Together we will continue to work for a viable environment for electric co-ops and the quality of life of the people and communities’ that cooperatives serve.
As a co-op member, you recognize that balancing electricity needs and environmental goals are becoming difficult. Together, we need to know what our nation’s elected officials are doing to ensure that electricity remains safe, affordable and reliable.
As a member-owned electric co-op, we have a responsibility to provide elected officials with the information they need to make good decisions and effective policy. You can help make sure these important lines of communication stay open by being a part of PVREA’s Co-op Grassroots Program.
Simply sign up to be a part of our network by filling out the form below, or text GOCOOP to 25886. When we need our co-op members to participate in an action, we’ll call upon you.
How to get involved
Join the Co-ops Vote program!
It is a non-partisan campaign focused on enhancing the political strength of electric cooperatives across this nation. The main goal is to boost voter turnout in cooperative areas, like ours, encouraging electric co-op members to exercise their right to vote. At the end of the day, we must elect public officials who identify with America’s Electric Cooperatives and will vote to support the issues important to the 42 million co-op members across our nation. Visit www.vote.coop to get started.
Register to vote!
Don't miss your chance to exercise your right to vote. National Voter Registration Day is September 22.
As Franklin D. Roosevelt – the catalyst of the electric cooperative movement said, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”
Take Action for Your Electric Co-op!
Two Colorado cooperatives want to break their long-term power contracts with Tri-State Generation and Transmission (Tri-State) - our wholesale power provider. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CoPUC) is considering a case to determine an exit fee for those two Colorado cooperatives.
Unfortunately, the CoPUC has not allowed any Colorado cooperative to be part of the case, except for the two cooperatives that originally filed. Basically, only 2 of the 17 Colorado cooperatives that receive wholesale power from Tri-State are providing input for a decision that will impact all 17. This will have significant impacts to your rates with no input being allowed from your cooperative.
We urgently ask you to send the attached letter to the CoPUC and CoPUC Executive Director Doug Dean to express your disappointment and urge them to allow other co-ops inclusion in the discussion before the decision is rendered.
We have made it easy to do so, simply click here and follow the instructions.
Thank you for being part of this grassroots effort!
RURAL Act Passes Congress
We did it!
Congress passed the RURAL Act, a key provision for electric co-ops and our members. The bipartisan RURAL Act ensures that co-ops that accept government grants for storm restoration or broadband are not at risk of losing their tax-exempt status.
Thank you to those members who advocated and wrote in to their legislator about this key issue.
This success would not have been possible without the support of co-op members. Your powerful voices and real-world impact stories cut through the clutter inside the beltway and forced lawmakers to action.
This tremendous accomplishment showcases what is possible when the co-op network works together — all of which ultimately work toward the goal of keeping electricity affordable and reliable for members.
The Colorado legislative session is starting soon, so make sure to sign up for the Grassroots Network to be involved in key issues.
Get Involved with ACRE
The Action Committee for Rural Electrification (ACRE) is the federal Political Action Committee (PAC) of electric cooperative members across the nation. ACRE contributions supports candidates for the U.S. House and Senate who will speak for and protect the interests of electric cooperatives and their members. Contact the Cooperative at 1-800-432-1012 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
Follow updates on the electric industry and learn about the issues we care about at the Co-op Action Network.
Sign up for the Co-op Grassroots Email Alerts
It is important that your voice be heard on these and other issues as they are debated in the statehouse and Washington, D.C. Making your voice heard is more important than ever before. Sign up to receive action alerts by email. It takes less than a minute but can make all the difference.
Know Your Legislators
Look up who represents you in the state of Colorado in the Colorado Legislative Directory. Hard copies are available at the Co-op's office, or download the App for free in App Store or Google Play by clicking the link below: