Members’ Conduit account - “Your Money. Your
Campaigns for governor and state legislative offices are extremely
expensive. It takes an enormous amount of resources to hire
staff, travel and communicate with the voters. Without adequate
financing, candidates that are allies of the credit union movement will
not be able to run the type of campaign necessary in today's political
landscape. Therefore, credit union members must do what they
can to help candidates supportive of our cause.
The Credit Union Members' Conduit is an organization, sponsored
by The League, which receives and transfers contributions to
candidates for state office or legislative committees. Different
from the political action committee, WCULAF, which follows the
directions of the Government Affairs Committee, The League must obtain
authorization from the conduit account holder in order to release funds
to a candidate. That means that The League must get your expressed
permission before donating to an individual or organization. By
using the Members’ Conduit account, both the individual account
holder and the credit union movement get credit for campaign fundraising
The League will send out fundraising notices periodically, as well as
update our fundraising page with new events, suggesting various
candidates to donate to from your account. You may release
funds to a candidate of your choice at any time by clicking
The League will send out monthly balances to keep you up to date
on how much you have in your account. Please contact Patrick Lonergan to
update your contact information.
Every contribution is appreciated and helps to
put credit unions in a better position to protect and promote their
interests. Deposits may be made in a number of different ways:
- By check made payable to "Members' Conduit Account"
and mailed to The League, Attn: Anita Jeske, N25W23131 Paul Road, Suite
500, Pewaukee, WI 53072.
via credit card
- Payroll Deduction (please contact Sarah Wainscott to set up a
Payroll Deduction program at your credit union)
- If you’re interested in opening a Credit Union Members’
Conduit account please contact Sarah
Wainscott at The League at (800)
242-0833, Ext. 6082. You will need to fill out an information sheet,
Some important details...
Authorize a contribution from your Members' Conduit
The Members’ Capital Club
Neither PAC nor conduit contributions are tax
deductible. All contributions are strictly voluntary and will be used
for political purposes. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal.
The League and CUNA must meet all state and federal reporting
requirements as appropriate.