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Whether you realize it or not, you are involved in politics in some capacity. 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, we need to do all we can to elect and support candidates for office that share the credit union vision, ensuring we remain strong and relevant. This is done through the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC). CULAC promotes the support of pro-credit union candidates to the U.S. Congress and the Louisiana Legislature through political action committee contributions. By pooling resources, credit unions are able to maximize the collective impact of donations in the support of those who promote favorable legislation to support and enhance the credit union industry.

For more information, visit the national CULAC website.

Please note that in order to be able to accept contributions from credit union members and professionals, your credit union must have a current signed permission agreement on file. Permission agreements can be found in the PAC resources section. 

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Effective political action makes for a strong credit union movement and your dedication hasn’t gone unnoticed. Over the years, the Louisiana credit union movement has become a major force in the world of political fundraising. We utilize a number of avenues to raise funds for the campaigns of credit union-friendly candidates, but ultimately our fundraising efforts are driven by personal donations from credit union leaders like you. 
Thank you for your continued support and involvement that provides us with the resources to elect credit union advocates to Congress.

National Highlights

  • Louisiana Credit Union system was awarded the 2019 National Vanguard Award for exceeding its CULAC goal in 2018.
  • Ouachita Valley FCU was recognized for raising the highest dollar amount in their asset category.
  • Pelican State CU was recognized for raising the highest dollar amount in the state of Louisiana. 

CULAC Challenge

2018-19 CULAC Challenge Winners

  • Highest Percentage: Lafayette Chapter
  • Highest Dollar Amount: Baton Rouge Chapter
  • Highest Personal Contributor: Steven Liberto, LCUL

2017-18 CULAC Challenge Winners

  • Highest Percentage: Alexandria Chapter
  • Highest Dollar Amount: Baton Rouge Chapter
  • Highest Personal Contributor: Jeff Conrad, Pelican State CU

2016-17 CULAC Challenge Winners

  • Highest Percentage: Lafayette Chapter
  • Highest Dollar Amount: Baton Rouge Chapter
  • Highest Personal Contributor: Tina Atkins, Kraftman FCU

Pelican Club

$500 or more donated during a calendar year

  • Tina AtkinsKraftman FCU
  • Joseph Battaglia Post Office Employees CU
  • Cindy BeauregardHeart of Louisiana FCU
  • Lawoka BoldenFirst Pioneers FCU
  • Kellie BrowerFirst Pioneers FCU
  • Brian BurtonAccess of Louisiana FCU
  • Jody CaraccioliNeighbors FCU
  • Chris CheletteValex FCU
  • Jeff ConradPelican State CU
  • Chris CraigheadCentric FCU
  • Monica DeclouetUniversity of Louisiana FCU
  • Helen DelinNAS JRB FCU
  • Chris EckartCUNA Mutual
  • Susie FairLCUL
  • Bob GallmanLCUL
  • Mike HooperLa Capitol FCU
  • Michelle JinksAccess of Louisiana FCU
  • Debbie KidderUniversity of Louisiana FCU
  • Jonathan KudulisKRP Law Firm
  • Janice LandryMeritus CU
  • Steven LibertoLCUL
  • Lacie LingoSt. Tammany FCU
  • Chris MaurerUNO FCU
  • Janet McDanielAlexandria Municipal FCU
  • Yolanda MillerPost Office Employees CU
  • Pat MorrisMonroe Telco FCU
  • Sidney ParfaitPost Office Employees CU
  • Katie PilcherOuachita Valley FCU
  • Melanie ReidlUniversity of Louisiana FCU
  • Connie RoyMeritus CU
  • Glenda RusheSt. Tammany FCU
  • Cindy Sansing-JamesCENLA FCU
  • Pam StellyMaple FCU
  • Anna SuireSection 705 FCU
  • Steve WebbNeighbors FCU
  • Clark YelvertonCSE FCU