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Increase Your CU's Political Power with Project Zip Code
Friday, December 1, 2017 6:45 AM

December is Project Zip Code Month, where credit union advocates and grassroots groups rely on Project Zip Code, or PZC, to match credit union membership data to congressional and state legislative districts, as well as counties. Don't let the name fool you. This little computer program is a mighty resource for credit unions that wish to enhance their political power.

As you prepare for the upcoming CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, Cornerstone asks that all credit unions in the region update their files. If you're not using Project Zip Code already, we strongly encourage you to look into it.

Why? Simple. In order to enhance political power, credit unions must be able to demonstrate that they can influence the outcome of elections. The PZC data has been used for Cornerstone, CUNA, and credit union advocacy efforts at federal, state, and local levels, proving itself time and again.

The desktop application of Project Zip Code allows users to design reports to get custom data about the number and locations of members as well. All of this is done securely, with no personal data or information leaving the user’s computer.

Since many credit union members reside in states other than the state where their credit union is located, the more participants, the more accurate the picture of each district. The program also benefits credit unions by showing where their members are geographically located, which can help with strategic planning, including new or shared branching or ATM placement.

Get more information about Project Zip Code here.

If you have questions about Project Zip Code, please contact April Krause at 469-385-6487 or at akrause@cornerstoneleague.coop.