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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 3.4 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.

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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 9.10.21: Credit Union Advocacy Refresh Part 2

Sep 10, 2021
This edition of Capitol Eyes continues with part two of the three-part series to refresh Activists' advocacy IQ. 
Cap Eyes 4.30.20

Capitol Eyes 8.26.21: Credit Union Advocacy Refresh Part 1

Aug 26, 2021
This edition of Capitol Eyes will kick-off a three-part series aimed at helping Activists refresh your advocacy IQ.
Cap Eyes 4.30.20

Capitol Eyes 8.12.21

Aug 13, 2021
Activists from the LaCrosse area participated in a town hall with CUNA President & CEO Jim Nussle at Altra Federal Credit Union.
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Capitol Eyes Special Edition: Mid-Year Political Advocacy Update

Jul 29, 2021
Political advocacy allows credit unions to provide financial support that can help elect and keep credit union friendly elected officials in office. Contributions to campaigns allow Activists to build rapport with candidates and key elected officials, show support for the individuals that champion our priorities, and importantly give our allies running for office the leg up they need to win election.