A coalition of business groups have joined CUNA to urge Senate leaders Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to include the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act (S. 509) as part of the jobs legislation the Senate is expected to consider soon. More
More than 4,000 credit union advocates from across the country are preparing to bring the credit union message to Washington during next week's CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, and the usual Hike the Hill visits, which are a key element of the GAC, will be more important than ever with around 1,000 bankers also lobbying members of Congress that week. More
Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) made an appeal to his colleagues in the U.S. Senate yesterday urging them to include a member business lending amendment in legislation currently under consideration, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. However, it has been indicated that Senate leadership will severely restrict amendments to the bill. More
The Government Relations department is reviewing our credit union files for 2012 and we have found that your CUNA permission agreement may have already expired.
CUNA permission agreements allow us to receive contributions from your members and employees. In order to be compliant with the Federal Elections Commission, we are required to have a current signed agreement on file with your credit union.
Please Note: your members will not be solicited directly without your expressed permission. In addition, signing the Permission Agreement does not obligate credit union members, staff, management, or volunteers to contribute to CULAC. It simply allows them to learn of CULAC activities, and to voluntarily contribute if they choose.
For your convenience, we have provided a link to the form for your signature. When you have signed this form, you can email to
or fax to 720-479-3423.
2012 Permission Agreement
Hundreds of bills impacting credit unions were introduced in state legislatures last year, according to information collected by CUNA's State Government Affairs staff from leagues' governmental affairs staff. As states begin their legislative sessions for 2012, leagues will have more opportunities to promote and protect credit unions at their statehouses, with CUNA working to support their efforts. More
The 2012 presidential elections are moving ever closer after the first political contest of 2012, the Iowa Republican Caucus, took place last night. CUNA's Credit Union Legislative Action Council is preparing to aggressively support credit union friends in this fall's elections, when the presidency, congressional seats, and state and local positions are all at stake. More
The media continued serving up credit unions in a smorgasbord of positive stories on three fronts: credit unions' record growth related to Bank Transfer Day; credit unions' record-breaking high scores on a new customer satisfaction survey; and advice/comparisons of credit unions' services vs. those of banks. More