Rural Friends/ACRE is the nonpartisan political action committee that helps supporters of electric cooperatives who are seeking election to the Texas Legislature and to the U.S. Congress. It operates under the guidelines and policies of a board of directors composed of electric cooperative leaders from around the state. Rural Friends/ACRE is subject to all state and federal campaign finance laws and reporting requirements.
Membership is strictly voluntary and consists of persons who have an interest in preserving and defending their local electric cooperative. They care enough to contribute to the progress and growth of their cooperative and the communities it serves.
Contributions go to candidates for state and federal office who have demonstrated support for electric cooperatives. Support is based on their voting records on legislation affecting electric cooperatives, their statements on cooperative issues, and their historical stance on those issues. Rural Friends contributes to state office candidates and ACRE – the Action Committee for Rural Electrification – contributes to candidates for the U.S. Congress.
Contributions to Rural Friends/ACRE and the Action Committee for Rural Electrification (ACRE) are for political purposes and strictly voluntary. Contributions to federal and state Political Action Committees are not deductible for tax purposes. Anyone has the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal.
For more information on the Rural Friends/ACRE program or eligibility to participate, please contact Catherine Poppe, FECs Rural Friends/ACRE coordinator, at 979-968-3181 or email@example.com.