The Iowa Rural Power advocates are known for three things: green shirts, a friendly demeanor, and one simple question, “What is your plan for safe, affordable and reliable electricity?”
Leading up to today’s Iowa caucus, advocates are doing what they do best – representing rural electric cooperatives to make sure all presidential candidates understand the critical role of electric cooperatives.
The grassroots effort is headed up by Tim Coonan, Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives (IAEC) government relations director; Jenica Lensmeyer, IAEC advocacy coordinator; Shelly York, IAEC executive assistant and Youth Tour coordinator; and Julie Fleming, IEAC contractor.
Watch videos of the advocates in action:
Iowa Rural Power advocate Rebecca Boyer on co-op model, Iowa caucus
Iowa Rural Power: Why the presidential candidates know us
Youth Tour helps Iowa Rural Power in a big way
One big question: Why Iowa Rural Power asks candidates about their plan