As a not-for-profit electric co-op that adheres to the co-op principles, SECO Energy encourages member participation in the democratic process on a state and federal level. To support that mission, we provide our Member-Owners with information on their legislators in Florida and Washington, DC. Our members’ participation and influence play key roles in maintaining affordable, reliable energy.


Hundreds of energy industry related bills are introduced by legislators. Before those bills are passed into legislation, SECO Energy along with other electric cooperatives throughout the U.S. educate legislators on the possible effects of those bills on the utility grid infrastructure, the environment and the cost of energy for their constituents. From time to time, we ask our Member-Owners to take action in letting legislators know how an introduced bill could significantly raise energy cost.


How can you help? Make a difference in state and federal elections by registering to vote and speaking out.

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Rural Friends / ACRE, the Action Committee for Rural Electrification, is a nonpartisan political action committee that represents interests of electric co-ops, their members and employees. Co-op Member-Owners can join and support a special arm of the political action committee called COPA – Co-op Owners for Political action.


ACRE leaders, along with co-op leaders across the nation, visit Washington, DC, on your behalf to educate lawmakers on regulation or legislation that could significantly raise energy costs.


To continue promoting policies that protect electric cooperatives, Rural Friends / ACRE / COPA needs the support of members like you. If you would like to enroll in and contribute to the program, complete the web form below.

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    Please add the following amount monthly to my electric bill for PAC contributions:


    Contributions to the NRECA Action Committee for Rural Electrification® (ACRE®) are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to ACRE® are voluntary and will be used for political purposes. You have the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal.​ Federal law prohibits contributions from foreign nationals who lack permanent resident status. Any contribution guidelines presented are merely suggestions. You are free to contribute more or less than the suggested amounts, or not at all. NRECA will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount contributed or a decision not to contribute.​​


    ACRE raises personal, voluntary contributions from NRECA’s eligible membership. Federal law prohibits soliciting contributions from individuals other than NRECA and member-systems’ eligible employees, boards of directors, consumer-owners and the families of such individuals. Contributions from ineligible individuals will be returned.