What is a Political Action Committee (PAC)?

A PAC is a group of individuals, to include an association, committee or organization, that is established for the primary purpose of advocating the election or defeat of one or more clearly identified candidates. Credit union members in Kentucky have joined together to form two Kentucky Credit Union Political Action Committees – a State PAC and a Federal PAC. The State PAC supports credit union-oriented candidates for the state legislature. The Federal PAC supports candidates for the federal offices. Since the PACs were formed, the contributions of its members have helped pro-credit union candidates from both the Democratic and Republican parties.

What is a KYCUPAC?

The Kentucky Credit Union Political Action Committee (KYCUPAC) is the vehicle through which a credit union advocate can actively participate in advancing the future of the credit union industry. In contributing to KYCUPAC – the political action committee (PAC) of the Kentucky Credit Union League – you are making an investment in the future of your credit union and every credit union across the country.

What is a CULAC?

For more information on the national Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), click here.

How can my credit union contribute?

Corporate contributions are prohibited to both the federal and state PAC. However, your credit union can raise money through different avenues, such as payroll deduction, candy bar sales and dress down days. Individuals who are associated with the Kentucky Credit Union League and with League-affiliated credit unions who have signed a permission agreement (this will link to the agreement) with the League are eligible to participate in KYCUPAC. All contributions made to KYCUPAC are strictly voluntary and are not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contact Debbie Painter, EVP/Director of Public Relations & Governmental Affairs, at (502) 813-4005 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

How can I contribute?

Kentucky Credit Union League
3615 Newburg Rd.
Louisville, KY 40218

Call: 502-459-8026 or 800-333-5285
Fax: 502-459-0189