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Advocate for Credit Unions

Promoting The Credit Union Difference

As not-for-profit cooperative entities owned by their members instead of shareholders, credit unions are able to put people before profit. Whether it's helping a member escape predatory lending, rebuild credit, weather an illness, save for a home, or simply be given a second chance, credit unions are innately equipped to provide a lifeline when others can't.

The League gives 3.3 million Wisconsin credit union members a voice, and our Credit Union Activists work tirelessly to illustrate to policymakers the REAL impact credit unions have on the financial well-being of families and communities.

Why Credit Union Advocacy Matters
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Political advocacy helps elect, re-elect, or advance credit union-friendly candidates to elected office--crucial in helping to preserve and promote The Credit Union Difference.

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Grassroots Action Center

Use our Grassroots Action Center to send messages to your legislators and other policymakers on credit union legislative priorities at both the state and federal level.

Activist Program

Activist Program

Activists are credit unions supporters--staff, volunteers, and members--who work in concert with The League to protect and grow The Credit Union Movement in Wisconsin.

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Regulatory Advocacy

To help Wisconsin credit unions better serve their members, The League advocates on key regulatory issues that matter most to members. 

Improving Regulations One Rule at a Time 

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Government Affairs Committee

The GAC is charged with developing and executing strategies that help Wisconsin credit unions survive and thrive in the world of public policy and politics.

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Upcoming Fundraising Events

Have a strong presence at events in support of credit union-friendly legislators and candidates, and share your credit union's unique story!

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Advocacy News

Cap Eyes 4.30.20

Capitol Eyes 5.29.20

May 29, 2020
Earlier this year, UW Credit Union President/CEO Paul Kundert was appointed by Governor Evers to serve on the Governor's Task Force on Student Debt. Kundert's presence on the Task Force ensures credit unions will continue to play a key role in working to combat the student debt crisis.
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Capitol Eyes 5.14.20

May 14, 2020
State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) won Tuesday's 7th Congressional District special election, to fill the seat vacated by former Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Weston) last September.
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Capitol Eyes 4.30.20

Apr 30, 2020
Last Friday, the Federal Reserve Board announced it will amend Reg. D, deleting the six-per-month limit on certain savings account transfers at a time when access to these accounts are crucial.
COVID-19

Capitol Eyes 4.17.20

Apr 17, 2020
On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Evers signed Wisconsin Act 185 in order to provide support for Wisconsinites impacted by COVID-19.