Action Committee for Rural Electrification®

About ACRE

Founded in 1966, the Action Committee for Rural Electrification® (ACRE®) is the federal political action committee (PAC) of the nation’s electric co-ops. ACRE supports political candidates who will speak for and protect the interests of electric co-ops and their consumer-owners. ACRE is truly a grassroots PAC backed by over 35,000 individuals making an average contribution of $59.

Through ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action®, co-ops can reach out to their residential consumer-owners and invite them to be politically engaged in ACRE and in other important grassroots advocacy initiatives.

For more information on who is eligible to join ACRE and ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action and how to build a strong program at your co-op, please check out the links below or email the ACRE,​.


Contact ACRE Staff


ACRE Year Change

Beginning on January 1, 2018, the membership year will coincide with a normal calendar year.

Does this affect my contributions?

No. This amendment will not affect your ACRE contributions. The ACRE Membership Year is used only to recognize participation in ACRE. ACRE contributions made by payroll deduction, bill addition or other recurring contribution methods will not be affected.

Legal Disclaimer

​​​Contributions to the NRECA Action Committee for Rural Electrification® (ACRE®) are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to ACRE® 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.​​

ACRE 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 from ineligible individuals will be returned. For more information on the ACRE program or eligibility to participate, please contact Gabe Snow, ACRE Director, at 703-907-5799 or