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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

The Tri-County Chapter Board of Governors poses for a photo with "Dancing With the Credit Union Stars" contestants and the event's judges, including California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra (left of center), CalCom FCU CEO Jon Hernandez (third from left), and 1st Valley CU CEO Gregg Stockdale (third from right).
updated 08/26/13 11:33 AM
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Nearly 90 credit union professionals attended the Second Annual "Dancing With the Credit Union Stars" at the California Credit Union League's Tri-County Chapter meeting on Aug. 22—an event raising more than $5,000 for the League's Political Action Committee (PAC).

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The fundraiser—which included networking, dinner, and dessert—is modeled after the "Dancing With the Stars" TV show, with judges robed in costume, "in character," and quipping eloquently and humorously as they rated dancers on the floor. The judges included Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues; Jon Hernandez, CEO of CalCom FCU; and Gregg Stockdale, CEO of 1st Valley CU.

Dance contestants got the chance show off their moves, with professional "stars" helping lead the way. The contestants included Jennifer Bathurst, computer operations manager for Arrowhead CU, and winner of this year's event for raising the most money; Annice Kim, CEO of L.A. Healthcare FCU; Anthony Nowak, senior branch manager for Wescom CU; and Lyle Sandlin, president of Wescom Insurance Services.

Dancing "stars" included Sossy Hyatt, marketing director for 1st Valley CU, and Tom Hyatt, both of whom were paired with contestants. The Hyatts have been dancing together professionally for more than 10 years and are two-time Country Western World Champions and U.S. Open West Coast Swing Finalists.

The audience voted with their dollars on who they felt performed the best. Additionally, a silent auction was held to bring in more funds for the cause, as well as event sponsorship.

Sponsors included Wescom CU, Vantiv, CUonline Solutions, CUNA Mutual Group, and Samaha and Associates.

The event was organized by the Tri-County Chapter Board of Governors and held at Sierra Lakes Golf Club in Fontana, CA.

All contributions will be attributed to the CCUL-PAC (Independent Expenditure Account). Contributions are not tax-deductible for state or federal tax purposes.

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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.