a way to transform weakness into strength. It’s a rather amazing and even touching feat. They took what should have held them back—what in fact might be holding you back right this very second—and used it to move forward.
As it turns out, this is one thing all great men and women of history have in common. Like oxygen to a fire, obstacles became fuel for the blaze that was their ambition. Nothing could stop them, they were (and continue to be) impossible to discourage or contain. Every impediment only served to make the inferno within them burn with greater ferocity.
Holiday, Ryan. The Obstacle Is the Way (p. 4). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.Stacey Champion embodies that ferocious inferno.
The future is female. With women activists and elected officials like Stacey (and Elizabeth Warren and many more), I'm optimistic about the future, despite the massive problems society faces today.