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Looking Out For You
What lawmakers decide in Washington, D.C., or Des Moines, can have a significant impact on your electric bill. ECI REC is spending an increasing amount of time communicating with our elected officials to make sure they know who we are, what we stand for, and how specific legislation or government regulations will affect our member-consumers.
As issues arise or if legislation is pending, we will post updates on the Current Concerns page of our Web site.
For critical issues, we often request that our member-consumers get involved. We may provide a postcard for you to sign, or suggest that you send your legislator an e-mail. We may even ask you to call your legislator.
We know you're busy, but the power of many voices is undeniable! ECI REC typically communicates these types of requests via bill inserts, special mailings, and the Heartland Link newsletter.
Iowa Rural Power
Iowa's member-owned electric cooperative advocates have an authentic, American story to tell and are banding together to promote safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible energy for Iowans. Iowa Rural Power takes pride in representing the interests of the rural families and businesses electric co-ops provide electricity to.
It is more important than ever that policymakers at both the state and federal level understand how proposed energy policies will uniquely affect the well-being of rural Iowa. Rural Power advocates are leading the way in discussing what needs to be done to ensure electric cooperative member-owners have the power they need to support their communities.
You can help your electric cooperative in this effort by continuing the discussion with friends, family, and elected officials. Get involved today and help make sure policymakers and candidates represent the interests of rural Iowa!
Cooperative Action Network
The Cooperative Action Network is the advocacy hub for America's electric cooperatives. It's more important than ever to band together and promote common sense solutions to the problems facing our nation.
Join our growing grassroots army today and become part of our team of more than one million advocates around the nation. By signing up, you'll maximize your voice as you hold elected officials accountable and promote the importance of electric cooperatives across the nation.
The Cooperative Action Network is the grassroots arm of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association - the national service organization for more than 900 not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives that provide electricity to more than 42 million consumers across 47 states. Together, rural electric cooperatives serve 75 percent of the nation's landmass and account for approximately 12 percent of total electricity sales in the United States.
Click HERE to get started and have your voice heard.