Co-ops Vote is a program of America’s Electric Cooperatives developed by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives. With 42 million members in 47 states, electric co-ops can stand together as a powerful voice in local, state and national elections. Called “Co-ops Vote,” this non-partisan campaign also strives to inform both our members and the candidates about issues important to America’s electric co-ops and the communities they serve, from the continued need for affordable and reliable electricity to broadband access and other rural economic development issues.
One of the key elements of the Co-ops Vote campaign is a quick and easy member pledge drive. To take the pledge to become a “Co-op Voter” by signing up at www.vote.coop to help send the message that candidates will need to put our concerns front and center in order to earn our vote. The Co-ops Vote website also provides a wealth of voter resources, including information on the candidates, the voter registration process, election locations and background on some of the issues we want our elected leaders to understand.