The first step to having an effective advocacy strategy is garnering support from credit union staff, volunteers and members to fund a strong and viable political action committee or PAC. CUNA administers the nation’s largest credit union PAC called CULAC. The Nebraska Credit Union League administers two PACs. The state PAC is called NCULLAC and the federal PAC is called NCULPAC. Here is how the PACs work.
How PACs Work
Donations to CULAC can come from NCULPAC, other League PACs, and staff, volunteer, and member contributions. CULAC contributes money back to local candidates running for Congress. NCULLAC gives money to candidates running for local or state office. Donations to NCULLAC can come from staff, volunteers, members, and organizations such as Claude’s Coffee Club.
If credit unions want to be strong in the future it is important that they advocate today. Supporting our credit union system PACs is a critical part of advocacy, and the best time to start is right now!
Here are some steps to get started:
- Sign a CULAC/NCULPAC permission agreement.
- Sign up for Payroll Deduction Program so all credit union employees can support their credit union PACs.
- Distribute Capitol Club brochures to staff and volunteers.
Credit Union Advocates
If we want credit unions remain strong for years to come, all of us need to contribute to the cause. The simplest way to show your support for your credit union is to make a personal financial contribution to CULAC and NCULPAC.