Why are your public utilities LIBA members?

We recently posted the directory of Lincoln Independent Business Association members as it was at the end of March 2019 when LIBA took it off their web site. Among the surprises on that list? Your gas and electric providers:

A portion of LIBA membership fees goes to LIBA PAC. Even if LIBA grants exemptions to this for utilities (we don’t know whether they do or not), the membership is still supporting the running of the organization and making it look normal. Meanwhile, LIBA and its PAC are funding hate candidates and fighting a living wage. In 2018 the PAC gave direct contributions to these candidates:

Is this acceptable to you?