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.”
Public Affairs and Member Services Specialist, Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association
As a cooperative, the member community is first and foremost. We advocate on the behalf of members, encourage them to identify themselves as cooperative members when they have the opportunity, and urge them to have their voices heard through the voting process. Together, we work to strengthen the foundation the cooperative is built upon.”
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.
NRECA supports EPA’s proposal to rescind the Clean Power Plan (CPP), and strongly encourages EPA to move purposefully to propose and finalize a replacement 111(d) rule consistent with the section’s regulatory history.
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.