The Michigan Credit Union League Action Fund (MCULAF) makes contributions to candidates for the Michigan Legislature and other statewide elective offices. MCULAF’s purpose, as defined in its Articles of Association, is to “provide the opportunity for individuals interested in the future of the credit union movement to contribute to the support of worthy candidates for Michigan state and local office who believe, and have demonstrated their belief, in the principles to which the movement is dedicated.”
MCULAF accomplishes its mission by contributing to and supporting state candidates and committees that support the credit union movement. In the 2011-12 election cycle, MCULAF contributed almost $341,000 to state candidates, 95% of whom won election.
2012 MCULLAF Grand Raffle Event & Winner
View the 2011 MCULLAF Grand Raffle Event
The Michigan Credit Union League Legislative Action Fund (MCULLAF) is a federally registered PAC that makes contributions to candidates for the U.S. Congress, and also contributes to the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) PAC, the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC). MCULLAF’s purpose, as defined in its Articles of Association, is to " to assist credit unions and their members in becoming educated about federal candidates and the American political process; to promote the credit union philosophy and the benefits of credit unions as not-for-profit cooperatives, with our nation’s governing institutions; to foster the well-being of the credit union system through best practices in government and the election of candidates who embody the ideals of the credit union movement; to assist credit unions and their members in supporting and participating in the institutions of the American political and governmental system; and to engage in other appropriate civic, governmental, and service pursuits consistent with its purpose and mission."
MCULLAF accomplishes its mission by contributing to and supporting federal candidates and committees that support the credit union movement. For the 2011-12 election cycle, MCULLAF spent more than $609,000 supporting federal credit union-friendly candidates.
Members of MCUL-affiliated credit unions who have signed and submitted Permission Agreement 2013
to the MCUL are eligible to contribute to MCULLAF. (Credit unions may only grant permission for PAC solicitation to one trade association per year). All contributions to MCULAF/MCULLAF are strictly voluntary and are not tax deductible for state/federal income tax purposes.
MCUL Grassroots Coordinator Ashley Ligon, along with credit union officials discuss the importance and ease of the Lapel Pin Program, MCUL’s premier State PAC fundraiser.
Contributions to MCULAF/MCULLAF are not deductible for tax purposes.
All contributions are voluntary and will be used for political purposes. You have the right to refuse to contribute without any reprisal. Guidelines contained herein are merely suggestions. You may contribute more or less than the guidelines suggest, and MCUL will not favor nor disadvantage you by reason of the amount of your contribution or a decision not to contribute.