PREA is joining electric cooperatives across the country in launching a campaign to help get out the vote in rural communities. Co-ops Vote is a non-partisan program designed to boost voter turnout in areas served by cooperatives across the country to ensure that our voices are heard loud and clear every day, and especially on Election Day. The program continues the cooperatives’ commitment to raising awareness in rural communities.
In the 2012 national elections, voter turnout dropped in rural counties by 18 percent — twice that of the nation as a whole. Co-ops Vote was created as a way to boost voter participation to ensure co-op and rural voices are heard at the national level. In July, PREA and Pennsylvania co-ops are joining the fight with electric cooperatives across the country. The non-partisan group does not endorse or recommend candidates, but rather, educates members on the candidates’ stances on important co-op issues. The program continues Adams’ commitment to raising awareness in rural communities.
PA's Co-ops Vote Facebook Page
Pa's Co-ops Vote Twitter Page
Visit: www.vote.coop, where members can:
1. Register to vote
2. Find key election information, including candidates within members’ ZIP codes
3. Learn about absentee ballots and early voting in your state
4. Pledge to be a co-op voter
5. Learn about key issues of importance for electric cooperatives
6. Get reminders about the upcoming election
7. Recruit friends, family and co-workers to become co-op voters
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Steph Okuniewski at 717.901.4481.