What lawmakers decide in Washington, D.C., or Madison, can have a significant impact on your electric bill. REC is spending an increasing amount of time communicating with our elected officials to make sure they know who we are, what we stand for, and how specific legislation or government regulations will affect our member-consumers.
As a member of Riverland Energy Cooperative, you have the power to help influence what happens in state and federal government by contributing to a political action committee, ACRE®- Co-op Owners for Political Action (COPA), that support the campaigns of legislators who have proven they care about representing the interests of cooperative members. Candidates who receive support from ACRE®-COPA understand the importance of affordable electrification and how pending legislation could impact cooperative's ability to deliver on that promise. ACRE®- COPA only supports candidates for State and Federal offices, regardless of political affiliation, who will speak for you and protect your interests and those of your fellow consumer/owners.
We cannot use Cooperative funds to contribute to the campaigns of the elected officials who best represent our interests. Instead we encourage our members to support the political action committee. By joining ACRE® - COPA, you can join other electric cooperative activists – directors, managers, employees and member-owners – who take an active role in the political process to protect their co-op from harmful legislation and regulation, as well as to promote the value of co-op ownership to their legislators. The ACRE® - COPA program is an opportunity for you to raise your voice and participate in the political process.
It is very easy to enroll. Simply fill out this form (PDF). We will include $2.08 per month on your monthly electric bill for your convenience.
The Take Action Network for America’s electric cooperative. Make your voice heard in the halls of Congress and in your own state legislature. Not only is it your right to tell your legislators what you think about proposed legislation, it is also your duty! A direct website when we ask for “Call-To-Action” grassroots help from our members.
Take the pledge and join us in making sure that the voices of America's Electric Cooperatives are heard on Election Day. Visit Vote.coop(link is external)and find out how to register to vote, see election deadlines and look at candidate info.
Co-ops Vote is a non-partisan project of America's Electric Cooperatives designed to inform its members on the key issues facing electric co-ops and encourage them to vote and support their co-ops and the communities they serve when they go to the polls.
We do not endorse or recommend any candidates for election.