Your support of Colorado Advocates for Rural Electrification (CARE) or the Action Committee for Rural Electrification (ACRE) ensures that elected officials who are supportive of electric cooperatives stay in office and continue to support our cause.
CARE is a state-level political action committee (PAC) maintained in Denver and administered by the Colorado Rural Electric Association (CREA) through the CARE Committee and membership. This money is used for candidates, regardless of party affiliation, to the Colorado General Assembly and other statewide offices. CARE money cannot be used for local or county candidates.
ACRE is a federal political action committee (PAC) facilitated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). ACRE supports congressional candidates, regardless of party, who share public policy goals that are consistent with the mission of member-owned electric cooperatives. Also, half of the contributions to ACRE are returned to the statewide associations for use in state elections. While ACRE supports candidates for the United States House and Senate, it does not contribute to presidential campaigns.
If you are interested in more information about CARE or ACRE, call United Power’s Public Affairs department at 303-659-0551.