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On behalf of Ohio's credit unions, the League spearheads daily advocacy efforts in multiple realms in order to create the best environment for your continued success.
Advocacy Focuses

Legislative Advocacy
Every day, the League fights to ensure that legislators and other elected officials understand the value of credit unions and protect their interests. See what issues are at the forefront, how you can become involved, and what resources are available.

Regulatory Advocacy
As your eyes and ears, the League works with state and national regulators and legislators daily in meetings, conversations, and comment letters, to protect credit unions from unnecessary rules and to guard credit union safety and soundness. Review the latest comments filed on your behalf, how you can participate, and more.

Media Advocacy
Acting as your public relations firm, the League promotes the credit union difference daily and makes sure that credit unions are the ones defining credit unions. The League also provides resources and training to help credit unions develop their own media relationships. Check out the talking points, how-tos, template press releases, and more available to you, plus recent media features about credit unions.

Consumer Advocacy
To sustain and build consumers’ awareness and desire for credit unions, the League is constantly representing credit unions to the public and helping you elevate your profile within your community. Learn about national initiatives that are underway to connect consumers to your credit union.
 

 Advocacy News

 
New sheriffs in town: Harper and Hood confirmed on NCUA Board
Your League believes an efficient and effective operating environment for all credit unions is only enhanced by a full, three-person NCUA board. Since April 2016, NCUA’s ongoing board vacancies, stalled confirmations, and politically delicate nominations have hampered the Movement’s progress and delayed regulatory priorities. Fortunately, the current NCUA dynamic is about to change with the recent U.S. Senate Banking Committee confirmation of Rodney Hood and Todd Harper onto the NCUA board.
Senator Brown hears Ohio CU need for stronger data security standards
Every day, millions of people’s privacy and security are threatened by sophisticated fraudsters, including your credit union’s members. With 10,000 data breaches impacting 11.6 billion consumers since 2005, federal decision makers are examining how the lack of a national data security standard impacts consumers and the businesses that serve them.
League political disbursement strategy in full swing
Legislative success does not happen without active engagement. For the League and credit unions to secure tangible victories, such as regulatory relief or enhanced lending powers, we must be persistently communicating with members of Congress and the Ohio General Assembly. In modern times, communicating means sharing the value proposition of credit unions through multiple media channels and face-to-face interactions.
#AdvocacyInAction: Meanwhile, back home in Ohio
While CUNA GAC was a huge focus of the advocacy team last week, your League staff was also busy back in Ohio at the Statehouse and beyond. Below is a snapshot of recent advocacy action. For a more in-depth synopsis, follow our social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn.
Hear how the state regulator is preparing for CECL at inVest48 workshop: April, 15
Do you want to know how the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions (ODFI) is preparing to examine for the new Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard? Join ODFI and other experts at inVest 48 on Monday, April 15 for a CECL workshop where expert speakers will demystify common misconceptions about CECL and help you prepare for the upcoming implementation.