CEO: Springer Electric Cooperative, Inc.
It’s important that elected officials – at all levels of government – understand the unique and complex issues that co-op consumer-members and their communities face. Staying engaged through regular contact with our legislators will help achieve this goal. Educating our directors, employees and consumer-members on these issues is vital in order to educate our legislators. I encourage everyone to be involved politically and have their voice heard.”
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.”
NRECA advocates on many public policy issues on behalf of electric cooperatives. As the new Congress kicks off, here’s a look at several electric co-op policy priorities for 2019.
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.
Recent changes to the Internal Revenue Code created an unintended consequence for rural electric cooperatives and could jeopardize a cooperative’s tax-exempt status.
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.