PACs finish 2022 strong; new legislatures off to dramatic starts
Published by: Andrew Canan
January 12, 2023 | Government Affairs, Political Action
Cooperation among cooperatives is the seventh cooperative principle and stands firm with the support of the League’s advocacy and political action committees (PACs). Thanks to your continued generosity, the League PACs raised more than $310,000 combined in 2022. More than 2,200 individuals and 30,000 contributions helped generate this impressive fundraising achievement. With an average donation of $8.64, this is truly an example of cooperation delivering tremendous results.
Thanks to that support, the League’s political efforts were very successful in November, with 94% of state- and federal-backed candidates being elected. With those elections came new faces in Congress; Rep. Greg Landsman (D-Cincinnati), Rep. Max Miller (R-Rocky River), and Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) in the U.S. House and Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Cincinnati) in the Senate. The League has already begun building relationships with the new members.
With a new Congress and new General Assembly comes new leadership, and neither spared any surprises throughout the typically mundane process. In Columbus, Rep. Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) shocked Capitol Square with his election as Speaker of the Ohio House following a deal with House Democrats to get him the 50+ votes needed, and Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California) needed 15 ballots to secure the necessary votes to get him across the finish line. Credit unions will be in a strong position with a supporter in Speaker Stephens, and champions like Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) expected to Chair the powerful Judiciary Committee.
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