Youth Tour leads to more opportunity

In the January/February issue of Basin Today, the feature “One question, one shirt, one purpose,” described how the Iowa Rural Power program is growing beyond the borders of that state to become a nationwide effort.

Co-op Rural Power continues asking presidential candidates, “What is your plan for safe, reliable and affordable electricity?”

Rebecca Boyer and Emily Schwickerath, Youth Tour veterans and Iowa Rural Power advocates. Boyer is a member of Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, a Class C member of Basin Electric

Rebecca Boyer and Emily Schwickerath, Youth Tour alumni and Iowa Rural Power advocates. Boyer is a member of Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, a Class C member of Basin Electric.

The Iowa Rural Power campaign gets a boost from the investment it’s been making in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour trip to Washington, D.C. Several of those students, already vetted by their local electric cooperatives, are serving a vital role by wearing green shirts and asking questions at rallies.

Read what the students said about co-op advocacy in the Basin Today story, and follow Co-op Rural Power on Twitter.

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