General Manager & CEO: Mid-South Synergy
As leaders of electric cooperatives and members of our communities, it is important to keep our members informed when polices and regulations will impact the quality of their lives. Our continued political engagement and building of relationships is vital to our collective success in Washington D.C. and our state capitals. I encourage all of our employees and members to stay engaged in our local and national politics.”
Government Affairs Specialist, Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association
Member engagement is important because as co-op employees, we work for them. Electric cooperatives are much more than a utility company to their members and it’s important that they know that. If we aren’t communicating with our members and advocating for electric cooperative values, we become obsolete.”
Legislative Affairs Director, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives
We want to encourage co-op members to be involved in the political process. It is vitally important for them to be engaged in their communities and to be involved in decisions that impact their lives. They need to make their voice heard.”
The Farm Bill is critical legislation for rural America. In addition to provisions important to farming, trade, research, nutrition and conservation, it contains tools that help electric cooperatives perform some of our most basic functions.
America’s Electric Cooperatives oppose selling the PMAs and TVA, or any assets owned by those entities, to raise revenue for the federal government.
America’s Electric Cooperatives support legislative efforts to increase access to affordable and reliable broadband in areas where we serve.
We electrified rural America 75 years ago. Now we will electrify vehicles and homes and water heaters and provide a path toward a cleaner, more sustainable future. Energy is us.