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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

 
It's time to stop the data breaches!
It's time merchants are held to the same data protection standards as credit unions. We need your help telling Ohio’s data breach stories to legislators. Please take a minute to answer a four-question survey on the topic of merchant data breaches. Your answers will be used in aggregate in a statewide advocacy campaign to bring awareness to the merchant data breach issue plaguing credit unions and their members.
Political fundraisers equate to valuable face-time
Did you know the average office meeting with an Ohio legislator lasts around 20 minutes? That’s not a lot of time to explain what credit unions do for Ohio or what nearly 3 million members need from decision-makers. That’s why your League harnesses the power of two political action committees (PACs), fueled by Ohio’s credit union employees, to attend fundraisers showing support for Movement champions and gaining valuable face-time.
Advocacy updates highlight fuel for Movement gains
In order to drive continued advocacy success, such as preventing the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) from falling under the appropriation process, increased staff involvement in political and legislative action campaigns is needed. Your advocacy team is always eager to present advocacy updates and hear from your credit union employees.
Reserve your spot, 2018 CUNA GAC!
It’s already time to register and make your hotel reservations for the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, Feb. 25-March 1. in Washington, D.C. The GAC isn’t just about attending the conference and important advocacy meetings with your Congressional leaders; we also have some unique opportunities planned to ensure you get the most out of your trip. Come find out what 2018 has in store by securing your GAC registration and Ohio-block hotel room now.
The CFPB has finalized and issued its small dollar loan rule
Submitting comments and staying engaged through 360-degree advocacy has paid off; the CFPB included many exemptions in the final rule applicable to credit unions, which becomes effective in approximately two years. The final rule provides exemption for the following items: NCUA PAL loans, generally any loans over 45 days without balloon payments, and situations where providers have less than 2,500 otherwise covered loans representing no more than 10% of their revenue.