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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 08/07/13 08:22 AM
Submit Your T-Shirt Design
Financial Center CU, in partnership with I.C. Ink, have announced a call for entries in the first annual "CU T’s Design" Competition.

Launched last fall, CU T’s is a line of hipster T-shirts created to help raise awareness and funds for the California Credit Union League Political Action Committee (PAC). Design submissions are being accepted now through Aug. 21. Public voting will help determine which design will be used for the 2013 CU T.

In its inaugural year, CU T’s featured three designs created by Financial Center CU. But President and CEO Michael Duffy wanted to open the design process this year to help increase participation in the project.

"Everyone appreciates a clever and whimsical shirt," Duffy said. "But those shirts become exponentially more 'cool' when you know you had a hand in the design and selection process. Our goal is to get the buzz started about International Credit Union Day. Getting the message out has to be fun so people don’t feel like they’re simply being lectured on the merits of a cooperative structure."

Credit union executives, staff, volunteers and even members can get their potential designs in the running by visiting www.WizeHive.com/contests/cut. They will be able to submit their design, as well as see other submissions, and vote for their favorite.

Voting will end Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. (Eastern). At that time, the top design will be submitted to I.C. Ink to start the production process. The winning design will be available for purchase at www.icink.com/stores/CUT on Sept. 9. T-shirts will cost $12, plus tax and shipping, with 50 percent of the cost of each T-shirt donated to PAC.

With each CU T T-shirt purchased, a portion of the proceeds is donated to the California Credit Union League Political Action Committee (CCUL-PAC). Donations to the CCUL-PAC are not tax deductible under state or federal law.

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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.