Tune in to WOL 1450 AM and Tune-in Radio, October 15, at 10:30 am for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon interviews Laura Vogel, Senior Advisor for NRECA Political Affairs, and Kate LaTour, Director of Government Relations for the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International. Vernon and his guests will discuss the importance of voting in the 2020 election, and resources available on NRECA’s Co-ops Vote platform at vote.coop
Laura Vogel joined NRECA in 2014 and is a member of the Political Affairs team. She is responsible for developing programs to encourage Co-op member and staff engagement in political issues that matter to the Co-op family, and is the program manager for their voter initiative, Co-ops Vote. She is also involved in NRECA’s political training programs, serving as an instructor for the Grassroots Course for co-op Directors, and provides strategic input for NRECA’s annual Youth Tour program.
In 2019 Laura was named to the national steering committee for National Voter Registration Day. She has a Master’s Degree in Political Management from George Washington University, a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Certificate in PAC and Grassroots Management from the Public Affairs Council.
Kate LaTour is the Director of Government Relations for the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International. Prior to joining NCBA CLUSA, Kate served as a Legislative Aide in the U.S. Senate working on economic policy issues. She earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in political science and international affairs, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University.