MiEnergy and electric cooperatives through the U.S. are continually working with local, state and U.S. representatives and senators to ensure affordable energy costs for the future. MiEnergy does not choose particular political parties, but instead works to educate all legislators on the possible effects particular bills can have on their constituents.
Keeping electric rates affordable is a big concern of the membership. In past surveys it is one of the number one issues of importance to members and it is why MiEnergy gets involved with the political process. The cooperative works on behalf of the membership to ensure legislation includes affordability.
Keep up-to-date with our recent legislative and grassroots efforts on the both state and federal levels. We are working hard for our members and issues that affect the cooperative. “Grassroots” has an electric co-op definition, one that reflects its importance in the industry. “Grassroots” refers to electric cooperative activists – directors, managers, employees and member-owners – who take an active role in the political process to protect their co-op from harmful legislation and regulation, as well as to promote the value of co-op ownership to their legislators.
Engage with your elected officials
At times MiEnergy calls on its membership to send correspondence, whether by mail or email, to legislators. These grassroots efforts have been successful in the past in changing components in bills before they become laws.
Representative Abby Finkenauer, district 1
Representative Randy Feenstra, district 4
Senator Waylon Brown, district 26
Senator Mike Klimesh, district 28
Representative Jane Bloomingdale, district 51
Representative Todd Prichard, district 52
Representative Michael Bergan, district 55
Representative Anne Osmundson, district 56
Brad Finstad, U.S. Representative, district 1
Gene Pelowski, MN Representative, district 31A
Greg Davids, MN Representative, district 31B
Steve Drazkowski, MN Representative, district 21B
Jeremy Miller, MN Senator, district 31
Mike Goggin, MN Senator, district 21