LILESVILLE, NC — Pee Dee Electric announced today that it has been named a “5-Star Co-op” by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
The 5-star designation recognizes Pee Dee Electric’s high level of participation in Co-ops Vote, a national get-out-the-vote campaign. The non-partisan campaign seeks to engage voters and boost voter turnout in areas served by electric co-ops all across the country.
“Presidential elections aren’t the only ones that matter,” said Donnie Spivey, CEO and executive vice president. “State and local elections have a huge impact on our day to day lives in the communities we serve. We’re honored to be recognized by NRECA.”
“Electric cooperatives play a unique and special role as a voice in their communities,” said NRECA CEO Jim Matheson. “Elections are important, especially in rural areas, and Pee Dee Electric has used the Co-ops Vote program to increase awareness of our civic duty on Election Day, and every day. I’m pleased to congratulate them on this accomplishment as they make a real difference in the communities they serve.”
The Co-ops Vote program can make a difference in our community. More information on Co-ops Vote is available at www.vote.coop.
NRECA is the service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives. With 42 million members in 48 states, electric co-ops can stand together as a powerful voice in this year’s elections.