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Legislative Advocacy

Your Credit Union, Your Voice, Your Impact
The Leagues' Government Affairs team works diligently in Sacramento, Carson City, and Washington, D.C. We promote credit unions' legislative agenda, review hundreds of bills each year, and provide credit union leaders with opportunities to meet with legislators. Please take part in these essential advocacy efforts. (Continue to meet the staff...)
Federal Government Affairs

California and Nevada's voice in Washington D.C. The Leagues are the only Leagues with a full time staff dedicated to working with Congress, Government Agencies, and Federal Regulators. The resources in this area will help you keep informed of the latest developments and credit union priorities.

State Advocacy

State Government Advocacy efforts brings the voice of credit unions to Sacramento and Carson City. Our advocacy team works daily with elected officials, staff, the executive offices, gubernatorial appointees, and the decision-makers of California and Nevada. This area will keep you updated on all advocacy efforts at the state level of Government.

From the Editors of CU Weekly

updated 07/06/15 04:19 PM
AB 83 and SB 570
This afternoon, both houses of the state legislature will take up key data security bills in committee. The California State Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear AB 83 authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), which raises the threshold in the law by which retailers and other businesses must secure any data they handle including payment card information. The bill was recently expanded to define the terms geolocation and biometric information as the author seeks to tighten up consumer privacy protections in this area. The California Credit Union League state lobbying team has met with senators and their staff emphasizing the League’s support for the elevated security standards in this measure. The League has also organized a synchronized grassroots effort, delivering a total of 6,105 letters in support of AB 83 from credit union advocates.

The California State Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection will meet at 1:30 p.m. to deliberate over SB 570 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D- Santa Barbara), which would simplify the data breach notification required under current law and make it more consumer friendly. The new simplified data breach notification form would require information to be presented under the following headings in no smaller than 10-point font: What Happened?, What Information Was Involved?, What We Are Doing., What You Can Do., Other Important Information., and For More Information Call. The League had originally registered its opposition to this measure due to the potentially devastating legal implications for failure to comply with the new requirements. The League state lobbying team successfully secured amendments in the most recent version of the bill neutralizing the potential for legal harm and moving the League to a neutral position. The most recent version of SB 570 includes a safe harbor for entities that use the new simplified notice to meet the data breach notification requirements.

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Grassroots Advocacy
Grassroots Advocacy efforts connects you to your government. Whether issues arise at the Federal or State level, you can be an advocate for your credit union by participating in our programs. Using traditional Grassroots tactics, the Leagues connects you to our cause.
PAC Programs

Political Action Committees are organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates, representing business, labor or ideological interests.

Talking Points
If your credit union would like talking points for an issue, such as member business lending (MBL) or supplemental capital, the Leagues' Consumer Advocacy Department can develop one to suit your particular needs. Please contact Public Affairs and Consumer Advocacy Specialist Tina Ramos-Ingold at tinar@ccul.org, or by phone at 909-212-6050.