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Medina EC Representatives Attend Legislative Rally

MEC leaders and employees represent co-op at the Texas Capitol

In February, a few Medina Electric Cooperative board members and employees attended the Texas Electric Cooperatives Legislative Rally in Austin, and visited with state representatives for our service area. This was a great opportunity for the representatives to meet Medina EC CEO Trey Grebe and to discuss current and future legislation that may impact Medina EC members. Legislative topics included the need for continued local control and decision making, funding for infrastructure projects and the need for Electric Reliability Council of Texas and Public Utility Commission market reform.

It is easy for the media and public to focus on larger utilities in bigger cities and forget about electric cooperatives that serve smaller, rural areas. Your co-op is a local business that employs local people to power our local communities.

It is important that electric cooperatives like Medina EC put faces to the opportunities and hurdles facing electric cooperatives across thestate and country.

Medina EC works to have a seat at the table and to propose ideas and solutions that are in the best interest of our members. We encourage our members to also get involved in these issues that will impact them in the near and far future. There are two grassroots organizations we recommend becoming involved with, depending on your preferred involvement method.

Vocal Support

Voices for Cooperative Power, or VCP, is a grassroots network of co-op members that was created to help elected officials better understand the many ways your electric co-op supports you and your community. By joining the VCP movement, you can receive updates on the issues that matter most and, when needed, information on how to contact your elected officials to voice your opinions.

Financial Support

America’s Electric Cooperative PAC is a federal political action committee of the nation’s electric cooperatives. The PAC is funded by grassroots contributions from electric co-op members and employees in 48 states. By giving support to America’s Electric Cooperative PAC, you are financially helping build the collective strength of co-ops’ voices in Washington, D.C.