Grassroots Advocacy is Important to Your Cooperative

For most people, their electricity provider is just the company that keeps the lights on. But an electric cooperative’s relationship with its consumers is different.

Indiana’s electric cooperatives advocate for Hoosiers like you on the state and federal levels so they can maintain and improve the quality of life in rural communities and continue providing safe, reliable and affordable energy. But electric cooperatives need your help in the process, too. Indiana’s electric cooperatives thrive when their consumer-owners stay politically engaged and advocate for policies that help cooperatives best serve their consumers.

How can you do this? It all starts with grassroots advocacy.

When electric cooperative directors, employees and consumers take an active role in the political process, they protect their cooperative from harmful legislation and regulation, as well promote the value of cooperative ownership to their legislators.

Grassroots advocates for Indiana’s electric cooperatives help keep rural Indiana strong and the cooperative voice heard. Advocates may also be called upon to contact their legislators and speak up for Indiana’s electric cooperatives. As a grassroots advocate, you will be on the front lines of keeping rural Hoosiers’ voices loud and strong.

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By becoming a grassroots advocate, you will stay informed about legislative and political utility matters at both the state and federal levels. You will regularly receive updates through email or text alerts, including educational resources, surveys and opportunities for active participation.

To become a grassroots advocate for Indiana’s electric cooperatives, visit