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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: Melissa Ameluxen, VP of State Government Affairs for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues; Roger Ballard, CEO of NuVision FCU; Shruti Miyashiro, CEO of Orange County’s CU; Bill Bernie, CEO of Eagle Community CU; Pat Bates, Fifth District County Supervisor for Orange County; Diana Kot, VP of Membership Development and Advocacy for SchoolsFirst FCU; Rick Hoffman, VP of Business Development and Legislative Affairs for CU of Southern California; and Bill Cheney, CEO of SchoolsFirst FCU
updated 07/29/14 11:06 AM
Bates Engages With CEOs, Staff
Credit union leaders in Orange County gathered at Eagle Community CU last week to meet with Fifth District County Supervisor Pat Bates.

The event served as an opportunity to become reacquainted with Bates, who previously served in the California Assembly.

As a county supervisor, Bates has worked to protect taxpayers and improve her county’s fiscal outlook, create business-friendly policies to attract jobs, maintain high levels of public safety, shorten the timeline for delivery of transportation projects, implement pension and retiree medical liability reform measures, and protect the coastal environment.

Bates ran unopposed in the primary election within the 36th Senate District, which heavily favors her as a republican. In the upcoming general election, Bates faces a write-in candidate.

The 36th Senate District is a coastal seat, stretching from Rancho Santa Margarita to Encinitas.

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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.