Welcome to the Credit Union PAC of North Carolina (CUPAC). CUPAC is a nonpartisan PAC that supports qualified candidates who are supportive of credit unions, regardless of their party affiliation. Our PAC, which is a state PAC, was established to encourage credit union participation in the political process.
CUPAC’s mission is to encourage participation in the political process and provide credit union employees a convenient and meaningful way to promote credit union awareness with our state elected officials. By pooling financial resources to support candidates who share our concerns, you can make an impact and make the credit union voice heard loud and clear with our elected officials.
Please note, your contributions to CUPAC will be used in connection with state elections only and are subject to the prohibitions and limitations of North Carolina campaign finance law. You should also be aware that contributions to the PAC are not deductible for income tax purposes. Your participation is strictly voluntary and you may refuse to participate without reprisal.
I understand and acknowledge that in order to become a member of CUPAC, I must be a credit union employee or member.
1. Why is CUPAC Important to Me?
Decisions made by state officials strongly affect our credit unions. Elected officials impact the way we operate our business by passing laws and appointing individuals who regulate our business. Your participation in the PAC helps elect candidates who understand the major issues that affect credit unions. PAC members receive invitations to special events and recognition gifts.
2. Why is the PAC Important to Credit Unions?
CUPAC, combined with governmental affairs initiatives, provides indispensable resource tools for supporting our business goals. In the political arena, the single most effective way to influence legislative decisions is by playing a strong role in determining who serves in the state legislature. Our PAC provides the financial resources to help elect candidates who are supportive of credit unions. Therefore, a strong PAC allows us to shape our own future direction rather than having others do it for us.
3. Is the PAC nonpartisan?
Yes, the PAC supports candidates who support credit unions, regardless of their party affiliation.
4. How Much Should I Contribute?
You may contribute as much or as little as you please, as long as you remain within the state guidelines. No individual may contribute more than $4,000 per election cycle.
5. Is PAC participation mandatory?
No, your participation in the PAC is voluntary, and you may refuse to participate without reprisal. You will not be favored or disadvantaged because of the amount you contribute or by your decision not to contribute.
6. Do our competitors have strong PACs?
Yes, our competitors have active PACs.
7. Why is 2012 particularly important for CUPAC?
Besides helping to choose a new president this year, voters will elect new members of the US House, State House and Senate, and Council of State. Legislators will decide many key issues for our industry. So, it is imperative that CUPAC helps elect state legislators this year who will consider our perspective on issues important to us.
8. Will I need to re-enroll in the PAC each year?
No. Once you enroll in the PAC, you will continue as a member for as long as you choose. Of course, you always have the opportunity to increase, decrease or discontinue your PAC contributions. You may do so by contacting your credit union PAC administrator or Pam Melton
of the League
9. Will I be kept informed about PAC contributions and other issues affecting the PAC?
10. Are my contribution dollars given solely to candidates or is a portion of my money used to sponsor PAC events?
PAC contributions are given solely to candidates. PAC events, sponsorships and appreciation events are all paid for out of the departmental budget.
To join CUPAC, please select the following link, CUPAC enroll card. If you have any questions regarding the PAC, please contact Pam Melton, Director Political, NCCUL at 919-457-9067