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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 04/07/14 04:09 PM
Download Project Zip Code
Show the power of credit unions in your congressional district to help strengthen the movement and mitigate harmful legislation. How? With Project Zip Code!

Project Zip Code is a software program developed by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) that counts the number of credit union members across the country, and then matches them by congressional district, state legislative district, and county. The information is combined into a database, providing a clear picture of the industry’s strength.

“Every time credit union advocates meet with their elected officials, the Project Zip Code numbers have an important role to play,” said CUNA Grassroots Manager, Kristen Prather. “Because of Project Zip Code, we are able to go into a congressional office and tell the elected official how many credit union members they represent with very clear numbers. The more credit unions that participate in Project Zip Code, the more accurate our membership counts to members of Congress will be.”

In addition to aiding in federal and state advocacy, Project Zip Code can help credit unions with their operations by allowing them to view members by geographic area, which can be useful in placing ATMs, building a new branch, or target marketing.

Features of Project Zip Code:

  • Easy-to-load software application
  • Free mobile app available
  • Data is safe, secure, and confidential. The only information uploaded to the website is the membership totals per legislative district and county.

To get started, visit www.pzconline.com.

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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.