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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

 
#AdvocacyinAction: From presentations to events…this is a #LeagueForYou
Your advocacy team is actively working to keep up with decision makers as the 2017 legislative and political calendar ends. From presentations and events, to strategic dialogues, the team is strategically promoting and protecting credit unions so you can focus on serving your members. Here are the latest happenings, just in case you missed the news on the League’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
What does President George W. Bush have to say? Find out at the 2018 CUNA GAC
CUNA’s 2018 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) offers attendees the chance to fight the status quo and promote the credit union difference on behalf of more than 100 million members nationwide. The annual event also presents a unique opportunity to network with more than 5,000 credit union leaders and be inspired by world-class speakers, such as the 2018 keynoter, President George W. Bush.
Become an industry defender, donate to the PAC
League staff recently kicked off a year-end fundraising campaign for Ohio’s credit union political action committee (PAC), to keep the positive, political advocacy momentum going as another election year approaches. This year, PAC contributions supported advocacy victories like access to the linked-deposit program in Ohio and preventing the National Credit Union Administration from falling under the congressional appropriation process.
League has your back when it comes to new rule-making in Ohio
While there has been an incessant flow of rule-making in Washington, your League is monitoring rule-making at the state level to ensure nothing goes unnoticed. The Department of Commerce and the Common-Sense Initiative are busy reviewing your comments regarding the mandatory five-year review of state-chartered credit union regulations.
League continues to work on legislative priorities before year end
Just like your credit union is wrapping up the year, Congress and the Ohio General Assembly are working feverishly to move on key policy items, many impacting the Credit Union Movement. As you focus on serving your members, the League and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has your back, covering a variety of important federal and state threats and opportunities.