ACRE®

The Action Committee for Rural Electrification (ACRE®) is the federal Political Action Committee (PAC) of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Founded in 1966 by the approximately 1,000 consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives of NRECA, ACRE supports candidates for the U.S. House and Senate- those in office now and running for office-who will speak for and protect the interests of electric cooperatives and their consumer-owners.

ACRE contributions to candidates are backed by over 30,000 eligible members across 47 states with an average contribution of $53, making it truly a grassroots PAC. NRECA has the opportunity to motivate its 42 million consumer-owners to be politically active through the ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action® program. Over 8,000 of our members are electric co-op consumer-owners who have joined ACRE through that program!

ACRE raises personal, voluntary contributions from NRECA's eligible membership. Federal law prohibits soliciting contributions from individuals other than NRECA and member-systems’ eligible employees, boards of directors, consumer-owners and the families of such individuals. Contributions from ineligible individuals will be returned. For more information on the ACRE program or eligibility to participate, please contact Mike Whelan, ACRE Director, at 703-907-5826 or mike.whelan@nreca.coop.

Contributions to the NRECA Action Committee for Rural Electrification® (ACRE®) are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to ACRE® are voluntary and will be used for political purposes. You have the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. Any contribution guidelines presented are merely suggestions. You are free to contribute more or less than the suggested amounts, or not at all. NRECA will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount contributed or a decision not to contribute.