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October 3, 2017

Rural Power advocates attended the inaugural Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, a new tradition in the spirit of the familiar Harkin Steak Fry event.  

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October 3, 2017

From September 25 – 27, thirty-five Rural Power advocates from fifteen electric cooperatives participated in the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ annual fall fly-in to Washington, D.C. where the group enjoyed a jam-packed schedule of meetings, briefings, and events. 

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September 13, 2017

Iowa Rural Power, the grassroots advocacy arm of Iowa's electric cooperatives, was hard at work during the traditional congressional August recess. 

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August 1, 2017

Rural Power advocates attended the 2017 Hall of Fame dinner hosted by the Iowa Democratic Party. 

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July 7, 2017

Iowa Rural Power was on hand in Nevada, Iowa to welcome the newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and listen to one of his first major policy speeches following his confirmation by the United States Senate on April 24.  
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July 7, 2017

Rural Power advocates were on hand for the 3rd Annual Roast & Ride with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst at the Iowa Ag Expo in Boone in early June.   
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July 7, 2017

Iowa drivers are quick to move over for flashing red and blue lights on vehicles such as police cars, firetrucks or ambulances. Now they also need to be on the lookout for flashing amber lights on garbage, tow, and bucket trucks, and all other utility vehicles.  
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July 7, 2017

Rural Power advocates were on hand at the State Capitol in December 2016 when then Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds unveiled the Iowa Energy Plan.  
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December 6, 2015

Iowa Rural Power advocates connected with presidential candidate and Republican front-runner Donald Trump at events in Spencer and Davenport, Iowa, over the weekend. In Spencer, advocates were able to meet briefly with Mr. Trump at an event where the crowd was estimated at over 1,200. In Davenport, Iowa Rural Power advocates came prepared to talk about safe, reliable and affordable electricity. They listened to Trump's remarks from front row seats and participated in the event. After his speech, Trump connected with advocates, shook hands and exchanged comments in addition to taking photos.

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December 4, 2015

New Jersey Governor and presidential candidate Chris Christie joined the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting on December 5th to share an update on his campaign and discuss his ideas for ensuring affordable and reliable energy for all Americans.  In addition to remarks about energy Christie focused much of his speech on national security and the skills that our next president must possess to fight terrorism. 

“We’re excited to welcome Governor Christie to our annual meeting and provide him with an audience that’s eager to hear more about his vision for the country, especially as it relates to ensuring an adequate supply of safe, reliable, and affordable power for all Americans,” said Tim Coonan, director of government relations for the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives. “Our member-consumers and cooperatives across the state look forward to continuing this conversation with Gov. Christie and the rest of the 2016 candidates in the coming months.”

The Iowa Rural Power project continues to engage presidential candidates in a conversation across the state, at both republican and democratic events, about the need to meet our nation’s long-term electricity demands. 

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