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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.

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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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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

Capitol Eyes

Capitol Eyes 3.9.20

Mar 09, 2020
In late February, over 50 credit union Activists from across Wisconsin traveled to Washington D.C to participate in the 2020 Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference.
2020 Co-op Day at the Capitol

Capitol Eyes 2.21.20

Feb 21, 2020
Greater Fox Cities Chapter Legislative Night and WCULAF Auction; Three Credit Unions Honored with Governor's Financial Literacy Awards, Cooperative Network's 2020 Wisconsin Co-op Day at the Capitol; Meeting NCUA Board Members at The Rochdale & Paragon Volunteer Leadership Institute
State GAC 2020

Over 300 Credit Union Activists Share The Credit Union Difference at State GAC 2020

Jan 23, 2020
Over 300 Credit Union Activists from across the state representing 46 Wisconsin credit unions (including a number of high school students from in-school branches) braved the January cold to share The Credit Union Difference with their legislators at the State Government Affairs Conference (GAC) in Madison on Tuesday, January 21.
Over 300 Credit Union Activists Visit State Capitol

Wisconsin’s Credit Unions Save Members $284 Million in 2019, $1.76 Billion in Last Decade

Jan 21, 2020
Today, over 300 Wisconsin Credit Union Activists from across the state visited lawmakers to share how credit unions are uniquely empowered to put the needs of their 3.3 million members and the communities they serve before profit.