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Advocacy

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

 
Media and Consumer Advocacy a Top Priority for New PR Manager
Media and consumer advocacy are top priorities for new League Manager of Public Relations, Steph Greegor, who says financial literacy is a cornerstone of communications for Ohio’s credit unions
League testifies in support of legislation legalizing hemp cultivation; believe CU’s can help industry grow
The League supports the ability for credit unions to serve legal businesses, which is why we provided public testimony in the Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, supporting Sub S.B. 57, which would decriminalize hemp and hemp products from Ohio’s Controlled Substance Act and establish a hemp cultivation and licensing program, regulated by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Due to a change in federal law, hemp, which is a strain of the cannabis sativa plant, is now exempt from the Federal Controlled Substance Act and hence can be legalized by states.
Still time to join us: Statehouse Day June 19
Join us on Wednesday, June 19, as we bring back CU Statehouse Day as a means to advocate for important issues, such as public deposit access and regulatory relief. We will also hear directly from influential state leaders, like Treasurer of State Robert Sprague. Registration is free, quick and easy through our #WeAreOCUL page, which includes the tentative agenda, logistics, and schedule updates. If you are traveling from out of town, a hotel block is available here.
League and credit union staff featured on elder fraud reporting panel
Because three brains are better than one, your League teamed up with the Central Columbus Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) to discuss federal and state elder financial exploitation (EFE) reporting.
#AdvocacyInAction: Budget passes out of Ohio House; League staff looks to next move
The state budget process is a winding road of surprising twists, but the League Advocacy team is pleased that one of the first major hurdles was cleared last week when the Ohio House passed the state budget. As the budget goes across the way to the Ohio Senate, the League is pressing forward on seeking a few policy changes while remaining focused on covering all advocacy angles. Below is a snapshot of recent advocacy action. For a more in-depth synopsis, follow our social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat (@WeareOCUL), as well as LinkedIn.