October 9, 2011 (La Mesa) – La Mesa resident Susan Brinchman, director and founder of the Center for Electrosmog Prevention, has announced that she will join the Occupy San Diego effort downtown with rallies to draw attention to health issues involving smart meters.
“Smart meters are an excessive form of corporate abuse of our bodies and our rights,” Brinchman wrote in an email to supporters and media. “Let us join our anti-smart meter efforts to the Wall Street protests in our local cities and towns.”
While SDG&E and other utilities contend the devices are safe, Brinchman contends she has suffered health problems since installation of a smart meter at her home and has been leading efforts to require that utilities give consumers a choice to opt out of smart meter installations. She has compiled links to various studies suggesting potential health risks linked to radiation from smart meters and other devices.
She urge supporters nationwide to provide signs and flyers to media about “the most aggregious of all corporate abuses in America: dangerous smart meters that destroy our civil rights that have been placed on every home and business.”
Brinchman will be rallying supporters near the Civic Centers steps by the trolley line daily over the next week in the mornings and early afternoons. “We need to take our message to the nation and to those others who are concerned enough about corporate abuse to join us,” she said. “This is an unprecedented opportunity.”
She hopes to take her message viral across the nation and urges supporters to videotape protests and forward copies to her at firstname.lastname@example.org and to