Co-op Power to the People

Start: Thursday, October 15, 202011:00 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: Friday, October 16, 2020 3:30 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

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Join the Advancing Equity and Opportunity (AEO) collaborative in a gathering for member-owner power and democracy at rural electric cooperatives across the US. We're hosting this meeting as a counter-event to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's Resolutions Meetings, where important co-op decisions are made without transparency or member-owner input.

Oct. 15, 2020
11- 11:15 cst (12-12:15 est)
Opening welcome and tribute to Elandria Williams (15 mins)
Oct. 15, 2020
11:15 am-12:15pm cst (12:15-1:15pm est)
Electric Co-op State Report Cards: How four groups graded their

Organizations across the country have been using electric cooperative "scorecards" to bring attention to issues at their electric cooperatives. Join this session to learn about these report cards and how to replicate the process in your state.

Oct. 15, 2020
4:30- 5:30pm cst (5:30-6:30pm est)
Evening Meet & Greet/Participating in Co-op Democracy

Meet other member-owners from across the country to share issues, projects and ideas.
How does electric cooperative democracy really work? Join this session to learn about how member owners can engage and organize for more control over co-op decision making.
Oct. 15, 2020
5:30-6:30pm cst (6:30-7:30pm est)
Equity in Rural Electric Cooperatives

In this session we will build off of Elandria William's work to trace the history of rural cooperatives, how they've been influenced by and currently impact rural black communities.
Oct. 16, 2020
1-2:30pm cst (2-3:30pm est)
Closing session: What's next? How to stay involved in REC organizing

Join AEO and friends to learn about collaborative electric co-op organizing efforts, resources and support for your group, and how to get involved.