For some people, politics is a touchy subject. For CoServ Electric, it’s the reason we exist. If it wasn’t for our government charter in 1937, you would be receiving service from an investor-owned, for-profit utility (and, as crazy as it sounds, a few of you might not even have electricity yet).
CoServ participates in our government through Rural Friends/ACRE, a non-partisan political action committee that lobbies our stance on current issues. Each year, we also award at least one student an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to watch our government in action.
The experience includes:
- A visit to their congressional representative’s office on Capitol Hill
- Discussions with legislators about current events
- Tours of:
- The Smithsonian Institution
- Washington National Cathedral
- Mount Vernon, home of George Washington
- Arlington National Cemetery
- A wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns
- And much more …
Students will also learn:
What makes cooperatives unique
How cooperatives from all industries impact our daily lives
A greater understanding of what America stands for
If you have any questions or would like more information about the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour contest, contact Jennifer Ebert.
In addition to the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., CoServ Electric also grants five W. Tip Hall, Jr. Scholarships each year to graduating Seniors in our service area. More details on CoServ’s Academic Initiatives here.