GRASSROOTS ACTION CENTER
CUNA's Grassroots Action Center enables credit union staff, volunteers, and members to contact members of Congress on key legislative issues. The system provides template language based on the selected issue and sends communication to Congressional offices based on users' home address.
Featured action alerts today include Don't Tax My Credit Union, the Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act (H.R.1553), the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act (S.968), and the Capital Access for Small Business and Jobs Act (H.R.719).
PROJECT ZIP CODE
Project Zip Code is a secure online program that matches credit union members to Congressional districts, state legislative districts, and counties and collects those totals to support advocacy at the state and national levels. Only totals are uploaded to CUNA’s PZC website--no identity details or other sensitive information. SCCUL recommends quarterly credit union updates through Project Zip Code to best support advocacy effort including the annual CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference and Hike the Hill trips each spring and fall.
Go to PZC Online at www.pzconline.com.
The Capital Club is the membership of individuals who contribute annually to the South Carolina Credit Union Defense Fund, which aids political action for South Carolina credit unions. Capital Club recognizes the power of each individual in the ongoing success of the credit union movement.
Money raised for the SC Credit Union Defense Fund supports our elected officials’ campaigns, provides resources for caucus, committee, and legislative events, and enables consistent communication of the credit union difference to state and federal legislators. Help ensure a strong base of support on behalf of the credit union movement for those with a vested interest in our millions of members.
Call the League at 800-235-4290 to request more information about Capital Club.
Contributions are not tax deductible and corporate contributions are not permitted. All contributions are completely voluntary and will be used for political purposes. Current and prospective members have the right to refuse to contribute without any reprisal.
"Don’t Tax My Credit Union” is dedicated to ensuring Congress doesn’t raise taxes on the more than 96 million citizens who own their credit unions. These members account for 40% of all Americans, yet only 6% of assets in all financial institutions.
Truth is, an attempt by government to raise taxes on credit unions is an attempt to tax millions, including the underserved, low-income, and small businesses abandoned by big banks. Every $1 in potential tax revenue would take from each member approximately $10 in benefit provided by credit unions.
CUNA and the South Carolina Credit Union League strongly urge all credit unions to mobilize employees and members to tell Congress: Don’t Tax My Credit Union!
Take advantage of the tools and resources provided in CUNA’s Credit Union Tax Status Advocacy Toolkit to engage your credit union staff, leadership, members and communities.
By speaking out today, we will ensure a brighter future for consumers through credit unions. Visit www.donttaxmycreditunion.org to learn more.
Substantial resources for negotiating regulatory requirements and advocating for relief are provided by CUNA Regulatory Advocacy.
The latest Regulatory Advocacy Reports by Mary Dunn address important regulatory issues affecting credit unions.
CUNA Regulatory Comment Calls are presented to provide credit unions a channel for input on regulatory proposals that affect credit unions.
Through Comment Letters, CUNA applies all comments it receives from member institutions in crafting official communication directly in response to regulatory proposals.
CUNA also provides Final Rule Analyses, including an effective date chart for recent final rules.
Regulation of state-chartered credit unions is by the SC State Board of Financial Institutions. Input and feedback on regulations are invited by SCCUL to Brandon Pugh and to SCBoFI through Scott Conley and Hansel Hart, credit union representatives to the board.