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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 05/24/13 02:42 PM
Video Gives Useful Tips
Did you know the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has posted a helpful five-minute video for credit unions on how to write effective comment letters to the agency?

Whether your credit union supports or opposes a proposed rule, it's important your voice is heard—and it's important your comments are written effectively. Click here to view NCUA's video, hosted by Chairman Debbie Matz.

Tips for Writing a Comment Letter

  • Read the proposed rule and comments from other credit unions. Decide if you support or oppose the rule, and consider the unintended consequences.
  • Make an impact by telling your credit union's story. When opposing a proposed rule, let the regulator know your reasons why, and describe the affect the rule would have on your members, your credit union, or the credit union movement.
  • Consider whether the agency has good, solid justification for its proposed rule/amendment. If justification exists, suggest alternative solutions that mitigate the impact while allowing the agency to reach its objective.
  • If your credit union supports a rule, let the agency know this, too. Everyone likes positive feedback from time to time, and you’ll help foster goodwill for when you do need to object to a rule.

Remember to use PowerComment to submit your comment letter. PowerComment is a free regulatory advocacy service available to all California and Nevada credit unions. Register at PowerComment, or contact Leagues Vice President of Regulatory Advocacy Sharon Lindeman at 909-212-6063 or sharonl@ccul.org!

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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.