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Political Action Committees (PACs)

State legislators make decisions every day that could potentially affect the way credit unions do business. Other financial institutions, with interests very different from credit unions, actively lobby, campaign and contribute to candidates favorable to their cause. For these reasons, LSCU credit unions need to do all they can to elect and support candidates for office that share the credit union vision in ensuring credit unions remain strong and vital. This is done through PACs!

What is a PAC and Why Do Credit Unions Need Them?
A political action committee is used and administered by a corporation, trade association, membership organization or others to solicit and contribute money to candidates on issues of importance to their group. By pooling resources, LSCU members can maximize the collective impact of donations in support of those who promote favorable legislation to support and enhance the credit union industry. Credit Union PAC support drives advocacy victories!

The LSCU’s state and federal PACs support pro-credit union candidates, promote good government and support advocacy efforts for pro-credit union legislation. Show your support of credit union advocacy. Donate to the PACs!

 

LSCU PACs

Alabama PAC

ACULAC – Alabama Credit Union Legislative Action Council is the LSCU’s state registered political action committee. ACULAC makes contributions to candidates for the Alabama Legislature and other statewide offices. Corporate and individual contributions are accepted.

Florida PAC

Florida CUPAC – Florida Credit Union Political Action Committee (CUPAC) is the LSCU’s state registered political action committee. CUPAC makes contributions to candidates for the Florida Legislature and other statewide elective offices. Corporate and individual contributions are accepted.

Georgia PAC

Georgia CUPAC – Georgia Credit Union Political Action Committee (CUPAC) is the LSCU’s state registered political action committee. CUPAC makes contributions to candidates for the Georgia General Assembly and other statewide elective offices. Corporate and individual contributions are accepted.

LSCU Fed PAC – LSCU Fed PAC is a federally registered political action committee. LSCU Fed PAC makes contributions to federal candidates in Alabama, Florida and Georgia who are credit union champions. Only individual contributions are accepted.

By making a personal contribution to LSCU FedPAC, you will join the group of dedicated credit union advocates who are committed to the future of our industry. Wear your LSCU PAC lapel pin with pride to LSCU events, chapter dinners, and credit union functions to show your level of support and that you are a credit union advocate.

 

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PAC Committee

Chairman’s Club: $1,000.00+
President’s Club: $500.00 – $999.99
Capitol Club: $250.00 – $499.00
Congressional Club: $100.00 – $249.99
Ambassador Club: $50.00 – $99.99
Advocate’s Club: $25.00 – $49.99

CU Vote Defense Fund – In years past, credit unions have been subject to legislative and legal challenges to our membership, tax exemption, charter and operational authority. In response to these threats, CU Vote Defense Fund was established to provide education about specific credit union issues to the general public and to elected officials. Such funds will not be used for direct or indirect campaign contributions.

PAC Fundraising Guides

The PAC Fundraising Guide is a turnkey resource to assist credit unions with political action committee (PAC) fundraising. It includes helpful information to ensure the LSCU and credit unions comply with state and federal election laws. Each credit union is different and the fundraising guide will provide credit unions with options to find a program that is best for them.

PAC Resources

PAC fundraising can seem complicated. The LSCU has many resources to help explain what PAC fundraising is, how to plan and why it’s important to credit unions. Save it on your computer or print it out for your staff. Contact John Rothell, Blake Westbrook or Brandee Bickle for more information.

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Why I Give to LSCU PACs

I give to LSCU PACs because...

Alabama, Florida and Georgia have many strong supporters of the LSCU PACs. They understand the collective strength of credit unions is powerful. One of the most effective advocacy tools the tri-state credit unions have are the LSCU’s Political Action Committees. By contributing to LSCU PACs, you help ensure credit union champions are elected to office in Montgomery, Tallahassee, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. to fight for the issues that matter most to credit unions.

PAC Signature Events

Credit Unions on Tap

Support credit union advocacy while enjoying local brews at the highly anticipated CUs on Tap, presented by LSCU and Corporate One.

Two registrations – one great event. Start the afternoon with Corporate One’s free professional development session. Then, network with fellow credit union advocates while tasting the brewery’s finest beers during CUs on Tap.

4:00 pm – Corporate One’s FREE Professional Development Session. Learn about the importance of EQ (Emotional Intelligence) in the workplace. Also, dress your best to receive a complimentary head shot.

5:30 pm – CUs on Tap. Make a personal contribution to LSCU FedPAC to enjoy networking, a guided flight tasting led by the brewery’s beer expert or a tour of the brewery, heavy appetizers and other opportunities to taste the brews. Must be 21+ to attend CUs on Tap.

 

Location Date Brewery Register for Corporate One's Free Guided Tastings
and Tours & LSCU's CUs on Tap Below

Ft. Lauderdale

1201 NE 38th St.
Oakland, FL 3334

August 26th

5:30 pm


Funky Buddha Brewery

REGISTRATION

Miami

7250 NW 11th St.
Miami, FL 33126

August 27th

5:30 pm


Beat Culture Brewery

REGISTRATION

West Palm Beach

332 Evernia St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

August 28th

5:30 pm


West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault

REGISTRATION

Dunedin

587 Main St.
Dunedin, FL 34698

September 16th

5:30 pm


Caledonia Brewery

REGISTRATION

Tampa Heights

1631 N. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602

September 17th

5:30 pm


Hidden Springs Ale Works

REGISTRATION

Orlando

131 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801

September 18th

5:30 pm


Ocean Sun Brewing

REGISTRATION

Jacksonville

1461 Hendricks Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32207

September 19th

5:30 pm


Aardwolf Brewery

REGISTRATION

Tallahassee

1320 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

September 20th

5:30 pm


Proof Brewery

REGISTRATION

 

Contributions to the state or federal PACs are not tax deductible. Contributions are strictly voluntary and you have the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. Contributions from individuals outside of the solicitable class will be returned. Federal election law requires us to report the name, address, occupation, and/or name of the employer for individuals who contribute $200 ore more in a calendar year.

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