Communications & Public Affairs Manager of Randolph EMC, NC
Don’t let the challenges of COVID-19 prevent you from engaging with your member of Congress. We owe it to our members to keep their concerns forefront through our grassroots efforts. This summer, our Congressman was happy to schedule a virtual meeting with our Board of Directors and Senior Management Team. The invaluable experience made for one of the most focused and beneficial interactions I have ever had with a legislator.”
Vice President of Governmental Affairs at 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.”
Community and Member-Relations Coordinator of TCEC, OK
TCEC uses our member newsletter, website, social platforms and events, internal employee weekly bulletins and digital message boards to encourage voting. We communicate with our elected officials on the local, state and national levels and provide information for election dates and ballot information.”
Director of Political Affairs, NRECA
Our mission for NRECA’s grassroots is to help our members be strong advocates and there is no better advocate than one who tells their own personal story about how an issue will directly affect them, their family, their job or their community. Personal, local, and direct constituent grassroots advocacy contact with members of Congress and staff are proven to be effective time and time again.”
Cooperatives use RUS loans to finance affordable, reliable electric service to approximately 42 million people.
Improvements have been made to the Paycheck Protection Program, which may be of interest to electric cooperatives.
On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the “CARES Act,” which provided approximately $2 trillion in federal spending aimed to ease the burdens associated with COVID-19.
America’s Electric Cooperatives support legislative efforts to increase access to affordable and reliable broadband in areas where we serve.
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