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Capitol Eyes 3.24.2022

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Mar 24, 2022
By Tom Harrington
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  • Advocacy

SPRING Into Political Advocacy! Support WCULAF

March 20th marked the first day of Spring, and as temperatures rise, help us raise our influence too and champion candidates important to The Movement!

Spring into action with a $20 donation to WCULAF, Wisconsin credit unions’ state level political action committee and ensure that we help credit union friendly candidates running for elected office.

Help reach our goal of $5,000 by April 11th!

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Play for the PAC! Golf & Bowling Registration Open

The League's Annual Convention is back in-person, and so are WCULAF fundraisers! 

Join us on Wednesday, May 11, for a golf scramble and bowling fundraiser to benefit WCULAF*, Wisconsin credit unions' state level political action committee (PAC). Consider putting a group together to participate in these fun fundraisers, and know your personal donation to participate is helping to ensure The Movement can support our friends running for elected office.

Participation is open to all – Convention registration not required. 

WCULAF Golf Scramble >>
WCULAF Bowling >>

Chippewa Valley YPs Learn Importance of Credit Union Advocacy 

Last week, The League's Government Affairs staff met with young professionals (YPs) from the Chippewa Valley Credit Union Chapter about the importance of credit union advocacy and ways YPs can easily engage. 
 
The group discussed how credit unions can advocate for policy priorities and the value of The Credit Union Difference to members and communities.  With an increase in attempts by the Wisconsin Bankers Association to define what credit unions are, and what they do – the need for effective advocacy is crucial.  Credit unions’ impact is our story to tell.  The League also covered how YPs can contribute within their credit union, chapter, through the Grassroots Action Center and with credit unions' three political advocacy accounts.
 
Reach out to Tom if you'd like resources or to setup a presentation.

Invite Legislators for Branch Tours During Financial Literacy Month!

In honor of Financial Literacy Month in April, consider reaching out to your legislators to set up a credit union branch or in-school student-run branch tour! 
 
Branch tours give Activists the opportunity to build or strengthen relationships with policymakers, by showcasing The Credit Union Difference – in this case, credit unions’ unparalleled commitment to financial literacy.  
 
Contact Tom if you have questions or would like assistance in setting up a tour.

"Credit Unions Vote" Website & Campaign

CUNA recently launched a "Credit Unions Vote" campaign with resources to help credit unions encourage members to vote in the 2022 general election.

Credit union members can visit creditunionsvote.com to check their voter registration, locate polling places, and learn about mail-in and absentee ballot options.

About The Author

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