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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

DYKSTRA URGES CUs TO TAKE ACTION
updated 08/11/14 03:01 PM
AB 2293 Would Protect Consumers
California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra called on credit unions last week to encourage their staff to take immediate action on Assembly Bill 2293, which seeks to protect consumers by requiring Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to provide physical damage coverage.

To take action, click here! Select the take action option under Transportation Network Companies: Uber and Lyft, and follow the steps to submit a letter to your state senator urging support for AB 2293.

The rise of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft, has resulted in unintended consequences for credit unions. Although credit unions require insurance for all vehicles they provide loans for, that insurance does not cover all instances when drivers enter their vehicle into TNC services such as Uber and Lyft. When accidents occur while these cars are “in service,” there is no financial backstop to cover vehicle damages.

Ultimately, a credit union can be left with a significant reduction in collateral value.

Currently, Assembly Bill 2293 is pending in the California State Senate. “We need to make sure credit unions are protected by ensuring that damage coverage is also required for vehicles used to provide TNC services,” Dykstra said.

You can also forward the www.ConnectForTheCause.com web link to your credit union colleagues, asking them to take action.

 
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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.