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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

CONGRESS DRAFTS RBC COMMENTS TO NCUA
updated 04/23/14 03:41 PM
Signatures Being Gathered
In the latest effort to address the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) pending rule on risk-based capital, members of Congress are now interested in sending their own comment letter.

“Sending their own version of a comment letter is one of the strongest tools for members of Congress,” said Jeremy Empol, vice president of federal government affairs for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. “When legislation is not an option, members of Congress joining together to raise concerns is a pretty common practice, which in turn demonstrates to regulators that Congress is doing its job and carefully watching.”

The letter is currently being drafted while additional signatures from members of Congress are gathered. Typically, between two and 200 legislators will sign such a letter.

Specific concerns outlined in this letter address: 1) the disparity in the rule between how community-based financial institutions are treated; and 2) the implementation time for the rule to go into effect.

The Leagues and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) will announce the final letter when it is completed sometime before the comment period closes.

As the letter moves through the process, the Leagues may be calling on various credit unions that have key relationships with member of Congress to ask for their support.

If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Empol at jeremye@ccul.org.

Credit unions are encouraged to send their own comments letters through PowerComment.org, the Leagues’ regulatory grassroots tool. Comments are due to the NCUA by May 28.

 
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Grassroots Advocacy
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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.