National Co-op Development Act Proposed
The National Cooperative Development Act of 2011 needs the support of the public and members of Congress – see http://www.campaign.coop/. The bill promotes job creation and economic development in underserved communities through cooperative business development. Federal support for co-op development at present is largely limited to rural areas, leaving out most of the U.S. population. We need this kind of legislation to help fulfill the potential of cooperatives in addressing many social needs.