All the states that have participated have rural electric cooperatives who have participated
What about in Minnesota though? Those in MN may be skeptical, but(!) there have been some exciting developments recently. Electric cooperatives have seen an atrophy of their member-based democracy over the last 80 years. In part because of the emergence of inclusive financing, co-op members are now asking themselves & each other “wait, don’t I own a piece of this business?” and starting to organize. The “WE OWN IT” campaign is a movement to revitalize electric co-op membership. This campaign has special resources available to help “decalcify” governing boards of co-ops and engage community in discussion.
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