MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD: CO-OPS VOTE
Like all electric cooperatives, Morgan County REA is based on the principle of democratic member control. This commitment extends to MCREA’s efforts to reach out to members of Congress and the Colorado General Assembly to raise awareness of cooperative priorities and issues affecting co-op member-owners, and advocate for legislative changes that will positively impact our co-op and the diverse communities we serve.
As the November elections draw near, MCREA encourages all of our member-owners to Visit the Co-ops Vote Homepage, where our members can register to vote if they haven't already, view the candidate information and learn more about election hot topics. This is a non-partisan program designed to raise voter registration and turnout in areas served by electric cooperatives to ensure their voices are heard and issues that concern them are prioritized, especially on Election Day, November 3.
In the 2012 national elections, rural community voter turnout dropped by 18 percent; twice that of the nation as a whole. Co-ops Vote was created to raise voter participation to represent rural Americans’ concerns at a national level.
The non-partisan campaign does not endorse nor recommend candidates, rather, it educates member-owners on candidates’ stances on important co-op issues. The program continues cooperatives’ commitment to raising awareness in rural communities.