Testimonials

Teresa Martinez

“Texas Rose has been advocating for electric rates for all especially for the poor without many of us knowing about it. I am Grateful.”

“Texas Rose ha estado abogando por las tarifas de electricided, especialmente los pobres sin muchos de nosotros lo supiera!”

Teresa Martinez Austin Energy Customer


“As a Weatherization Program Coordinator, I see our low-income, elderly and disabled citizens trying to cope with high utility bills. Some try to pay them even though they need the money for vital medicine. Weatherization can help lower utilities. We need Texas ROSE to continue its fine work in speaking out for the people of this state. We thank you for all you do.”

Barbara Reynolds Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP)


“I can always call on Carol Biedrzycki at Texas ROSE whenever one of my clients is having problems with their electric provider.  Recently a disabled client had her electric service disconnected and she sat in the dark for four days.  I tried and tried to get her electricity turned on, but the electric provider would not budge.  Finally, after the 4th day, I contacted Carol.  She started making phone calls, and within SIX HOURS the problem was resolved and the client’s electricity was restored.  It could not have been done without her. Thank you, Carol and Texas ROSE!”

Mary Lou Almendarez, LCSW Assistant Director/Tarrant County Human Services


Karl R. Rábago

“As a fellow advocate, as a public utility commissioner, and most importantly, as a citizen and consumer in the state of Texas, Texas ROSE has been the single best resource and undaunted champion of my interests and the public interest. Policy makers and concerned citizens alike have learned that if they want to do right, for the long term, they simply must listen to Texas ROSE.”

Karl R. RábagoFormer Texas Public Utility Commissioner


“Texas ROSE is a leading force for consumers of utility services.  Week in and week out important decisions are made by decision makers that impact the affordability and reliability of utility services.  Texas ROSE helps to give a voice to countless Texans in these proceedings.  Want to amplify your voice?  Join Texas ROSE.”

Tim MorstadAssociate State Director for Advocacy with AARP Texas


“Texas Rose has been instrumental in educating low income customers on their rights as ratepayers.  A very good community resource.”

Kimberly OlsenTexas Organizing Project


Janee Briesemeister

“Deregulation of electricity has resulted in unstable prices and declining service standards. We’ve got to protect consumers’ pocketbooks from high energy bills and hold on to programs that help consumers save money by saving energy. No organization has worked harder than Texas ROSE in fighting for consumer protections in an era of deregulation. Texas ROSE has been crucial to the consumer advocacy effort in Texas. Carol Biedrzycki is a lead advocate, speaking out for energy affordability, reliable service and consumer protections.”

Janee BriesemeisterFounding Texas ROSE Board Member