Legislative Affairs & Political Action
Providing effective legislative support is one of
the league's most important functions. As credit unions
are faced with more and more legislative challenges,
the League has increased its efforts to provide legislative
support and coordinate congressional efforts with CUNA
(the Credit Union National Association).
South Carolina Cited as a National
South Carolina was one of the first states to develop a written
Governmental Affairs Plan and continues to be a major player
in Washington. In addition to the CUNA Governmental Affairs
Conference in February of each year, the League coordinates
a minimum of three additional Congressional visits. Click
here to read more.
South Carolina is proud to be on the leading edge of
initiatives to help your credit union. Click
here to learn more.
South Carolina Credit Union League & Affiliates is proud
to offer its members a detailed look into current legislation
that affects credit unions. Click
here to view active legislation.
Ensuring Open Communication
The League represents the interests of credit unions in dealing with regulatory agencies -- primarily the South Carolina Board of Financial Institutions and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Regular contact with both agencies to discuss problems of mutual concern ensure channels of communication remain open.
South Carolina Credit Union Defense Fund and CULAC Benefits Everyone
League staff members are responsible for coordinating South Carolina's political
action committee ( the South Carolina Credit Union Defense Fund or SCCUDF),
and raising funds for the Credit Union National Association's political action
committee (the Credit Union Legislative Action Council or CULAC). Both committees
raise money to support lawmakers who understand issues that are important
to credit unions and CULAC. These funds go a long way toward protecting the
interests of member credit unions.
By outlining history, fields of membership, services, community involvement,
and other characteristic details, a credit union can help legislators, members,
and its community understand what makes it different from other financial institutions.
The Credit Union National Association offers resources
here. To download a PDF copy of SPC Cooperative Credit
Union's brochure-version statement, click