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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 08:02 AM
Regulators Need to Hear From CUs
In today’s regulatory climate, it's imperative credit unions are engaged in the comment process. Regulators need to hear from you on how a proposed rule will impact your credit union, your members, and the credit union movement.

The recent Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) proposal regarding accounting for credit losses is of great concern to credit unions. Many are considering the potential impact of material increases to their Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses (ALLL) reserves and the costs of complying with the requirements.

On such an important rule, it is critical regulators hear from credit unions. However, of the nearly 7,000 state and federal credit unions, only 132 (less than 2 percent) credit union and credit union associations submitted comment letters on the proposal.

Click here for a copy of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues' comment letter to FASB.

Use 'PowerComment' to Voice Your Opinions
The Leagues understand you are extremely busy running your credit union. That’s why we recently created PowerComment, an online resource that provides you everything you need to find, review, and discuss proposed rules, as well as write and immediately submit your comment letters to the applicable agencies. PowerComment makes it easy to be involved in the regulatory comment process.

While there are several rules currently open for comment, one of significant importance is the National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) proposed derivatives rule. We encourage all credit unions to review the proposal and write a comment letter to NCUA. Are the requirements to participate in the proposed derivatives program too strict or cost prohibitive? Are the proposed limits appropriate and sufficient to hedge interest rate risk (IRR)? How should the program be paid for—by participating credit unions, or a mutualized system where all credit unions share the cost?

Don’t let another important rule pass without your input in helping shape the final regulation. Use PowerComment today and let your voice be heard!

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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.