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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

L-R: Darin Woinarowicz, CEO of Arrowhead CU; Rep. Gloria Negrete-McLeod, D-CA; Chuck Papenfus, CEO of Inland Valley FCU; Diana Dykstra, President and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues; Josh Smith, Advocacy Officer for SchoolsFirst FCU; and Diana Kot, VP of Membership Development and Advocacy for SchoolsFirst FCU
updated 09/09/13 07:14 PM
Representative Visits League Office
Rep. Gloria Negrete-McLeod, D-CA, visited the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues' headquarters during the final week of the August congressional recess.

McLeod is one of the newest members of Congress being sworn into office at the beginning of this year. She is, however, no stranger to credit unions, as she is a long-time supporter of credit union issues based on her previous career in the California state legislature.

Representatives from multiple credit unions joined Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra and Vice President of Federal Government Affairs Jeremy Empol to discuss several issues pertaining to the credit union congressional agenda. At the top of that list was preservation of the credit union tax exemption.

"As our member credit unions have reached out to their members, the League continues to engage our congressional delegation and build support for our agenda," Empol said.

Negrete-McLeod has been a good friend of credit unions. She is a co-sponsor of H.R. 688, legislation that would raise the member business lending cap.

Her visit to the Leagues came before an important "Hike the Hill" event in Washington D.C. this week, where credit unions representatives are meeting with the remaining congressional delegation. Stay tuned—the Leagues will have more to report on this next week.

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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.