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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

Debbie Matz, Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration
updated 11/12/13 10:05 AM
Also, Fed Issues Payment Systems Paper
Credit union staff can get an inside look at National Credit Union Administration Board Chairman Debbie Matz in two 15-minute interviews posted on the Credit Union National Association's Inside Exchange webpage, hosted by Paul Gentile, executive vice president of communications for CUNA.

Matz discusses several important regulatory issues, including NCUA's regulatory modernization initiative, a proposed stress-test rule, the status of the agency's CUSO rule, the drafting of a risk-based capital rule, and what credit unions can expect from NCUA in 2014.

Click here to view the first interview, and click here for the second interview.

Fed Issues Payment Consultation Paper
The Federal Reserve Banks recently issued a Payment System Improvement—Public Consultation Paper, which is designed to start a conversation and ultimately improve the U.S. payment system.

In the face of rapidly evolving technology, the Federal Reserve Banks are hoping to centrally coordinate the development of "open payment networks and/or broadly interoperable networks" by bringing together the payments industry and fostering coordination to drive payment system improvement.

The paper identifies eight key gaps and opportunities for improvement, as well as five desired outcomes. To solicit feedback, the Fed included a 21-question survey and is seeking comments by Dec. 13.

The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues encourage credit unions to read the paper and share their concerns regarding payments, including what role, if any, the Federal Reserve Banks should play in helping to improve the payment system.

You can find the Leagues’ summary of the paper, questions to consider, and provide feedback to the Fed by using PowerComment!

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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.