Posted By Michael W. Kahn On July 12, 2016 @ 3:15 am In Co-op News,Editor’s Pick | Comments Disabled
When the Republicans converge on Cleveland and the Democrats assemble in Philadelphia, electric cooperative leaders will be there, pressing their members’ concerns.
NRECA President Mel Coleman (left) and NRECA interim CEO Jeffrey Connor will be among the co-op officials at the political conventions. (Photos By: Luis Gomez Photos)
Top NRECA officials will be joined by co-op leaders from far and wide at both the Republican National Convention, July 18-21, and the Democratic National Convention, July 25-28.
“Electric cooperatives are unified in their desire to be a positive beacon of change in the communities that we serve, and we’re eager to share that message at the 2016 conventions,” said NRECA interim CEO Jeffrey Connor.
“For more than a year, co-ops across the country have worked to educate and engage our elected officials through programs like Co-ops Vote  and Rural Power.  Our presence at the 2016 conventions will continue that conversation while ensuring that elected officials, including the next president, appreciate America’s Electric Cooperatives before and after Election Day,” Connor added.
Officers of the NRECA Board of Directors will also be on hand to see that electric co-op issues are in the forefront. NRECA President Mel Coleman, Vice President Phil Carson, and Secretary-Treasurer Curtis Wynn will split their time between Cleveland and Philadelphia.
“Our strength lies in 42 million electric cooperative members across the U.S.A. who collectively can be a huge asset on energy policy issues facing our next president,” said Coleman.
“Regardless of the ultimate winner of the 2016 presidential election, NRECA and its members should be on the list of important influences on the nation’s new president,” he added. “Our role as advocates for rural Americans, and our dedication to providing reliable, affordable energy to the communities we serve in a responsible manner, is also an ongoing message that will be delivered.”
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