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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 09/16/13 02:22 PM
Survey to Assess Impact of Rules
Here’s an unsettling reality: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) mortgage rules become effective in January 2014, less than four months from now. Credit unions tell us that the overwhelming compliance burden with the new rules—particularly during tax reporting season, when many necessary computer systems aren’t available to be retooled—presents seemingly impossible practical hurdles. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has been working with the CFPB to improve the rules and delay compliance.

You can help.

This morning, we are releasing a survey to help us further assess the impact of the new rules on credit unions, and equip us with quantifiable evidence to take back to the Bureau to convince them to provide more relief. This won’t be an easy lift. Just this week, CFPB Director Richard Cordray reiterated that he does not anticipate allowing a delay at all. We know, however, this is too important, and too difficult of a challenge for credit unions, for us to give up the fight. Your responses will help us make one last push—and, we hope, reduce the burdens of these rules.

The survey is available here and will be live until Sept. 23. Thanks in advance to all of you who help in this effort by completing the CUNA survey as soon as possible.

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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.