During the spring of 2012 the CUB Connects team presented a series of educational workshops at public libraries in Multnomah County. We offered three different presentations at six libraries:
• Choosing the Right Phone Plan
• Protecting Yourself from Scams
• Understanding Your Phone and Internet Bills
Every participant that filled out an evaluation said that our workshop was helpful or very helpful. As consumer advocates we have a long history of working behind the scenes to help consumers and these workshops gave us a chance to help people one-on-one with issues that we can’t advocate for in front of the Public Utility Commission.
Thank you very much to all of the Multnomah County library staff for their support and to the participants for attending!
These workshops have greatly motivated us to move forward with outreach around phone and internet issues. We are seeking additional partnerships to bring these workshops to communities throughout Oregon and are excited about the possibilities.