In response to the original AJC article entitled “Three years after suing Cobb EMC, customer-owners may get chance to choose its board”
Thank you for Margaret Newkirk’s September 23 feature, “Three years after suing Cobb EMC, customer-owners may get chance to choose its board,” highlighting the opportunity and need for members to vote in a fair election. Many people do not even know they are members, but they are (and should vote!) if they own their homes and buy power from the co-op.
Across the country, EMC members are standing up to take back democratic control of their co-ops. At the Pedernales Electric Cooperative in central Texas, for example, a similar lawsuit and member-driven board ouster resulted in a much more transparent co-op: members can vote in person, by mail, or on the web, and board meetings are open to the public and even video-archived online. PEC is the country’s largest co-op; Cobb EMC is the third-largest. If they can do it, so can we.
Cobb EMC members fed up with its current board’s antics are joining together to call for a fair election and to support new, accountable candidates when the elections are held. Visit www.TakeBackCobbEMC.com to learn more and take action!