Toggle Search

Capitol Eyes 8.12.21

Cap Eyes 4.30.20
Aug 13, 2021
By The Government Affairs team
  • Advocacy

Preview: Advocacy Refresh

On August 26th, Capitol Eyes will kick-off a three-part series aimed to help Activists refresh your advocacy IQ. Be sure to check out the next three editions for an overview of: 

  • Critical importance of credit union advocacy 
  • Advocacy landscape: key players and how do legislators & regulators impact you
  • Credit union advocacy today – priorities, best practices, and resources 

Consider sharing this information as a starting point for discussions within your credit union.

As always, The League can provide additional information, guidance or assistance.

Join for WCULAF Fall Fundraisers

This September, join us for three unconventional fundraisers, in lieu of the annual WCULAF in-person events. 

Your registration and donations benefit WCULAF, credit unions' state level political action committee. So, sign up to move your body, exercise your eyes and pour yourself some wine – all while putting the Movement in a better position to support our allies running for office. 

  • Virtual Wine Tasting - Tuesday, September 7 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM ($100-$225)  
  • Office Yoga - Chair Yoga - Wednesday, September 7 from 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM ($20)
  • Office Yoga - Eye Yoga - Thursday, September 8 from 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ($20)

(While scheduled concurrently, Convention registration is not required to attend these events!)
Learn more about these fundraising events and register >>
View flyer >>

CUNA President Jim Nussle Featured in LaCrosse Advocacy Town Hall

This week, Activists from the LaCrosse area participated in a town hall with CUNA President & CEO Jim Nussle at Altra Federal Credit Union.  Nussle touched on the importance of touting The Credit Union Difference, noting the small dollar loans, personal care, and counseling provided by credit unions is often overlooked. He used the example of a local community bank promoting that they "put people first" to illustrate how other businesses are starting to "talk the talk." As member-owners and team members, we know credit unions walk the walk in improving financial wellness. NOW is a crucial time to focus on that.

Special thanks to the Advocacy Committee at Altra Federal Credit Union for creating the program on advocacy and inviting their own staff along with leaders from other credit unions in the area! 
One way Activists help elevate awareness of The Credit Union Difference is by sharing People Before Profit stories (formerly REAL Solutions stories). Activists' stories bring the value of credit unions home for legislators, showing how the cooperative, not-for-profit, member-owned structure results in dollars and cents, financial security, and overall better wellbeing for their constituents.

Submit Your People Before Profit Story >>

About The Author

Tom Harrington is the Political & Grassroots Specialist for The Wisconsin Credit Union League.