With ever-changing political and regulatory climates, Ohio’s electric co-ops have faced many political challenges in Columbus and in Washington, D.C.
OEC understands the importance of building and continuously fostering strong relationships with regulators, elected officials, and their staff - and is committed to educating federal and state officials on the importance of electric cooperatives, the cooperative business model, and the necessity of reliable and affordable electric service to Ohio’s cooperative members. OEC amplifies the collective cooperative voice at the Ohio Statehouse and on Capitol Hill.
Electric cooperative employees can engage in the political process by participating in our national political action committee – Action Committee for Rural Electrification (ACRE). End-of-line cooperative members can also participate through Co-op Owners for Political Action — a political action committee that supports state and federal officeholders and candidates who support co-ops.
More than 36,000 electric cooperative members across the country support ACRE and Co-op Owners – including 6,900 from Ohio.
If you are an Ohio cooperative member and are interested in learning more about Co-op Owners for Political Action and ACRE, please contact your local cooperative.