In October, #LPEA celebrated #CoopMonth with 4 Virtual Town Hall Meetings on our future power supply options. The below link will take you to the meeting recordings, presentation slide deck, and a brief synopsis of the questions asked and answered. http://bit.ly/3p02uPv
Membership has its perks! October is National Cooperative Month, so we're celebrating the "cooperative difference" — those little things that go a long way toward a better electric co-op. Have you discovered the difference? #coopmonth #cooperativedifference
As we wrap up #CoopMonth, we celebrate our 7th principle: While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies accepted by their members. #LPEA is proud to be your local co-op. #PowerOn
2021 is ushering in some really cool and exciting opportunities to advance my work with/for #coops! @JoeParcell @CAFNRDean @cafnr @Mizzou #CoopMonthInMissouri #CoopMonth
Time is running out! Today is the last day of #coopmonth and the last day to try your luck at our quiz to see how much you know about #LPEA. Access it here: http://lpea.coop/quiz
Good luck and #PowerOn!
More than 75 people came out to the ARC in Ward 8 on Saturday 10/26 for #DCcoopDay 2019! We not only discussed the long and radical history of cooperative organizing in DC, but we also did a deep dive on how to start and finance worker-owned, housing and food cooperatives.
DC Co-op Day builds on decades of cooperative organizing in DC. From Nannie Helen Burroughs to Cornbread Givens to Linda Leaks, we have such a long and beautiful tradition. In addition to workshops we offered 1-on-1 cooperative development and legal technical assistance to cooperatives at various stages from startup to established.
DC Co-op Day was organized by the DC Cooperative Stakeholders Group with generous support from the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (wacifdmv) and the 11th Street Bridge Park Project (dcbridgepark). Many thanks to Vaughn Perry for helping us to secure free space at The ARC. Many thanks to all of the volunteers who organized this event, the presenters who donated their time and expertise, and the attendees for taking time out of their weekend to build the next economy.
If you'd like to learn more about support for starting, growing or converting a business to employee ownership in DC feel free to reach out to me!...