Cooperative Owners for Political Action
Making your voice heard on Capitol Hill & the Ohio Statehouse
Electricity and energy-related issues are at the forefront of today’s political debate. The legislation and regulations crafted by lawmakers routinely affect electric cooperatives and their members. Participating in ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action is your opportunity to support federal and state officeholders and candidates who support the positions of electric co-ops.
Addressing some legislative issues requires more resources than South Central Power has. At those times, individual co-ops turn to the Action Committee for Rural Electrification (ACRE). The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) established the political action committee in 1966. Co-op directors and employees voluntarily contribute financially to state and federal officeholders and candidates who support the legislative positions of electric cooperatives.
Political grassroots involvement for members
NRECA expanded ACRE’s political outreach to include residential members when it introduced Co-op Owners for Political Action. Like ACRE, it is funded through voluntary donations and contributes to Democratic and Republican officeholders and candidates who protect the interests of electric cooperatives and you, their members.
Participants in Co-op Owners for Political Action enjoy these benefits:
- An invitation to a regional Legislative Update meeting with state and/or federal legislators.
- An invitation to the annual tour of the Cardinal Generating Station.
- Newsletters from NRECA, Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives and South Central Power.
- Special recognition at South Central Power’s Annual Meeting in August.
- A Co-op Owners for Political Action lapel pin
For additional information, complete the Contact Us form on the My Account site.