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 CULAC resources section below. 


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

  • 2022 CULAC Capitol Circle Award – Louisiana – Awarded annually to each League that meets or exceeds 100% of its annual fundraising goal Louisiana raised $90,778 in 2022, 204% of our Fair Share Goal
  • 2022 CULAC Circle of Excellence Award – La Capitol FCU - Awarded annually to the credit union that raised the highest dollars for each state

CULAC Challenge Highlights

2021-22 CULAC Challenge Winners

  • Highest Percentage: Lafayette Chapter
  • Highest Dollar Amount: Baton Rouge Chapter
  • Highest Personal Contributor: Helen Delin, INSTEP CU

Pelican Club

$500 or more donated during a calendar year

  • Tina Atkins
  • Lawoka Bolden
  • Kellie Brower
  • Jeffrey Conrad
  • Chris Craighead
  • Monica Declouet
  • Helen Delin
  • Michael Hooper
  • Rhonda Hotard
  • Michelle Jinks
  • Matthew Koch
  • Janice Landry
  • Steven Liberto
  • Chris Maurer
  • Chad Miller
  • Melissa Ott
  • Sidney Parfait
  • Jackie Patin
  • Glenda Rushe
  • Amanda Simpson
  • Pamela Stelly
  • Annette Thames
  • Diane Ward
  • Steve Webb