Credit union members, volunteers and employees believe that it is important to actively participate in the political process. A key part of the process is for credit union leaders to provide financial support to our state and federal political action committee’s (PAC).
What is CUPAC?
Its our State Political Action Committee
The Mountain West Credit Union Association operates a state political action committee in all three states. The money raised for our state PAC’s is used to support credit union friendly candidates at the state level . For additional information on our political fundraising programs, please contact the advocacy department.
CUPAC E-FORM (if you complete an online contribution, please fill out this form.)
What is CULAC?
Its our Federal Political Action Committee
The Mountain West Credit Union Association partners with CUNA’s CULAC committee to support candidates at a federal level. The Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) is the federal PAC for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). CULAC’s purpose, as defined in its Articles of Association, is to “provide the opportunity for individuals interested in the future of the credit union movement to contribute to the support of worthy candidates for federal office who believe, and have demonstrated their belief, in the principles to which the industry is dedicated.”
CULAC accomplishes its mission by contributing to and supporting federal candidates and committees that support the Credit Union Movement. For the 2009-2010 election cycle CULAC has raised over $3.5 million. CULAC disbursed nearly $2.8 million directly to federal candidates and committees for the 2010 elections, 56% to Democrats and 44% to Republicans. Additionally, CULAC spent a record $837,000 on Independent Expenditures (IEs) in six competitive races in support of credit union friendly candidates.
It is your continued support and involvement that provides us with the resources to elect credit union advocates to Congress.Individuals who are associated with CUNA’s state credit union leagues and with CUNA-affiliated credit unions who have signed Permission Agreement 2013 with their leagues are eligible to participate in CULAC. All contributions to CULAC are strictly voluntary and are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. For more information about CULAC, contact your Mountain West Credit Union Association Political Affairs staff at 800.477.1697 ext. 3209 or or CUNA’s Political Affairs staff at 202-638-5777.
MWCUA ACH FORM – CIRCLE CULAC
If you have any questions please call Chris Kemm at 800.477.1697 ext 3345.
Please note CULAC is our FEDERAL PAC, not STATE PAC. (CUPAC) and this recruitment effort is separate from our 100% board participation. This should be targeted with your Staff and Management teams within your credit union.
Contributions to CUPAC/CULAC are not deductible for tax purposes.
All contributions are voluntary and will be used for political purposes. You have the right to refuse to contribute without any reprisal. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year. Guidelines contained herein are merely suggestions. You may contribute more or less than the guidelines suggest, and the Mountain West Credit Union Association will not favor nor disadvantage you by reason of the amount of your contribution or a decision not to contribute.