ACRE Coop Owners for Political Action
As you have heard many times before, having a business plan is essential for the day-to-day operations of how a cooperative does business. Having a political plan is just as important. Part of that political plan is support of ACRE®. Opening new fields of opportunity, ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action® for consumer-owners unleashes a more powerful voice for electric cooperatives.
ACRE contributions to members of Congress are backed by over 30,000 individuals making an average contribution of $44, making it a truly grassroots political action committee. With the participation of consumer-owners through ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action, those 30,000 individuals could grow into more than 100,000 ACRE members. The effect of the electric cooperative community supporting our friends on Capitol Hill would certainly be strong.
NRECA Chief Executive Officer Glenn English sees this program as a new opportunity for electric cooperative consumers to become more involved in the political process and supportive of the cooperative they own. Their participation in ACRE Co-op Owners is the next logical step in ensuring that the voice of rural electrification remains loud and clear in helping shape the electric cooperative agenda. Along with a strong grassroots network, Co-op Owners is another tool that is essential to the cooperative business model.
For more information on ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action please contact the NRECA ACRE staff at email@example.com.