Recognition honors co-op participation in nationwide voter engagement effort
Falcon, CO— Mountain View Electric Association, Inc. (MVEA) announced today that it has been named a “5-Star Co-op” by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The 5-star designation recognizes MVEA’s high level of participation in Co-ops Vote, a national get-out-the-vote campaign. The non-partisan campaign seeks to engage voters and boost voter turnout in areas served by electric co-ops all across the country.
“Presidential elections aren’t the only ones that matter,” said MVEA Public Information Officer Sarah Schaefer. “State and local elections have a huge impact on our day to day lives in MVEA’s service territory. We’re honored to be recognized by NRECA.”
“Electric cooperatives play a unique and special role as a voice in their communities,” said NRECA CEO Jim Matheson. “Elections are important, especially in rural areas, and MVEA has used the Co-ops Vote program to increase awareness of our civic duty on Election Day, and every day. I’m pleased to congratulate them on this accomplishment as they make a real difference in the communities they serve.”
Five-star status marks the highest level of engagement in Co-ops Vote and is achieved when a participating co-op completes at least five activities under the program. MVEA earned this distinction by promoting the program on the MVEA website at mvea.coop, by promoting the program to its employees, and by sharing Co-ops Vote posts on their social media sites, just to name a few.
The Co-ops Vote program can make a difference in our community. More information is available at the www.vote.coop.
NRECA is the service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 electric cooperatives. With 42 million members in 47 states, electric co-ops can stand together as a powerful voice in this year’s elections.