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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 3.6 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
The Difference



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.

Grassroots Action Center

Grassroots Action Center

Easily send customizable messages to legislators and donate online to credit union champions.

Activist Program

Activist Resources

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 


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.

Committee Information

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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!

Legislator & Candidate-Hosted Events

Advocacy News

State GAC 2023 Group Photo

Over 200 Share The Credit Union Difference at the State Government Affairs Conference

Jan 27, 2023
On January 24, over 200 Wisconsin Credit Union Activists shared The Credit Union Difference in 128 meetings with their legislators for our annual State Government Affairs Conference.
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VIDEO: Providing Financial Literacy Education to Disenfranchised Youth

Jan 04, 2023
As part of their mission to foster financial wellbeing, credit unions provide financial literacy education and resources to their communities, including to those who have been traditionally underserved and disenfranchised.
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VIDEO: Combating Financial Elder Abuse with AARP Bank Certification

Dec 16, 2022
Currently, financial abuse is the primary issue identified in 22% of all reported elder abuse-related crimes in Wisconsin, and this exploitation has increased dramatically in recent years across the country. Check out the video below to learn more about how a Wisconsin credit union obtained AARP Bank Certification so its employees on the frontlines of this issue are prepared to help protect their members' life savings.
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VIDEO: Serving the Underserved with a Full-Service Branch on Wheels!

Nov 30, 2022
A credit union in southwest Wisconsin identified a need in their community: more accessible banking that would reach traditionally underserved areas of the state. How did they do it? A full-service credit union branch on wheels!