Tennessee electric cooperatives visit D.C. lawmakers
[CO-OP HEADQUARTERS CITY] – Members from [CO-OP NAME] visited with [CONGRESSMAN NAME] on Thursday, June 23, in Washington, D.C. They joined more than 40 co-op leaders from across the state meeting with Tennessee’s Congressional delegation.
“An important part of our mission to provide affordable and reliable energy is educating our elected officials about co-ops,” says [CO-OP DIRECTOR NAME], a director with [CO-OP NAME]. “These visits help them better understand the issues that concern co-ops and co-op members.”
“Elected representatives make decisions and pass laws that have serious consequences for Tennessee’s electric cooperatives and their members,” says David Callis, executive vice president of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. “It is important that we tell the electric cooperative story and inform Members of Congress of the impact of proposed legislation.”
Co-op members discussed environmental and power supply issues with Members of Congress during their visits. “It is important that we communicate with how legislation affects rates and reliability for everyday Tennesseans,” says Callis.
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The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association is a trade group representing the interests of Tennessee’s 23 electric distribution cooperatives and the 1.1 million consumers they serve. The association publishes The Tennessee Magazine and provides legislative and support services to Tennessee’s electric cooperatives. Learn more at tnelectric.org.
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Cutline: Electric cooperative leaders Jimmy Sandlin and Michael Watson discuss energy issues with Sen. Bob Corker in Washington, D.C., on June 23.