Political Action Committees
Electric cooperative employees support two political action committees, the Rural Electric Action Program (REAP), and Action Committee for Rural Electrification (ACRE). REAP supports the election of legislative and Council of State candidates in North Carolina. A national organization, ACRE funds provide assistance to congressional candidates. More than 2,000 individual supporters in our state make contributions to both REAP and ACRE. The most common contribution is $10 for REAP and $25 for ACRE. The political action committees of electric cooperatives survive on the strength of widespread participation by employees and board members.