Co-Op Leaders in the Bunker, but Feeling the Heat

ACORN International Citizen Wealth Financial Justice

New Orleans   The cover story in this issue of the quarterly journal, Social Policy, laid out the case once again on the lack of diversity and democracy in the rural electric cooperatives in the 12-state southern area. The minimal representation of African-Americans and Hispanics is region-wide despite the huge populations of both of these groups …

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Rural Electric Cooperatives: A Story of Democracy Defeated and Discrimination Unchecked

ACORN

New Orleans   Following a lengthy research and database project, ACORN International and Labor Neighbor Research & Training Center have now released a sobering, and in some ways shocking, report called “Democracy Lost & Discrimination Found: The Crisis in Rural Electric Cooperatives in the South.” Looking at all available information on 313 cooperatives and their governance …

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