Advocacy News

Capitol Eyes 6.11.20

by Tom Harrington Jun 11, 2020

Governor's Task Force on Student Debt

Last Wednesday, the Governor's Task Force on Student Debt held its third teleconference on combating the student debt crisis in the state of Wisconsin.

View recorded meetings or find information for upcoming scheduled meetings of the Task Force >>

Advocacy Toolkit Available Online

The Advocacy Toolkit has been updated on The League's Activist Program webpage.

This toolkit, a series of downloadable pdfs, help credit unions and Activists plan and enhance advocacy activities, as well as build and strengthen relationships with their elected officials.

Advocacy Toolkit >>

League Joins Coalitions to Support Simplifying PPP Loan Forgiveness

The League recently signed onto two coalition letters addressed to Department of the Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and the Small Business Administration Administrator Carranza. Both letters recommend a simplified process for PPP loan forgiveness to reduce compliance burden to the benefit of lenders and small businesses seeking forgiveness.

The League continues to compile information and resources throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Please go to COVID-19 Resources & Updates for Credit Unions to find resources that may be useful. 

CUNA and Leagues letter >>
Wisconsin Trade Associations letter >>

Visit COVID-19 Resources & Updates for Credit Unions to find additional updates and resources that may be useful.

Credit Union Friendly Candidates Seeking CU Conduit Support

Throughout the summer and fall, The League's Conduit Authorizations Page will be updated with candidates seeking support. 

Authorizations of any size, from funds in your account, can help to make an impact for those who are sympathetic to the Movement!

Unfamiliar with a CU Members' Conduit Account? Learn more >>
Setup a Conduit Account >>
Authorize a contribution from your Conduit Account >>

Capitol Eyes Temporarily Moving to a Monthly Message

The League has elected to temporarily change Capital Eyes from a biweekly to a monthly message for June, July and August. The League is continuing our advocacy activities with state and federal officials, candidates, and regulators, ensuring we will have valuable content for the less frequent summer editions.

Though you’ll hear from us less, this isn’t a time for credit union advocacy to go quiet!

Activists are encouraged to continue to:

- Reference the Advocacy Toolkit, which offers guides and ideas for Activists and credit unions to be effective advocates for The Movement.

-Be on the lookout for virtual or socially distanced FUNdraising WCULAF events this summer.

- Check The League's Conduit Authorizations page for credit union friendly candidates who are seeking support from account holders.

- Contact Tom Harrington, The League's Political and Grassroots Specialist with any questions or concerns.