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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 07/07/14 02:33 PM
'Project Zip Code' Tool
Credit unions across the country are boosting their grassroots efforts with Project Zip Code. It's one of the easiest ways to get politically active without compromising members’ privacy.

Developed by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Project Zip Code is a computer software program that counts credit union members and matches them with their state and federal legislative officials. The information is compiled into a database, providing a clear picture of the industry’s strength.

The data also serves as a valuable tool for credit unions to identify potential new areas for branch and ATM expansions.

Southwest Airlines Prize Drawing
Take your advocacy one step further and stand the chance to win a $500 Southwest Airlines gift certificate. Here’s how:

  1. Sign your Permission Agreement*Click here to sign the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) Political Action Committee (PAC) Permission Agreement through 2018 and return it to Andrea Svoboda at andreas@ccul.org.
  2. Upload Project Zip Code—Visit www.pzconline.com and upload you credit union’s zip code information. Also, download the latest version of Project Zip Code.

Complete both items before July 15 and be automatically entered into the drawing to win the Southwest Airlines prize!

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes. Credit unions that have already completed both steps are automatically entered. See Official Rules for details.

*About the Permission Agreement: This simply allows The League or CUNA to talk to you and your members about our federal political fundraising, but we will not reach out to your staff or members without your specific permission and involvement. There is NO obligation to contribute.

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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.