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Credit Union Leaders Meet

Recently, two successful fundraisers were held for allies of the credit union movement: California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Riverside).

Rendon’s new assembly district (AD-62) encompasses 87,194 credit union members in the cities and communities of Lakewood, South Gate, Bellflower, Lynwood, Paramount, Huntington Park, Maywood, and Walnut Park. During the event, Rendon shared how his past experiences in the legislature have shaped his leadership style, and how he will handle the new influx of assemblymembers coming aboard in December.

As for Cervantes, she was the first Latina Millennial elected to the California State Assembly in 2016 and currently sits on the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee, where she has been a strong voice for credit unions. Her new assembly district (AD-58) is home to 151,378 credit union members within the cities and communities of Riverside, Jurupa Valley, Corona, Eastvale, Home Gardens, Highgrove, El Cerrito, Coronita, and Grand Terrace.

During their time with her, local credit union leaders discussed the issue of banking deserts in marginalized communities, such as Jurupa Valley, and how credit unions can partner together to educate the community about financial literacy and access to capital. A big “thank you” goes out to SchoolsFirst FCU for hosting the event with Cervantes!

Because of the California Credit Union League’s invaluable local credit union leaders, an astonishing $25,950 was raised between these two fundraisers.

The League would like to thank SchoolsFirst FCU, LBS Financial CU, Financial Partners CU, California CU, First Entertainment CU, Wescom CU, CU of Southern California, SCE CU, Kinecta FCU, and Altura CU for generous donations to the re-election of these credit union allies in the state legislature, and for being strong leaders in credit union advocacy.

If you or your credit union are ever interested in hosting or attending future fundraisers, please contact Angelica Pappalardo at

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