The Credit Union Political Action Council (CUPAC) is a voluntary association of credit union members, chapters and credit unions. CUPAC’s purpose is to promote good government and favorable legislation for credit unions through raising and disbursing funds to candidates and legislators sympathetic to the credit union movement. It is not affiliated with any one political party. This independent and autonomous organization is not supported by League dues, with contributions to CUPAC used almost exclusively to support candidates.

For more information, contact Abby Walsh, Political Action Director via e-mail or (630) 352 - 9562.

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Meet Our Board

Pete Fauth-Secretary (Financial Plus CU); John Fiore (Consumers CU); Tom Lex (Heartland CU); Brian Cedergren (Abri CU); Frank Padak-Treasurer (Scott CU); Charla Buchanan-Chairperson (CEFCU); Lou Bicanic-Vice Chair (Midwest Members CU)

Absent: Raeann Love (Commonwealth CU); Meredith Ritchie (Alliant CU); Susan Toalson-McGinty (University of Illinois Community CU)


Chapter competition creates friendly competition among the chapters in raising funds for CUPAC. The top three fundraising chapters are honored each year with a trophy.     

Each chapter takes a slightly different approach, but the end result is the same: money is raised to assist CUPAC make contributions to legislators/candidates in an effort to help preserve the future of credit unions. 

Click "download" to view or save the most recent Chapter competition results. 


Corporate contributions are submitted from state-chartered credit unions. Funds are contributed to credit union friendly state legislators. Click "download" to view or save the most up to date contributions data.


Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website ( or for purchase from the State Board of Elections in Springfield, IL. Contributions are strictly voluntary and will be used for political purposes. You have the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. Giving levels are suggested amounts. More or less may be contributed. Contributor will not be favored or disadvantaged by reason of the amount contributed or decision not to contribute. A portion or your entire donation may be forwarded to CULAC, the federal political action committee of the Credit Union National Association.


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Abby Walsh