Representatives from Southwest Iowa REC (Corning/Mt Ayr/Stanton), Clarke Electric (Osceola), Farmers Electric (Greenfield) and Guthrie County REC (Guthrie Center) hosted a Legislative Meeting in Creston on November 28, 2016. Representatives Cecil Dolecheck, David Sieck, Tom Moore and Senator Tom Shipley met with about 30 attendees from these area Cooperatives.
The Legislative Meeting gives cooperative leaders a chance to discuss key issues in detail with their area representatives and for the legislators to discuss what they expect to work on in the next legislative session. The biggest influence on lawmakers is their own voters and their expressed concerns. Whether you are a co-op member, director, manager or employee, you can play an important role in this process. If we don’t tell them about our issues and concerns, they won’t know we care.
Your Cooperative’s future can be directly related to your active participation in the political process. There is a great deal of power behind grassroots activities and how they can effectively influence the outcome of legislative, political and community decisions. We are there to get the best deal for Iowa’s RECs and YOU, our members.
You can help in this effort. We encourage all of you to participate in Iowa’s politics.