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Advocacy

On behalf of Ohio's credit unions, the League spearheads daily advocacy efforts in multiple realms in order to create the best environment for your continued success.
Advocacy Focuses

Legislative Advocacy
Every day, the League fights to ensure that legislators and other elected officials understand the value of credit unions and protect their interests. See what issues are at the forefront, how you can become involved, and what resources are available.

Regulatory Advocacy
As your eyes and ears, the League works with state and national regulators and legislators daily in meetings, conversations, and comment letters, to protect credit unions from unnecessary rules and to guard credit union safety and soundness. Review the latest comments filed on your behalf, how you can participate, and more.

Media Advocacy
Acting as your public relations firm, the League promotes the credit union difference daily and makes sure that credit unions are the ones defining credit unions. The League also provides resources and training to help credit unions develop their own media relationships. Check out the talking points, how-tos, template press releases, and more available to you, plus recent media features about credit unions.

Consumer Advocacy
To sustain and build consumers’ awareness and desire for credit unions, the League is constantly representing credit unions to the public and helping you elevate your profile within your community. Learn about national initiatives that are underway to connect consumers to your credit union.
 

 Advocacy News

 
Newest League employee to channel your regulatory concerns, make your voice heard
Your League has hired a new regulatory advocate who will dedicate 2,080 hours a year fighting for you. As the Manager of Policy Impact, Miriah Lee works in the League’s government affairs team to assist with policy analysis, regulatory advocacy, and comment letters. Basically, she’s your megaphone to the CFPB, NCUA, ODFI, and other regulatory bodies.
Financially strong PACs key to CU legislative success
One way the League and CUNA make sure strong proponents like Stivers understand the issues, take a pro-credit union stance, and speak up is by working together to raise money to support legislators who are willing to fight for our best interests in the face of tough opposition. You contributions to the League-operated, credit union-specific political action committees (PACs) ensure a seat at the table for credit unions when important decisions, such as eliminating the interchange cap, are made.
Legislators are coming home, and they should come visit you
The state legislature is about to recess for the summer, but that doesn’t equate to a halt in credit union advocacy. Actually, it’s quite the opposite! Your League government affairs team will hit the local pavement June through September to capture legislators and their staff while in the districts, bringing them to local credit unions.
League ensuring Director Cordray knows HMDA rules will hurt CUs
In line with our constantly playing offense on your behalf, your League is working to bring CFPB Director Richard Cordray face-to-face with Ohio credit unions to discuss the burdens and detrimental impact that proposed HMDA rules will have on you. In a recent comment letter, the League relayed your concerns to Cordray and offered to coordinate a visit between him and some Ohio credit unions for a street-level discussion of how the proposal would adversely affect consumers.
Legislature taking up fight against elder fraud, with CU input
The abuse and exploitation of older adults’ funds, property, or assets is reaching epidemic proportions and has far-reaching effects on its victims and society, including your credit union members. The nearly $3 billion lost annually is rarely recovered and leaves Ohio’s elderly destitute, which is why State Sen. Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) is reintroducing a bill aimed at curbing elder fraud. Because the issue and the legislation would impact Ohio’s credit unions, your League recently hosted Wilson to discuss the bill with its Government Affairs Committee.