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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 06/18/13 09:25 AM
20,000 Letters Generated So Far
Credit union leaders were reminded by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues this week that their participation is essential to preserving the movement's tax-exempt status.

Last week the threat escalated when the Senate Finance Committee identified the credit union tax status as a potential target for abolishment.

—Engagement With CU Members—
The Leagues want to thank the following credit unions for their leadership in engaging members to reach out to Congress:

  • California Coast CU
  • KeyPoint CU
  • LBS Financial CU
  • Media City CU
  • Silver State Schools CU

"These grassroots leaders have helped generate more than 20,000 letters to Congress, but we have a long way to go to hit our goal of 500,000 contacts from California and Nevada," said David Creager, manager of grassroots advocacy for the Leagues.

Click here to access resources to help YOUR credit union.

—Upcoming Outreach—
The following list of leading credit unions have scheduled coordinated outreach to their members in the coming weeks:

  • Christian Community CU
  • Coast Hills CU
  • Credit Union of Southern California
  • Desert Valleys FCU
  • Family FCU
  • Great Basin FCU
  • Heritage Community CU
  • Orange County’s CU
  • Redwood CU
  • SchoolsFirst FCU
  • Sequoia FCU
  • Sierra Central CU
  • SkyOne FCU
  • Travis CU

"Our future depends on all of us working together by asking our loyal members to participate in this effort," Creager said.

—Advocacy Team Video—
The Leagues' advocacy team has created a stirring one-minute video regarding the importance of the "Don't Tax My Credit Union" campaign.

Click here to view the video.

Leaders are urged to participate! Please engage your members TODAY.

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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.