The Action Committee for Rural Electrification (ACRE) is a political action committee for electric cooperative member-consumers who support safe, reliable, affordable energy. Together, we advocate for responsible energy policies in Washington, D.C. and Lansing.
“I don’t need to explain the legislative challenges our program faces in the future,” says Tony Anderson, Cherryland Electric Cooperative CEO and Michigan’s NRECA Director. “We have a history of having a strong, unified voice in the halls of Congress, and our commitment to ACRE is a key part of that success.”
Michigan’s ACRE contributions have steadily improved over the last several years. Our state is now among the top contributors nationally, up from #23 (2012) to #8 (2015).
“While we’re really proud of our progress,” says Craig Borr, CEO of the Michigan Electric Cooperative Association, “there’s still room for improvement.”
Not all Michigan co-op directors or key staff are ACRE members, and there is still significant growth opportunity in the ACRE Co-op Owners program.
“I’d especially like to thank our 2016 President Club members,” (listed below) continues Borr. “These individuals have shown a personal commitment to the co-op program with their contributions of $500 or more.”