CO-OPS VOTE: Join us at the polls on Nov. 3
Posted on September 28th, 2020
First Electric’s number one priority is providing our members with safe, reliable and affordable electricity. But doing this job requires a lot more than stringing and maintaining power lines throughout our service territory. It requires political engagement. That may seem far removed from our core mission, but it’s absolutely essential to serving you, our members.
That’s why we’re participating in a national program of America’s electric cooperatives called Co-ops Vote.
Co-ops Vote encourages all co-op members to participate in national, state and local elections while educating political candidates and elected officials about the important role played by electric cooperatives in their communities.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the service organization representing the nation’s electric co-ops, launched Co-ops Vote in 2016. Co-ops Vote started as a national non-partisan get-out-the-vote initiative.
Through this program, electric co-ops realized they had a unique advantage: As co-ops, the civic virtue of voting is in our DNA. We show concern for community — one of the seven cooperative principles — through participation in our democracy.
Our participation in Co-ops Vote helps to ensure that rural issues remain part of the national discussion — and are supported by our elected officials.
You can participate by registering to vote and committing to cast your ballot on November 3. If you’re interested in getting more involved, visit www.vote.coop to learn more about the upcoming elections and access online tools that can help you participate. We look forward to seeing you at the polls on Election Day!