Advocacy

Lawmakers have the power to change the credit union landscape with the stroke of a pen. Cornerstone Credit Union League is your advocate in the legislative and regulatory world, manning the front lines in the state capitals and Washington - in the hearings, offices, and hallways - safeguarding the interests of credit unions and ensuring that financial cooperatives continue to flourish. By developing long-term legislative strategies, maintaining vigilance with regulatory agencies, keeping League members informed of developments, magnifying the voice of credit unions everywhere, your League works to preserve an environment in which credit unions not only exist, but thrive.

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Shaping the Environment

We shape state and national conversation about credit unions. We believe strongly in our mission, and are uniquely positioned to create a healthy environment in which to champion the issues important to credit unions. As the voice of our membership, we actively engage the media, political leaders, small business groups, and consumer advocates. Our vigilance on the legislative front allows us to identify allies, cultivate working relationships, and encourage a high level of awareness in Congress.

Current Campaigns

Don't Tax My Credit Union

Amplifying Our Voices

Grassroots campaigns and PAC promotions aren't just ideals; they're the daily work of the Cornerstone Credit Union League. We advance the credit union mission and foster the public trust via multilayered grassroots efforts, PAC fundraising with sustained giving, and community involvement. Through our network of legislative coordinators, participation in special events with lawmakers, and strategic activities designed to strengthen our political influence, we strive to positively impact the current financial climate and the future health of credit unions.

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PAC

One of the primary goals of the Cornerstone Credit Union League is to advocate on behalf of the credit unions in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. An important aspect of advocacy is engaging our members to participate. Contributing to PAC is just one way you can and SHOULD participate in the political process!

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The Advocate - Legislative Update
February 24, 2014

Comment! NCUA's Proposal on Risk-Based Capital, DontTaxTuesday Grassroots Event, After 12-Year Hiatus, NE Arkansas Chapter Reignites, Webb to Assume Helm at OKCUA, Legislatie Highlights in OK, El Paso Chapter ROARS

The Advocate - Legislative Update
February 04, 2014

NCUA's controversial diversity proposal, Talking "breach" at GAC, NCUA proposal on prompt corrective action and risk-based capital, Arkansas budget session begins, Oklahoma legislature kicks off amid political jockeying, Texas committee interim charges, and Generations' Haegelin honored for Wegener Award at GAC

The Advocate - Legislative Update
January 17, 2014

Legislative Initiatives for 2014, Other Federal Issues, 2014 Arkansas Legislative Luncheon, Oklahoma 54th Legislative Session and Title 42, A Banner Year in Texas, CUNA GAC and Cornerstone Events, CUs Stepping Up and Stepping Out, and Cornerstone CUs Strengthen the Economy

CUs Encouraged to Participate in Project Zip Code in April
by Kimberly Cockrill

In the month of April, the Cornerstone Credit Union League is encouraging credit unions to participate in Project Zip Code, and all 35 Cornerstone Chapters are being asked to help achieve participation goals. Project Zip Code is a secure program that matches credit union members by legislative district and county based upon their zip code. This membership data is extremely helpful in federal and state advocacy efforts.


Register to Attend NCUA Listening Sessions
by Kimberly Cockrill

NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz will host three "Listening Sessions" across America in June and July, covering all five NCUA regions. This new series of sessions will be an opportunity for NCUA Board members and senior staff to hear directly from credit union officials about how NCUA can further improve regulations, the exam process, and any other NCUA initiatives. 


GOTV: It's Primary Election Day
by Kimberly Cockrill

Exercise your American right, and Get Out the Vote! Tomorrow, March 4, is election day for the Texas primaries, and casting your ballot on behalf of your community and your credit union is essential.