America’s Electric Cooperatives PAC is the federal Political Action Committee (PAC) of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). AEC-PAC 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 to AEC-PAC are deductible (Use AR 1800 Form) from Arkansas state income tax.

Founded in 1966 by the approximately 1,000 consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives of NRECA, AEC-PAC 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.

Through AEC-PAC, cooperatives ensure that they are playing a vital part in the political process. Involvement in the political process is the only way electric cooperatives can make sure their voices are heard.

AEC-PAC’s strength comes from you and your commitment to cooperative rural electrification. It is each individual’s membership that helps us stand together and allows AEC-PAC to remain strong and promote the legislative objectives of the rural electric program.

AEC-PAC contributions to candidates are backed by over 36,000 eligible members across 47 states with an average contribution of $65, making it truly a grassroots PAC. NRECA has the opportunity to motivate its 42 million consumer-members to be politically active through the AEC-PAC Co-op Owners for Political Action® program. Over 11,000 of our members are electric co-op consumer-members who have joined AEC-PAC through that program!

If you would like more information about AEC-PAC, please email us.

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Legal Disclaimer

Contributions to the NRECA AEC-PAC are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to AEC-PAC are voluntary and will be used for political purposes. You have the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. Federal law prohibits contributions from foreign nationals who lack permanent resident status. 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.

*Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200.

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Taking application to the 2022 Youth Tour

Craighead electric cooperative is now accepting applications to the 2022 Youth Tour. We will send two deserving area students on an all-expense-paid chaperoned trip to Washington D.C. with 40 other Arkansas students to see our nation’s capital. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

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2021 Youth Tour Goes Virtual

The annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour gives selected local area Juniors to learn about their community, State, and Nation, by meeting with and learning from their representatives in government and other community leaders.

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Bat habitat update

It has been nearly a year since Craighead Electric Cooperative, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas State University, and others teamed up on a conservation initiative to help an endangered native bat species in Arkansas and the biologists working on the project have some exciting news to share.

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