Co-ops Vote recognizes OAEC with “5-Star Co-op” designation
Co-ops Vote is a non-partisan campaign focused on enhancing the political strength of electric cooperatives through relationship building and voter engagement. The main goal of the campaign is to boost voter turnout in cooperative areas, making sure that our members exercise one of their most basic rights – the right to vote.
Electric cooperatives have the opportunity to play a vital role in supporting political engagement, encouraging rural voter turnout, and engaging with candidates on issues that matter in our communities. The Co-ops Vote campaign has recognized OAEC as a “5-Star Co-op” for promoting the following:
- Encouraging consumer-members to learn about federal, state and local elections and helping make sure they are registered to vote
- Empowering consumer-members to make independent, educated decisions about voting for the future of their cooperative and community
- Engaging with elected officials by inviting them to visit cooperatives and meet with co-op consumer-members
- Developing a political game plan to advance and advocate for issues on behalf of Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives
Rural communities depend on co-op voters. To learn more about how to be an active participant, visit www.vote.coop.