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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: Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA), and Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar
updated 02/18/14 09:04 AM
Clears the Field for Pete Aguilar
Last Wednesday, Rep. Gary Miller, R-CA (Congressional District 31), announced he will not be seeking reelection to Congress at the end of this term—a decision that all but guarantees a win for democrats in this San Bernardino County district and is welcome news for the credit union community, as well as credit union friend and Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar (D).

With voter registration at 41 percent democrat and 34 percent republican, Miller had already been a top target. Nationally, Congressional District 31 is the most democratic-leaning district held by a republican.

The district became democratic-leaning as a result of redistricting, and in 2012 it went to President Barack Obama by 16 points.

Miller won a term in the redrawn district, which was all new territory for him. Under California’s unusual top-two primary system, Miller and republican Bob Dutton were the top two vote-getters, which meant California Credit Union League-supported Aguilar didn’t advance to the general election.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee vowed to make sure that doesn’t happen again, and has given Aguilar its blessing and support. While the stage is set for a democrat to win this election, Aguilar will still need to build upon the strong campaign he has put together over the past year.

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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.