Alabama Electric Cooperatives

Alabama all coop counties
Counties with Cooperatives Highlighted in Blue

There is available information from ten (10) of the twenty-four (24) cooperatives inn Alabama which is the lowest level of transparency in the twelve (12) states of the South. Men are 48.5% of the state
population, but hold 90.4% of the cooperative board seats. Women are 51.5% of the population, and hold 10.9% of the seats on coop boards. Racially, Alabama is 67% white, 26.7%, and 4.1% Hispanic. Available data on coop participation indicates that 148 members or 95.5% are white, seven (7) are black or 4.5%, and zero (0) are Hispanic.

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Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives
Arab Electric Cooperative
Baldwin EMC
Black Warrior EMC
Central Alabama Electric Cooperative
Cherokee Electric Cooperative
Clarke-Washington EMC
CoosaValley Electric Cooperative
Covington Electric Cooperative
Cullman Electric Cooperative
Dixie Electric Cooperative
Franklin Electric Cooperative
Joe Wheeler EMC
Marshall-DeKalb Electric Cooperative
North Alabama Electric Cooperative
Pea River Electric Cooperative
Pioneer Electric Cooperative Inc.
PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative
South Alabama Electric Cooperative
Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative
Tombigbee Electric Cooperative
Wiregrass Electric Cooperative


Non-Profit Hospitals Accountability Project

After extensive research into nonprofit hospitals in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, the Nonprofit Accountability Project has released our findings and recommendations in a paper, “Charity for Whom?

On September 24, we went to hospitals in New Orleans (Ochsner), Little Rock (St. Vincent), and Houston (Methodist) to call attention to the lack of charity care given by these, and many other, large institutions in our communities.

Our research indicates that the non-profit tax exemption system enables hospitals to be non-profit in name only, thereby reaping the benefits of tax exemption without sharing these gains with low income families. We argue this is due to the vagueness of relevant laws and leniency of the IRS.

This paper is the product of cooperation between Local 100 United Labor Unions, the Labor Neighbor Research & Training Center (LNRTC), and ACORN International, plus our tireless team of volunteers.


Voter Purge Project Updates

Voter Purge Project, a project of Labor Neighbor, Ohio Voter Project, and ACORN International, protects eligible voters against disenfranchisement by monitoring, reporting on, and organizing against wrongful voter purging. The work has recently been covered in WIRED magazine, The New York Times, and various local news outlets across the country.

Read more about the Voter Purge Project’s work at the VPP Website.