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CAMPAIGN: 'WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO'
updated 06/18/13 09:25 AM
20,000 Letters Generated So Far
Credit union leaders were reminded by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues this week that their participation is essential to preserving the movement's tax-exempt status.

Last week the threat escalated when the Senate Finance Committee identified the credit union tax status as a potential target for abolishment.

—Engagement With CU Members—
The Leagues want to thank the following credit unions for their leadership in engaging members to reach out to Congress:

  • California Coast CU
  • KeyPoint CU
  • LBS Financial CU
  • Media City CU
  • Silver State Schools CU

"These grassroots leaders have helped generate more than 20,000 letters to Congress, but we have a long way to go to hit our goal of 500,000 contacts from California and Nevada," said David Creager, manager of grassroots advocacy for the Leagues.

Click here to access resources to help YOUR credit union.

—Upcoming Outreach—
The following list of leading credit unions have scheduled coordinated outreach to their members in the coming weeks:

  • Christian Community CU
  • Coast Hills CU
  • Credit Union of Southern California
  • Desert Valleys FCU
  • Family FCU
  • Great Basin FCU
  • Heritage Community CU
  • Orange County’s CU
  • Redwood CU
  • SchoolsFirst FCU
  • Sequoia FCU
  • Sierra Central CU
  • SkyOne FCU
  • Travis CU

"Our future depends on all of us working together by asking our loyal members to participate in this effort," Creager said.

—Advocacy Team Video—
The Leagues' advocacy team has created a stirring one-minute video regarding the importance of the "Don't Tax My Credit Union" campaign.

Click here to view the video.

Leaders are urged to participate! Please engage your members TODAY.

 
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CHAPTER FORUM, RECEPTION ENGAGES CUs updated 10/27/14 06:55 PM
Networking and Awards after 'REACH'
Credit union chapter members from across California and Nevada gathered Oct. 23 at the JW Marriott (L.A. Live) in downtown Los Angeles to attend the 2014 Chapter Forum, which offered a full day of valuable networking and educational sessions for attendees who were eager to share individual stories about the work their chapters are accomplishing.

NEEN JAMES CHALLENGES CUs AT 'REACH' updated 10/27/14 04:17 PM
'Time is the New Currency'
By Wednesday afternoon, nearly 700 credit union CEOs, professionals, industry vendors, and guests had attended REACH 2014, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ Annual Meeting and Convention from Oct. 20-22 at the JW Marriott (L.A. LIVE) in downtown Los Angeles.

CFPB, FTC HOST DEBT COLLECTION FORUM updated 10/27/14 03:31 PM
Latino Consumers Discussed
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently hosted an all-day forum on “Debt Collection and the Latino Community,” which brought together consumer advocates, industry professionals, and regulators to discuss how debt collection issues affect Latino consumers, especially those with limited English proficiency (LEP).

FinCEN: QUARTERLY UPDATE ON 'SARs' updated 10/27/14 03:09 PM
Also, Mortgage Service Transfer Guidance
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued its SAR Stats quarterly update, which provides information on Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed through Sept. 30, 2014.