January 2013

Lawmakers can use credit unions as a resource

Meet our staff!

Contact our Government Affairs staff at (800) 242-0833 or just send us an email

Tom Liebe
VP of Government Affairs tliebe@theleague.coop

Sarah Wainscott
Government Affairs Specialist swainscott@theleague.coop

Patrick Lonergan
Government Affairs Assistant plonergan@theleague.coop

Credit unions want to be a resource for Wisconsin lawmakers. Please call on a credit union or The Wisconsin Credit Union League to help you fulfill your role in Madison. Our Government Affairs team is conveniently located across the street from the Capitol at Credit Union House, 1 E. Main, Suite 101. You're welcome to drop in anytime! The League and credit unions can provide:

  • Interpretation of financial issues affecting consumers.
    Your constituents are all affected by financial issues. We'll be glad to share our expert perspectives on issues such as regulation of the financial industry, consumers' financial needs, identity theft, lending, financial education, taxation, etc.

  • Valuable contacts in your district.
    We'll help you get in touch with our nearly 200 member credit unions and their 2.3 million member-owners. They, too, are an invaluable resource on financial issues and more. They want to meet you and let their members know where you stand on the issues. The League can help arrange a visit with credit union members, staff, and Board of Directors.

  • Help with community projects.
    Is there an event you're involved with, or want to see action on a problem that we could play a role in? Give us a call - credit unions already provide countless hours of financial support and volunteer time for worthwhile community efforts.


What is a credit union?

A credit union is a cooperative financial institution that is owned by its members and has no stockholders. Because a credit union is a not-for-profit, it returns earnings to members via more competitive rates of return on accounts, lower interest on loans, lower or fewer fees and improved services. Credit unions and their 9,600 Wisconsin employees pay millions in state personal income, property and sales taxes and are distinguished by their:

  • Purpose - to serve members

  • Governance - directors elected by members

  • Member benefits - earnings invested in members and the community

  • Values - in people, not profits


Find more information online!

Click here for more resources from The League

Click here to view videos of credit union members explaining our REAL Solutions initiative

View our Scorecard, which details how credit unions deliver value to their members

Tom Liebe, Vice President of Government Affairs
(608) 514-0082 • tliebe@theleague.coopwww.theleague.coop
Credit Union House: 1 East Main St., Suite 101, Madison, WI 53703-5109