We support the credit union cause by directly connecting your supporters to state and federal legislators. We are dedicated to educating elected officials and their communities about the credit union difference, as it is extremely valuable to our movement’s political voice.
Raising money for League PAC is crucial to the success of our member credit unions and their members. PAC stands for Political Action Committee. PACs are organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates. Most PACs represent business, labor or ideological interests. The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have registered Political Action Committees. They raise contributions from credit union leaders and members, and contribute to candidates at the local, state and national level who support credit unions.
At the start of 2023, the California Credit Union League hosted five virtual regional advocacy meetings to continue building upon our grassroots strength and credit union advocacy efforts. These meetings took place via Zoom and included briefings from the League’s advocacy team on the region’s legislative slate, upcoming event opportunities, the importance of our political action committee (PAC), and legislative priorities.
Project Zip Code (PZC) is a user-friendly, secure computer program that counts your members and matches them to a congressional district, state legislative district and county. These counts are then uploaded to CUNA’s Project Zip Code website and combined with data from other credit unions nationwide. Credit unions can view the number of credit union members by geographic area, which can be useful in placing ATMs and shared branching. Download the user manual here.