Grassroots Action Team

What is the Grassroots Action Team?

Big Bend Electric Cooperative (BBEC) is a member-owned electric utility. BBEC needs members’ help and support to protect the best interest of our electric cooperative. The BBEC Grassroots Action Team is a group of members who are willing to learn more about issues BBEC faces at the local, state, and national levels. In turn, BBEC asks the Grassroots Action Team to occasionally contact legislators about legislation that might help or hurt BBEC.

How Much Work Does This Involve?

BBEC will send brief updates on key issues to the Grassroots Action Team (typically once or twice a month during legislative sessions). Depending on the issue, BBEC may ask Grassroots Action Team members to express their views to legislators by letter, email, or telephone. Grassroots Action Team participants are never under any obligation to take action and may removed from the team at any time. Being on the Grassroots Action Team allows participants to be as involved as time will allow.

Why Should Co-op Members Participate in the Grassroots Action Team?

This is a time of unprecedented change in the electric utility industry. Climate change, renewable energy mandates, reliability standards, and reporting requirements are just a few current issues affecting BBEC. Legislative changes can have a dramatic impact on reliability and the cost of power. The Grassroots Action Team is needed to help inform and educate legislators and to provide personal opinions on issues that affect electric rates.

How to Join the Grassroots Action Team

Simply provide BBEC with your name, address, phone number, and email address (if you have one) and let us know that you want to join the Grassroots Action Team!