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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

 
Regulators listening for changes, improvements; take advantage of opportunity
The more voices a regulatory agency hears regarding an issue, the more it listens and considers making changes. Add your voice to the League’s and CUNA’s by submitting a comment letter from your credit union on two hot topics by July 31.
League tells CFPB that RESPA exemption must stay
Earlier this week, the League made Ohio credit unions’ stance known to the CFPB regarding its RESPA (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) Servicing Rule.
League advocates join CUNA in D.C. to push for TCPA modernization
Recently, the League’s Policy Impact Manager Miriah Lee and VP of Government Affairs Patrick Harris, joined by CUNA Senior Director of Advocacy Leah Dempsey, personally relayed Ohio credit unions’ concerns regarding modernization of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to leaders in Washington.
Toledo biz paper eagerly hears about Ohio’s strong credit unions
Toledo Business Journal President Sanford Lubin was intrigued during the conversation with several area credit union leaders about loan growth, membership expansion, and member business lending and the continually-changing regulatory and technology climate.
“Spicer” Harris briefs you for the Hike, coming Sept. 26-28
Why come to Hike the Hill? Once again, League VP of Government Affairs Patrick Harris has created a video spoof telling you exactly why. Watch Patrick channel his inner Melissa McCarthy, channeling her inner Sean Spicer, to answer highly-anticipated questions about this year’s Hike the Hill, Sept. 26-28.