TAKE ACTION NOW: Help Protect Northwest Hydropower

Reliable and affordable power in your state is in peril and we need YOUR HELP!

The Lower Snake River Dams provide hydropower for thousands of Americans, but a draft agreement could lead to the breaching of the dams and jeopardize your access to affordable and reliable electricity. If the draft agreement is finalized, energy costs will increase, the chances of rolling blackouts will skyrocket, and access to hydropower will disappear. 

Tell President Biden: Keep the Lights On! Click on the buttons below to quickly sign a petition and send pre-written letters to our legislators. 

Join the Fight for Affordable Rates!

Midstate Electric Cooperative belongs to a statewide association called ORECA (Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association). Its role, on behalf of Oregon cooperatives, is to lobby lawmakers and state officials for legislation that supports our mission against mandates that jeopardize cooperative values. MEC is actively involved in working with other Oregon electric cooperatives through ORECA to remind lawmakers about the importance of affordable and reliable electricity. But we can’t do this alone; we need your help!

Electric Cooperative member-owners have the opportunity to join Voices of Cooperative Power (VCP), a network of electric co-op members working together to influence elected officials who are making energy policy decisions that impact our co-ops and, by extension, our way of life.

As a Voices for Cooperative Power member, you are provided with background material on electric utility issues and newsletters on important state and federal legislation. From time to time, you might be asked to contact your elected officials about a particular piece of legislation that is being considered. You are never under any obligation to do so and can cancel your participation at any time.

Elected officials need and want to hear from our members – the voters. The more people they hear from, the more lawmakers pay attention to what Oregon electric cooperatives are saying.

Sign up and make your voice heard today: Voices for Cooperative Power

Or feel free to call the Marketing Department at 541-536-2126 Option 5. We can answer any questions you may have and complete the enrollment process on your behalf.

Your local elected officials: 

Senate – District 27

Senator Tim Knopp
Phone: 503-986-1727
Address: 900 Court St NE, S-303

Salem, OR, 97301



House – District 53

Representative Emerson Levy
Phone: 503-986-1453
Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-486

Salem, Oregon 97301



Senate – District 28

Senator Dennis Linthicum 
Phone: 503-986-1728
Address: 900 Court St NE, S-303

Salem, OR, 97301



House – District 55

Representative E. Werner Reschke
Phone: 503-986-1455
Address: 900 Court St NE, H-383

Salem, OR, 97301



Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association Grassroots Resource: