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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

Jan Owen, Commissioner of the Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
updated 07/08/13 10:55 AM
Part of Governor's Reorganization
In accordance with Gov. Jerry Brown’s government reorganization plan that went into effect July 1, California's Department of Corporations and the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) merged to form the Department of Business Oversight (DBO).

Additionally, a new Division of Financial Services (DFS) will be housed inside the newly created DBO. The DFS will oversee the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, industrial banks, savings associations, trust companies, foreign banking organizations, business and industrial development corporations, money transmitters, issuers of payment instruments and traveler's checks, and premium finance companies.

Structurally, DFS looks very similar to the former DFI, and licensees should see no interruption in service.

The reorganization required new gubernatorial appointments. Brown named Jan Owen as the commissioner of DBO. Owen was formerly acting commissioner of the DFI from 1999-2000 after serving as deputy commissioner from 1996-1999.

Teveia Barnes—who was previously the DFI commissioner—was appointed senior deputy commissioner of DFS.

The appointments of Barnes and Owen require Senate confirmation.

Additionally, RaAnn Wood was reappointed as deputy commissioner of the Division of Credit Unions.

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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

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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.