Baked List of Demands Delivered to Pepco Board Member

Group protests rate increases

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    Dozens of frustrated Pepco customers took their message to Bethesda, Md., Tuesday afternoon.

    The group OurDC hand delivered a large cake with a list of demands to Lawrence Nussdorf, the president of Clark Enterprises, who also works as a board member for Pepco.

    OurDC wants the utility company's executives to take a pay cut and share the burden of funds for service and safety improvements.

    Pepco previously said it needed an additional $42.5 million to fund the improvements, and the protesters say that as the worst rated utility company in the country, shareholders should be the ones footing the bill, instead of customers paying higher rates.

    OurDC claims between 2008 and 2010 Pepco's CEO earned $8.8 million and top officers for the company earned more than $22 million. Demonstrators said they are planning surprise protests at other board members' offices in the coming days.

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