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Co-op leaders take their messages to D.C. lawmakers

Co-op leaders take their messages to D.C. lawmakers

Electric cooperative leaders took the voices of their members to Capitol Hill this week ensuring that our legislators understand the needs of rural Tennessee residents and other cooperative members across the nation.

“From energy and economic development to broadband and rural commerce, electric co-ops have a significant impact on Tennessee’s rural communities,” says Michael Watson, president and CEO of Duck River Electric Membership Corporation and president of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association Board of Trustees. “The decisions made in D.C. matter, and it is important for co-ops to be engaged. I appreciate the co-op leaders from across the state who joined us on Capitol Hill to tell the co-op story.”

Here Michael Watson, representing Duck River EMC and the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, speaks with U.S. Senator Bob Corker. During the week in Washington, D.C., co-op leaders met and spoke with many legislators about rural concerns, further strengthening the relationships between our members and those who represent us in our nation’s government.