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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

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Capitol Eyes 4.22.21

Apr 22, 2021
The League's SVP of Advocacy Sarah Wainscott testified in front of the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Revenue in support of SB 19, a bill that will better empower credit unions to prevent the financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.
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Capitol Eyes 4.8.21

Apr 08, 2021
Next week, the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Revenue will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 19, relating to financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.
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Capitol Eyes 3.25.21

Mar 25, 2021
While Wisconsin was bested by Minnesota in the Border Battle fundraising competition earlier this month, Activists were able to raise $9,375, 129% of Wisconsin’s goal for this event!
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Capitol Eyes 3.11.21

Mar 11, 2021
Last week, over 100 Wisconsin Credit Union Activists participated in the 2021 CUNA Government Affairs Conference.